A teaching credential from Vanguard University provides the training you need to help you fulfill your calling to the classroom.

Options

  • Single Subject Teaching Credential for secondary teaching
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential for elementary teaching

Program Length

May be completed in two semesters. Prerequisite coursework for the credential may require an additional semester of study.

Class Schedule

Single Subject Students
First Semester

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4 – 9 p.m.
Three Fridays: 4 – 9 p.m.
Three Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Second Semester
Wednesdays: 4 – 7 p.m.
Teaching five days per week:
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(approximately)
Multiple Subject Students
First Semester

Mondays: 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4 – 9 p.m. or 4:30 – 9:30 p.m., Second Semester
Wednesdays: 4 – 7 p.m.
Teaching five days per week:
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (approximately)

Prerequisites

  • CBEST
  • Subject Matter Competence:
    • Single Subject Credential: approved coursework completed in your undergraduate major OR passing appropriate subject matter CSET exam
    • Multiple Subject Credential: CSET
  • POLS 155C – U.S. Constitution / U.S. Government
  • EDUC 315 – Teaching in a Multicultural Setting with 30 hours multicultural fieldwork (3 units)*
  • ANTH/ENGL/SPAN 453 – Language, Culture, and Linguistics (3 units)*

* Qualified candidates may be allowed to complete these courses as co-requisites.

Combined with Master of Arts in Education

Just twelve additional units (four classes) are required to complete a Master of Arts in Education. Combined Teaching Credential and MA may be completed in four semesters (two years). Prerequisite coursework for the credential may require an additional semester of study.

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At Vanguard, you get a lot of personal attention and support from your professors and classmates. I really value the camaraderie that formed among the students.
- Amanda Estrada, Fifth Grade Teacher
Newport-Mesa Unified School District