2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

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Admission Requirements

Credential Program Admission Requirements and Screening Procedures

A student who is admitted to the University is not automatically admitted to the Education Credentialing Program. Candidates interested in the Masters in Education in addition to the credential must meet both sets of criteria. In order to qualify for admission to the Credential program, each candidate must meet the additional following requirements:

  1. Complete a Bachelor’s degree program at a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Complete Subject Matter Requirements:
    • Pass the state-administered California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
    • Take at least one subtest of the California State Exam (CSET) for the planned credential content area
  3. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
    • Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may be considered for admission with passage of all subsets of the CSET exam for the planned credential content area
  4. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  5. Complete a written literacy sample
  6. Complete a satisfactory interview with an Education faculty member (special education candidates only)
  7. Verification of Certificate of Clearance granted
  8. Credential program acceptance

Internship Teaching Credential Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an Internship Program at CBU, all candidates must meet Commission and university requirements:

  1. Posted Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited university
  2. Cumulative Grade Point Averages of at least 2.75 for admission; Maintain 3.0 gpa or better to continue as an intern
  3. Pass Basic Skills Requirement
  4. Certify Subject Matter Competence has been met
  5. Complete U.S. Constitution requirement
  6. Present Certificate of Clearance
  7. Each Internship has additional unique requirements. See Education Advisor for requirements.

Program Requirements (39 units)

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

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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