The Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, K-12, as well as in preschool and adult education. It is the credential sought by those who wish to teach elementary education (K-6).
Admission to the program
Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Submit passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
- Have a minimum admission grade point average of 3.000.
- Students with an admission grade point average between 2.750 and 2.990 may be admitted in provisional standing for a maximum of one semester; provisional standing for the Multiple Subject Credential program specifies that students can enroll only in 500 level courses and can complete a maximum of 12 credits. Students who are below a 2.750 grade point average will be denied admission to the Multiple Subject Credential.
- Submit passing score on, or proof of registration for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
Transfer of coursework
Six credits of graduate transfer work is the maximum allowed. (See Academic Policies and Procedures for transfer guidelines.)
Requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential degree
- Passing score on the CBEST.
- Passage of CSET prior to Student Teaching.
- If a candidate has not passed CBEST or CSET upon application, then proof of registration must be provided.
- Passing score on the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) exam prior to application for a credential (not to be taken before completion of EDUC 500 ).
- Obtain a Certificate of Clearance.
- Complete Infant, Child and Adult CPR requirement.
NOTE: Six semester credits of a foreign language or equivalent are highly recommended.
Students pursuing the Multiple Subject Credential degree are held to the University's Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition these specific graduate course degree standards apply:
- Minimum grade "C+" or above required in all graduate coursework.
- Maintain 3.000 GPA in all graduate coursework.
The following courses make up the Multiple Subject Credential curriculum: