Integrated Teaching Credential (Graduate Group)

(School of Education)

School of Education Building: 530-752-0757;


The Integrated Teaching Credential with Master's Degree Program offers an opportunity for qualified students to complete the requirements for both a Masters of Arts in Education degree and a Multiple Subject OR Single Subject Credential in English, mathematics, science, social science or agriculture in a six-quarter program completed in less than two years. The Bilingual authorization in Spanish, formerly referred to as BCLAD, is available to credential candidates in both the elementary and secondary programs.

The Credential Program prepares students for the teaching profession by immersing them in the total environment of a public school classroom while enrolled in required coursework. The coursework incorporates a theoretical-practical approach to the teaching-learning process, encouraging close interactions among teacher candidates and teacher education faculty. Students complete requirements for the M.A. degree during two part-time quarters following the credential year. This coursework introduces the integration of research into teaching practice, making teachers more informed and pro-active practitioners.