Program: Multiple Subject Credential
Traditional Program Option
The Multiple Subject Credential program is primarily designed for students who desire to teach in self-contained classrooms typical of elementary schools and to provide effective instruction for diverse learners in grades K-8. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes preliminary, advanced, and specialist credentials. There are four pathways toward earning a preliminary multiple subject credential: Traditional Program, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program, Multiple Subject Intern Program, and Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) for Freshmen or Junior students. The ITEP program is a joint program of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Studies and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.
The Traditional Program is a postbaccalaureate multiple subject credential program option for either full-time or part-time candidates. Full-time candidates may complete the program in a single year (two academic semesters). Most candidates, however, complete the program in three or more semesters. Application for student teaching must be submitted one semester prior to the semester in which the candidate wishes to begin student teaching.
A. Admission Requirements
- General Credential Program Admission Requirements.
- CSET LOTE: Test III for Spanish and Korean, Test II for Armenian (BCLAD candidates only).
B. Required Prior to EED 560—Student Teaching
- Basic Skills Requirement (BSR).
- Current Tuberculosis Clearance.
- Certificate of Clearance.
- Submission of student teaching application by deadline date (see Credential Section for details).
C. Required Coursework
1. Required Prior to or Concurrent with EED 560C—Student Teaching I
EED 520 Reading Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
EED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED 577 Language Arts Instruction and English Language Development (3)
AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
2. Required Concurrent with EED 560C—Student Teaching I
3. Required Prior to EED 561F—Student Teaching II
EED 525 Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School (3) (BCLAD candidates only)
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in professional education coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
A grade of “C” or better in all program courses.
4. Required Prior to or Concurrent with EED 561F—Student Teaching II
EED 515 Learning Technologies (3)
EED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2)
EED 560C Student Teaching I (3)
EED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED 575 Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
KIN 570PE/595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)
SPED 420 Designing Equitable Learning Through Universal Design (3)
5. Required Concurrent with EED 561F—Student Teaching II
6. Supervised Fieldwork, Student Teaching and Seminars
BCLAD candidates enroll in EED 561FB instead of EED 561F and student teach in a classroom appropriate to culture/language of emphasis.
D. Other Program Requirements for Credential Recommendation
- Successful completion of California Teaching Performance Assessment (PACT Teaching Event and CATs) and goals for the Individual Induction Plan (completed in EED 561F—Student Teaching II and EED 559F—Student Teaching Seminar).
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in professional education coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
- A grade of “C” or better in all program courses.
- U.S. Constitution requirement.
- CPR Certification—Infant, Child, Adult (online CPR training is not acceptable).
- Multicultural Category A course in culture/language of emphasis (BCLAD candidates only).
- Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
E. Suggested Multiple Subject Traditional Program Coursework Sequences
1. Two-Semester Sequence for Full-Time Students
2. Three-Semester Sequence for Part-Time Students
3. Four-Semester Sequence for Part-Time Students
Total Units Required for the Credential: 41
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Department of Elementary Education
Chair: Greg Knotts
Education (ED) 1206
Program Learning Outcomes
Students receiving a Multiple Subject Credential will be able to:
- Engage and support all students in learning.
- Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
- Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
- Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
- Assess student learning.
- Develop as a professional educator.