Coursework

Undergraduate Teaching Credentials

Department of Learning and Teaching

Program of Study

In the state of California, classroom teachers are credentialed by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) upon the recommendation of colleges and universities with approved teacher education programs. At the University of San Diego it is possible for students to graduate in four years with a bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential in one of several areas: the preliminary Multiple Subject Credential for teaching in elementary education, the preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential with Mild to Moderate Content Specialization that prepares students to teach in special education classrooms across K-12 settings; and the preliminary Single Subject Credential for teaching in middle or high school classrooms.

Prerequisite Courses for All Credentials

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
ENGL 318E Development of the English Language 3 Undergraduate Units
Or    
EDU 558XB* First and Second Language Development and Structure for the Classroom Teacher 3 Continuing Education Units

*This course is included in the program of study for students who have not completed it prior to enrolling. The course is offered through USD Professional and Continuing Education.

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, Mild to Moderate Disabilities

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
EDSP 389

Healthy Environment & Inclusive Education

Field experience: 5 hours of observation

3
EDSP 370 Assessment in Special Education 3
EDSP 371 Management of Behavior and Instruction 3
EDSP 372 Typical and Atypical Language Development 3
EDSP 373 Family Systems & Community Cultural Resources 3
EDSP 374 Characteristics and Needs Exceptionality 3
EDSP 375P

Curriculum and Instruction Mild/Moderate

Field experience: 20 hours

3
EDSP 379 Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Special Education 2
EDUC 383P

Methods of Teaching Reading & Language Arts

Field experience: 50 hours

3
EDUC 384C Methods of Teaching English Language & Academic Development 3
EDUC 375P

Inclusive Curricula for Learners 5-22

Field experience: 20 hours

3

EDSP 490P

Practicum in Special Education Mild/Moderate

Field experience: 18 weeks/1 semester student teaching

6

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
EDUC 381C

Multicultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society

Field requirement: 5 hours of service learning, 5 hours of classroom observation

3
EDUC 382

Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society

Field experience: 8 hours of classroom observation

3
EDUC 383P

Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts

Field requirement: 50-hour practicum

3
EDUC 384C

Methods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Cross-Cultural Contexts

Field requirement: 20 hours of service learning

3
EDUC 385P

Elementary Curriculum and Methods for Global Classrooms

Field requirement: 50-hour practicum

6
EDSP 389

Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society

Field requirement: 10 hours of observation

3
EDUC 490P

Student Teaching for the Multiple Subject Credential

Field requirement: 18 weeks/1 semester, full-time

9
EDUC 490S

Student Teaching Seminar for the Multiple Subject Credential

Taken concurrently with EDUC 490P

3

Preliminary Single Subject Credential

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNDERGRADUATE UNITS
EDUC 381C

Multicultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society

Field requirement: 5 hours of service learning, 5 hours of classroom observation

3
EDUC 382

Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society

Field experience: 8 hours of classroom observation

3
EDUC 384C

Methods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Cross-Cultural Contexts

Field requirement: 20 hours of service learning

3
EDUC 332P

Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools in a Global Society

Field requirement: 50-hour practicum

3
EDUC 334P

Methods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools

Field requirement: 50-hour practicum

3
EDSP 389

Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society

Field requirement: 10 hours of observation

3
EDUC 491P

Student Teaching for the Single Subject Credential

Field requirement: 18 weeks/1 semester, full-time

9
EDUC 491S

Student Teaching Seminar for the Single Subject Credential

Taken concurrently with EDUC 491P

3