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Single Subject (SS) Credential Program

The Science Education Department offers advising and courses to aid undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students in earning a California Science Teaching Credential to teach middle school and/or high school science. At CSULB, the SS Teacher Education Program includes courses in the student's teaching subject area, in Secondary Education (EDSE) and in Single Subject Education (EDSS).

Students are able to receive general information brochures by calling the Single Subject Teacher Education Program office in the College of Education at (562) 985-7622 or by visiting the Department of Teacher Education website. Specific questions regarding the Secondary Science Teaching Credential can be answered at the College of Education Single Subject Credential Program website and the Science Credential Program website, or by contacting the Science Teaching Credential Advisors, Professors Kristin Straits ( or Jo Topps ( Course descriptions for relevant courses offered through our Department (EDSS 300C and SCED 450) can be found in University Catalog Course Descriptions page.

Advising Hours

Kristin Straits and Jo Topps are the Science Education Single Subject Advisors. You can stop by the office (HSCI-218) during open advising hours (without an appointment) during the following days/times:

Fall 2017 Advising Hours:

  • Mon. 1:00pm-4:30pm (with Jo)
  • Wed. 1:30pm-4:00pm (with Kristin)

You can also set up an appointment by contacting him via email and or by calling (562) 985-5949.

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