Feb 25, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
University Catalog 2023-2024

Single Subject Teaching Credential


Overview

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.  California State University Los Angeles is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to prepare students for Single Subject

Teaching credentials in the following subject matters:

  • Art
  • English
  • Industrial and Technology Education
  • World Languages - Languages Other Than English
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Foundational Level)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science: Biological Sciences
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Science: Geosciences
  • Science: Physics or Foundational-Level General Science
  • Social Science

Admissions

Students can earn a Single Subject Teaching credential as undergraduate students * or as post-baccalaureate (graduate) students.

Undergraduate students earning a bachelor’s degree in any of the above fields who would like to earn a Single Subject Teaching credential concurrently with their bachelor’s degree should read the information below and seek advice about the integrated option in their degree program from advisors in their program and from the College of Education Office for Student Services. A list of Subject Matter advisors for each Single Subject Credential Subject Matter is available.

Post-baccalaureate students who would like to earn a Single Subject Teaching credential in one of the above fields should read the information below and contact the College of Education  Office for Student Services for advice.

* Note: Undergraduate students are those students whose degrees have not been conferred by the time they commence EDCI 4000 .  

Admission Requirements

  • COE Credential Admission and Application Fee Payment
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at junior standing; a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university for post-baccalaureate applicants.
  • Completion of basic skills requirement.**
  • A 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or better in all course work for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate applicants or a 2.75 grade point average (GPA) or better in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units form undergraduate and post-baccalaureate applicants. 
  • Official transcripts from every junior college, college, or university attended, except Cal State LA. Note: International transcripts must be evaluated by an agency approved by the university.
  • Philosophy of Education Statement
  • Proof of valid Certificate of Clearance
  • Photocopy of negative TB Test
  • Two original letters of recommendation
  • Applicants to the single-subject credential program need to have completed a CTC-approved subject matter program by subject-area department or received a passing score on all required sections of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) prior to student teaching.

**Note: Students who do not have the basic skills requirement met may be conditionally admitted and be formally admitted upon meeting this requirement.

Re-Admission

Effective January 5, 2015, all applicants for re-admission will be required to complete a re-admission protocol and interview for consideration. Please see College of Education, Office for Student Services website for specific information.

Program Requirements

  • In order for the university to recommend students to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for a preliminary Single Subject Teaching credential, the following requirements must be completed or passed:
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Basic Skills Requirement (BSR), e.g., CBEST (all sections).
  • Completed a CTC-approved subject matter program by the subject-area department or a passing score on all required sections of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
  • A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card (infant, child, and adult)
  • U.S. Constitution requirement or an equivalent.
  • All required Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA)
  • Credit for the professional education courses listed below with a GPA of 3.0 or better (all courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better).
  • All courses for the Single Subject credential must be completed within seven years.

The University Intern Credential Program

The Single Subject University Intern Credential Program is designed for individuals who are employed as full-time teachers by cooperating school districts, have fulfilled all district and university prerequisites, and have been recommended by the university. The intern credential is issued for a two-year period during which time candidates must complete all requirements for the preliminary teaching credential.

Acceptance into University Intern Credential Program

Individuals who seek admission to this program must meet with a University Intern Credential advisor for verification of requirements and completion of a program plan. Please contact the Division of Curriculum and Instruction to ask how to contact a University Intern Credential advisor.

For applicants to be accepted into the University Intern Credential program, they must have:

  • Verification of a full-time job offer from a cooperating school district.
  • Fulfillment of the U.S. Constitution requirement or an equivalent.
  • Met the requirements for admission into the single subject credential program as a post-baccalaureate student.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited college or university or approved equivalent.
  • Passed the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g. CBEST).
  • Completed a CTC-approved subject matter program by the subject-area department or received a passing score on all required sections of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
  • Completed the following with a grade of “C” or better or with credit: EDCI 4000 EDFN 4131 , EDSE 4301  

University Intern Credential Program Requirements

  • In order for the university to recommend interns to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for a preliminary single subject teaching credential, the following additional requirements must be completed or passed:
  • A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card (infant, child, and adult)
  • All required Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA)
  • All courses in the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program.

Roadmap

Requirements for the Secondary Teaching Single Subject Preliminary Credential (42-51 untis)


Requirements for Traditional Single Subject Preliminary Credential (42-43 units)


Requirements for University Intern Single Subject Preliminary Credential (45-51 units)


Professional Education Courses (15 units)


Required Courses (30-36 units)


Added Authorizations


Holders of a valid basic general education teaching credential issued by the state of California may add an additional credential, either multiple subject or single subject, or add an additional single subject content area, by completing additional course work. Interested students should consult the College of Education  Office for Student Services for further information.