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Single Subject Credential Program Areas

The Single Subject Credential is offered in the subject areas listed below. Most of the subject areas have subject matter programs that have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Subject matter competency can be completed either through passage of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) or through completion of an approved subject matter preparation program. Completion of a subject matter program as an undergraduate major (or as a returning post-bac student) meets the subject matter competence requirement for the single subject teaching credential. With careful planning, it may be possible for undergraduates to complete the prerequisite and corequisite professional preparation (education) courses concurrent with the major. Candidates should consult the Credential Advisor in their area of interest to develop an efficient program plan.

Art Education (code 110)

Subject matter competency requirements may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved Art Education subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in Art are listed in the Art Department under Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Option in Art Education. Subject matter competence may be met through completion of 30 lower division units and 39 upper division and perspective units. Consult with the Single Subject Art Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

English Education (code 120)

Subject matter competency requirements may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved English Education subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in English are listed in the English Department under Bachelor of Arts in English, Option in English Education. The English education subject matter waiver program is a 55 unit major with 43 core units and 12 breadth and perspective units. Consult with the Single Subject English Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

Health Science (code 130)

Subject matter competency requirements may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved Health Education subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in Health Science are listed in the Health Science Department under Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Option in School Health Education. Subject matter competence may be met through completion of 20 lower division units and 45 upper division units. Consult with the Single Subject Health Science Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

World Languages:
Arabic (code 144)
French (code 152)
German (code 153)
Italian (code 154)
Korean (code 159)
Latin (code 156)
Mandarin Chinese
Spanish (code 158)

Subject matter competency requirements for French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish may be met through passage of the appropriate CSET or through completion of the approved subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in individual World Languages are listed under the Bachelor of Arts requirements in the appropriate department (French, German, Italian, Spanish: Romance, German and Russian Languages Dept.; Latin: Comparative World Literature and Classics Dept.). In each instance, the Bachelor of Arts degree leads to subject matter competence in the language. Consult with the Single Subject World Languages Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

Mathematics:

Mathematics Education
Foundational Level Mathematics (code 166)

Subject matter competency requirements for Foundational Level Mathematics may only be satisfied through the CSET. Subject matter competency requirements for Mathematics may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in Mathematics are listed in the Mathematics and Statistics Department under Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Option in Mathematics Education. Subject matter competence may be met through completion of 30 lower units and 36 upper division units. Consult with the Single Subject Mathematics Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

Music Education (code 170)

Subject matter competency requirements may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved Music Education subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in Music are listed in the Music Department under Bachelor of Music, Option in Music Education. Subject matter competence may be met through completion of 70 units for both choral/vocal and instrumental options. Consult with the Single Subject Music Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

Physical Education (code 175)

Subject matter competency requirements may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved Physical Education subject matter competency coursework.

Course requirements for demonstrating subject matter competence in Physical Education are listed in the Kinesiology Department under Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, Option in Elementary, Secondary, or Adapted Physical Education. Subject matter competence may be met through completion of 29 lower division units and 40 upper division units. Consult with the Single Subject Physical Education Advisor for specific academic advisement and program information.

Science Education:
Foundational Level General Science (code 167)
Biological Sciences (code 184)
Chemistry (code 181)
Geosciences (code 182)
Physics (code 183)

The Science Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. Subject matter competency requirements must be met through passage of the appropriate CSET examination for science.

Social Science Education (code 185)

Subject matter competency requirements may be met through passage of the CSET or through completion of the approved Social Science subject matter competency coursework.

In order to demonstrate subject matter competence by course work for the Social Science teaching credential, students must complete 39 core units and 15 breadth and perspective units. Consult the Social Science Education Credential Advisor in the Department of History for program information.


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