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Credential Programs at California State University, Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). CSUB is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated Quality Assurance Review in Fall 2022.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), as authorized by the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970, has approved these credential programs.

Single Subject Credential Program

Candidates can obtain a single subject teaching credential at either of our two campus locations: Bakersfield and Antelope Valley. This credential authorizes candidates to teach in the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes such as those in most middle schools and high schools. Our dedicated faculty and staff work closely with each candidate throughout the program from early field experience to full day student teaching. Our courses combine theory and practice to prepare candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful and effective educators.

Multiple Subject Credential Program

Candidates can obtain a multiple subject teaching credential at either of our two campus locations: Bakersfield and Antelope Valley. This program prepares candidates to teach multiple subjects in a self-contained classroom. Teachers with this credential teach elementary (TK-6) grades.

Special Education Credential Programs

The Special Education programs at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) are guided by the philosophy that all individuals in our society have the right to be educated in the least restrictive environment that fulfills their individual needs. Special education aims to help all children become productive and participating members of society by developing their optimal potential, regardless of disability.

Educational Administration Credential Program

The Educational Administration (EDAD) program prepares educational leaders and future administrators to promote PK-12 student growth and equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Educational Counseling Credential Program

Students desiring to counsel in P-12 public or private educational settings should select a concentration in the area of School Counseling. The curriculum has been designed for preparation toward a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential issued by the state of California. This option reflects the preparation standards established by the American School Counselor Association and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). While CCTC standards do not require a teaching credential, many local districts strongly prefer to hire candidates with previous teaching and credential backgrounds.

Reading & Literacy Added Authorization Program

Designed for Pre-K–12 teachers, the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program at CSU Bakersfield will equip you to meet the Common Core requirement and enrich the learning experience of your students! Students have the option to enroll in the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization program as a stand-alone certificate, or pursue it concurrently with the M.A. in Education - Curriculum and Instruction master's degree.

Bilingual Authorization Program

The 9-unit hybrid Bilingual Authorization Program (BILA) is designed to prepare credentialed teachers and specialists to serve in dual immersion classrooms and other bilingual education settings. Candidates will gain foundational knowledge of bilingual education policy, history, and populations and be prepared to deliver bilingual (Spanish/English) instruction across the content areas.