Program: Multiple Subject Credential
Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation 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 Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program is a two semester postbaccalaureate multiple subject credential program for full-time candidates. Candidates must file a separate application for ACT admission. Cohorts begin each Fall. The ACT Program offers a BCLAD option for qualified candidates.
A. Admission Requirements
- General credential program admission requirements.
- CSET LOTE: Test III for Spanish and Korean, Test II for Armenian (BCLAD candidates only).
- Admissions Interview with an ACT program coordinator.
B. Required Coursework
1. Required in the Fall Semester (24-27 units)
EED 525 Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School (3) (BCLAD candidates only)
*EED 567ACT includes 40 hours of early field experience followed by 200 hours of supervised fieldwork completed over a 10-week period. This assignment emphasizes teacher candidate development in teaching reading/language arts and mathematics.
2. Required Prior to EED 568ACT—Student Teaching
- Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework.
- Skills requirement (CBEST or CSET Writing Exam 142).
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in program coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
- Grade of “C” or better in all program courses.
3. Required During Spring Semester (18 units)
EED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
EED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED 568ACT Student Teaching (6)**
EED 575 Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
ELPS 542A Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (2)
HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
KIN 595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)
SPED 542B Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (1)
**EED 568ACT includes 20 hours of early field experience followed by 10 weeks of full-time student teaching. (BCLAD candidates student teach in a classroom appropriate to culture/language of emphasis.)
C. Other Program Requirements for Credential Recommendation
- Passage of the California Teaching Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT), Teaching Event and Content Area Tasks (CATs) and Individual Induction Plan.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in professional education coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
- Grade of “C” or better in professional education coursework.
- U.S. Constitution requirement.
- Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).
- CPR Certification—infant, child, adult (online CPR training is not acceptable).
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Total Units Required for the Credential: 42-45
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Department of Elementary Education
Chair: Greg Knotts
Education (ED) 1206
Program Coordinator: Joyce Burstein
Field Experience Coordinator: Renee Ziolkowska
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.