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Program Overview

The Single Subjects Credential Program Offers:

A Reputation of Excellence

CSUSB programs are highly respected by local school districts -- offering our candidates a competitive edge in the job market.

CSUSB faculty are national and international leaders in their respective areas.

Credential programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Preparation for Excellence

Through research and practice, CSUSB faculty contribute to the advancement of the broader education field while staying in touch with the daily realities experienced by education professionals in contemporary schools and communities.

You can expect strong preparation in the methods of teaching with a strong foundation in the underlying theories and research that will enable you to design classroom environments.

Speed and Flexibility

Options for you to complete your credential at CSUSB in two semesters as a full-time student.

Credential programs accommodate part-time students.

Classes are scheduled to accommodate the needs of working adults.

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Affordable Cost

As a state university, tuition at CSUSB is among the most affordable in the region. CSUSB offers affordability while retaining high standards and a reputation of distinction for our graduates.

 

 

Subject Matter Preparation

The Single Subject Credential Program at CSUSB is a state-approved and NCATE accredited program. The program currently offers subject matter preparation in the following disciplines:

  • ART
  • ENGLISH
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES (French, Spanish)
  • MATHEMATICS
    • FOUNDATIONA-LEVEL MATHEMATICS
  • HISTORY
  • MUSIC
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    • ADATPIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • SCIENCE (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences or Physics)
    • FOUNDATIONAL-LEVEL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • THEATRE ARTS (expected Fall 2022)

The Single Subject Program at CSUSB offers a traditional student teaching option in either a two-semester, full-time program (TRACK A) or three-semester part-time program (TRACK B). In addition, the program offers an internship program option over a three-semester period (TRACK C). Track A is designed for full-time students not employed during the completion of the program.

With the exception of the supervised field experience, which is unique to each track, the three programs are identical in the coursework and performance expectations.

Preparing to teach in multicultural settings with English Learners and students with special needs is a strong emphasis on all options. As such, the Program provides candidates with the skills and expertise to provide academic instruction for English Learners and students with special needs in secondary schools.

Pre-service/Fieldwork Preparation

Student Teaching Option

The Single Subjects Credential Program offers a traditional student teaching option in either a two-semester full-time program option or a part-time three-semester part-time option. In addition, the program offers an intern option (TRACK D) in a three semester, 34 semester units. Track A Student Teaching Option students are required not to work outside of class during second terms and Track B during the third term of the program. Further information can be found in the Single Subjects Program Handbook (currently under revision for 2022-2023). 

Admission, Course Information, and Completion Requirements are found in the CSUSB Bulletin.

Internship Option

The Single Subjects Credential Programs offers a three-semester Internship option. The Internship option provides an opportunity for qualified Single Subject Credential Program candidates to work as teachers of record while completing their pre-service preparation.  Internship positions are offered by the district in consultation with the Single Subject Program. Internships are an alternative to traditional student teaching for completing the culminating field experience in the program, are full-time teaching positions, and are limited to students who demonstrate a high degree of readiness. Further information can be found in the Single Subjects Program Handbook (currently under revision for 2022-2023). 

Admission, Course Information, and Completion Requirements are found in the CSUSB Bulletin.

The Early Completion Intern Option is intended to provide individuals who have requisite skills and knowledge an opportunity to challenge the course work portion of a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Intern Program (does not apply to Education Specialist Intern Programs) and demonstrate pedagogical skills through a performance assessment while in a Commission-approved intern program.