In California, the appropriate credential for teaching all subjects in a self-contained (K-12) classroom is the 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential. It is the credential typically sought by those who wish to teach in an elementary school (K-6). Candidates utilize Common Core and other state content standards to design engaging lessons and develop the skills necessary for planning and differentiating instruction, classroom management and assessment. The program is enhanced with a focus on the use of technology in the classroom and the development of 21st century skills.
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Option: Adding a mild/moderate or moderate/severe Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, 2009-2010 CTC Standards, to an existing Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, 2009-2010 CTC Standards.
Prerequisites: Valid Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist Credential, mild/moderate or moderate/severe with EL Authorization based on 2009 CTC Program Standards.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Multiple and Single Subject, and Education Specialist 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 6 above to be considered for an “exceptional admit”. The School of Education encourages applicants to take the appropriate Subject Matter Competency Examination as a way to demonstrate suitability for admission to a credential program. To petition for admission candidates must submit all required admission documents specified in #1 above and each of following:
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
|EDUU 513||Student Health and Safety||2|
|EDUU 514||Physical Education for Elementary Teachers||1|
|EDUU 551*||Educational Application of Computers Level One||3|
|PSYU 323||Child Development||3|
* A waiver of the technology requirement may be granted based on successful completion of both subtests of the CSET Preliminary Educational Technology Exam, documentation of completion of acceptable regular education computers in education coursework from an accredited college or university, or submission of an electronic portfolio (under certain conditions).
|EDUU 510||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUU 511||Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling||3|
|EDUU 512||The Art and Craft of Teaching||3|
Content Area Block
|EDMU 520||Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I||3|
|EDMU 521||Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II||3|
|EDMU 523||History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K–8 Classrooms||3|
|EDMU 524||Teaching and Learning Math in K-8 Classrooms||3|
|EDMU 525||Teaching and Learning Science in K-8 Classrooms||3|
|EDMU 580||Directed Teaching I and EDUU 544 Student Teaching Seminar I||3, 2|
|EDMU 583||Directed Teaching II and EDUU 545 Student Teaching Seminar II||3, 2|
|Total Credits (not including prerequisites)||34|