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Teaching Credential

Teaching Credentials

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic restricting access to testing, the Governor has issued an Executive Order N-66-20 temporarily suspending the final TPA and RICA examination. 

If you have successfully completed all coursework and other credential requirements in our Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist credential program, and the pandemic has prevented you from completing your final TPA and/or RICA, you may now apply for your Preliminary credential.  Once hired, your TPA and/or RICA will need to be completed during your induction program to obtain your Clear credential.

Questions: email Sherri Nakashima, Credential Analyst at

Have you always felt driven towards teaching? A desire to educate and inspire others. If so, entering a teaching credential program is the place for you.

We offer multiple paths to becoming a teacher. If you want to teach kindergarten or elementary school, you can earn a Multiple Subject Credential. Or if you want to teach middle or high school, you can earn a Single Subject Credential. Lastly, if you want to teach Special Education, then you will want to earn an Education Specialist Credential. We also offer a Dual Credential, which is a combination of a Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential.

With the teacher shortage still widespread throughout California, there is a high need for hiring teachers, especially for mathematics, science, special education and bilingual teachers. 

Here at Fresno State, we prepare our future teachers to enter the field of education with confidence and preparation.

Our Credential Programs

Teacher Internship Program

If you would like to work towards earning your credential while teaching in your own classroom, you may qualify for the Teacher Internship Program

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