All Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Education Specialists credential candidates, in order to meet the No Child Left Behind guidelines, must prove subject matter competency in order to be considered "highly qualified" teachers. Single Subject candidates can meet the requirement through an academic major or coursework equivalent to an undergraduate academic major or a graduate degree in an academic area. Both Single Subject and Multiple Subject candidate can meet the subject matter competency requirements through taking and passing a rigorous state academic subject test (CSET). At this time, candidates seeking a Preliminary Education Specialist (Level I) credential are advised to take the Multiple Subject CSET. Credential candidates must also complete an approved credential program in order to apply for a California credential. Applicants seeking one or more of these teaching credentials must make formal application to the teacher credential program before beginning any coursework other than prerequisites.
Applicants who choose to enroll in these credential programs have the option of completing their programs in a "credential only" format, or, if they meet graduate degree admission criteria in a Master of Arts in Teaching format (please see MAT degree program for details).
*Students admitted to credential programs are not automatically admitted to graduate degree programs.
Multiple Subject credential applicants must provide evidence that they have registered for, have taken or have passed the appropriate subject matter examination (CSET) prior to admission to the program.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): any two of the three GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative or Analytical Writing) may be used to meet credential program admissions standard. The minimum acceptable score for the Verbal and Quantitative sections is 450. The minimum acceptable score for the Analytic Writing is 4.5.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403.
Subject Matter Competency Examinations: successfully complete appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
*Multiple and Single Subject applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may, under certain conditions, petition for admission consideration under an "exceptional admit" category. Applicants must have passed the CBEST and one of the approved graduate admission examinations specified in number 7 above to be considered for an "exceptional admit". The Education Division encourages applicants to take the appropriate Subject Matter Competency Examination as a way to demonstrate suitability for admission to a credential program.
All applicants must prove subject matter competency either through an academic major in a subject matter area or major coursework equivalent to a undergraduate academic major or a graduate degree in an academic area (Single Subject Credential Program only) or must pass the appropriate subject matter examination (CSET) and any other required examinations. Evidence of academic major/coursework as completion of the appropriate examinations, with a passing score, must be on file at the campus of residence prior to application for an Internship Credential or Directed Teaching. Subject Matter Examination results can be no older than five (5) years at the time of application for the credential.
Prior to admission or within the first session of enrollment, applicants must complete an early field experience in a public school educational setting that reflects the credential sought (EDUU 395 or waiver).
A Certificate of Clearance application (including fingerprints) or a copy of a valid Emergency Permit must be submitted to the campus Education Department at the time of the intake interview or by the beginning of the first session of enrollment. Anyone with a revoked credential will not be admitted to any credential program until the credential is reinstated by the CTC.
A current "negative" tuberculosis test, that is not more than two years old and covers the student teaching/internship period, must be submitted to the campus Education Department at the time of the intake interview or by the beginning of the first session of enrollment. A person whose tuberculosis test is "positive" can submit results from a chest x-ray examination that verifies the candidate does not have active tuberculosis.
All candidates must complete, with a grade of "C" or better, an approved course or pass a college level examination covering the U. S. Constitution prior to filing for a credential.
Teacher preparation coursework is not automatically transferable from another institution. A request to transfer coursework may be granted IF a) the course(s) can be shown to be equivalent in content to the Chapman course(s); b) a grade of "B" or better was earned and documented with an official transcript; and c) approved by Dean. Credential courses that are more than seven years old prior to application for the credential cannot be transferred into the program. There is no time limit on prerequisite courses. Extension and continuing education courses are transferable for prerequisites, but not for program coursework.
Candidates entering the Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential program from another institution must take EDUU 510 at Chapman University College and will be required to complete at least 12 semester credits of education coursework toward the Preliminary Credential in residence at Chapman University College prior to Directed Teaching. Supported Teaching and Directed Teaching credits do not count toward residency.
Candidates entering the Preliminary Education Specialist (Level I) Credential program who hold a valid preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential may waive EDUU 510. Those who do not hold such a credential must take EDUU 510 at Chapman University College. All candidates entering this program are required to complete 12 units of their coursework plus Directed Teaching at Chapman University College. Candidates entering the Education Specialist (Level II) Credential program will be required to complete at least 12 credits at Chapman University College.
Education Division policy stipulates that a candidate who misses three class sessions in any course must either withdraw from the course or receive a failing grade.
The Education Division has scholarship requirements that supersede the Academic Policies of University College. (For University College graduate policies, please refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures section in this catalog.) A grade of "B-" or higher must be earned for EDUU 510. Candidates in all Education credential programs, whether stand alone or embedded within a graduate degree, are expected to maintain "A" and "B" grades; a grade of "C+" or lower is considered unacceptable and the course must be repeated. In order for a candidate to qualify for directed teaching, the candidate needs to have completed all credential coursework with the exception of one class while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
A credential candidate (Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, Administrative Services or PPS) may be dismissed from the program who:
According to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Common Standard Six (6), Advice and Assistance, "Qualified members of the institution's staff are assigned and available to advise candidates about their academic, professional and personal development, as the need arises, and to assist in their professional placement. Adequate information is readily available to guide each candidate's attainment of all program and credential requirements. The institution assists candidates who need special assistance, and retains in each program only those candidates who are suited for entry or advancement in the education profession." In response to that standard, Chapman University College has adopted the following policy for Student Retention and Dismissal:
A student may be dismissed from any Education program at any time if, in the professional judgment of the faculty, the candidate is deemed not well suited to a career as a classroom teacher, school administrator, school psychologist, or school counselor. Inadequate performance in course work or field work, poor oral and/or written communication skills or interpersonal skills, evidence of a negative attitude, unprofessional conduct, or a lack of commitment to public education may be given as adequate reasons for dismissing a student from the program. The education faculty member who coordinates the program at a campus, in consultation with the campus Education Team, can recommend dismissal to the Dean and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
Once a candidate has been recommended for dismissal, the procedures for dismissal outlined under "Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures" will be followed.
Applications for Student Teaching must be filed with the fieldwork coordinator during the first week of the session preceding the session in which a student plans to begin student teaching (or by the deadline established at the campus of residence). Subject matter competency must be met prior to enrolling in Student Teaching.
A Multiple or Single Subject candidate who is hired as a full-time teacher by a public school district (or WASC accredited private school) on an Emergency Permit or internship credential prior to completion of all credential coursework must prove subject matter competency and immediately enroll in Supported Teaching (EDMU 580, EDSU 590). A Chapman University College field supervisor will provide supervision and support on a regular and frequent basis. The credential candidate must take coursework while enrolled in Supported Teaching.
Multiple or Single Subject candidates who are teaching on an Emergency Permit or internship credential may register for the remaining 6 credits of Directed Teaching (EDMU 583 or EDSU 593) after completing all but the capstone course, completing a formal application for Directed Teaching, and providing proof of meeting subject matter competency requirements.
Candidate performance in Supported and/or Directed Teaching will be reflected with a grade of Pass or No Pass. A grade of Pass indicates that the candidate has demonstrated acceptable competency in meeting the required Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) standards. A grade of No Pass indicates that the candidate has not met the TPE standards and must successfully complete additional Supported / Directed Teaching or may be dismissed from the program.
Special Education candidates who are teaching on an Emergency Permit or internship credential must register for three credits of EDTU 590, Supported Teaching during the first session that they are actively engaged in classroom teaching. Candidates will be required to complete three to six credits of Directed Teaching in their credential area (EDTU 592 Mild/Moderate or EDTU 593, Moderate/Severe) dependent on specific program option at the conclusion of their coursework.
Under certain conditions a candidate may petition to waive one session of Directed Teaching (a maximum of 3 credits for EDMU 582 or EDSU 592). Documented evidence must be provided that the candidate has completed one full year (175 days) of satisfactory teaching as a contracted full-time teacher prior to the commencement of Directed Teaching at Chapman University College. This teaching experience must have been at an appropriate grade level and Single Subject candidates must have taught in the appropriate subject area. Neither substitute teaching, work as a teacher's aide, nor various specialist-type teaching experience qualifies for a waiver. An exception may be made in a situation in which a district hires a full-time permanent substitute assigned to a single classroom for a full year and the candidate is evaluated by the same procedures as a contract teacher. This permanent substitute assignment must have been completed prior to the commencement of Directed Teaching at Chapman University.
In order to meet 2042 program assessment standards, a final assessment of teaching performance is required for Multiple and Single Subject candidates. Candidates need to successfully complete the four tasks of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) prior to their exit interview and in order to file for a credential.
After successfully completing Directed Teaching, each candidate is interviewed by a committee of educators to determine that the CTC's Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) have been satisfactorily met. Upon successfully completing all the exams, the CalTPA, and the exit interview, the candidate may apply to the CTC for his/her earned credential through the University Credentials Office.
Chapman University College offers Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved Internship Credential Programs in Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Education Specialist. The Internship Credential has the same legal status as the CTC Preliminary Credential, except that it is only valid in one school district or consortium. For this reason, interns must have a contract before a credential can be issued. Each intern candidate must work under the direct and continuing supervision of a Chapman University Supervisor and District Support Provider (if appropriate) who provides general support at the classroom level of the cooperating school.
The intern assumes full teaching and legal responsibility for his/her classroom from the first day of the teaching assignment as a paid employee of the School District for at least one academic year. Interns register for 3 units of supported teaching upon entering the internship program and then register for additional units in each of their last sessions.
To be admitted to an Internship Program an applicant must provide the following:
All Internship candidates must meet the requirements for the program as detailed in the Chapman University Internship Credential Program Handbook and develop an Individual Support Plan with their advisor at the beginning of the program. See a faculty or academic advisor for compete details to this credential option.
Under the provisions of S.B. 57, Internship candidates may choose to take the Teaching Foundations Examination as an Early Completion Internship Option to their desired credential. All persons wishing to pursue the Early Completion Internship Option through the Education Division at Chapman University College must enroll in and be accepted to the regular Internship Program in Multiple or Single Subject.
Candidates who meet the admission requirements for an Internship Program but have not taken the Teaching Foundations Examination must begin and/or continue to take prescribed coursework in the credential program in order to maintain the validity of the Internship Credential (a candidate can choose to take the Teaching Foundations Examination at the beginning or anytime during Internship Program).
Candidates who meet the admission requirements for the Internship Program and pass the Teaching Foundations Examination, will be required to register for 3 units of Supported Teaching (EDMU 580, Multiple Subject or EDSU 590, Single Subject). Interns will be observed 4 times by a Chapman University Supervisor and evaluated on their ability to demonstrate mastery of the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) during the 8-week Supported Teaching experience. Based on the outcome of this evaluative process, an intern may be required to take additional coursework needed to develop mastery of the TPEs and/or Student Teaching.
Once the intern has satisfactorily demonstrated mastery of the TPEs, he/she will be required to complete and pass all four tasks of the CalTPA, California Teaching Performance Assessment.
After receiving a passing score on RICA (Multiple Subject candidates only) and upon successful completion of the CalTPA, the candidate will become eligible for recommendation by University College to the Commission for Teacher Credentialing for their credential. See a faculty or academic advisor for compete details to this program option.
2042 Multiple Subject Credential Program
2042 Single Subject Credential Program
Special Education Preliminary Education Specialist (Level I)
Special Education Education Specialist Professional Credential (Level II)
Administrative Services Credentials- Tier I and Tier II
Ryan Professional Clear Credential