We offer two stand-alone teacher credentialing programs. Both are designed to be completed in a 12-month period and are full-time. AULA’s teacher credentialing programs require students to complete 76 quarter units, more units than other programs in the area. These units are used to determine your salary when you are hired for a teaching position, placing you higher up on the district’s salary schedule.
You may enroll in one of the following teacher credentialing programs, or do a combination of both:
Teacher Credentialing Programs
Preliminary Multiple Subject
The multiple subject teaching credential prepares candidates to teach multiple subjects in classrooms to young people generally in grades K-6.
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate
The educational specialist teaching credential prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities that include specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate mental retardation, attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and serious emotional disturbance, for grades K-12, as well as in Adult Education.
Teacher Credentialing Schedule
Students attend classes on Monday and Thursday evenings from 4pm – 10pm, and participate in novice teaching for 2 quarters, or 20 weeks (10 weeks each quarter). Placements are made by the University and are sensitive to the geographic considerations of the student.
Candidates are placed in schools each of the 4 quarters, beginning with 10 hours of observation in the first quarter, followed by 10 days for the second quarter, and half-time field experiences for quarter 3, and full-time novice teaching for quarter 4. For those who are already school aides or teachers, your school might be a possible site for the novice teaching experience. Check with the Department for approval.
The Department is committed to exemplary practices and believes in an interdisciplinary approach. When you peruse our course offerings you will find the arts, music, physical education, social studies, language arts and reading, mathematics, science, conflict resolution, classroom management, child development, health, language development and the history of education. Students leave well prepared to teach the entire curriculum. This course of study has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.