California does not issue credentials specifically for teaching in middle schools. A middle school position may require either a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or a Single Subject Teaching Credential. Educators prepared in other states who are certified ONLY in a middle school setting have the option to choose to apply for California certification in either Multiple or Single subjects.

For out-of-state prepared educators who are dually certified in both middle school and another setting (elementary or secondary/high school), you may only apply for the comparable area of certification in either elementary or secondary/high school certification.   
Updated March 09, 2017