Blended Program: Single Subject Teaching Credential

Program Overview

Do you enjoy sharing your passion for your area of study with others? Do you want to see if teaching is a potential calling while maintaining your intended major? 

By blending your major with the teacher education track, you can earn your California Single Subject Teaching Credential alongside your bachelor's degree while still graduating in four years! 

If you pursue one of the following majors, you have the option of choosing the blended teacher education track by fulfilling additional units alongside your undergraduate degree:

  • Art Education, B.A.
  • Biology, B.A.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Studies, B.A.

  • Exercise and Sport Science, B.A.
  • French, B.A. 
  • History, B.A. 
  • Mathematics, B.S.
  • Music Education, B.A. 
  • Spanish, B.A. 

Special Education credentials are also available with additional units completed. 

After fulfilling the requirements for your undergraduate degree, you may also apply to one of the School of Education's graduate programs to fulfill remaining requirements toward the California Teaching Credential(s). 


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Professional Licensure or Certification

This program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meets the requirements for educator certification in the state of California, where Point Loma Nazarene University is physically located. PLNU cannot confirm whether or not specific programs meet out-of-state requirements for Professional Licensure or Certification. Information about out-of-state requirements in teacher credentialing is available on this website.

For more information on State Authorization and Program Licensure, please refer to our disclosures page.

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

If you’ve thought about the possibility of applying your area of study to teaching, the blended program offers the best of both worlds. This opportunity will allow you to graduate with your intended four-year degree while also earning your Single Subject California Teaching Credential.

The blended program will help you impart your expertise and passion with students through such career avenues as:

  • Secondary level teacher
  • Special education teacher (with the addition of specialized coursework)

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