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Teaching Credential Programs

Single Subject Program Course Offerings

The Single Subject Credential program contains a total of 34 units of coursework. All coursework in our program can be completed in two or three semesters. If you wish to learn more about the Single Subject Credential program, watch our informative video or attend an information session.

Prerequisite Courses (3-6 units)

All candidates interested in pursuing a Single Subject teaching credential must complete EHD 50 (or equivalent) and CI 149 BEFORE beginning the credential program.

Prerequisite Courses
Course Number Course Title Description Units
EHD 50 Introduction to Teaching

Orientation to role of teacher in public schools; 45 observation hours of teacher-pupil interaction.

3 units
CI 149 Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Secondary Classrooms

Use of research to inform decisions about instructional planning, pedagogical strategies, assessment, and classroom organization to facilitate learning for all students in secondary classrooms. Use of current and emerging technologies to enhance learning. 
(Must pass with at least a C)

  • Other option: Course Substitution Request Form
  • For Agricultural Education Candidates Only: AGED 150, Agricultural Resources and Applications (Must pass with at least a C) 
3 units

 

Program Coursework (34 units)

Phase 1 (17 units)

Phase 1 17 units
Course Number Course Title Description Units
CI 151 Social Contexts of Teaching and Learning Foundations of education contemporary issues; legal responsibilities; effective involvement with family and community. 3 units
CI 152 Adolescent Learning and Development Psychological theories of teaching and learning, growth and development of adolescents, motivation, classroom management, and student performance and assessment issues.  3 units
LEE 157 Teaching English Learners in Secondary Classrooms Educational issues, methodologies, and materials to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content areas at the secondary level (7-12). Special emphasis on skills necessary to deliver comprehensive instruction to English learners. 3 units
CI 161 Methods in Secondary Teaching Planning, delivering, and assessing content-specific instruction; academic and common core standards; identifying specific standards that require literacy strategies. Fall offering: Agriculture, Art, English, Foreign Language, Industrial Technology, Math, Music, Science, Social Science. Spring offering: English & Physical Education 3 units
EHD 155A Initial Student Teaching Student teaching under clinical supervision; assignment requires 15 hours per week. CR/NC grading only. 4 units
EHD 154A Initial Student Teaching Seminar Seminar to accompany initial student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss a variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience. CR/NC grading only. 1 units

Note (1): Phase 1 coursework must be successfully completed prior to beginning Phase 2 coursework. Grades of “I”, “WU”, “D”, or “F” on transcripts will prevent a candidate from moving forward.

Note (2):  CI 161 must be taken concurrently with EHD 155A/EHD 154A.

Phase 2 (17 units)

Phase 2 17 units
Course Number Course Title Description Units
SPED 158 Differentiated Instruction in Secondary For the purpose of establishing an inclusive community of teachers and learners, teacher candidates will appreciate their responsibilities related to IDEA/ADA, and design instruction and learning environments that provide differentiation and choice to meet the needs of all learners, with focus on special populations. 3 units
LEE 156 Content Area Literacy and Communication in Secondary Classrooms Research-based literacy strategies; vocabulary development; academic language; reading comprehension; writing using discipline-specific formats. Teaching content-based reading and writing skills to a full range of students. 3 units
EHD 155B Final Student Teaching Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only. 10 units
EHD 154B Final Student Teaching Seminar Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss a variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience. CR/NC grading only. 1 unit

 

Course Substitution Request

Regarding transfer of coursework from another university, you will need to submit a Course Substitution Request form, complete with transcript, catalog description and course outline. 

  • If the coursework meets our substitution requirements and was taken within the California State University System, and is compatible in units, we will accept up to 12 units of coursework.
  • If the coursework meets our substitution requirements and was taken outside of the California State University System and is compatible in units, we will accept up to 6 units of coursework.
  • If the coursework was taken while enrolled in another teacher credential program, a letter of good standing is also required for admission.

Note:  Transfer coursework must be equivalent in content/pedagogy and should address California Teaching Performance Expectations or contain similar out of state regulatory state teaching performance expectation requirements.