Undergraduate Teacher Preparation - Secondary Education - Preliminary Single Subject Credential

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This Undergraduate Teacher Preparation pathway program is designed for undergraduate students who are seeking teaching positions in grades 6-8 or 9-12 school settings that require teachers to teach in departments. The pathway fulfills all the requirements for a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

The following Single Subject Preliminary credentials are offered:

  • Art1
  • English1
  • Mathematics (Foundational and Full1)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology1, Chemistry, Foundational, Geosciences, and Physics)
  • Social Science1
  • World Languages (including Spanish1)

Note: a CTC approved Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP) is available through LMU’s undergraduate programs. Upon successful completion of the SMPP, Students have met the CTC’s Subject Matter Competence Requirement (SMCR).

Per Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v), all LMU School of Education credential/licensure programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as appropriate. The institution (LMU) has not made a determination as to whether these credential, licensure, and professional preparation programs meet the requirements of states outside of California. If you are interested in practicing outside the state of California, it is recommended that you contact the respective licensing entity of that state to seek information or guidance regarding their licensure and credential requirements in advance to allow for appropriate planning.