Credential Programs

Teaching credentials in the State of California are regulated by the legislature and administered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). While students are admitted to HSU and take classes through our programs, the credential is ultimately awarded by the CCTC. If you have completed a bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing a teaching credential as a post-baccalaureate student, please review the information below to ensure your application experience is a positive one. The credential programs at HSU are dedicated to social justice-oriented and anti-racist teach and learning.

Want to teach in a multiple subjects classroom (Elementary or Middle School)? Complete a one year program of coursework and fieldwork in beautiful northern California! Our credential program is heavily fieldwork oriented. Public School classroom-based practice is supplemented with in-person coursework at HSU. Our mix of fieldwork and coursework creates opportunities for students to learn through multiple experiences while placed in diverse public school settings.

  • We also offer an Undergraduate (4 Year) Liberal Studies Elementary Education Program with a Credential Option

Program Leader:
James Woglom
james.woglom@humboldt.edu
707 826-5831
Art A 026A

Program Coordinator:
Sarah Green
sarah.green@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-5108
HGH 202B

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Secondary Education Credential Program

Want to teach in middle school or high school? Complete a two-semester program with coursework. HSU offers a fully online OR face-to-face Secondary Education/Single Subject Credential Program. With our online program, we’re able to place our teacher candidates in schools around the state for their student teaching experience. In the face-to-face cohort, our teacher candidates take classes on the HSU campus and complete their student teaching experience in surrounding communities.


Program Leader:
Heather Ballinger
heather.ballinger@humboldt.edu
707.440.9219

Program Coordinator:
Sarah Green
sarah.green@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-5108
HGH 202B

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Special Education Credential Program

The Special Education Program at Humboldt State University promotes the vision that students with mild to severe disabilities can enjoy academic confidence and developmental, educational growth by interacting with teachers who maximize the students’ learning potential and provide a student-centered learning environment.

Program Leader:
David Ellerd
david.ellerd@humboldt.edu 
(707)826-5851
HGH 205

Program Coordinator:
Bernie Levy
bernie.levy@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-5795
HGH 202C

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Adapted Physical Education Program

The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) program prepares physical education teachers to work collaboratively and effectively in educational settings with preschool and school-aged children and youth with disabilities. The program is designed to prepare specialists in adapted physical education who can deliver physical education services to the diverse population of students with disabilities in California.

Program Leader:
Jill Pawlowski
Jill.Pawlowski@humboldt.edu
(707) 826-4541
KA 332

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Educational Leadership Credential Program

Humboldt State University offers a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. The credential program is designed for educational professionals currently working in schools full time. Educational Leadership Program (EDL) courses are offered on weekends and all coursework for each level is designed to be completed in one academic year.

Program Leader:
Kenny Richards
kenny.richards@humboldt.edu
(707)826-5886

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