Types of Teaching
Elementary (Authorizes teaching of all subjects in a self-contained classroom in grades preschool, kindergarten–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.)
Elementary school teachers typically facilitate learning for children from kindergarten to eighth grade in California.
Requirements: Multiple Subject Credential
Virtual Interviews of some California elementary teachers.
Secondary (Authorizes teaching specific subject(s) in departmentalized classes, typically grades 7-12.)
California high school teachers engage students in the ninth to twelfth grade in many single subject academic areas like science, mathematics, and English.
Requirements: Single Subject Credential
Virtual Interviews of California high school teachers.
Special Education (Special Needs)
A special education teacher instructs students with disabilities who have different intensity of needs in various instructional settings.
Requirements: Special Education Credential
Virtual Interviews of some California special education teachers.
Check with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing about the Career Technical Education Teaching Credential
Child Development Permits, and other education-related credentials.