Teacher Preparation

This program is geared towards students who are pursuing a foreign language teaching career at the middle and high school level.

Before Applying for Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program...

You must demonstrate competency in your subject either by having completed a Subject Matter Preparation Program or by successful completion of the CSET in your subject. You must have at least 80% of OPTION A or OPTION B completed before being considered for acceptance into the program.

  • OPTION A - Course Program: Complete a Single Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP). Since the Department of Foreign Languages at SJSU does not offer a SMPP at this time, Option A can only be satisfied by having your coursework reviewed by your institution and another certified institution that offers a SMPP, often referred to as a waiver program.
  • OPTION B - Exams: Pass the CSET and the Subject Matter Competency Exam. More information can be found at CSET's website.

 

Applying to Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP) in French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish

 

APPLYING FOR THE SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

SUBJECT AREA ADVISOR MEETING WITH WORLD LANGUAGE ED

  • Make an appointment to meet with subject area advisor, Anne Jensen at anne.jensen@sjsu.edu to complete a Subject Matter Competency Form. Bring a copy of your CSET scores or, if you are a Spanish credential candidate, bring a copy of your transcript to this appointment to verify that your B.A. meets the requirements of the SJSU Prep for Teaching Program in Spanish. Information regarding deadlines and test dates of the CSET can be found by clicking HERE.
  • Writing Requirement: An on-site writing task will be completed at the time of the subject matter review.

Here are the links for CSET Guides in French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish:

French

Japanese

Mandarin Chinese

Spanish

How many courses are required of actual credential coursework? 11 courses (+ 2 courses to add MA)
 

Course

Name

Units

Requirements

FLED 380

Methods of Foreign Languages

3

 

EDSC 182

Assessment and Evaluation

3

 

EDTE 208

Educational Sociology

3

 

EDTE 224

Seminar in Educational Psychology

3

 

EDTE 262

Classroom Issues

in the Language/Literacy

Development of L2 Learners

3

 

EDEL 294

Research and Practices

in Health and Special Education

3

 

EDSC 184X

Phase I Student Teaching

6

Pre-Req or Co-Req: FLED 380 Methods of Foreign Languages

Co-Req: EDTE 260

EDTE 260

Critical Perspectives on Schooling

for a Pluralist Democracy

3

Pre-Req or Co-Req: FLED 380 Methods of Foreign Languages

Co-Req: EDSC 184X

EDSC 180

Intern Seminar

2

 

FLED 184Y/Z

Phase II/III Student Teaching

8

Pre-Req: EDSC 182, EDSC 184X, EDTE 260

Co-Req: FLED 285 Phase II Student Teaching Seminar

FLED 285

Phase II Student Teaching Seminar

1

Pre-Req: EDSC 182, EDSC 184X, EDTE 260

Co-Req: FLED 184Y/Z Phase II/III Student Teaching

EDTE 250

Qualitative Research in Education

3

Course optional to add MA to Credential

EDTE 298

Special Studies in Education

3

Course optional to add MA to Credential

For detailed information of courses, please visit the SSCP Courses page of the Teacher Education Department website.

Below are detailed descriptions of Option A and Option B for demonstrating competency in the target language.

OPTION A

A typical Single Subject Matter Preparation Program includes a minimum of 33 units, or 11 courses and sometimes a comprehensive exam. For information purposes, you may compare the coursework you have done with our B.A. programs, which include all the courses that are required for subject matter preparation:

  • Courses: Spanish or French
  • Exam: Subject Matter Competency Exam: Spanish - French: Some programs include a subject matter competency exam that the students will take at the end of their preparation program. This test is articulated to the course program and the passing grade serves as final verification of preparation.
    Single Subject Matter Preparation Program

 

Spanish

Your transcript must reflect all courses.

All six courses below are required:

  • Spanish 101A Advanced Spanish and Composition (4 units)
  • Spanish 101B Advanced Spanish and Composition (4 units)
  • Spanish 102A Spanish Culture (3 units)
  • Spanish 102B Latin American Culture (3 units)
  • Spanish 105 Spanish Phonology (3 units)
  • Spanish 110 Spanish Morphology and Syntax (3 units)

Two courses from the selection below are required:

  • Spanish 120A Spanish Literature I (3 units)
  • Spanish 120B Spanish Literature II (3 units)
  • Spanish 140A Latin American Literature I (3 units)
  • Spanish 140B Latin American Literature II (3 units)

Two elective courses from selection below and from others above:

  • Spanish 160A or 160C Hispanic Culture (Topics vary) (3 units)
  • Spanish 160B Hispanic Linguistics (3 units)
  • Spanish 170 Spanish Translation (3 units)
  • Spanish 180

 

French

A total of ten courses are required.

All six courses below are required:

  • Fren 101A Advanced French and Composition (3 units)
  • Fren 101B Advanced French and Composition (3 units)
  • Fren 101C Advanced French and Conversation (3 units)
  • Fren 102A French Culture: Prehistory to the Revolution (3 units)
  • Fren 102C French Culture: 19th and 20th Centuries (3 units)
  • Fren 105 French Phonology (3 units)
  • Fren 110 French Morphology and Syntax (3 units)

Two courses from the selection below are required:

  • Fren 120A French Literature: Middle Ages & Renaissance (3 units)
  • Fren 120B French Literature: 17th & 18th Centuries (3 units)
  • Fren 140A French Literature: 19th Century (3 units)
  • Fren 140B French Literature: 20th Century (3 units)

Two elective courses from selection below and from others above:

  • Fren 160 (Topics vary) (3 units)
  • Fren 132 French for Professionals (3 units)
  • Fren 170 Basics of Translation (3 units)
  • Fren 180

 

OPTION B

Subject Matter Competency Exam

Some SMPPs include a subject matter competency exam that the students will take at the end of their program. This test is articulated to the course program and the passing grade serves as final verification of preparation. For information on B.A. programs in the department of Foreign Languages, and courses to prepare for taking the CSET or complete your coursework, contact a DFL faculty advisor in your subject matter.

Reference Materials

 

Advisor

Please contact Anne Jensen at anne.jensen@sjsu.edu or at her office in Clark Hall 408P. Also, can be reached at (408) 924-4628.

Thank you for your interest in SJSU, and in the World Language Teacher Credential Program. We will do our best to help you.

Anne Jensen
Teacher Education Advisor & Supervisor 
Department of World Languages and Literatures 
San José State University 
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0091