The Department of Learning and Teaching offers several credential programs to prepare teacher candidates for TK-12 grade levels: the Multiple Subject credential, the Single Subject credential, a Bilingual Authorization credential, and the Education Specialist credential. The Multiple Subject credential is intended for self-contained classrooms typically found in elementary schools. The Single Subject credential is for subject-matter teachers typically assigned to middle school and high school positions. The Bilingual Authorization credential allows teacher candidates to teach in a dual language instruction setting (Spanish). The Education Specialist credentials in Mild/Moderate is appropriate for special education settings in grades TK-12 and ages TK-22. The Bilingual Authorization credential program is pending review and approval from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Additional Admission Requirements
See the Admission page for basic admission requirements.
|Entrance Semesters||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Application Deadlines||Visit http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/deadlines.php|
|Minimum Grade Point Average||2.75 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework|
|Standardized Admission Test||CBEST (California Best Educational Skills Test)|
|CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers)|
|Passing scores on both the CBEST and CSET exams required prior to student teaching|
|Statement of Purpose|
|Two letters of recommendation|
|Interview for applicants who meet the preliminary selection criteria may be required|