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).
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