Program: Multiple Subject Credential

Multiple Subject University Internship Option

Program Description

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 Multiple Subject University Internship credential program is a postbaccalaureate Multiple Subject Credential program open to qualified students who are employed on an internship credential as full-time teachers in self-contained classrooms in nearby public school districts. The University Internship program offers a BCLAD option for qualified candidates.

BCLAD Emphasis Credential: Students enrolled in the Traditional, ACT or Multiple Subject University Internship program and who are proficient in two languages may elect to pursue the BCLAD emphasis credential. The department offers the BCLAD option to candidates who possess academic proficiency in Armenian and English, Korean and English, or Spanish and English. In addition, students fluent in Cambodian and English, Cantonese and English, Mandarin and English, or Vietnamese and English may complete a BCLAD emphasis program through the CSUN Asian BCLAD Consortium. Candidates pursuing the BCLAD emphasis credential complete additional coursework in learning to teach in dual languages. Contact Dr. Mónica García for more information about the CSUN Asian BCLAD Consortium.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU, and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., Social Security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements is available from the department. See Notice to Students: Licensure and Certification for more information.

Program Requirements

A. Admission Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. General credential program admission requirements and verification of a full-time teaching position in a self-contained elementary classroom (General Education) within the CSUN geographic region for supervision and in one of the participating school districts: (Alhambra USD, Burbank USD, Castaic Union SD, Glendale USD, Las Virgenes USD, LAUSD, Newhall SD, Palmdale SD, Pasadena USD, Saugus Union SD, Sulphur Springs SD, Westside SD and multiple local charter schools).
  3. Internship program application submitted to Multiple Subject Internship program office.
  4. Preservice requirement to be completed at time of application to the Multiple Subject Internship program:
    1. English Language Learner (ELL) preservice component: 40 hours.
    2. Additional preservice requirement: 120 hours.

B. Required Coursework

1. Required in First Semester of Enrollment and Concurrent with EED 550B(1)—Supervised Field Experience and Seminar

2. Required Prior to or Concurrent with EED 550B(2)—Supervised Field Experience and Seminar

EED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED 577 Language Arts Instruction and English Language Development (3)
HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)

3. Required Prior to or Concurrent with EED 550B(3)—Supervised Field Experience and Seminar

AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
EED 575 Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
SPED 420 Designing Equitable Learning Through Universal Design (3)

4. Required Concurrent with EED 551C or EED 561CB—Supervised Practicum and Seminar

EED 515 Learning Technologies (3)
EED 525 Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School (3) (BCLAD candidates only)
EED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (3)

Completion of 40 hours of fieldwork/alternative experiences that include English language learners/inclusive students/emergent learners/different grade levels.

5. Required Concurrent with EED 550B(2)—Supervised Fieldwork

EED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2)

6. Required Concurrent with EED 551C or EED 561CB (BCLAD only)—Supervised Practicum

EED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)

7. Supervised Fieldwork, Practicum and Seminars

EED 550B(1) Supervised Fieldwork and Seminar (2)
EED 550B(2) Supervised Fieldwork and Seminar (2)
EED 550B(3) Supervised Fieldwork (2)
EED 551C or EED 561CB (BCLAD only) Supervised Practicum (3)
EED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2)
EED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)

The application for Supervised Practicum must be submitted one semester prior to the semester in which candidates want to begin their final practicum (EED 551C or EED 561CB). Information about deadline dates for submission of applications for Supervised Practicum is mailed to interns in the middle of the semester before the final semester of Supervised Practicum.

C. Other Program Requirements for Credential Recommendation

  1. Successful completion of California Teaching Performance Assessment (PACT Teaching Event and CATs) and goals for the Individual Induction Plan (completed in EED 559F—Student Teaching Seminar).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in professional education coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
  3. A grade of “C” or better in all program courses.
  4. U.S. Constitution requirement.
  5. CPR Certification (infant, child, adult).
  6. Multicultural Category A course in culture/language of emphasis (BCLAD candidates only).
  7. Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).
  8. Forty (40) hours of fieldwork: alternative experiences that include English language learners/inclusive students/emergent learners/different grade levels.

D. Required Multiple Subject Intern Program Coursework Sequence

Four-Semester Sequence for Part-Time Candidates:

Semester 1: EED 500 (or EPC 500), EED 550B(1), EED 520; KIN 595PE

Semester 2: EED 550B(2), EED 559C, EED 565M, EED 577; HSCI 465ELM

Semester 3: AAS, AFRS, ARMN, CHS, ELPS 417; EED 550B(3), EED 575; SPED 420

Semester 4: EED 515, EED 559F, EED 565S; BCLAD candidates only: EED 525, EED 551C or EED 561CB

Total Units Required for the Credential: 41

More information

For more information about this program, please contact


Department of Elementary Education
Chair: Greg Knotts
Education (ED) 1206
(818) 677-2621

Intern Coordinator: David Moguel

Program Learning Outcomes

Students receiving a Multiple Subject Credential will be able to:

  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.