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Teaching Levels and Credentials

 

Levels of Teaching

  • Preschool Teachers/Child Care Workers
  •  Elementary School Teachers (K-6)

  •  Secondary School Teachers (Middle School/Jr. High School/High School)

  • Special Education Teacher (K-12)
  •  College/University Faculty (Post-Secondary Education)

  •  Counselors (School Counseling / College Counseling)

  • ​Adult Education

 

Types of Teaching Credential - In California there are three basic teaching credentials:  

  • ​Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
    This credential authorizes a person to teach in a classroom where many different subjects are taught by a single individual, such as in elementary schools.
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  • Single Subject Teaching Credential
    This credential authorizes a person to teach in a classroom where only one subject is taught, such as a classroom in departmentalized high schools and junior high schools.  
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    Single Subject Teaching Credentials are offered in California in the following areas:
    • Agriculture
    • Art
    • Business
    • English
    • Health Science
    • Home Economics
    • Industrial and Technology Education
    • Language other than English Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education (Kinesiology)
    • Science: Biological Science
    • Science: Chemistry
    • Science: Geosciences
    • Science: Physics
    • Social Science
  • Education Specialist Credential
    This​ credential authorizes a person to work with children with special needs. The person holding this credential may work with elementary, junior high, or high school students.                                                                        Click here for additional information.

 

TEACH California
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