Curriculum

Overview

The Single Subject Credential program consists of eight seminars and two semesters of student teaching (Phase I and Phase II Student Teaching.)  The capstone assessment for the program is the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) Teaching even, which is completed as part of Phase II Student Teaching during your final semester in the program.

The sequence of these courses and field experiences vary by program option (for sample program plans, see Program Options).  

For more information about (1) Coursework; (2) Student Teaching; or (3) The PACT Teaching Event please follow the links in the column to the left.

Progress through the program involves meeting the requirements to move through three key transition points in your program plan:  (1) Entry into Phase I Student Teaching (2) Entry into Phase II Student Teaching and (3) Recommendation for a preliminary credential.

All candidates are reviewed at each transition point and must meet minimum requirements to move forward in the program.

Requirements for Transition Point 1:  Entry into Phase I Student Teaching

  1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements
  2. Concurrent enrollment in—or successful completion of—Subject Specific Methods course.
  3. Concurrent enrollment in Learning Environments: Methods and Management (EDSC 246)
  4. Good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  5. Less than 50% of program coursework completed

Requirements for Transition Point 2: Entry into Phase II Student Teaching

  1. Successful completion of Student Teaching Phase I (184X)
  2. Successful completion of foundations coursework (except EDSC 182)
  3. Concurrent enrollment in EDSC 182
  4. Good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)

Requirements for Transition Point 3: Recommendation for a Preliminary Credential

  1. Successful completion of program coursework with "C" or better in every course ("B" or better in Subject Specific Methods)
  2. Successful completion of all Fieldwork ("Credit" in Phase I and Phase II Student Teaching)
  3. Good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  4. Passing score on the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) Teaching Event