Multiple Subject Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Credential

Requirements (48 units)

Students must apply to the program via CSUMentor. In preparation for admission to the basic credential program, students must attend an orientation session scheduled through the Teacher Education Office, CE-102. At this orientation, students will be assigned an education advisor and receive instructions for completing their Program Admission File (PAF). For admission to the program, students must have successfully completed the prerequisite courses and successfully completed or be currently enrolled in the pre/corequisite courses.

Admission to the Program

Students must submit a Program Admission File (PAF) to the Credentials Office, CE-102, at least one quarter prior to enrolling in credential courses.

Students are advised to complete the required California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST). Students must provide verification of passing scores on this exam when they apply for admission to supervision.

Admission to the basic credential program as part of the PAF is based on the following criteria and conditions:

  1. Completion of application form;
  2. Written verification of a passing score on the CSET examination (credential must be completed within five years of passing the CSET examination);
  3. Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching;
  4. Present a written, personal narrative to the assigned education advisor, complete the teacher education interview and obtain signature of the advisor. The following criteria are used to assess the interview: oral and written English and Spanish language usage, professional aptitude, personality and character;
  5. Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years
  6. Academic achievement, verified through transcripts:
    1. Applicants must possess a minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.67 in all baccalaureate and postbaccalaureate course work or at least 2.75 in the last 90 quarter units attempted;
    2. Applicants must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 in professional education course work, with no course grade in this area lower than "B-."
    3. No candidate may be recommended for the credential who has received a grade lower than "C" (2.0) in any non-education course required for the credential, such as the prerequisite courses. In the case of a repeated class, only the highest grade the student has received will be considered for the purpose of this requirement.

  7. Documentation of 45 hours of experience in K-12 classrooms; (Information about this requirement is available in the Handbook for the Multiple Subject Credential Programs.)
  8. Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  9. Completion of a community college or university computer course or an on-line technology skills assessment;
  10. Written verification that the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) has been taken or passing score on CBEST;
  11. Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses:
    1. ENG 311. The English Language (4)
    2. One of the following:
      • EELB 301. Growth and Development in Socio- Educational Contexts (6)
      • HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4) and a concurrent observation course (2)
  12. Satisfactory completion of or current enrollment in:
    1. HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
    2. One of the following;
      • ESPE 350. Introduction to Special Populations for General Education Teachers (4)
      • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)

Admission to Supervised Student Teaching

One quarter in advance of the time students intend to enroll in student teaching (EELB 540A), they must submit an application for supervision. This application is due by Friday of the third week of the quarter prior to enrolling in supervised student teaching. (No applications are accepted in the summer quarter.)

Admission to supervised student teaching is based on the following criteria and conditions:

  1. Completion of an application form;
  2. Verification that the applicant has passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  3. Satisfactory completion of HSCI 100 and Phase I coursework (EELB 312, 313, 316, 317 and 519) with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in education, with no course grade lower than "B-" and no non-education course grade lower than a "C" (2.0);
  4. Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  5. Completion of the upper-division writing requirement at this university or the equivalent graduation requirement at another accredited institution, a passing score on CSUSB Writing Requirement Exemption Evaluation (WREE), or a passing score on the written portion of the CBEST. (CBEST examination does not meet the graduate entrance writing requirement for the Master of Arts degree.)
  6. All course work taken at another college, or more than seven years ago, is subject to approval by the coordinator of the multiple subject program. No more than 14 units of the credential program may be transferred. Student teaching is never transferable. Each applicant is reviewed in terms of all of the above criteria and conditions and must be at least of senior standing. Student teaching for the credential is a full-time assignment for one quarter each of EELB 540A (and 422, 423, 425, and 520C) and EELB 540B (and 532, 534, and 540D). No concurrent course work should be taken beyond the elementary education courses without permission of the program director. Students who fail to complete EELB 422, 423, 425, 520A, 520C, 532, 534, 520D, 540A or 540B will be denied continuation in the program. An appeal process is available. Consult the program director for details.

Program prerequisites (10 units)

  1. Students entering the program must have successfully completed:
    1. ENG 311. The English Language (4)
    2. One of the following:
      • EELB 301. Growth and Development in Socio- Educational Contexts (6)
      • HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4) and a concurrent observation course (2)

Program prerequisites or corequisites (6 units)

  1. Students entering the program must have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in:
    1. HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
    2. One of the following;
      • ESPE 350. Introduction to Special Populations for General Education Teachers (4)
      • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)

Credential Requirements (48 units)

Completion of the following course work with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B") with no course grade lower than "B-."

Phase I

  1. EELB 312. Family, Culture and Schooling (4)
  2. EELB 313. Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learners (4)
  3. EELB 316. Reading/Language Arts (Primary Language) Curriculum and Pedagogy (3)
  4. EELB 317. Educational Psychology for a Diverse Society (4)
  5. EELB 520B. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Designing Instruction (1)

Phase II

First quarter of student teaching

  1. EELB 422. Classroom Organization, Management and Discipline (2)
  2. EELB 423. Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
  3. EELB 425. Literacy and Second Language Acquisition for the Intermediate Reader and Beyond (3)
  4. EELB 520C. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Assessing Student Learning (1)
  5. EELB 540A. Supervised Student Teaching in Multiple Subjects I (6)

Phase III

Second quarter of student teaching

  1. EELB 520A. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Subject Specific Pedagogy (1)
  2. EELB 520D Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Culminating Teaching Experience (1)
  3. EELB 532. Science/Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
  4. EELB 533. Social Studies and the Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
  5. EELB 540B. Supervised Student Teaching in Multiple Subjects II (6)

Additional Requirements

Students must successfully complete:

  1. Both of the following:
    • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
    • SPAN 415. Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English (4) (This course has prerequisites.)
  2. One of the following to fulfill the United States Constitution requirement (or successful completion of an examination administered through the College of Extended Learning):
    • HIST 146. American Civilization (4)
    • HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
    • HIST 540. Constitutional History of the United States (4)
    • PSCI 203. American Government (4)
    • PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
    • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)
  3. The Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) exam with a passing score;
  4. The teacher performance assessment with a passing score.

Upon successfully completing the program and additional requirements above, candidates are eligible to apply for a basic preliminary credential.

Requirements for the Professional Clear Credential may be obtained from the employing school district.

Note: Students must consult the current information sheet for this credential in the Teacher Education Office, CE-102. In addition, students may be eligible for SB 57 Early Completion Internship Option. See information in the Teacher Education Office.