K-12 Teaching and Education
As a top provider of teaching credentials in California, UMass Global's CTC-accredited programs prepare you for leading your classroom and community.
Become the Teacher Who Inspired You
All of us remember that one teacher growing up who truly inspired us – the one all others must measure up to. More than likely, that’s what brought you to this place today. You want to be like that teacher – you want to inspire others!
If that’s your dream, University of Massachusetts Global is where you need to be.
University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
Understanding Teaching Qualifications
Teaching qualifications can seem confusing, especially when they vary from state to state. Learn about the various credentials, licensure, certificates and more. Plus get in-depth answers to the following common questions:
- What are the various educational pathways for teachers?
- What is alternative career teacher certification?
- Do you need specific credentials to teach certain subjects?
- Why pursue teaching certificates and authorizations?
Your roadmap to becoming a teacher in California
So when it comes to gearing up for a robust education career in the state of California, where should you start? UMass Global is here to help!
We designed this helpful infographic to assist you in navigating your path to becoming a teacher in California. Once you identify your desired destination, use this tool to plot your next steps.
Find Your Teaching Credential or Education Program
BA in Liberal Studies, Multiple Subject Teaching
Arts and Sciences
AA in General Business (MyPath)
Business and Professional Studies
AA in General Education
Arts and Sciences
Added Authorization, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Added Authorization, Early Childhood Special Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about how to become a teacher and education options that can prepare you for the classroom.