Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
This program specifically prepares teachers for the diversity of languages and cultures often encountered in California’s public classrooms. It prepares candidates to address the needs of students who speak English as a native language and/or as a second language in the elementary school setting. An underlying principle of the program is the belief that all children (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability or economic status) are capable of learning. Emphasis is placed on the K-8 student as actively engaged in his/her learning.
The Multiple Subject Credential Program prepares teachers to work with students in grades K-8 with responsibility for all subject areas in a self-contained classroom. Multiple Subject Credential Teachers most often teach in elementary, middle school, or self-contained classrooms.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students prepared for K-8 teaching of all subjects in self-contained classroom
- Students prepared to teach children with English as first or second language
- Students prepared for diversity of languages and cultures in and among children and families
- Students can meet the diverse needs of all students and those with special needs
- Students prepared to actively engage children in their learning
Prerequisite Courses in Education (16-20 units)
If taken at CSU Channel Islands (CI), the course must be completed within seven (7) years prior to beginning the program with a grade of “C” or better. If an equivalent course at another college or university has been taken, it must have been completed within five (5) years prior to beginning the program.
Students have multiple options for completing prerequisites. Courses may be taken at the undergraduate level leading to a CI Bachelor’s degree. Students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree may be admitted to Prerequisite Education status. Applications for Prerequisite Education status are also accepted during the final term of Bachelor’s degree completion. Financial Aid may be available to admitted Prerequisite students who are otherwise eligible, for up to one year, to complete prerequisite courses. Prospective students also have the option to take prerequisite courses through Extended Education (Open University) on a space available basis. Tuition is self-funded.
Prerequisite Education Courses:
ENGL 475 Language in Social Context (3)
EDUC 510 Learning Theory and Development Applied in Multicultural Education Contexts (3)
EDUC 512 Equity, Diversity and Foundations of Schooling (3)
SPED 345 Individuals with Disabilities in Society (3)
EDUC 520 Observing and Guiding Behavior in Multilingual/Multicultural and Inclusive Classrooms (3)
EDUC 521 Field Experience (1)
Requirements For The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Full-Time Multiple Subject Credential Program (36 units)
EDMS 522 Literacy 1: Multicultural/Multilingual (4)
EDMS 526 Modern Methods in Mathematics Teaching (4)
EDMS 527 History, Social Studies and Integrated Arts (4)
EDMS 565 Initial Student Teaching (7)
EDMS 566 Initial Student Teaching Seminar (1)
EDMS 523 Literacy 2: Multicultural/Multilingual (3)
EDMS 529 Science, Health and PE (4)
EDMS 575 Advanced Student Teaching (7)
EDMS 576 Advanced Student Teaching Seminar (2)
Part-Time Multiple Subject Credential Program (36 units)
Individual scheduling may vary. Program to be planned with faculty advisor.
Please Note: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requires passing the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) for the initial issuance of a Multiple Subject Credential. RICA consists of passing one of two components, either a comprehensive examination or a performance assessment. It is recommended that the Assessment be taken after completion of the Literacy I course in the credential program. Certification in adult, infant, and child CPR competency is required by CCTC for an initial teaching credential.
Students interested in a Credential with emphasis on English Language Learners (BCLAD)
Examines experiences & realities pertinent to the daily lives of Chicano and Mexican-origin children and adolescents. Emphasis will be on contemporary issues and effective educational and cultural practices for working with children and their families within Chicano/Mexican communities. Field study requirement involves making connections and working in a child-centered setting or related service project. (Three hours lecture and two hours community service per week). Meets Gen. ED: C-3b, D (Being bilingual helps, but it is not necessary).
Primary language schooling for K-3 students in the U.S., language of emphasis (Spanish) curricular materials, assessment, and teaching reading and writing in Spanish.
Primary Language Pedagogy & Literacy Primary language schooling for K-6 students in the U.S. including teaching English language development and Spanish language reading and writing in various content areas. Curricular materials, assessment, and field experiences in dual language classrooms are also emphasized.
Being bilingual is a definite asset!
Program Maintenance Requirements
As a condition of remaining in the program, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better, with no course grades lower than a C+.