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Program: Multiple Subject Credential

Multiple Subject University Internship


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 English learners of diverse backgrounds in classroom settings. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes foundational coursework in educational psychology, working with diverse populations and teaching students with disabilities; a full complement of discipline-based methods courses; and field experience and two semesters of student teaching in elementary schools within the University’s service area.

The Multiple Subject University Internship credential program is a post-baccalaureate 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. For more information about the CSUN Asian BCLAD Consortium, please contact Clara Park at (818) 677-2580. Candidates pursuing the BCLAD emphasis credential complete additional coursework in learning to teach in dual languages.

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. Pre-service requirement to be completed at time of application to the Multiple Subject Internship program:
    1. English Language Learner (ELL) pre-service component: 40 hours.
    2. Additional pre-service 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 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

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

EED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)
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 field work/alternative experiences that include English language learners/inclusive students/emergent learners/different grade levels.

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

EED 559C Supervised Field Work Seminar (2)

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

EED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)

7. Supervised Field Work, Practicum and Seminars

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

Application for Supervised Practicum must be submitted one semester prior to the semester in which candidate wishes to begin his or her final practicum (EED 551C or 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. 40 hours of field work: 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), 550B(1), 520; KIN 595PE

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

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

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

Total Units Required for the Credential: 40

More information

If you would like more information about this program, please contact


Chair: Joyce Burstein
Education (ED) 1206
(818) 677-2621

Intern Coordinator: Elaine Adelman

Student Learning Outcomes

Domain A. Making Subject Matter Comprehensible to Students

1. Specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction.

Domain B. Assessing Student Learning

2. Monitoring student learning during instruction.
3. Interpretation and use of assessments.

Domain C. Engaging and Supporting Students in Learning

4. Making content accessible.
5. Student engagement.
6. Developmentally appropriate teaching practices, K-3 and 4-8.
7. Teaching English learners.

Domain D. Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for Students

8. Learning about students.
9. Instructional planning.

Domain E. Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning

10. Instructional time.
11. Social environment.

Domain F. Developing as a Professional Educator

12. Professional, legal and ethical obligations.
13. Professional growth.