Preliminary Education Specialist
Requirements for the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
|EDTE 500P||Diversity, Inclusion & Schooling||3|
|EDTE 501P||Methods for Language & Literacy||3|
|EDTE 502P||Elementary Methods I: Math & Science||3|
|or EDTE 504P||Secondary Methods I|
|EDTE 503P||Elementary Methods II: Humanities||3|
|or EDTE 505P||Secondary Methods II: Social Science|
|or EDTE 506P||Secondary Methods II: Science|
|or EDTE 507P||Secondary Methods II: Mathematics|
|or EDTE 508P||Secondary Methods II: English|
|or EDTE 509P||Secondary Methods II: World Language|
|EDTE 510P||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDTE 511P||Equity & Advocacy in Educational Systems||3|
|EDTE 512P||Methods for English Learners||3|
|EDTE 513P||Positive Behavior Supports for Family, School, and Community Engagement||3|
|EDTE 516||Technology & Learning||3|
|EDTE 554F||Clinical Experience: Education Specialist Student Teaching||3|
Passing score on the following exams: CBEST or CSET: Writing Skills Assessment, CSET: Multiple Subjects, RICA. To demonstrate subject matter competence, all candidates for the Preliminary Education Specialist 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.
Students are urged to meet regularly with the Academic Programs Manager, Sergio Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 260-7452 and the Credential Analyst, James McCarty email@example.com or (619) 260-4821, at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences to ensure appropriate course selection and progress toward their credential.