Credentialing Programs

The teacher education programs for students pursuing the Preliminary Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (secondary) and Education Specialist Teaching Credentials include planned prerequisites and professional preparation courses.

Students should plan their undergraduate programs so as to take the prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years. Professional preparation requirements are not open to freshmen or sophomores. Students should take the sequence of required professional preparation courses in the junior year and after. The prerequisites and professional preparation courses for the  Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (secondary) and  Education Specialist Teaching Credentials are listed below.

The following courses are open to graduate students. Most require admission to the Teacher Credentialing Program. In general, these courses are not open to undergraduates. Exceptions are made only through petition to the faculty of the Department.


Guidelines for the Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Human Development, CHDV 105, (3 credits)
American Government and Politics or approved equivalent, PLSC 110, (3 credits), OR approved equivalent
Sociological and Historical Perspectives on Education, EDUC 300/500, (3 credits)
Movement Education in the Elementary School, KLS 320, (3 credits)

Required professional preparation courses:

Teaching Diverse Learners, EDUC 501, (3 credits)
Learning and Learners, EDUC 506, (3 credits)
Literacy Development in the Elementary School, EDUC 502, (3 credits)
Second Language Acquisition and Methodology, EDUC 504, (3 credits)
Multiple Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy: Integrating Language Arts, History-Social Science, and Visual-Performing Arts, EDUC 505, (3 credits)
Multiple Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy: Math and Science, EDUC 507, (3 credits)
Promoting Students’ Health & Safety, KLS 509, (1 credit)
Working with Special Populations, EDUC 510, (2 credits)
Student Teaching/Internship, EDUC 520, (12 credits) (To qualify for student teaching or internship, students must have completed all prerequisites and subject matter requirements. Consult Department materials for a complete list.)
Professional Development Seminar, EDUC 521, (1-2 credits) (Must be taken concurrently with Student Teaching/Internship.)


Guidelines for the Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Human Development, CHDV 105, (3 credits) OR Psychology of Adolescence, PSYC 244, (3 credits)
American Government and Politics or approved equivalent, PLSC 110, (3 credits), OR approved equivalent
Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives on Education, EDUC 300/500, (3 credits)

Required professional preparation courses:

Teaching Diverse Learners, EDUC 501, (3 credits)
Learning and Learners, EDUC 506, (3 credits)
Teaching Content Area Literacy, EDUC 503, (3 credits)
Second Language Acquisition and Methodology, EDUC 504, (3 credits)
Single Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy I, EDUC 508, (3 credits)
Single Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy II, EDUC 509, (3 credits)
Promoting Students’ Health & Safety, KLS 509, (1 credit)
Working with Special Populations I & II, EDUC 510 & 511, (2 credits each)
Student Teaching/Internship, EDUC 520, (12 credits) (To qualify for student teaching or internship, students must have completed all prerequisites and subject matter requirements. Consult Department materials for a complete list.)
Professional Development Seminar, EDUC 521, (1-2 credits) (Must be taken concurrently with Student Teaching/Internship.)


Guidelines for the Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential

Prerequisites:

Child Development, CHDV 105, PSYC 242, OR approved equivalent
American Government and Politics or approved equivalent, PLSC 110, (3 credits), OR approved equivalent
Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives on Education, EDUC 300/500, (3 credits)

Required professional preparation courses:

Teaching Diverse Learners, EDUC 501, (3 credits)
Literacy Development in Elementary School, EDUC 502, (3 credits)
Second Language Acquisition and Methodology, EDUC 504, (3 credits)
Teaching Diverse Learners, EDUC 501, (3 credits)
Introduction to Exceptional Learners, EDUC 529, (3 credits)
Foundations of Special Education, EDUC 530, (3 credits)
Assessment of Exceptional Students, EDUC 531, (3 credits)
Case Management and Assistive Technology, EDUC 532, (3 credits)
Creating Positive Classroom Management and Behavior Systems, EDUC 533, (3 credits)
Promoting Students’ Health & Safety, KLS 509, (1 credit)
Student Teaching/Internship, EDUC 520, (12 credits) (To qualify for student teaching or internship, students must have completed all prerequisites and subject matter requirements. Consult Department materials for a complete list.)
Professional Development Seminar, EDUC 521, (1-2 credits) (Must be taken concurrently with Student Teaching/Internship.)
Passage of RICA (Reading Instruction Competency Assessment Test)


Guidelines for Autism Authorization for Current Holders of Education Specialist: Teaching Credential

535A Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorders
This course intends to provide class participants with an overview of characteristics, etiology, and prevalence of autism spectrum disorders. An additional aim of this course is to supply participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the learning of children with autism spectrum disorders including instructional strategies, classroom organization, and teaming with families and professionals. Prerequisite/Corequisite: EDUC 530, one semester, 5 units (3 course units, 2 field work units).

535B Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Taken concurrently with 535A.)