The 2042 Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, K-12, including English Language Learners; it is the credential typically sought by those who wish to teach in an elementary school (K-6).
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Applicants to a credential program must possess a grade point average of 2.75 (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.
All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants with GPAs between 2.50* and 2.74 can qualify for admission to a credential program by earning a passing score on one of the qualifying examinations listed below.
A passing score will fulfill both the admission and the major grade point average requirements.
Applicants may not enroll in any 500 level course other than those listed in #3 above until successful completion of an entrance examination:
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 is 150, Quantitative is 141 and the Analytic Writing is 4.5.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403. Subject Matter Competency Examinations:successfully complete all subtests of the appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
Exceptions are Foundational Level General Math where only subtests I and II are required and Foundational Level General Science where only subtests I and II are required.
*Multiple Subject Credential 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 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.
How to Apply:
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific Requirements (2012-13 catalog)
Please note that the required Prerequisites for the credential are completed outside of the degree program.
Prerequisites (12 credits)
EDUU 395 Education Field Experience 3 EDUU 413/513 Student Health and Safety 2 EDUU 414/514 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 1 EDUU 451/551* 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).
Introductory Block (9 credits)
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 (12 credits):
EDMU 520 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I 3 EDMU 521 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II 3 EDMU 522 Mathematics and Science in K-8 Classrooms 3 EDMU 523 History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms 3
Capstone Course(3 credits):
EDUU 540 Wisdom Through Practice 3
Directed Fieldwork (6-9 credits from the following)
EDMU 580 Supported Teaching 3 EDMU 582 Directed Teaching I 3-6 EDMU 583 Directed Teaching II 3-6
Total credits (not including prerequisites) 30-33