Program: Multiple Subject Credential
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: the Traditional Program, the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) preparation program, the Multiple Subject Intern Program, and the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) for Freshmen (ITEPF) or Junior (ITEPJ) students.
Advanced credentials include the Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential (RLASC) and the General Education Induction Program for the Multiple and Single Subject Clear Credential (Induction Program). RLASC is an advanced credential for credentialed teachers who want to become experts in literacy with the goal of becoming leaders in this area. The Induction Credential Program is for teachers who have their preliminary multiple subject or single subject credential and want to be recommended for the Clear Credential. The specialist credentials include the BCLAD Emphasis Credential and the Bilingual Authorization credential. These credentials are for preliminary credential candidates or credentialed teachers who, are proficient in Spanish and English, Korean and English, or Armenian and English, and who want to work with English-language learners from these linguistic and cultural groups. 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.
The Traditional Program is a post-baccalaureate 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–Supervised Field Work
- Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)
- Current Tuberculosis Clearance
- Certificate of Clearance
- Writing proficiency requirement:
- 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–Supervised Field Work
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–Supervised Field Work
3. Required Prior to EED 561F–Student Teaching
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
EED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)
EED 559C Supervised Field Work Seminar (2)
EED 560C Supervised Field Work (3)
EED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED 575 Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
HSCI 496TH Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
KIN 570PE/595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)
5. Required Concurrent with EED 561F–Student Teaching
6. Supervised Field Work, 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 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: 40
Chair: Joyce Burstein
Education (ED) 1206
Student Learning Outcomes
Domain A. Making Subject Matter Comprehensible to Students
- Specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction.
Domain B. Assessing Student Learning
- Monitoring student learning during instruction.
- Interpretation and use of assessments.
Domain C. Engaging and Supporting Students in Learning
- Making content accessible.
- Student engagement.
- Developmentally appropriate teaching practices, K-3 and 4-8.
- Teaching English learners.
Domain D. Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for Students
- Learning about students.
- Instructional planning.
Domain E. Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
- Instructional time.
- Social environment.
Domain F. Developing As a Professional Educator
- Professional, legal and ethical obligations.
- Professional growth.