Program Overview

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 and educators can make a difference in their lives.

Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for the Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

We currently offer Single Subject Credentials in the following subject areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Foundation Level Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, or Physics)
  • Foundation Level General Science
  • Social Science/History

Program Highlights

  • Admission applications are accepted for Fall and Spring
  • Full and part-time option available

Prerequisite Courses

The following prerequisite courses must be successfully completed, with a grade of "C" or better, or in progress at the time that you apply to the Single Subject Credential Program.

  • ENGL 475: Language in Social Context (3 units)
  • EDUC 412: (EDUC 512) Equity, Diversity and Foundations of Schooling (3 units)
  • SPED 345: Individuals with Disabilities (3 units)
  • EDMS 424: (EDUC 524) Creating and Managing Effective Secondary School Learning Environments (5 units)
  • EDSS 415: (EDSS 515) Adolescent Development for Secondary Educators (3 units)

Bilingual Authorization Prerequisite Courses

  • HIST 361: Modern Latin American History (3 units) - only offered spring semester
  • EDML 417: (EDML 617) The Socio-Cultural Context of Bilingual Schooling (3 units) - only offered spring semester
  • CHS 350: Chicana/o History and Culture (HIST) (3 units) OR
  • EDUC 445: Chicano Child and Adolescent (4 units)

In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students who wish to complete the Bilingual Authorization Emphasis in Spanish must pass the language assessment exam (CSET: Spanish III) prior to applying for the Credential Program. For test dates and other test information, please visit the CTC Exams website.

Important Information

Program Course Outline (PDF, 40.3 KB)
Admission Requirements

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Program Coordinator

Manuel Correia
Manuel Correia