Teaching Credential Programs


           Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program – for those who want to teach at the elementary school level



           Single Subject Teaching Credential Program – for those who want to teach at the secondary (junior high/high school) level


Each is a 30-unit, two-semester, cohort-style program with a start date in early Fall (early August). 



For important admissions criteria and procedures, including tuition and fees, please visit the Credential Programs Admissions page.



The credential programs follow the TMU Credential Program Calendar, designed to align with local school district calendars rather than the TMU undergraduate calendar.  Accordingly, the credential programs begin earlier and finish later than the TMU undergraduate programs.  See important dates on the calendar. 



Though they are fifth-year undergraduate programs, the credential programs maintain graduate-level quality and graduate-level expectations, resulting in high-quality preparation for teaching.  As a result, our credential program alumni are well-qualified for teaching positions in public, private, and international schools, and are in high demand locally and elsewhere.



Credential Program-plus-Master’s Degree pathway.  Students who successfully complete a TMU credential program may apply for admission to the online TMU Master of Education degree program and transfer in up to 19 units of credential coursework toward that degree, meaning only 5 additional courses would be needed to earn the M.Ed degree.  For more information, see the TMU Online page, or contact us.



Tuition for credential program: $13,800 ($7,360/fall semester and $6440/spring semester).



See the Credential Programs Information page and the TMU Catalog for more detailed information about the programs.


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Contact Information



Mrs. Kathleen Thomson
Credential Analyst
Department of Teacher Education
Phone: 661.362.2233
Fax: 661.362.2684