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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2012-2013 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Single Subject Credential in Secondary Teaching


The teaching credential with authorization in single subject instruction qualifies holders to teach in their authorized field at any grade level, preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 12, or in classes organized primarily for adults. Eleven categories of single subject instruction are defined by state legislation as follows: agriculture, art, business, English, health science, industrial and technological education, languages (including, but not limited to, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish), natural science (biological sciences, chemistry, geoscience or physics), mathematics, music, physical education, and social science.

Students considering pursuing a Single Subject credential are urged to obtain advisement at the start of the program from faculty advisers in their academic area and in Secondary Education. Candidates may enroll in programs leading to the preliminary/clear credential (see an adviser about admission requirements and enrollment limitations).

Credential Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for the University-recommended credential:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Passing score on CBEST.
  • Formal admission to credential program including attaining a GPA of 2.75 in the last 90 quarter units of coursework, completing EDCI 300 requirements, EDFN 413, and HS 456 or 457; complete professional education requirements given below. See Admission to Credential Program and Directed Teaching Information on the Division of Curriculum and Instruction .
  • Verification of completion of a Commission-approved subject matter program by subject-area department (see listings in Undergraduate Study ) or passing score on CTC-approved subject matter  assessments. For Physical Education, please consult the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science.
  • Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by petition.)
  • Fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement.
  • Pass the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)
  • Complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training

Professional Education Requirements (47-48 units)


Block Four (Must attend a mandatory directed teaching meeting prior to enrolling in these courses)


Internship Credential Requirements


The Internship Credential Program is designed for individuals who are employed as full-time teachers by cooperating school districts, who have fulfilled all district and university prerequisites, and who have been recommended by the district. The credential is used for a two-year period. During that time, candidates must fulfill all requirements for the preliminary or professional clear credential. Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for the university-recommended internship credential.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Job offer from a cooperating school district.
  • Passing score on CBEST.
  • Formal admission to the Charter College of Education and the Single Subject Internship Credential Program including completing EDCI 300 , EDFN 413 , and PH 456  or 457 ; complete professional education requirements given below.
  • Verification of completion of a Commission-approved single subject matter program (see listings in undergraduate study chapter) or passing score on CTC approved subject assessments and verification of subject matter competence by subject-area department (i.e., department of student’s undergraduate major).
  • Satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement
  • Pass UNIV 400 , the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by petition.

Supplementary Authorizations


Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the state of California may add a supplemental authorization to teach in another discipline by completing additional course work. Interested students should consult the Charter College of Education Office for Student Services for further information.