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You can earn either a Multiple Subject or Single Subject: English, Social Science, Math or Science in one year through full-time study and verified fieldwork. Our program offers both in-person and online courses.

Review our Application Filing Deadlines for important dates.


New to teaching

If you are interested in teaching all subject matter areas in grades twelve and below, this is the path for you.

English 6-12

If you want to focus on a specialized subject for grades 6-12, this is the pathway for you. Single Subjects include: English, Social Science, Math, Science.

Young student in class.

Teacher Preparation Candidates and current Teachers can earn a Bilingual Authorization in one term. Save up to $2,807 on BCLAD funding!



Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure

University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Additional information is available by visiting the University of California | Office of the President and the California Department of Education.


The Teacher Preparation Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

On August 6, 2021, The Commission on Teacher Credentialing granted full institutional approval to the University of California, Merced.