AULA offers two stand-alone teacher credentialing programs. Within our teacher credentialing programs, the specially-designed curriculum prepares teachers to meet the day-to-day challenges inside the classroom and provides the skills and knowledge in leadership to become an active force in education reform. Students describe our program as rigorous – but they also say that AULA’s emphasis on intellectual development, knowledge of good practice, diversity and character-building well-prepares them for their real-world teaching careers.

Students may enroll in one of the following teacher credentialing programs, or do a combination of both:

Preliminary Multiple Subject

The multiple subject teaching credential prepares candidates to teach multiple subjects in classrooms to young people generally in grades K-6.

(We do not offer a single subject program however, once you have earned a multiple subject credential, you can obtain a single subject credential by passing the CSET in a single subject and completing a 3 semester unit single subject methods course offered by a college with an approved single subject program.)

Preliminary 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 to adult.

A Clear Credential program is available through our Department for any teacher with a Preliminary Multiple or Single subject credential seeking to complete their credential requirements.

New students for the Multiple Subject Credential Program are generally admitted in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Quarters. Students are admitted in the Spring, Summer and Fall quarters for the Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Program. For application deadlines, refer to the Academic Calendar or to the AULA website.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must supply the following:

  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. 

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Accreditation

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is an agency in the Executive Branch of California State Government. It was created in 1970 by the Ryan Act and is the oldest of the autonomous state standards boards in the nation. The major purpose of the agency is to serve as a state standards board for educator preparation for the public schools of California, the licensing and credentialing of professional educators in the State, the enforcement of professional practices of educators and the discipline of credential holders in the State of California. Antioch University Los Angeles is fully accredited by this agency.