2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential


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Admission Requirements


Integrated Credential Program Admission Requirements

A student who is admitted to the University is not automatically admitted to the Integrated Credential Program and must meet the following requirements:

  1. Demonstrate basic skills competency
    • Take the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST); OR
    • Demonstrate competence through an alternate route
  2. Demonstrate subject matter competency
    • Enrolled in an approved subject matter competency program; OR
    • Take the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) for the appropriate credential area
  3. Meet U.S. Constitution requirement
  4. Grade Point Average (GPA)
    • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for acceptance
    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 for all methods courses while in the program
  5. Verification of Certificate of Clearance
  6. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  7. Satisfactory interview with an Education Committee faculty member
  8. Literacy sample completed at the interview

Traditional Credential Program Requirements (39 units)


Students interested in teaching elementary school should complete the requirements for the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential. Students must demonstrate subject matter competence to complete a credential either by completing an approved subject matter program or by passing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Check with a School of Education advisor to find out if your major has an approved subject matter program.

Candidates must complete all credential and state requirements to be eligible for a credential. Credential requirements can be obtained from the School of Education credential program advisors.

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