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This is an archive of the 2015-2016 University Catalog.
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Program: Single Subject Preliminary Credential

Single Subject University Intern Program


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 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 CLAD authorization. All candidates accepted beginning Fall 2002 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

Single Subject University Intern Program

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

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 pre-service 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 in First Semester of Enrollment (6 units)

SED 511 Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 593/593S Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar for Interns (2/1)

C. Required in Second Semester of Enrollment (6 units)

SED 521 Literacy, Language and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SED 594/594S Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar for Interns (2/1)

D. Suggested for Summer 1 (6 units)

EPC 420 Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)
SED 514 Computers in the Instructional Program (3)

E. Suggested for Third Semester of Enrollment (6 units)

SED 525xx Methods of Teaching Single Subject (3) (e.g., Art, English, etc.)
SED 529 Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)
SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

F. Required Prior to Enrollment in SED 555I/SED 555S

Verification of writing proficiency by examination:

  1. A score of 41 or higher on CBEST writing, or
  2. A score of 10 or higher on Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination), or
  3. Completion of ENGL 305, ENGL 406 or COMS 420.

G. Suggested in Fourth Semester of Enrollment (9 units)

AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
HSCI 466ADO Health Concerns of the Adolescent (1)
SED 555I Supervised Practicum for Interns (3)
SED 555S Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)

H. 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.

Program schedules may vary slightly 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


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

Student Learning Outcomes

Single Subject Credential candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the major domains of the California Teaching Performance Expectations:

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