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University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” 
University Catalog 2015-2016 “Final Quarter Catalog” [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

List of Teaching Credential Programs

Elementary Subject Matter Teacher Preparation Options for the Multiple Subject Credential or Education Specialist (Special Education)

(For Students Interested in Obtaining a Degree Prior to Enrollment in a Credential Program)

All Cal State L.A. students who enter an elementary subject matter preparation program for the Multiple Subject credential must complete a 112 unit common core as well as general education, major, and other graduation and credential requirements. A grid that contains the common core appears later in this chapter. These core courses also meet lower division general education requirements. (Refer to Lower Division General Education grid elsewhere in this chapter.) Consult a faculty adviser in your major department for further information.

Elementary Matter Preparation Programs for the Multiple Subject or the Education Specialist Credential are offered with the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Child Development, B.A., Option II
  • Liberal Studies, B.A.
  • Mexican-American Studies, B.A.

Blended Elementary Subject Matter Options.

(For students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree concurrently with their Multiple Subject Credential or Education Specialist Internship Credential)

Students must complete a 198-unit program which includes specified university, general education, major, additional subject matter, credential and other graduation and credential requirements. A grid labeled Blended Elementary Subject Matter Option containing these core requirements appears later in this chapter. The following undergraduate degrees are available:

  • Child Development, B.A., Option III
  • Liberal Studies, B.A.
  • Mexican-American Studies, B.A.
  • Urban Learning, B.A.
  • Education Specialist Credential Programs

The approved program at California State University, Los Angeles includes the following programs:

  • Internship Credentials in Special Education
  • Level I or Preliminary Credentials
  • Level II or Professional Specialist Credentials
  • Programs that combine a Specialist with a Multiple or Single Subject Credential
  • Specialist Program combined with a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education

The following is a list of Education Specialist Credential program areas:

Early Childhood Special Education

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Physical and Health Impairments

Visual Impairments and Blindness

Other Specialist Credentials

Adapted Physical Education
Clinical Rehabilitative Services, Audiology, Language, Speech and Hearing (Special Class Authorization Option), and Orientation and Mobility for the Blind and Visually Impaired Health Services: School Nurse Reading/Language Arts

Subject Matter Preparation Program for the Single Subject Credential

Candidates for the Single Subject teaching credential must verify subject matter competence in their designated teaching field by one of the following methods: 1) completing an approved academic program of coursework (or its equivalent) in the selected subject-matter area, of 2) passing the required examination(s) for the subject-matter area in which the credential is sought*.
*This option is not available for Physical Education. Please consult the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science.

Single Subject Authorized Area

Degree Program

Art Art, BA
English English, BA
English Communication, BA
Language Other Than English French, BA
Language Other Than English Japanese, BA
Language Other Than English Spanish, BA
Mathematics Mathematics BA, BS
Music Music, BA
Physical Education Kinesiology, BS
Science: Biological Science Natural Science, BS
Science: Chemistry Natural Science, BS
Science: Geoscience Natural Science, BS
Science: Physics Natural Science, BS
Social Science Social Science, BA

Supplementary Authorizations

To accompany Single Subject or Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials:

The holder of valid multiple subject or a single subject teaching credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may have one or more of the subjects commonly taught in departmentalized classes added to the credential as a supplementary authorization by verifying completion of the requirements specified in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, 80057.5 or 80089, 8089.1, and 80089.2. Supplementary authorizations cannot be issued in any subject that falls within the statutory single subject category of an applicant’s single subject teaching credential.

Contact the Charter College of Education Office for Student Services (KH D2078) for information concerning the specific requirements for subjects approved for supplementary authorization and the procedure to apply to the Commission.

Services Credentials

Administrative Services

Preliminary Administrative Services
Professional Administrative Services

Clinical-Rehabilitative Services

Language, Speech and Hearing
Language, Speech and Hearing–Special Class Authorization
Orientation and Mobility for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Health Services–School Nurse

Pupil Personnel Services

(includes advanced specializations in School Counseling and in Child Welfare and Attendance Services)
School Counseling and Child Welfare and Attendance Services
School Counseling (internships available)
School Psychology and Child Welfare and Attendance Services
School Psychology (internships available)