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Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization

 

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Program Description:

The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) takes advantage of an infusion of information (about individuals with disabilities) throughout the undergraduate Kinesiology curriculum as the basis for more elegant academic preparation. That is, the APEAA program is designed to prepare effective teachers of adapted physical activity. These teachers will assess motor performance, prepare individual educational plans, implement instruction with effective teaching behaviors (instructional strategies), and evaluate the effectiveness (student achievement, teacher effectiveness, and curricular efficiency) of their work.

The following teaching credentials holders can apply to the program; Single Subject in Physical Education, Multiple Subjects, and Educational Specialist. Each candidate will have different APEAA course requirements depending on the candidates’ academic experiences and teaching credentials. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Hyunkyoung Oh
Phone: 909-537-3535
Email: hkoh@csusb.edu
Location: HP 212
Adapted Physical Education's Department Page | Adapted Physical Education's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • Teaching credential
  • Unofficial transcript 

 

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/8/2020 12/15/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the university for admission as a postbaccalaureate student, admission to the Added Authorization in Adapted Physical Education program requires the following:

  • A valid California teaching credential authorizing the teaching of physical education.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or your last 90 units GPA of 2.75 in order to be admitted to the APEAA Program.
Designated Subjects Career and Technical Education for Applicants who hold a Bachelor Degree

 

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Program Description:
The Designated Subjects Career and Technical Education (CTE) credential program prepares teachers to become educational leaders in Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), Public or Charter Schools, Correctional Institutions, community colleges, and private secondary or post-secondary environments. The program focuses on an evolutionary process of change by which teaching practices become increasingly effective and promote student learning in CTE settings. Industry-specific and instructional knowledge combine with regulatory practices to form the foundation of effective CTE teacher practices. The program considers candidates content knowledge experts in their industry sector, and it is the program's goal to educate candidates on effective CTE teacher practices.
 
Program Coordinator:

Dr. Joe Scarcella
Phone: 909-537-5287
Email: jscarcel@csusb.edu
Location: CE 317

Designated Subjects' Department Page | Designated Subjects' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

Email from Program Coordinator, including Advisement for Program Plan

(1) It is required that each candidate emails, preferably one email, including both Dr. Andrew Hughes and Dr. Joe Scarcella, an introduction of themselves and request for a Program Plan. You will save the email from the program coordinators as a .pdf and attach it with your application.

Designated Subjects Admission Application

All candidates are asked to submit a program application form that is obtained from the program coordinators, Dr. Andrew Hughes or Dr. Joe Scarcella, during the email from above.


Requested Documentation:

When obtaining the preliminary credential, all applicants are required to submit verification of a minimum of three years of paid or unpaid work experience directly related to each Industry Sector to be named on the credential (one year shall equal a minimum of 1,000 clock hours). At least one year of the required work experience must be within the last five years, or two years within the last ten years immediately preceding the issuance of the Preliminary Credential. This document is NOT the verification of work experience needed for the credential. This document is for program advisement purposes.

NOTE: Any of the following may be combined to total 1,000 clock hours in order to meet the recency requirement: A) work experience; B) college-level related coursework; C) non-college related coursework; D) occupational internship and E) vocational teaching experience.


 

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/31/2020 1/10/2021 8/1/2021


Application Details:

  • Appropriate work experience and a bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) are required for admission to the Designated Subjects Career and Technical (CTE) Teaching Credential Program.
  • Applicants should have at least three years of verifiable work experience directly related to each industry sector named on the credential.
  • One year must equal a minimum of 1000 clock hours.
  • The experience may be full-time or part-time, paid, or unpaid.
  • One year of work experience must be within the last five years or two years of work experience must be within the last ten years in the area listed on the credential. 
Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education

 

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Program Description:
Candidates of the California Educational Specialist Credential program at CSUSB learn to teach children with special needs. The Early Childhood authorization certifies the teacher to serve children with special needs between birth and pre-kindergarten. We offer two options for completing your credential: a student teaching option and an internship option.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Richardson
Phone: 909-537-5680
Email: gregory.richardson@csusb.edu
Location: CE 233
Early Childhood's Department Page | Early Childhood's Bulletin Page - Internship Option | Early Childhood's Bulletin Page - Student Teaching Option

Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Field Experience
  • Personal Statement
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Unofficial Transcript

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 11/2/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

Internship Option

  • Completion of an application form;
  • Original written verification of passing score for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (recommendation forms are available in the Special Education Credential Program Admission Booklet);
  • A written personal narrative to be reviewed and approved by the Special Education Program Director;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Academic achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended. 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 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Documentation of 45 hours of experience in programs designed to provide educational services to children and/or families from birth to pre-K;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better (6 units): ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531

Student Teaching Option

  • Completion of an application form;
  • Original written verification of passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (recommendation forms are available in the Special Education Credential Program Admission Booklet);
  • A written personal narrative to be reviewed and approved by the Special Education Program Coordinator;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Academic achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended. 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 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Documentation of 45 hours of experience in Early Childhood and special education settings;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Verification of attendance at a Special Education Information Session;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better (6 units): ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531
Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities

 

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Program Description:
Candidates of the California Educational Specialist Credential program at CSUSB learn to teach children with special needs. The Mild to Moderate Disabilities authorization certifies the teacher to serve children with special needs in grades kindergarten through 12 (or up to age 22).  We offer two options for completing your credential: a student teaching option and an internship option.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Richardson
Phone: 909-537-5680
Email: gregory.richardson@csusb.edu
Location: CE 233
Mild/Moderate Disabilities' Department Page | Mild/Moderate Disabilities' Bulletin Page - Internship Option | Mild/Moderate Disabilities' Bulletin Page - Student Teaching Option
 
Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Filed Experience
  • Personal Statement
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 11/2/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

Internship Option

  • Completion of an application form;
  • Original written verification of passing score for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (recommendation forms are available in the Special Education Credential Program Admission Booklet);
  • A written personal narrative to be reviewed and approved by the Special Education Program Director;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Academic achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended. 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 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Documentation of 45 hours of experience in K-12 classrooms;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Verification of attendance at a Special Education Information Session;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better (6 units): ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531

Student Teaching Option

  • Completion of an application form;
  • Original written verification of passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Original written verification of a passing score on the CSET examination or appropriate subject matter competency;
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (recommendation forms are available in the Special Education Credential Program Admission Booklet);
  • A written personal narrative to be reviewed and approved by the Special Education Program Coordinator;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Academic achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended. 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 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Documentation of 45 hours of experience in K-12 classrooms;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Verification of attendance at a Special Education Information Session;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better (6 units)ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531
Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities

 

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Program Description:
Candidates of the California Educational Specialist Credential program at CSUSB learn to teach children with special needs. The Moderate to Severe Disabilities authorization certifies the teacher to serve children with special needs in grades kindergarten through 12 (or up to age 22).  We offer two options for completing your credential: a student teaching option and an internship option.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Richardson
Phone: 909-537-5680
Email: gregory.richardson@csusb.edu
Location: CE 233
Moderate/Severe Disabilities' Department Page | Moderate/Severe Disabilities' Bulletin Page - Internship Option | Moderate/Severe Disabilities' Bulletin Page - Student Teaching Option
 
Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Field Experience
  • Personal Statement
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 11/2/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

Internship Option

  • Completion of an application form;
  • Original written verification of passing score for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Original written verification of a passing score on the CSET examination or appropriate subject matter competency;
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (recommendation forms are available in the Special Education Credential Program Admission Booklet);
  • A written personal narrative to be reviewed and approved by the Special Education Program Director;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Academic Achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended. 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 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Documentation of 45 hours of experience in K-12 classrooms;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Verification of attendance at a Special Education Information Session;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better (6 units)ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531

Student Teaching Option

  • Completion of an application form;
  • Original written verification of passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Original written verification of a passing score on the CSET examination or appropriate subject matter competency;
  • Two written recommendations by persons who can address scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (recommendation forms are available in the Special Education Credential Program Admission Booklet);
  • A written personal narrative to be reviewed and approved by the Special Education Program Coordinator;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years;
  • Academic achievement, verified through official transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education attended; 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 60 semester or 90 quarter units attempted;
  • Documentation of 45 hours of experience in K-12 classrooms;
  • Submission of an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  • Verification of attendance at a Special Education Information Session;
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "B" or better (6 units)ESPE 5530 and ESPE 5531
Multiple Subject

 

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Program Description:
The Multiple Subject teaching credential authorizes a person to teach all students including English Language Learners in a self-contained classroom (grades K-12 but generally grades K-6). Candidates who obtain an Added Bilingual authorization are also authorized to teach ethnically and linguistically diverse students using both English and the students’ primary language for instruction.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Karen Escalante
Phone: 909-537-7626
Email: Karen.Escalante@csusb.edu
Location: CE 275
Multiple Subject's Department Page | Multiple Subject's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • CSET Multiple Subject Test
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Field Experience
  • Personal Statement
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 11/2/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

  • Verification of subject matter competence via one of the following: (a) successful completion of a CTC approved subject matter competency program or approved equivalent or (b) official copy of the valid CSET Electronic Score Report;
  • Two recommendations forms from two individuals (not a family member) who are able to evaluate and address the applicant's scholastic performance and suitability for teaching;
  • A written, personal narrative/essay (600-700 words) on (a) reasons for wanting to be an elementary school teacher and (b) background that prepares the applicant to be a teacher;
  • Verification of a valid negative TB test result via one of the following, (a) an official immunization record stamped by the healthcare provider, (b) an official letterhead signed by the healthcare provider (Risk Assessment Questionnaires are not acceptable), Note: Negative TB test results are valid for four years from the date of the test and must remain valid for the duration of the program;
  • Official transcript(s) from each institution attended with the exception of California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) submitted directly to the Jim and Judy Watson College of Education Student Services Office (CE 102) by the program deadline date.
    • All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or of 2.75 in their last 60 semester units of 90 quarter units); 
    • All applicants must verify successful completion ENG 3110. All applicants must also verify completion of either: (A) EDMS 3010; or (B) (i) CD 2240 and (ii) EDMS 3011 or CD 2246;
  • Documentation of at least 45 hours of field experience in K-12 classrooms via any of the following: (a) early field experience verification form, (b) original letterhead signed by the authorized school personnel, (c) original field log signed by the authorized school personnel (Applicants who have successfully completed EDMS 2301 and one of the following: (A) EDMS 3010 and (B) (i) CD 2240 and (ii) EDMS 3011 or CD 2246 at CSUSB are exempt from this requirement);
  • Verification from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) of the issuance of a valid California Certificate of Clearance, credential or permit; 
  • Verification of successful completion of the Basic Skills Requirement 
  • Completion of the upper-division writing requirement at the university or the equivalent graduation requirement at another accredited institution, or a passing score on the CSUSB Writing Requirement Exemption Evaluation (WREE), or a passing score on the written portion of the CBEST (Note: CBEST examination does not meet the graduate entrance writing requirement for the Master of Arts degree);
  • Verification of the $35 non-refundable application processing fee.
Multiple Subject with Bilingual Added Authorization Credential

 

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Program Description:
The Multiple Subject teaching credential authorizes a person to teach all students including English Language Learners in a self-contained classroom (grades K-12 but generally grades K-6). Candidates who obtain an Added Bilingual authorization are also authorized to teach ethnically and linguistically diverse students using both English and the students’ primary language for instruction.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Nena Torrez
Phone: 909-537-7321
Email: ntorrez@csusb.edu
Location: CE-267
Multiple Subject with Bilingual's Department Page | Multiple Subject with Bilingual's Bulletin Page

Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • CSET Multiple Subject Test
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Field Experience
  • Personal Statement
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 11/2/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

  • Verification of subject matter competence via one of the following: (a) successful completion of a CTC approved subject matter competency program or approved equivalent or (b) official copy of the valid CSET Electronic Score Report;
  • Two recommendations forms from two individuals (not a family member) who are able to evaluate and address the applicant's scholastic performance and suitability for teaching;
  • A written, personal narrative/essay (600-700 words) on (a) reasons for wanting to be an elementary school teacher and (b) background that prepares the applicant to be a teacher;
  • Verification of a valid negative TB test result via one of the following, (a) an official immunization record stamped by the healthcare provider, (b) an official letterhead signed by the healthcare provider (Risk Assessment Questionnaires are not acceptable), Note: Negative TB test results are valid for four years from the date of the test and must remain valid for the duration of the program;
  • Official transcript(s) from each institution attended with the exception of California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) submitted directly to the Jim and Judy Watson College of Education Student Services Office (CE 102) by the program deadline date.
    • All applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or of 2.75 in their last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units); 
    • All applicants must verify successful completion ENG 3110. All applicants must also verify completion of either: (A) EDMS 3010; or (B) (i) CD 2240 and (ii) EDMS 3011 or CD 2246;
  • Documentation of at least 45 hours of field experience in K-12 classrooms via any of the following: (a) early field experience verification form, (b) original letterhead signed by the authorized school personnel, (c) original field log signed by the authorized school personnel (Applicants who have successfully completed EDMS 2301 and one of the following: (A) EDMS 3010 and (B) (i) CD 2240 and (ii) EDMS 3011 or CD 2246 at CSUSB are exempt from this requirement);
  • Verification from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) of the issuance of a valid California Certificate of Clearance, credential or permit; 
  • Verification of successful completion of the Basic Skills Requirement 
  • Completion of the upper-division writing requirement at the university or the equivalent graduation requirement at another accredited institution, or a passing score on the CSUSB Writing Requirement Exemption Evaluation (WREE), or a passing score on the written portion of the CBEST (Note: CBEST examination does not meet the graduate entrance writing requirement for the Master of Arts degree);
  • Verification of the $35 non-refundable application processing fee.
Preliminary Administrative Services

 

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Program Description:
The Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Program is a state approved program that qualifies graduates to service in any administrative position in California Public Schools, TK-12.  Students work toward mastery of the California Administrator Performance Expectations (CAPEs).  Students are prepared to pass the new California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA) which is required starting in Fall, 2019 for the credential.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Susan Jindra
Phone: 909-537-5674
Email: sjindra@csusb.edu
Location: CE 368
Preliminary Administrative Services' Department Page | Preliminary Administrative Services' Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Essay
  • Teaching Credential
  • Work Experience
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
8/14/2020 1/15/2021 8/6/2021


Application Details:

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the university for admission as a postbaccalaureate student, admission to the Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Program requires the following:

  • An application for admission to the program must be submitted;
  • A 3.0 ("B") grade point overall average in all courses;
  • Completion of or plan to satisfy the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  • Verification of a minimum of four years of full-time credentialed experience, school-related nursing, library service, and/or counseling experience.
  • A valid Clear California teaching, pupil personnel, health services, library credential, or full-time designated subject credential (with B.A.);
  • Successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).
  • Submission of a 2-page essay from the provided prompt.
Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology Credential

 

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Program Description:

The School Psychology program at California State University, San Bernardino provides professional preparation for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with Specialization in School Psychology. This program is designed to meet the requirements for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology (PPS) established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 

The School Psychologist Credential program is 63 semester units of training. Equivalent coursework will be evaluated to determine appropriate substitutions for program coursework requirements.  Included in this sequence are 1200 hours of supervised fieldwork/internship in a school setting (K-12). Students must have evidence of completing 450 clock hours of practica prior to beginning 1200 hours of supervised fieldwork/internship.


 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Sharon Ward
Phone: 909-537-5693
Email: sward@csusb.edu
Location: CE 340
PPS School Psychology's Department Page | PPS School Psychology's Bulletin Page
 
Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • CV/Resume
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Personal Statement
  • Program Application Form
  • Tuberculosis Clearance
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
6/21/2020 Not Offered 4/27/2021


Application Details:

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to the PPS in School Psychology are:

  • Admission and acceptance to CSU, San Bernardino;
  • The current sealed transcript which verifies an M.A., M.S. or Ph.D. in Counseling or a related field;
  • Application and personal statement;
  • Two reference forms and letters of recommendation from persons having knowledge of the applicant's potential as a school psychologist, sent independently to the program coordinator;
  • Proof of passing the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Evidence of possession of a valid California teaching credential, PPS in School Counseling, or a Certificate of Clearance for eligibility to participate in fieldwork;
  • Evidence of current negative TB test.
Single Subject

 

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Program Description:
Graduates of the single subject teaching credential program are licensed to teach a specific content area to middle school and high school students. The program prepares teachers to become leaders in transformative education, an evolutionary process of change by which schooling practices are the foundations of the transfor­mative process, a process that allows teachers to evaluate current school practices and imagine teaching and learning in new ways.  One-year and two-year student teaching tracks are available, as well as a two-year in­ternship option. Courses are available at both the Palm Desert campus and San Ber­nardino campus.
 
Program Coordinator: Dr. Becky Sumbera
Phone: 909-537-4413
Email: becky.sumbera@csusb.edu
Location: CE 361
Single Subject's Department Page | Single Subject's Bulletin Page - Intern Track | Single Subject's Bulletin Page - Student Teaching Track
 
Application Requirements:

  • Basic Skills Requirement
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • Test Score Report
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

 
Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021
7/13/2020 11/2/2020 6/14/2021


Application Details:

Internship Track 

Interns must turn in a Program Application File (PAF) with all the information to the Credentials Office, CE-102. Candidates will not be considered until all the following information is provided:

  • Two letters from faculty members in the student's major department and at least one from a principal or teacher who can attest to the applicant's teaching skills in classroom settings;
  • Meeting with education advisor and signed advising form or attend a program advisory meeting to determine requirements of the program;
  • Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last 24 months;
  • Academic Achievement
    • Applicants must possess the following minimum grade point averages:
      • A grade point average of 2.67 in all baccalaureate and postbaccalaureate course work or at least 2.75 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester units attempted;
      • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in professional education course work with no course grade in this area lower than "B-." Students can only discount one grade in the program courses. They can repeat a total of two courses in the program;
    • Written verification of CCTC waiver program or passing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), and/or the Single Subject Assessment for Teaching (SSAT) in the content area in which the candidate is planning to teach.
  • Completion of one of the following approved subject matter preparation programs within one of these majors at this university. Note: A list of the required grade point averages for each subject matter area is available from the Credentials Office and the Teacher Education Office.
Completion of one of the following

Single Subject Credential

Degree Major

Art

B.A. Art (Plan I)

English

B.A. English

Foreign Language

B.A. Spanish or B.A. French

Health Science

B.S. Health Sciences

Foundational Mathematics

B.A. Mathematics

Mathematics

B.S. Mathematics

Music

B.A. Music (Music Education)

Physical Education

B.S. Kinesiology

Sciences

B.A. in the Sciences

Sciences

B.S. in the Sciences

Social Science

B.A. Social Sciences

  • Subject-Degree Major: For further information on other majors, supplementary authorizations, examinations and waivers, students should contact the Teacher Education Office and/or the appropriate major department.
    OR
    Completion of the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) and/or the Single Subject Assessment for Teaching (SSAT) in the specialty teaching area the student is planning to teach;
  • Submit passage of the U.S. Constitution requirement and the CPR examination;
  • Completion of the upper-division writing requirement at the university or the equivalent graduation requirement at another accredited institution, or a score of 41 or better on the written portion of the CBEST; (CBEST examination does not meet the graduate entrance writing requirement for the Master of Arts degree.)
  • Submission of evidence that the applicant has passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Interns must be employed in a school district or school site that has an internship contract with the College of Education;
  • In addition, the following criteria are used: professional aptitude, personality and character, oral and written language usage, and interest in multicultural education.

All course work taken at another institution, or more than seven years ago, is subject to approval by the director of the Single Subject Program. No more than 14 semester units of the credential program may be transferred. Student teaching or internship teaching is never transferable. Students transferring units from another institution may be required to take HSCI 1000 and ESPE 3350.

 

Student Teaching Track

In addition to the general requirements for the University, students must meet specific requirements for admission prior to enrolling in the program:

  • Successfully complete the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  • Demonstrate Subject Matter Competency (SMC) in the content area they plan to teach. Subject Matter Competency can be demonstrated by having a degree from a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) waiver program or passing (if necessary) the appropriate CSET and/or Single Subject Assessment for Teaching (SSAT) examination as early as possible to be able to provide verification of passing scores with their application for admission to the program;
  • Complete the Program Application File (PAF) and submit it to the Credentials Office, CE-102;
  • You must complete the online University Application to be admitted as a Graduate Student. You will need to submit transcripts from each institution attended (with the exception of California State University, San Bernardino) to Graduate Admissions by the deadline. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation – These letters must be completed on our Letter of Recommendation forms. Please obtain these letters from someone who is able to address your scholastic performance and suitability for teaching (a family member cannot complete these letters);
  • Advising Form – You will need to either attend an information session or schedule an appointment with a Single Subject Advisor to obtain this form and submit with your Program Admissions File;
  • Verification of Negative TB Test Results – Submit a copy, must include the following: Your name, agency where TB test was administered and read, a signature from authorized personnel, the date the TB test was read, and that you have no presence of TB. Results are valid for four years;
  • Verification of Certificate of Clearance – You must complete the Request for Livescan Service (41-LS) with a Transmitting Agency, then you will need to follow up with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing by submitting an application for your Certificate of Clearance;
  • Academic Achievement
    • Applicants must possess the following minimum grade point averages:
      • A grade point average of 2.67 in all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate course work or at least 2.75 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester units attempted.
      • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in professional education coursework with no course grade in this area lower than "B-." Students can only discount one grade in the program courses. They can only repeat a total of two courses in the program.
    • Completion of one of the following approved subject matter preparation programs or these majors at this university:
Completion of one of the following

Single Subject Credential

Degree Major

Art

B.A. Art (Plan I)

English

B.A. English

Foreign Language

B.A. Spanish or B.A. French

Foundational Mathematics

B.A. Mathematics

Mathematics

B.S. Mathematics

Music

B.A. Music (Music Education)

Physical Education

B.S. Kinesiology

  • Subject-Degree Major: For further information on other majors, supplementary authorizations, examinations and waivers, students should contact the Teacher Education Office and/or the appropriate major department.
  • All course work taken at another institution, or more than seven years ago, is subject to approval by the director of the Single Subject Program. No more than 14-semester units of the credential program may be transferred. Student teaching is never transferable. Students transferring units from another institution may be required to take HSCI 1000 and ESPE 3350.
  • Must complete an admission interview with Single Subject faculty to determine program fit.
  • Each applicant must complete SMC and have a B.A. degree in the content area they are planning to teach before student teaching and associated courses. Subject-Degree Major: For further information on other majors, supplementary authorizations, examinations and waivers, students should contact the College of Education Student Services Office and/or the appropriate major department.