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Secondary Education (Single Subject Credential)

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Secondary Education Teaching Credential prepares future educators to teach in middle schools or high schools. This one year program gives you a preliminary single subject credential that allows you to apply for your official credential. You’ll get the opportunity to teach an entire classroom or small group, or co-teach with a mentor teacher. You can attain your single subject credential in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Music, Physical Education, Geoscience, Industrial Technology, Physics, History/Social Science, or World Languages.

Why this Program

Classroom Immersion

Classroom-based practice in local public schools is supplemented with in-person coursework. You’ll not only apply what you learn but also experience diverse public school settings.

Social Responsibility

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

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 in middle school class

Academics & Options

Prerequisites for this program include a B.A. and a GPA of 2.67 or higher. Candidates must complete a Certificate of Clearance; and fulfill the basic skills, and subject matter competency requirements*; CPR certification; 45 hours of fieldwork; and U.S. Constitution requirement.

Did you know?

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

One of every seven Humboldt students is involved in some phase of teacher education (including undergraduate preparatory programs).

We partner with 30+ school districts in Humboldt County and surrounding areas.

Student teacher in middle school class


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

  • Instructional Designer  
  • Licensing Representative
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Parent Educator
  • Peace Corps /Americorps Volunteer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Recreation Leader
  • Researcher
  • Resources and Referral Provider
  • Social Services Provider
  • Teachers Aid
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Services Coordinator

Ready to find what
your future holds?