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University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Natural Science Subject Matter Program


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For students who already possess a bachelor’s degree, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has approved the following program as satisfying the subject matter requirements of the Single Subject teaching credential in Science. The following programs are not degree programs; they are intended to meet the subject matter requirements as part of the teacher credentialing process. Students should consult with a Natural Science program adviser and with a credential adviser in the Charter College of Education. Refer to the Charter College of Education  section for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.

Single Subject Credential in Science (61 or 74 units)


Emphasis (22-26 units)


Select one emphasis area from among biology, chemistry, geology, or physics to apply toward the respective Single Subject Science Credential in Science: Biological Sciences, Science: Chemistry, Science: Geosciences, or Science: Physics.

Biology Emphasis (24 units)


Upper Division Electives (7 units)


Select upper-division BIOL or NATS courses as electives. A maximum of 3 units of directed study is allowed.

Chemistry Emphasis (26 units)


Upper Division Electives (6 units)


Select upper-division CHEM or NATS courses as electives. A maximum of 3 units of directed study is allowed.

Geoscience Emphasis (24 units)


Electives (8 units)


Select upper-division GEOG, GEOL, or NATS courses as electives. A maximum of 3 units of directed study is allowed.

Physics Emphasis (22 units)


Upper Division Electives (15 units)


Select upper-division PHYS, MATH, or NATS courses as electives. Must include one PHYS lab course. A maximum of two MATH courses is allowed. A maximum of 3 units of directed study is allowed.

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