UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Program: Single Subject Preliminary Credential

Single Subject University Intern Program

Program Description

Candidates who complete a Single Subject Credential program are specialists in the teaching of a subject area such as English, mathematics, physical education or science, and they are able to work with students in diverse classroom settings. Candidates meet subject matter competency by completing an approved program specified by the subject area department or by passing all sections of the appropriate examination(s), including the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). For information regarding admission, requirements and subject programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and subject matter examinations, see the Credential section of this Catalog. For detailed information on each approved subject program, see the department that offers the program (e.g., Art, English, Mathematics, Kinesiology) in this Catalog. Descriptions of Secondary Education Credential Program courses appear later in this section. For other professional education courses, see listings of the department offering the course (e.g., Educational Psychology and Counseling, Health Science). All Single Subject programs, including Bilingual Authorization, as described below, have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meet the requirements of Senate Bill 2042, including an English Learner authorization. All accepted candidates enroll in one of these programs:

  1. Traditional Program
  2. Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program (ACT)
  3. Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP)
  4. Four-Year Integrated (FYI) Teacher Credential Program (in English or Mathematics)
  5. Junior-Year Entry Integrated (JYI) Teacher Credential Program (in English or Mathematics)
  6. Bilingual Authorization Credential Program
  7. Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

Single Subject University Intern Program

A program for individuals who are teaching full time in a public school with an Intern Credential. Additional application required.

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. Required Prior to Admission

  1. Passage of Basic Skills Test (typically CBEST).
  2. Verification of information session attendance.
  3. Admissions interview with Intern Program coordinator.
  4. Verification of subject matter competency by approved subject matter program or examination (CSET).
  5. Completion of 120 hours of preservice instructional hours/modules.
  6. Knowledge of the U.S. Constitution (course or exam).
  7. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  8. Intern Credential and verification of full-time public school teaching position in subject area.
  9. CPR Certification—infant, child, adult (online certification is not acceptable).

B. Required Courses

AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
HSCI 466ADO Health Issues of the Adolescent (1)
SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)*
SED 514 Computers in Instruction (3)
SED 521 Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 525xx Methods of Teaching Single Subjects in the Secondary School (3) (e.g., Art, English, etc.)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 554/S Supervised Field Experience for the Single Subject Credential (3/1)
SED 555 Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential (5)
SED 555S Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)
SED 593 Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2)**
SED 593S Field Experience Seminar for Single Subject Interns (1)*
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

*Must be taken concurrently with first enrollment in SED 593.
**Required every semester that the intern is not enrolled in SED 554 or 555.

C. Suggested Schedule

First Semester (9 units)

SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 525xx Methods of Teaching Single Subjects in the Secondary School (3) (e.g., Art, English, etc.)
SED 593/S Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar for Single Subject Interns (2/1) 

Second Semester (11 units)

EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
SED 514 Computers in Instruction (3) 
SED 521 Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

SED 593 Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2)

Third Semester (11 units)

HSCI 466ADO Health Issues of the Adolescent (1)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 554/S Supervised Field Experience for the Single Subject Credential (3/1)
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

Fourth Semester (10 units)

AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
SED 555 Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential (5)
SED 555S Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)

D. Other Program Requirements

  1. Teaching Performance Assessment and Individual Induction Plan (completed in SED 555S).
  2. Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission with GPA of 3.0 in professional education courses.
  3. A grade of “C” or better in all required classes.
  4. A supervised fieldwork course is required in every semester of the program:
    1. SED 554/S should be taken in the semester prior to SED 555/S (the second-to-final semester).
    2. SED 555/SED 555S must be taken in the final semester of the program.
    3. SED 593 must be taken every semester that the intern is not enrolled in either SED 554/S or 555/S.
    4. SED 593S must be taken concurrently with first enrollment in SED 593.
  5. Interns must spend a minimum of three semesters in the single-subject credential program (including any semesters spent in the Traditional pathway).

Program schedules will vary based on individual advisement with Intern Program coordinators. Candidates interested in a BCLAD Intern Credential will complete additional requirements and should consult with a coordinator.

Total Units Required for the Credential: 36-41

Contact

Department of Secondary Education
Chair: Julie Gainsburg
Education (ED) 1208
(818) 677-2580

Student Learning Outcomes

Single Subject Credential candidates will demonstrate proficiency in Teacher Performance Expectations within the six California Standards for the Teaching Profession:

  1. Engaging and supporting all students in learning.
  2. Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning.
  4. Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assessing student learning.
  6. Developing as a professional educator.