UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Teaching and Related Fields

The two first-level teaching credentials available in California are the Multiple Subject (elementary) and the Single Subject (secondary) credentials. Both require the prior completion of a bachelor’s degree plus one academic year of graduate professional teacher education coursework and student teaching. The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB offers these and several additional credential and graduate education programs.

Prerequisite courses are required for admission to these credential programs. Pre-credential students are encouraged to discuss their plans as soon as possible with the credential advisor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Building, Teacher Education Program, Room 4102.