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Single Subject Credential Program

Welcome Message from our SSCP University Coordinator

Welcome to the Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP) at CSULB.  The single subject credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized schools. This is commonly done in California high schools, junior high and middle schools. However, a teacher authorized for single subject instruction may be assigned to teach any subject in his or her authorized fields at any grade level:  pre-school, kindergarten and grades one through twelve; or in classes organized primarily for adults.  Music, Physical Education, Art, and Foreign Language teachers in elementary schools usually have Single Subject Credentials.  Long Beach State prepares more secondary teachers than any other public university program in California, and for good reason.  Our graduates are recognized throughout the state for their depth of subject matter knowledge and pedagogical skills. 

There is no more challenging or rewarding work than teaching adolescents.  Secondary teachers must possess energy, patience, deep knowledge of content and pedagogy, sympathetic understanding, and planning and management skills. They work very hard!  At the same time, few careers offer the level of fulfillment gained from contributing to the life success of young adults.  Teachers improve the world one life at a time.  The Single Subject Credential Program at CSULB is dedicated to helping you develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for a successful career as a teacher.

- Dr. Jared R. Stallones

Explore Our Subject Areas

The Single Subject Credential Program is comprised of nine SSCP Subject Programs:

We offer subject matter programs in all of these credential areas.

Why Teach?

It’s a good time for you to become a teacher – California needs you! Teachers are retiring at the same time student enrollment is growing.  Becoming a teacher will give you an opportunity to:

  • Live your passion
  • Make a difference
  • Build a better future
  • Share your knowledge
  • Influence lives
  • Be a leader
  • Inspire

How to get started:

How to find us:

We are located in ED1-67.  (CSULB Campus Map)
We can also be reached at ced-sscp@csulb.edu or (562) 985-1105.

Go BEACH! Go TEACH!