California Teaching Credential

Are you looking to get your California teacher credentials?* Whether you’re an aspiring teacher or a teacher looking to enhance your skills, University of Phoenix has an education degree program that will fit your needs. You can complete an accredited teaching degree online, or study on campus in California through our College of Education.

Commit to Your Future – Get Your California Teaching Credentials

At University of Phoenix, we offer both undergraduate and graduate teaching degrees. The Bachelor of Science in Education is perfect for aspiring teachers who haven't yet earned their degree. The Master of Arts in Education is ideal for teachers looking to take their education to the next level.

And if you already have your California teaching credential, we offer the California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) certificate online or at a California campus location, so you can fulfill your CLAD requirements. 

Depending on availability, University of Phoenix in California offers teacher credential programs online or at our California locations in the Bay Area, Central Valley, Sacramento, San Diego and Southern California.

Why University of Phoenix for Teaching? 

  • Program Assessments. Our teaching programs go beyond courses to make sure you gain the skills required to be an effective classroom leader. They include a series of education program assessments like an Action Research Project for MA students and Teacher Work Samples for all students. 
  • Conceptual Framework. To develop effective educators, the College of Education employs a conceptual framework that builds a foundation of knowledge, skills, disposition and belief in lifelong learning. 
  • Continuing Education. Take the classes you need for recertification, endorsements or professional growth online through our continuing teacher education courses.
  • No waiting list. Teaching classes in California can start as soon as you are ready.

*The Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Arts in Education are intended to provide the educational foundation necessary for teacher certification in the State of Arizona. Please check with your own Department of Education and your school district for applicability.

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