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Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential)

The Elementary Education credential program is a one-year course of study that qualifies graduates for teaching positions in grades K-8. Experience teaching in local schools is a hallmark of our programs, which are led by faculty who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring students.

Why this Program

Classroom Immersion

Being able to apply what you learn in the classroom to a school classroom is a hallmark of an Humboldt Education degree.

Social Responsibility

Addressing the array of backgrounds, needs, and abilities of today’s youth, our program is built on a foundation of equity and social justice.

Close-knit Community

Start and end the program with the same group of students. That means seeing familiar faces, and building a sense of belonging and community.

Student teacher at math camp

Academics & Options

This one year program will give you a preliminary credential that will allow you to apply for your official credential. The program is focused heavily on fieldwork and is supplemented with in-person coursework. This mix of fieldwork and coursework creates opportunities to learn through multiple experiences while in diverse public school settings.

Did you know?

Every teacher credential program requires 600+ hours of field experience.

You’ll learn how to approach teaching that is culturally responsive and design instruction that brings in the diverse knowledge, experiences, and learning abilities of students in local communities.

You will develop lesson plans and unit plans that actively engage K-8 students to create environments where students create their own knowledge.

Student teacher elementary education


You can convey information clearly, present and speak in public, ask probing questions, and engage learners in a meaningful, equitable way. Your Education credential will help you develop the knowledge and skills that are critical for your next step in life.

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Peace Corps /Americorps Volunteer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Family or Child Advocate
  • Adolescent Activity Specialist
  • Researcher

Ready to find what
your future holds?