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Academic Programs


Preliminary Single Subject: Humanities & Math/Science

Educator licensure preparation

This program combines a teaching credential course and work in the field. By integrating theory and practice, we prepare you to teach in culturally sustaining, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and universally-designed ways.






2 Years


In person

Program Overview

Relying on in person instruction as well as distance learning modes, we have designed courses, modules, and workshops that introduce students to conceptual understandings, guide them through professional tasks and requirements, and provide them with practical skills. Graduates from the Single Subject Humanities and Math/Science Credential Program obtain jobs in public, charter, and independent schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, though most teach in urban public schools.

Unique Features
  • Praxis as the core element: We situate the work of preparing teachers in reflective action that transforms pedagogy, curricula, schools, and society. The program’s experiences, structures, products, and requirements combine practice and theory explicitly and purposefully.
  • Coaching as cognitive apprenticeship: We rely on experienced and knowledgeable coaches to apprentice teachers into the complexities and joys of teaching.
  • Inquiry stance development: Because teaching and learning are defined by complex social contexts, we instill in teachers an inquiry stance toward practice. The program prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to base their teaching on what and how students learn.
  • Lesson study cohort-based program: The program year begins at its earnest in early summer, engaging students in community building exercises while completing course work in a summer school context. Coach-led cohorts are multidisciplinary and across grade levels.
  • Access and flexibility: The program recognizes the resources and needs of each student and aims to collaborate to achieve their respective professional goals. Individual pathways are possible for students who are teaching full time, part time, or in a student teaching arrangement. 

These programs are certified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Tuition and Aid



This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for the 2021–2022 academic year and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

Admission Dates

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

  • Online application
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • Statement of purpose: Northeastern University’s educator-preparation programs are dedicated to cultivating educators committed to equity for all students. How does this mission align with your own professional goals? What skills and characteristics do you believe are necessary to be successful in teaching? Please be aware that the university’s academic policy on plagiarism applies to the applicant’s statement of purpose.
  • English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor’s degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores

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