A teaching credential is a state-issued license to teach in a public school. California law requires all teachers in CA public schools to hold a valid teaching credential. Approved College of Education teaching credential programs are offered for the multiple subject credential and the single subject credential, as well as for bilingual and special education. The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, such as the classrooms in most elementary schools, in grades preschool, K—12, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject s named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools, in grades preschool, K—12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.
Adult Education Credential
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Adult Education Credential Information
Adult education programs generally provide professionals with training for teaching adults at the college or pre-college levels. Continue reading for an overview of the programs, as well as career and salary info for some career options for graduates. Adult educators programs can cover career skills, discuss self-enrichment topics or help students brush up on basic academic skills as they prepare for the GED exam. Requirements for adult education teachers vary, depending on the circumstances, but usually require at least a bachelor's degree and teaching or industry experience.
Teachers in adult and continuing education work in a variety of educational settings instructing adult students in a diverse assortment of courses such as art, music, math, language, technology, cooking, and health. These educators work with students seeking self-enrichment and recreation or those seeking academic or vocational instruction for career advancement. This guide provides further information on what adult and continuing education teachers do, how to become an adult and continuing education teacher, and adult and continuing education teacher salary and outlook.