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2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog 
    
2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Single Subject Credential


Basic Teaching Credential Programs


Credential requirements specified in this catalog are subject to changes made by the State of California. Contact the Department of Teacher Education for current regulations.

Admission

Note: Department application deadlines differ from those listed by the university. Please contact the department for appropriate program application periods.

Multiple or Single Subject Credential Programs

Before applying to the Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential Programs, all applicants must attend an “Admission Advisement Session.” Two to three sessions are held every month, except July and August. For a schedule of sessions, call (510) 885-2272.

Multiple Subject applicants (except for the undergraduate blended program; see the Liberal Studies chapter of this catalog) must file with the Department of Teacher Education:

  1. a completed University “Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Application”
  2. a graduate application fee
  3. a statement of residency, if new to Cal State East Bay
  4. two official copies of each transcript from each college or university attended (and one additional copy or photocopy for the Department of Teacher Education)
  5. a Department Application Form for the Multiple Subject Credential Program
  6. two letters of recommendation verifying prerequisite field experience.

Single Subject applicants must file with the Department of Teacher Education:

  1. a completed University “Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Application”
  2. a graduate application fee
  3. a statement of residency if new to Cal State East Bay
  4. two official copies of each transcript (and one additional copy or photocopy for the Department of Teacher Education)
  5. a Department Application Form for the Single Subject Credential Program
  6. two letters of recommendation verifying prerequisite field experience.
  7. Applicants to the Bachelors Plus Pathway will have separate application procedures and requirements. Please consult the Department of Teacher Education for details.

Prerequisites

Each candidate must complete the following prerequisites before entering the Multiple Subject and Single Subject Teaching Credential
Programs:

  • Subject Matter Competency. Multiple Subject applicants must pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subjects examinations. Single Subject applicants must either (a) complete a CCTC-approved subject matter preparation program or (b) pass the relevant CSET examinations.
  • U.S. Constitution course or exam
  • CBEST. California Basic Educational Skills Test, passing score
  • All candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67 with a GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 semester units.
  • Two letters of recommendation verifying successful experiences in school/school-like settings. TED 3001, Exploring Education, may be taken as part of this requirement.

Admission Process

Applicants are required to attend an admission interview. Successful applicants are notified by mail shortly after the interview.

Applicants accepted into a credential program must immediately:

  • file State Forms 41-CIC (Application for Character and Identification Clearance) and BID-7 (2-82) (two fingerprint cards), and submit a TB clearance dated within the past calendar year. A non-refundable partial fee (money order or certified check made payable to Commission on Teacher Credentialing) must accompany Form 41-4. Upon completion of the program, applicants must pay the remaining credential application fee. (Contact the Credentials Office, AE 250, 510/885-2272.) or
  • file a copy of a previous/current California credential and a TB clearance dated within one calendar year of application.

Credential Requirements


The Single Subject Credential is the basic credential that authorizes teaching in one area of the curriculum. This credential is required for almost all high school and middle school positions, and for a few elementary “specialist” positions. The credential is offered in the following areas: art, English, mathematics, music, physical education, science, and social studies.

Curricular Requirements (64 units)


The Single Subject Credential Program has two “pathways,” or sets of course requirements: (1) Bachelors Plus, and (2) Discrete Course. The Discrete Course Pathway is four quarters with summer entry. The Bachelors Plus Pathway is an alternative for students who want to start the Single Subject Credential Program as undergraduates and this pathway takes eight quarters to complete.

The courses required are listed below:

A. Both Pathways (43 units)


Field experience requirements:


All candidates will complete two supervised field experiences, either as a student teacher or an intern. Field assignments begin in September with the beginning of the K-12 school year and continue, with breaks at different times, until June.

Candidates in the Bachelors Plus Pathway have a required junior year field placement and complete their two supervised field experiences as seniors.

Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) Tutorials: Any candidate who fails a TPA task must enroll in the appropriate TPA Tutorial course(s):