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Make an impact in education by earning your teaching credential online or on-site at National University. As a veteran-founded nonprofit dedicated to serving the needs of busy adult learners, NU offers teaching credential programs that set you up for success in your teaching or school administration career.

Through our convenient four-week courses, you can immerse yourself in career-driven credential programs that help you reach your goals — one course and one month at a time. Discover which program is best for you and get started as soon as next month.

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What Can a Teaching Credential Program Do for You?

Earning your teaching credential shows potential employers that you are experienced and knowledgeable, and that your skills are of high quality, which gives you an edge in the job market. Plus, NU’s credential programs help you meet the California teaching credential requirement for teaching in any California public school.

Here are just a few of our top teaching credential programs:

Inspire students in grades K-12 with our Inspired Teaching and Learning with a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential or Inspired Teaching and Learning with a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. These credential programs are designed for candidates who are dedicated to ensuring social and emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities for all learners.

Prepare for your role as a school counselor with our Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling (PPSC) program. With this credential, you help learners from pre-K through 12th grade achieve mental wellness and stability, making a significant impact on the educational success of students.

Success Stories

Graduates of our teaching credential programs have gone on to inspire their students and make a difference in their schools and school communities. Learn more about our inspiring graduates on our Alumni page.

“Earning my degree allowed me to gain professional confidence, refine my skills in the classroom, and allowed me to grow professionally. I was also able to learn so much about educating students while thinking deeply and pushing myself to be the best version of myself.”

– Toya S., Class of 2019

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