Single Subject Teaching Credential Program
This program specifically prepares teachers for the diversity of languages and cultures often encountered in California Public Schools. The program prepares candidates to address the needs of students who speak English as a native language and/or as a second language in the secondary school setting. An underlying principle of the program is that all students (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability or economic status) are capable learners. All CSU Channel Islands (CI) full-time credential programs are offered in cohort format. Admitted Single Subject students will complete courses in the late afternoon and evening. Admitted part-time students will meet with a faculty advisor to plan an individualized program.
The Single Subject Teaching Credential Program prepares teachers to work with students in subject specific content areas in departmentalized schools. Single Subject Credential Teachers most often teach in departmentalized middle, junior high and high schools.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students prepared to teach specific subjects in middle, junior or high schools
- 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 be reflective and deliberative practitioners
- Students linked content and pedagogy
- Students integrate research, theory and best educational practice into their teaching
Prerequisite Courses in Education (16 units)
If taken at CI, the courses 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 loans 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.
ENGL 475 Language in Social Context (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 Multicultural/Multilingual and Inclusive Classrooms (3)
EDUC 521 Field Experience (1)
EDSS 515* Adolescent Development for Secondary Educators (3)
Requirements For The Single Subject Teaching Credential (24-28 units; variable if part-time)
EDSS 530 General Secondary School Methods (3)
EDSS 550 Access to Learning: English Language
EDSS 560 Access to Learning: Special Needs Learners (2)
EDSS 570 Field Experience Middle School
(Part-Time Program) (1)
EDSS 571 Student Teaching Seminar Middle School (2)
EDSS 575 Student Teaching Middle School (6)
EDSS 580 Field Experience High School (Part-Time Program) (1)
EDSS 581 Student Teaching Seminar High School (2)
EDSS 585 Student Teaching High School (6)
Subject Specific Requirements For The Single Subject Teaching Credential Program (7 units)
Students take two courses from one of the following subject areas in Mathematics, Science or English, or History/Social Studies:
Single Subject Credential in English:
EDSS 533 Teaching English in Middle Schools (3)
EDSS 543 Teaching English in High Schools (4)
Single Subject Credential in History/Social Science:
EDSS 534 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Schools (3)
EDSS 544 Teaching Social Studies in High Schools (4)
Single Subject Credential in Mathematics:
EDSS 531 Teaching Mathematics in Middle Schools (3)
EDSS 541 Teaching Mathematics in High Schools (4)
Single Subject Credential in Science:
EDSS 532 Teaching Science in Middle Schools (3)
EDSS 542 Teaching Science in High Schools (4)
Please Note: Certification in adult, infant, and child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) competency is required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for an initial issuance of a teaching credential.
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+.