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 must complete the formal application process and all required documents, which include:
Applicants seeking one or more of these teaching credential must make formal application to the teacher credential program before beginning any coursework other than prerequisites.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) 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 to the Single Subject or Education Specialist Credential program who are using an academic major or coursework for subject matter competency must also have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in their major field to be admitted.
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 prerequisites, until successful completion of an entrance examination:
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 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).
|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|
|EDUU 540||Wisdom Through Practice||3|
|EDMU 580||Supported Teaching or EDMU 582 Directed Teaching I||3|
|EDMU 583||Directed Teaching II||3|
|Total Credits (not including prerequisites)||33|