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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Single Subject Credential

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In California, the appropriate credential to teach a specific subject in a departmentalized classroom at the middle school or high school level is the Single Subject Credential. This credential authorizes public school teaching in a departmentalized classroom. The Single Subject Credential is also utilized by those who wish to be subject area specialists in any K-12 setting (such as fine/performing arts, physical education and other elective areas).

Requirements for the Single Subject Credential

  1. Passing score on the CBEST or equivalent.
  2. Passage of CSET prior to Student Teaching.
  3. Meet the U.S. Constitution requirement (by transcript or exam).
  4. Obtain a Certificate of Clearance.
  5. Complete Infant, Child and Adult CPR requirement.
  6. Negative TB test.
  7. Successful completion of the California Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPAs).
  8. In addition, all teacher education program candidates are expected to follow the Teacher Education Disposition Policy, which can be found in their respective Program Handbook.
  9. Successful completion of all credential courses listed below.

Students pursuing the Single Subject Credential are held to the University’s Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition, these specific graduate course 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 Single Subject Credential curriculum:

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