Multiple Subject Credential
If you are a member of the Master's Credential Cohort Program (MCC), please know these credential requirements are in addition to the master's degree requirements found here.
The Multiple Subject program is designed for those interested in teaching in elementary grades. Completion of an approved California state Liberal Studies undergraduate program is helpful preparation for the Multiple Subject credential, but is not required. To demonstrate subject matter competence, all candidates for the Multiple Subject credential are required to pass 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. All candidates for the credential must submit either a passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or CSET: Writing Skills Assessment prior to admittance to the program, or evidence of having registered for taking the basic skills exam at its next offering.
Requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential
I. Courses (36 units)
|EDUC 540||Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic||3|
|EDSP 589P||Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society||3|
|EDUC 581C||Multicultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society||3|
|EDUC 582||Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society||3|
|EDUC 583P||Methods of Teaching Reading & Language Arts in Elementary||3|
|EDUC 584C||Methods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts||3|
|EDUC 585P||Elementary Curriculum Methods for Global Classrooms||6|
|EDUC 590S||Student Teaching for Multiple Subject Credential Seminar 1||1-3|
|EDUC 590P||Student Teaching for Multiple Subject Credential Practicum 1||1-9|
Passing score on the following exams: CBEST or CSET: Writing Skills Assessment, CSET: Multiple Subjects, RICA. The CBEST or CSET: Writing Skills Assessment and CSET exams must be passed prior to student teaching;
- 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.