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Liberal Studies

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential-2042

Requirements for Teachers Prepared in California

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in a self-contained classroom such as the classrooms in most elementary schools. However, a teacher authorized for multiple subject instruction may be assigned to teach in any self-contained classroom (preschool, K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults). In addition, the holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may serve in a core or team teaching setting. The Liberal Studies major prepares students in the subjects taught in elementary school classrooms, and introduces the content specifications required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Course Requirements:

  1. Completion of Liberals Studies Major with grades of C or higher in all coursework (no pass/fail)
  2. Completion of the following courses in SOLES:

(33 units + online technology workshop)

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach in a self-contained classroom such as the classrooms in most elementary schools. However, a teacher authorized for multiple subject instruction may be assigned to teach in any self-contained classroom (preschool, K–12, or in classes organized primarily for adults). In addition, the holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may serve in a core or team teaching setting.

FOUNDATIONS BLOCK (must be taken before beginning the Methods Block; these courses may be taken    before admission to the Credential Program.

________ ENGL 318 Development of the English Language (3 units)

________ EDUC 381C Multicultural and Philosophical Foundations in a Global Society (3 units, ~10 practicum hours)

________ EDUC 382 Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society (3 units, ~ 8 observation hours)

METHODS BLOCK (must be completed before beginning Student Teaching; candidates must be admitted to the credential program.

________ EDUC 385P  Elementary Curriculum Methods for Global Classrooms (6 units, 50 hour practicum)

________ EDUC 383P  Methods of Teaching Literacy and Language Arts (3 units, 50 hour practicum) 

________ EDUC 384C  Methods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts (3 units, 20 hours)

________ EDSP 389  Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society (3 units, 5 hours)

STUDENT TEACHING BLOCK (courses taken concurrently)

________ EDUC 490P  Student Teaching for the Multiple Subject Credential (9 units, full-day, full-time assignment in K-12 school)

________ EDUC 490S  Student Teaching Seminar for the Multiple Subject Credential (3 units)

 Attend Credential and Careers Meeting and file all credential application with the Credential Analyst

 

NOTE:

Admission to the Teacher Credential Program does not guarantee acceptance to student teaching. Acceptance will be based on academic criteria (minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, C or above in all Core and Concentration courses, B- or above in Professional Preparation courses, completion of all other professional preparation courses), acceptable performance in practicum experiences, appropriate professional dispositions, and faculty approval of student portfolio.


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