Multiple Subject Credential Program Options

Multiple Subject Credential Program

In our traditional student-teaching model, candidates are placed in K-8 classrooms during their student teaching semesters.  Candidates gain practical experience in co-teaching in two or more grade spans. As with all traditional models, teacher candidates spend two semesters of student teaching experience in two or more of these grade spans cohorts (K-2 and 3-5 or 6-8).The first semester of student teaching is part time and increases to full time during the second semester.  Candidates receive support throughout their student teaching assignments from cooperating teachers and university supervisors.  In addition, candidates may pursue a Foundational or Single Subject credential to enable them to teach in departmentalized settings at the middle school level.

Multiple Subject Credential Program - Bilingual Authorization

Candidates who are bilingual/bilterate in English and Spanish may pursue a bilingual authorization which prepares them to teach in bilingual settings.  Candidates pursuing a bilingual authorization are assigned to classrooms in which both English and Spanish are the languages of instruction.  Candidates have the option of completing their clinical practice through the traditional student teaching or intern models.  

Multiple Subject Credential - Full-Time Internship 

In the Intern Model, intern-eligible candidates are hired as classroom teachers by one of our partner districts and receive support from their university supervisor and district mentors throughout the academic year.   Interns must complete designated coursework prior to being placed in an intern position and must remain actively enrolled in credential coursework throughout their intern teaching assignment.  

Multiple Subject and Special Education Credential -

Concurrent Option (Elementary and Special Education)

The Concurrent Program is a program resulting in a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential. It is a combined program path where the coursework and experiences to obtain two credentials are organized and monitored for the candidate. Students apply via the Department of Special Education and are referred to the Department of Elementary Education for a second interview. Candidates must be accepted by both departments to participate in this program option. Candidates complete three semesters of student teaching in varied special education in this program.

Multiple Subject Credential and Masters Degree

The Critical Research Academy(CRA), our combined credential and masters degree program model, is designed for candidates who wish to earn their credential and delve deeper with masters in curriculum and instruction. In this model, some of the candidates’ credential course units count toward the credential and the masters degree. In one extra semester, candidates’ masters courses build toward a culminating teacher inquiry project.