Preliminary Teaching Credential

Single-Subject and Multiple-Subject

Curriculum

Multiple and single subject credential programs require completion of the following courses:

Foundations Courses
  • EDLT 500 Foundations of Education*
  • EDLT 501 Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development*
  • EDLT 502 Teaching English Learners and Diverse Populations*
  • EDLT 503 Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Environments*
Multiple Subject

This credential prepares you to teach elementary school, however, it authorizes assignment in any self-contained classroom, preschool, K-12 or in classes primarily for adults.

Candidates demonstrating fulfillment of specific credential requirements, including subject matter, and completion of the Foundation courses are eligible to enroll in the following courses:

Methods Courses
  • EDTP 520 Leadership & Law in Diverse Classrooms*
  • EDTP 521 Literacy & Language in Diverse Classrooms*
  • EDTP 522 Teaching I: Planning & Methods for Content Standards*
  • EDTP 523 Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • EDTP 511 Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar I*
Clinical Practice
  • EDTP 525 Teaching II: Advanced Planning & Methods for Content Standards*
  • EDTP 540 Clinical Practice
  • EDTP 512 Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar II*

Master's of Education Degree

Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, the following courses are required for the Master of Education degree:

Masters Courses
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research

* Credit from these courses can be applied toward the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree if taken at the graduate level.

Single Subject

This credential prepares you to teach a single subject in a secondary school, usually in grades 7 through 12. Candidates may earn credentials that authorize teaching in the following subject areas:

  • Art
  • English
  • Health
  • Languages other than English (Spanish or French)
  • Mathematics
  • Foundational Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, or Physics)
  • Foundational Science
  • Social Science (History, Government, and Economics)

Candidates demonstrating fulfillment of specific credential requirements including subject matter (either through an approved undergraduate program or by exam), and completion of the Foundation courses are eligible to enroll in the following courses:

Methods Courses
  • EDTP 530 Leadership & Law in Diverse Classrooms*
  • EDTP 532 Literacy & Language in Diverse Classrooms*
  • EDTP 531 Teaching I: Planning & Methods for Content Standards*
  • EDTP 533 Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • EDTP 513 Teacher Performance Assessment Seminar I*
Clinical Practice
  • EDTP 535 Teaching II: Subject Specific Pedagogical Skills*
  • EDTP 560 Clinical Practice in the Secondary Classroom
  • EDTP 514 Teacher Performance Assessment Seminar II*

Master's of Education Degree

Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, the following courses are required for the Master of Education degree:

Masters Courses
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research

* Credit from these courses can be applied toward the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree if taken at the graduate level.

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