Single Subject

Important Deadlines for Fall Quarter 2019 Admissions

Early Consideration
Complete PAF due: Monday, March 11, 2019
Priority Consideration
Complete PAF due: Monday, May 6, 2019
Late Consideration 
Complete PAF due: Monday, July 1, 2019 

Priority 4  
Complete PAF due: Monday, July 29, 2019 
Find the application form and instructions on our Credential Program Admissions website.

What is a Single Subject Credential?

A single subject credential authorizes a person to teach a specific subject or subjects in most middle schools and high schools. In some cases it also allows the person to teach a single subject or subjects in other grades including adult education.

Program Mission

The Single Subject program prepares teachers to become leaders in transformative education, an evolutionary process of change by which schooling practices become increasingly effective in promoting learning in urban settings. Inquiry and reflective practice are the foundations of the transformative process, a process that allows teachers to evaluate current school practices and imagine teaching and learning in new ways.

It is our goal to educate teachers who in turn can assist their students develop to their full potential and become reflective, contributing members of local, regional and global communities.

Completion of the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) in the specialty teaching area you are planning to teach. 


Completion of one of the following CTC approved subject matter waiver preparation programs at this university.

Subject Matter Waiver Preparation Programs

Single Subject Credential Degree Major
Art B.A. Art (Plan I)
English B.A. English (ETTP)
Foreign Language B.A. Spanish
Foundational Mathematics/Mathematics B.A. Mathematics (Teaching Track)
Physical Education B.S. Kinesiology (Pedagogy)

Advisement List

AY 2018-2019

You are invited to seek advisement that will help you plan and progress smoothly through the program by contacting the program admissions advisor located in the Student Services Office at (909) 537-5291.

Advisor Teacher Candidates
Dr. Jordan Fullam English and Art
Dr. Mark Groen Social Sciences and Music
Dr. Andrew Kwok Math
Dr. Mick Verdi Physical Education and All Interns
Dr. Xinying Yin Science

Your success in completing a program with satisfaction is the faculty and my gratification. Working together, we can achieve your goal of earning a credential.

Dr. Mick Verdi
Single Subject Credential Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education and Foundations
Office: CE 270
Phone: 909-537-7530

What Options does CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Offer? 

  • Student Teaching Option
    • Track A (3 quarters)
  • Intern Option
    • Track C (6 quarters)

Interested in the Program?

Contact Brenda Machuca or attend an information session 


Single Subject Credential Program Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 | 5PM | RG-207
    • Join us via web conferencing
  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 | 5PM | RG-207
    • Join us via web conferencing 
  • Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 | 5PM | RG-207
    • Join us via web conferencing