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.
- CGE Winter Intersession/Summer Session Course Offerings (through the Office of Continuing and Global Education (CGE)
- LEE 157 is required in order to be internship eligible and become a Single Subject Teaching Credential University INTERN. (Click here for internship policies.)
|Introduction to Teaching
Orientation to role of teacher in public schools; 45 observation hours of teacher-pupil interaction.
|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.
Program Coursework (34 units)
Phase 1 (Initial Phase - 17 units)
|Social Contexts of Teaching and Learning
|Foundations of education contemporary issues; legal responsibilities; effective involvement with family and community.
|Adolescent Learning and Development
|Psychological theories of teaching and learning, growth and development of adolescents, motivation, classroom management, and student performance and assessment issues.
|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.
|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
|Initial Student Teaching
|Student teaching under clinical supervision; assignment requires 15 hours per week. CR/NC grading only.
|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.
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): All Single Subject Credential Candidates are expected to remain in EHD 155A student teaching placements until the end of the semester regardless of accumulated clinical practice hours as all student teaching classes (EHD 155A and EHD 155B) are earmarked as regular class attendance courses.
Note (3): CI 161 must be taken concurrently with EHD 155A/EHD 154A.
Phase 2 (Final Phase - 17 units)
|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.
|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.
|Final Student Teaching
|Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.
|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.
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 (not student teaching) meets our substitution requirements and was taken within the California State University System, and is compatible in units, we will accept up to 9 units of coursework.
- If the coursework (not student teaching) 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 (not student teaching) was taken while enrolled in another teacher credential program, a letter of good standing is also required for admission.
- 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.
- Due to the changes in CCTC Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE's) resulting in the
Single Subject's Teacher Credential Program’s redesign of the teacher performance
assessment, the Fresno Assessment of Student Teaching (FAST), and the revamping of
the the Single Subject Credential Program core courses:
- coursework taken before 2017 can no longer be validated.
- coursework must be taken within five years from the time the credential program is completed.
- Fresno State's Single Subject Teacher Credential Program is NOT an "online" program even though some courses are offered online.