Preliminary Multiple Subject

Requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential

Required Courses
EDTE 500PDiversity, Inclusion & Schooling3
EDTE 501PMethods for Language & Literacy3
EDTE 502PElementary Methods I: Math & Science3
EDTE 503PElementary Methods II: Humanities3
EDTE 510PEducational Psychology3
EDTE 511PEquity & Advocacy in Educational Systems3
EDTE 512PMethods for English Learners3
EDTE 513PPositive Behavior Supports for Family, School, and Community Engagement3
EDTE 516Technology & Learning 3
EDTE 517PAssessment 3
EDTE 553FClinical Experience: General Education Student Teaching3
Total Units33

Additional Requirements

Passing score on the following exams: CBEST or CSET: Writing Skills Assessment, CSET: Multiple Subjects, and RICA. To demonstrate subject matter competence, all candidates for the Preliminary Multiple Subject credential are required to pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) and the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET: Multiple Subjects) prior to student teaching. Some applicants may be required to submit a passing score on this test prior to being admitted to the credential program.

  • U.S. Constitution requirement;
  • Fitness to Teach: Admission to the credential program does not guarantee the opportunity to student teach. Placement is based upon assessment of candidates’ knowledge, skills and dispositions in coursework and fieldwork. In addition, all candidates must be cleared through the CTC certificate of clearance; and,
  • Grades of B- or better are required in all credential courses, including student teaching; and,
  • CPR certification infant, child and adult.

Exit Requirement

California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA)

Students are urged to meet regularly with the Academic Programs Manager, Sergio Rodriguez srodriguez@sandiego.edu or  (619) 260-7452 and the Credential Analyst, James McCarty jmccarty@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-4821, at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences to ensure appropriate course selection and progress toward their credential.