Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential

At Hope, the SB 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential program provides state approved professional preparation for a career in California public schools, grades 7 – 12. The program provides a background in theory, principles, materials, and teaching methodology for successful application in classroom settings. It also prepares and entitles individuals to teach students who are English Learners. Our program features sound research training, a curriculum blend of theory and practice, and values-laden teaching from faculty with top academic credentials and real world experience.

The SB 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Credential program is 30 units

Classes are offered at the Orange Education Center and the Corona Education Center, both with close freeway access. Courses are offered once a week in the late afternoons and evenings in 8-week modules.

Online courses provide an interactive learning environment through online video lectures, online discussion threads, and an online drop box where you can virtually submit your assignments. Best of all, you can log-on to view lectures, participate in threaded discussions, and submit assignments any time of night or day!

Washington State Students
Prospective Washington State students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 360-725-6320 or to determine whether this education program is approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington State. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


Optional Joint Program

Students may also complete a Joint Preliminary Single Subject Credential / Master of Education program, which is 42 units.

Career Opportunities

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  • Intermediate School Teacher
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  • Junior High School Teacher
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  • Middle School Teacher
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Interesting Courses

  • Foundations of Education
  • Cultural Diversity: Language Acquisition and Methods
  • Curriculum Development & Instructional Design for Secondary School Teachers
  • Student Teaching


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Christie Murray
B.A. '98, M.Ed. '05

Outstanding First Year Teacher Award
First Grade Teacher
Thomas Edison Elementary School

"Hope did an amazing job preparing me for a career in education. The classes prepared me not only with head knowledge, but also with practical, hands-on experience. Faculty work hard to make sure students learn and become the best they can possibly be."

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Kim Britton
Multiple Subject Credential '06

Brea Olinda Unified School District
Orange County, CA

"I loved the Multiple Subject Credential Program at Hope. The class sizes were small and provided a comfortable and personable feel. The professors were always willing to work with me and assisted me in doing my best, most professional work. I felt completely prepared when I entered the teaching field."