California Credentials & Authorizations

UMass Global, California's second-largest provider of teaching credentials, offers an array of credentials and authorization programs designed to support your career in education. For over 65 years, we've been training and credentialing California teachers.

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With UMass Global credentials and authorizations, you can build your education career in as little as one year*! This in-depth training focuses on subject matter, student age ranges, developmental needs, and the skills needed to help you become a teacher who inspires generations of students. Plus, our extensive state network helps you find fieldwork and internship positions when your online coursework is complete.

UMass Global’s School of Education credential and authorization programs:

  • Are authorized by the California Commission on Teaching Credentials.
  • Meet requirements to become a teacher in the California education system.
  • Consist of a combination of online coursework and in-person supervised fieldwork.
  • Focus and broaden the expertise of new and established teachers.
*Based on an average full-time class load.
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Added Authorization, Autism Spectrum Disorders

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This state-approved, autism specialist certificate is a 4-course, 12-unit program providing either a CTC-designated authorization to serve learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders or a Certificate of Completion.

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Added Authorization, Early Childhood Special Education

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Accredited by the CTC, this Added Authorization, Early Childhood Special Education allows teachers with special education credentials to teach children up to age 5 with disabilities. ECSE programs can be administered in different settings, from school districts to regional centers, private childcare settings to family homes.

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Added Authorization, Multiple Subject Credential

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This authorization program, comprised of just two courses, is designed for teachers who already hold a Single Subject Credential in California and want to teach in both multiple- and single-subject environments.

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Added Authorization, Single Subject Credential

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For California teachers who have a single subject teaching credential but want to expand their subject expertise and career options, this added authorization involves just a single class and is accredited by the CTC.

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Clear Administrative Services Credential

Education

If you strive to become an educational leader in California, the Clear Administrative Services Credential is a must. This two-year credential program will prepare you for high-level K-12 administrative roles.

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Meg V
The MAELA program was beyond invaluable. So much of what I was asked to do was relatable to my job. The people affiliated with the program know what works in education.
Meg V.
MA, Educational Leadership and Administration
My academic advisor was a great support system. He was my advisor throughout my program and he took the time to learn about me personally so we could make the best schedule to accommodate my life.
Steve L.
MAE, Teaching

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