inspire and teach

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Transfer Friendly University

Take Courses Online, Virtually, or On Campus

Applications Accepted Year-Round

Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Transfer Friendly University

Take Courses Online, Virtually, or On Campus

Applications Accepted Year-Round

Our Teacher Preparation Program is designed to prepare candidates for the challenges and opportunities of teaching at the elementary and middle school levels (K-8) of California’s highly diverse student population. The program provides the high-quality training and experience necessary to qualify candidates for the California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (SB2042 Credential). Integrated coursework and hands-on teaching experiences emphasize effective, result-oriented teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, and the practical, real-world skills necessary to manage classrooms within differing organizational structures (e.g., combination classes and block classes).

The fundamental purpose of the teacher preparation program is to develop the next generation of teachers, who by nature will be responsible for educating our children and helping to create productive citizens in a democracy. As such, teacher candidates are held to the highest levels of professional and ethical conduct.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start the credential program at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and counselors are available walk you through the financial aid process.


units for Credential

Students in the MSTC program will be able to…


Create lesson plans and units that incorporate student’s interest to maximize engagement and learning comprehension;


Integrate culturally relevant curriculum based on equity and collaboration;


Create a positive classroom culture built on respect, equality, and honoring each students’ experience;


Successfully implement the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) as identified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing;


Implement both Instruction for English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE).

Experienced Faculty

100% of instructors are actively working in local school districts and have advanced degrees in the education field.

Our Courses

Our program emphasizes integrating technology into course materials and instruction to meet the needs of 21st-century learners.

Transcript Evaulation

Once you become a student, we will evaluate your college transcripts to see which portions of required state exams you don’t need to take.

Your Future in Education

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our graduates usually end up teaching at the elementary-school level, where the MSTC is the most beneficial and useful, though graduates may also go on to teach at the middle- and high-school levels, and in other settings, as well. Graduates may also consider any of these careers:


Classroom Materials Creator

Adult & Secondary Educator

Professional Tutor

Policy Maker

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Kary Ridenour

Kary Ridenour is the Credential Programs Administrator. She received her Master of Arts in Education, Leadership & Administration from CSU Fresno and her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. She possesses her Educational Administrative Credential and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has been a vice-principal, principal, and an elementary teacher for twenty-three years. Kary has worked with new teachers in Induction, been an academic coach and taught English as a second language to adults.

Jess Bonds

Dr. Bonds is the Provost. Has been with the University since 1990. Dr. Bonds earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University, and he earned his Master of Arts in English from California State University, Stanislaus.

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:

1) Submit Application
2) Submit Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts from all colleges/ universities attended, including an official transcript showing proof of an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Secure official electronic transcripts are accepted from third-party vendors, but not directly from applicants.

Electronic transcripts can be sent to: [email protected]

Sealed hardcopy official transcripts can be sent to:
Humphreys University Registrar
6650 Inglewood Avenue
Stockton, CA 92507

3) Basic Skills Requirement

Proof of satisfying the Basic Skills Requirement by CBEST exam passage; B- or higher in college-level reading, writing, and math courses (determined by the program administrator); scores on certain AP exams; as well as achieving acceptable scores on SAT and ACT exams; and other options, including combinations of options.

4) TB Test

Verification of negative Tuberculosis test reading or proof of pending verification.

5) Certificate of Clearance

A Certificate of Clearance, or a photocopy (front and back) of a valid CCTC-issued permit or teaching/ services credential.

6) CPR Certification

Proof of CPR certification that covers infant, child, and adult CPR skills that meets the standards established by the American Heart Association or Red Cross.

7) Pre-Admission Presentation

An applicant must successfully watch a pre-admission presentation, during which the University will verify the prospective candidate’s understanding of all credential requirements.