TEACHER EDUCATION

College of Education                    

Division of Teacher Education

 

Basic Credential Programs

Multiple Subject Credentials

     Student Teaching Option

     University Intern Option

Single Subject Credentials

     Student Teaching Option

     University Intern Option

     University Intern Option with Urban Teacher Residency

Single Subject Credential

     Transition to Teaching Online Program

Designated Subject - Adult Education

 

Language Authorizations

English Language Authorization

     Included within all Multiple and Single Subject Credentials

Bilingual Authorization- Spanish

 

Clear Credential Programs

Multiple Subject and Single Subject

 

Faculty

Deandrea Nelson, Chair
Teacher Education, Multiple and Single Subject Programs

Jill Aguilar, John Davis, Richard Gordon, Kamal Hamdan, Lisa Hutton,  Deandrea Nelson, Irene Osisioma, Jeffrey Sapp, Lilia Sarmiento, Kimberly Trimble

Department Office: COE 1401, (310) 243-3496

Emeriti Faculty

Ingeborg Assmann, Joseph Braun, John A. Brownell, James Cantor, Joel Colbert, Lenora Cook, Jamie Dote-Kwan, Peter D. Ellis, Suzanne Gemmell, Dru Ann Gutierrez, Diane Hembacher, Susan Johnston, Mimi Kalland-Warshaw, Shirley Lal, Ruth Larson, Nada Mach, Cynthia McDermott-LaCorte, John McGowan, Sean Morgan, Priscilla Porter, R.H. Ringis, Sue Schaar-Fellwock, Kathleen Taira, Karl Skinrud, Mimi Warshaw, Diana Wolff

 

Program Description

Multiple and Single Subject Credential Programs

The credential program offers Multiple and Single Subject credentials with two options: the University Intern Option and the Student Teaching Option. The Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in a self-contained classroom, usually grades kindergarten through six. The Single Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in departmental classes, usually in the middle or high school. Both the Multiple and Single Subject programs fulfill the California state requirements for English Language Authorization and, for qualified applicants, the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish. Certification in other authorized languages is available by examination.

Candidates enrolled in the University Intern Option are contracted teachers (without a preliminary credential) currently teaching K-12 students and are supervised for fieldwork in their own classroom by trained university supervisors and site-based coaches who provide support and guidance. Candidates enrolled in the Student Teaching Option are not contracted teachers and are assigned to master teachers in a public school setting for their supervised field experiences. In addition, student teachers receive support and guidance from a university supervisor.

Each program option is organized into phases, university semesters, that include courses and field experiences. The program sequence allows candidates to complete their coursework and exit requirements in one year if the candidate begins the program during the summer.

Coursework and field experiences effectively prepare candidates to teach K-12 students and understand the contemporary conditions of schooling. Because the majority of teacher candidates enrolled in the TED credential program are, or will be, teaching in urban schools with multicultural and multilingual students, the program's coursework and field experiences are designed to prepare candidates to effectively meet the needs of those students. Courses are designed to address issues of second language learners and diverse styles of learning.

The program provides extensive opportunities for candidates to learn to teach the content of the California K-12 academic content standards, to use state-adopted instructional materials, to assess student progress, and to apply these understandings in teaching K-12 students.

Through the carefully sequenced courses and field experiences candidates develop a series of pedagogical competencies represented by the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). Within each phase of the program, courses are designated to address specific TPEs that must be applied and practiced during each field experience.

The TPEs are assessed throughout the program using fair, valid, and reliable methods and measures of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT). There are ongoing formative assessments, embedded signature assignments, and a summative assessment, the Teaching Event, distributed throughout the phases of the program.

Qualified students may begin Phase One of the student teaching option during their senior year. They must apply and meet the admissions criteria. They should consult with their undergraduate subject matter advisor and teacher education advisor and attend a College of Education Information Meeting.

CSU Dominguez Hills' basic credential programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1919 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Ste. 202, Washington, DC, 20006 and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC, 1900 Capitol Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814.)

Features

The location of the University allows an ongoing, intensive interaction with a wide variety of local school districts, providing an excellent opportunity for working with a diverse population. Graduates of basic credential programs are in high demand by principals and superintendents who have come to respect the quality of the programs and the competence of their graduates. Teaching methods classes reflect the most up-to-date and effective approaches to instruction.

Scholarships

Scholarships and awards are available to students in Basic Credential Programs:

  1. Bergen Family Scholarship: up to $1,000 to a full-time student in the Teacher Education Multiple Subject Program who has a 3.5 or above GPA, with preference to those pursuing a Bilingual Authorization and demonstrate financial need.
  2. Naomi Byers Scholarship: up to $1,500 to a student enrolled in the Teacher Education Division, teaching at LAUSD secondary school, preparing for senior subject teaching credential in Mathematics, Life Sciences, or Physical Science.
  3. California Retired Teachers, South Bay Division 46: up to $1,500 to a student enrolled in student teaching or fieldwork with a 3.0 GPA or above, exemplary character and citizenship, and financial need.
  4. Carson Companies: $4,000 to a Liberal Studies Major with a 3.5 GPA or above and financial need.
  5. College of Education Honorary and Memorial: up to $1,000 to a student in the College of Education who has a 3.0 or above GPA and demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
  6. Robert DeVries Memorial Scholarship: $500 to a student entering teaching as a second career with an exemplary character and citizenship and average to high academic standing.
  7. Miguel Gallegos Memorial Scholarship: up to $1,000 to a student enrolled in a Teacher Education Program or Master’s Degree Program working toward a bilingual (Spanish/English) certification (preference given to initial certification) who has a 3.5 or above GPA and demonstrates financial need. One scholarship per year.
  8. Paul Kaufman Memorial Scholarship: $500 to a student teacher with a 3.0 GPA or above, exemplary character and citizenship, and financial need.
  9. Joette Lavarini Memorial Scholarship: $500 to an elementary student teacher with high academic standing, exemplary character and citizenship, and financial need.
  10. Laura E. Settles Scholarship: $1,000 each to two students in the teacher credential program who have average to high scholastic standing, exemplary character and citizenship, and financial need.
  11. Gil and Shirley Smith Scholarship: up to $1,000 to a student in the College of Education returning to CSUDH undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining in their pre-teaching or teacher prep program who has a 3.0 or above GPA and demonstrates financial need.
  12. James E. Williams Memorial Scholarship: $500-$1000 to a student teacher who will be teaching in an urban setting.

Preparation

High school students should plan to take an academic program that includes four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of science, two years of foreign language and a course in the use of computers.

Students planning to teach children in a self-contained classroom, usually grades kindergarten through six, will need to earn a Multiple Subject Credential. It is recommended that students planning to pursue a Multiple Subject Credential complete course requirements for the Liberal Studies major and contact the Liberal Studies chair immediately upon entering CSU Dominguez Hills.

Students planning to earn a Multiple Subject Credential must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET): Multiple Subject Examination. Information pertaining to the examination is available at the University Testing Office.

Students planning to teach in departmentalized classes, usually at the middle or senior high school levels, will need to earn a Single Subject Credential.  These students should contact the appropriate department in order to seek program advising regarding completing course requirements for one of the Subject Matter Preparation Programs offered on campus. Subject Matter Preparation Programs offered at CSUDH are:  English, Chemistry, Mathematics, Music, Kinesiology, Spanish, Biology and History/Social Studies. Please see separate entries in the University Catalog for contact information to these departments.

An alternative to fulfilling course requirements for a Single Subject equivalency is to pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET): Single Subject Examination in the appropriate subject area. Information pertaining to these examinations is available at the University Testing Office. Please refer to the CCTC website at www.ctc.ca.gov for the most current information.

All students are required to meet the basic skills requirement before admission to the program by one of the following methods:

  • Pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Pass the CSET: Multiple Subject Plus Writing Skills Examination
  • Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations
  • Pass a basic skills examination from another state

The CSU prepares teachers for positions in California as well as other states. It is in the students' best interest to be knowledgeable about credential or licensure requirements of the state in which they intend to teach.

Information concerning teacher preparation programs at CSU Dominguez Hills, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from the Teacher Education Division, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747.  (310) 243-3496.

Application and Admission

Admission Requirements for the Student Teaching Options (Multiple and Single Subject):

  • Follow program advisement procedures. Refer to Teacher Education link on the College of Education website, www.csudh.edu/coe for the most current information;
  • University admission;
  • Evidence of meeting the basic skills requirement;
  • A 2.67 cumulative undergraduate grade point average or 2.75 in the last 60 undergraduate semester units;
  • Evidence of the U.S. Constitution requirement;
  • Evidence of subject matter competency (CSET or, for Single Subject applicants only, completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program);
  • Certificate of Clearance;
  • Tuberculosis Test;
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of technology and its appropriate use in various educational settings; and
  • Three recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant's work and character.

Admission Requirements for the University Intern Options (Multiple and Single Subject):

 

  • Follow program advisement procedures. Refer to Teacher Education link on the College of Education website, www.csudh.edu/coe for the most current information;
  • University admission;
  • Evidence of meeting the basic skills requirement;
  • A 2.67 cumulative undergraduate grade point average or 2.75 in the last 60 undergraduate semester units;
  • Evidence of the U.S. Constitution requirement;
  • Evidence of subject matter competency (CSET or, for Single Subject applicants only, completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program);
  • Completion of Pre-service courses TED 400, TED 411 and TED 407;
  • A one-year employment contract from a public school;
  • A letter from school district personnel indicating that the applicant has been screened and interviewed by human resource professionals;
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of technology and its appropriate use in various educational settings;
  • Evidence that the candidate has successfully completed the district's 40-hour training program prior to assuming a full-time classroom teaching assignment;
  • Certificate of Clearance;
  • Tuberculosis Test.

Bilingual Authorization Applicants:

Bilingual Authorization applicants must demonstrate fluency in Spanish by one of the following methods::

  • Passing grade in Spanish 341;
  • Passing scores on CSET: LOTE Subtest III. (See CSET Website: www.ctcexams.nesinc.com)
  • Bilingual Authorization applicants must make an advising appointment with the Bilingual Authorization Advisor, Dr. Hilda Fetcenko, at (310) 243-1025, to find out about requirements for acquiring the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish.

 

Multiple Subject Credential -
Student Teaching and University Intern Options

The Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in a self-contained classroom, usually grades kindergarten through six.

A.  Student Teaching Option (49 units)

Candidates enrolled in the Student Teaching Option are not contracted teachers and are assigned to master teachers in a public school setting for their supervised field experiences. In addition, student teachers receive support and guidance from a university supervisor. In the Student Teaching Option, there are three phases. The program sequence in the Student Teaching Option allows candidates to complete their coursework and exit requirements in one year, if they begin the program in the Summer semester.

1.  Phase One (11 units):

TED 400. Introduction to Education (3)*

TED 402. Educational Psychology (3)

TED 407. Language Learning (3)

TED 411. Classroom Management (2)

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Two

  1. Application for Phase Two due October 1 for spring semester, and March 1 for fall semester.
  2. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than C.
  3. Interview: Faculty rate applicant on ability to communicate ideas, speech articulation, positive assertiveness, flexibility, sensitivity to cultural diversity, appearance, and enthusiasm.
  4. Bilingual Authorization candidates: Completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2.  Phase Two (14 units)

TED 403. Elementary Reading/Language Arts I: K-3 (3)

TED 410. Elementary Math Methods (3)

TED 415. Multicultural Education in an Urban Context (3)
(May be taken in Phase One)

TED 416. Elementary Science Methods (2)

TED 433. Teaching Practices Seminar: Multiple Subject (3)

3.  Phase Three (16-19 units)

TED 404. Elementary Reading/Language Arts II: 4-8 (3)

TED 412. Elementary Social Studies Methods (2)
(May be taken in Phase Two)

TED 435. Elementary Student Teaching (full day) (12) or

TED 437. Elementary Student Teaching II
(Integrated BA/Cred. Students Only) (9)

TED 448. Teaching Event: Elementary (2)

The following courses may be taken in any Phase:

KIN 425. Physical Education in the Elementary School (3)*

TED 408. Elementary Art and Music Methods (2)*

        * Waived for CSUDH Liberal Studies Majors

B.  University Intern Option (47 units)

Candidates enrolled in the University Intern Option are contracted teachers, without a preliminary credential, currently teaching K-12 students. They are supervised for fieldwork in their own classroom by trained university supervisors and site-based coaches who provide support and guidance. There are three phases in the University Intern Option. Courses in each phase must be completed before enrolling in the next phase.

1.  Phase One (11 units):

TED 400. Introduction to Education (3)*

TED 402. Educational Psychology (3)

TED 407. Language Learning (3)

TED 411. Classroom Management (2)

Requirements for Advancement to Fieldwork

  1. Application for advancement to fieldwork due March 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.00 and no grade lower than C.
  2. Bilingual Authorization candidates: Completion of written and cultural competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2.  Phase Two (16 units):

TED 403. Reading/Language Arts I in Elementary Schools (3)

TED 410. Elementary Math Methods (3)

TED 415. Multicultural Education in an Urban Context (3)
(May be taken in Phase One)

TED 445. Fieldwork: Elementary Interns (6)

TED 446. Introduction to Internship: Multiple Subject (1)

3.  Phase Three (15 units):

TED 404. Elementary Reading/Language Arts II: 4-8 (3)

TED 412. Elementary Social Studies Methods (2)
(May be taken in Phase Two)

TED 416. Elementary Science Methods (2)

TED 445. Fieldwork: Elementary Interns (6)

TED 448. Teaching Event: Elementary (2)

The following courses may be taken in any Phase:

KIN 425. Physical Education in the Elementary School (3)*

TED 408. Elementary Art and Music Methods (2)*

        * Waived for CSUDH Liberal Studies Majors

C. Summary of Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential may be made when the candidate has:

  1. Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university;
  2. Completed all education courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than a C;
  3. Completed the Teaching Event, successfully;
  4. Demonstrated subject matter competence;
  5. Completed US Constitution requirement; and
  6. Passed the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).

D. Professional Clear Credential Requirements

Candidates may complete an induction program with the school district in which they are employed. The school district will recommend the Professional Clear. Alternatively, candidates may be eligible to complete the Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credential Program in the Teacher Education Division.

 

Single Subject Credential -
Student Teaching and University Intern Options

The Single Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in departmentalized classes, usually in the middle or high school. 

A.  Student Teaching Option (41 units)

Candidates enrolled in the Student Teaching Option are not contracted teachers and are assigned to master teachers in a public school setting for their supervised student teaching field experiences. In addition, student teachers receive support and guidance from a university supervisor. In the Student Teaching Option, there are three phases. The program sequence in the Student Teaching Option allows candidates to complete their coursework and exit requirements in one year if they begin the program in the Summer semester.

1.  Phase One (12 units):

TED 400. Introduction to Education (3 )

TED 402. Educational Psychology (3)

TED 407. Language Learning (3)

TED 414. Secondary Classroom Management and Healthy Environments (3)

Requirements for Advancement to Student Teaching

  1. Application for Phase Two due October 1 for Spring semester, March 1 for Fall semester.
  2. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than C.
  3. Interview: Faculty rate applicants on the ability to communicate ideas, speech articulation, positive assertiveness, flexibility, sensitivity to cultural diversity, presentable appearance, and enthusiasm.
  4. Bilingual Authorization candidates: completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2.  Phase Two (12 units):

TED 406. Teaching Secondary Reading (3)

TED 415. Multicultural Education in an Urban Setting (3) (may be taken in phase one)

TED 453. Teaching Practices Seminar: Single Subject (3)

TED 467. Secondary Teaching Methods I (3)

Physical Education candidates enroll in KIN 448

3.  Phase Three (17 units):

TED 455. Student Teaching (full day) (12)

TED 468. Secondary Teaching Methods II (3)

TED 488. Teaching Event: Secondary (2)

B.  University Intern Option (39 units)

Candidates enrolled in the University Intern Option are contracted teachers, without a preliminary credential, currently teaching K-12 students. They are supervised for fieldwork in their own classroom by trained university supervisors and site-based coaches who provide support and guidance. There are three phases in the University Intern Option. Courses in each phase must be completed before enrollment in the next phase.

1.  Phase One (12 units):

TED 400. Introduction to Education (3)

TED 402. Educational Psychology (3)

TED 407. Language Learning (3)

TED 414. Secondary Classroom management and Healthy Environments (3)

Requirements for Advancement to Fieldwork

  1. Application for advancement to fieldwork due March 1 for Fall semester, October 1 for Spring semester; includes recommendation from school administrator.
  2. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than C.
  3. Bilingual Authorization candidates: completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2.  Phase Two (16 units):

TED 406. Teaching Secondary Reading (3)

TED 415. Multicultural Education in an Urban Setting (3)
(may be taken in phase one)

TED 465. Fieldwork I: Secondary Interns (6)

TED 466. Introduction to Internship: Secondary (1)

TED 467. Secondary Teaching Methods I (3)

Physical Education candidates enroll in KIN 448

3.  Phase Three (11 units):

TED 465. Fieldwork: Secondary Interns (6)

TED 468. Secondary Teaching Methods II (3)

TED 488. Teaching Event: Secondary (2)

C. Urban Teacher Residency Program

Residents blend the rigor and theory of a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with the practice and pragmatism of a single-subject (secondary) credential in math or science, combined with a year-long residency in the classroom of an experienced, trained mentor teacher in partner schools.

1.  Phase One (12 units):

TED 400. Introduction to Education (3)

TED 414. Secondary Classroom Management and Healthy Environments (3)

GED 501. Seminar in Learning and Development (3)

GED 503. Socio-Cultural Issues in Education (3)

Requirements for Advancement to the Residency:

  1. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than C.
  2. Bilingual Authorization candidates: completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2.  Phase Two (15 units):

GED 500. Research Methods in Education (3)

CUR 510. Process of Curriculum Development (3)

TED 453. Teaching Practices Seminar- Single Subject (3)

TED 467. Secondary Teaching Methods I (3)

TED 407. Language Learning (3)

3.  Phase Three (23 units):

CUR 516. Seminar in Curriculum Development in Science and Math (3)

TED 406. Teaching Secondary Reading (3)

TED 455. Student Teaching- Single Subject (12)

TED 468. Secondary Teaching Methods II (3)

TED 488. Teaching Event: Secondary (2)

D. Summary of Single Subject Preliminary Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Single Subject Preliminary Credential may be made when the candidate has:

  1. Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university;
  2. Completed all education courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than a C;
  3. Completed the Teaching Event successfully;
  4. Demonstrated subject matter competence; and
  5. Completed US Constitution requirement.

E.  Professional Clear Credential Requirements

Candidates may complete an induction program with the school district in which they are employed. The school district will recommend the Professional Clear Credential. Alternatively, candidates may be eligible to complete the Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credential Program in the Teacher Education Division.

 

Single Subject Credential- Transition to Teaching Online Program

The Transition to Teaching Online Single Subject Intern Program is designed for individuals who wish to teach math or science in high-needs schools. Credential candidates progress through coursework using online materials, E-Tests, videos, and web-based “class discussions.” Prior to internship, student experience extensive fieldwork conducted in regional lab schools. All participating teacher candidates are required to have access to a computer with online capability. The program is designed to be completed within 3 semesters, or terms, within one calendar year.

Requirements

1. Term One (15 units):

TED 426. Foundations of Education (6)

TED 427. Content Pedagogy I (6)

TED 428. Early Field Observation and Participation (3)

Requirements for Advancement to Term II
  1. Completion of Term One courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 and no grade lower than C.
  2. Bilingual Authorization candidates: completion of written and culture competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)

2. Term Two (15 units):

TED 429. Supporting All Students (6)

TED 430. Pedagogy II (6)

TED 431. Lab School Fieldwork Seminar (3)

Requirement for Advancement to Term III
  1. Application for Advancement to Fieldwork

3. Term Three (15 units):

TED 432. Interdisciplinary Teaching (6)

TED 438. Teaching Event and Assessment (3)

TED 465 Fieldwork (6)

 

Designated Subject Adult Education Teaching Credential

NOTE: The Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential program may not accept new students at this time. For more information, please contact Extended Education Services, (310) 243-3741.

The Designated Subject Adult Education Teaching Credential Program is designed for students who meet requirements for a Two-Level Preliminary Adult Education Credential and would like to fulfill requirements for a Professional Clear Adult Education Credential. Graduates find employment in public and private schools, community agencies, private industry, health services, government agencies, military settings, correctional and religious institutions, volunteer agencies, and centers for older adults.

Requirements for the Two-Level Preliminary Adult Education Teaching Credential

1.  Qualifying Experience and/or Education

a.  Academic Subjects

     English as a Second Language

     Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills

     A Language Other Than English

     English

     Fine Arts

     Life Science, including General Science

     Physical Science, including General Science

     Mathematics

     Social Science

Qualifying education for an adult education credential authorizing the teaching of an academic subject shall include a baccalaureate or higher degree completed at a regionally accredited college or university and completion of 20 semester units or 10 upper division semester units in the subject to be taught.

b.  Non-Academic Categories

  • Adults with Disabilities
  • Older Adults
  • Health and Safety
  • Parent Education
  • Home Economics
  • Vocational Education     

Qualifying experience, or experience and education, or education, for an adult education credential authorizing the teaching of a non-academic subject shall meet one of the criteria described in the table below:

Yrs of Subject-Related Education and/or Training+ Experience Required
High school diploma or equivalent+ 5 years
24 semester units of college course work,+ 4 yearsincluding a minimum of 4 semester units in the subject to be taught
48 semester units of college course work+ 3 yearsincluding a minimum of 8 semester units in the subject to be taught
72 semester units of college course work,+ 2 yearsincluding a minimum of 12 semester units in the subject to be taught
96 semester units of college course work,+ 1 yearincluding a minimum of 16 semester units in the subject to be taught
Bachelor's or higher degree completed at a regionally accredited college or university with 20 semester units, or 10 upper division units in the subject to be taught+ 0 years

2.  Knowledge of the Constitution of the United States : Completion of the U.S. Constitution requirement (POL 101 or equivalent).

3.  Passage of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST). Applicants for the adult credential in NON-ACADEMIC subjects are exempt from this requirement.

Professional Clear Adult Education Teaching Credential (14 units)

Requirements

1.  A valid Preliminary Adult Education Teaching Credential.

2.  Verification of Level I completion.

3.  Verification of four terms or two years of successful teaching adult learners authorized by the preliminary adult education teaching credential while holding the valid preliminary credential.

4.  Completion of Level I and Level II Course work for the Professional Clear Credential

a.  Level I Courses:

TED 418. Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part I (2)

TED 419. Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part II (2)

TED 421. Principles of Adult Education (2)

Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level I classes within the first two years of the two-level preliminary credential.

b.  Level II Courses:

TED 420. Computer Literacy for Teachers (1)

TED 417. Seminar in Adult Education (1)

TED 423. Supervised Field Experience (2)

TED 424. Counseling/Guidance for Teachers of Adult Education (2)

HEA 300. Health in Public Education (2)

Professional clear credential candidates must complete the Level II classes by the end of the fifth year of the preliminary credential.

Subject Matter Authorizations

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure an Introductory Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below.  This allows an employer to assign a teacher with an Introductory Subject Matter Authorization to teach a class in which the curriculum is for grades 9 and below but the students in the class may be in grades K-12.

To qualify, individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Possess a valid prerequisite teaching credential
  • Complete one of the following:
  1. 32 semester units of non-remedial course work in the subject, including a  minimum of three semester units of course work in each content area. The balance of the units may be in any course within the subject category. (Exception: the subject of Science requires at least six semester units in each of the four science content areas [biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, and physics]). (See CCTC website ctc.ca.gov for a list of subjects and content areas within subjects.);
  2. a degree major from a regionally-accredited college or university in a subject directly related to the subject to be listed on the credential.

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure a Specific Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the specific subject in grades preschool, kindergarten-12, and classes organized primarily for adults.

To qualify, individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Possess a valid prerequisite teaching credential;
  • complete one of the following:
  1. 32 semester units of non-remedial coursework (Exception: the subject of History requires a minimum of 16 semester units in both worlds history and U.S. history.) See CCTC website ctc.ca.gov for a list of subjects.);
  2. a degree major from a regionally-accredited college or university in a subject directly related to the subject to be listed on the credential.

Course Work Requirements for Subject Matter Authorizations

Acceptable course work must be:

  1. Completed with a grade of "C" or better ("credit", "passing", or "satisfactory" grades are acceptable).
  2. Applicable toward a bachelor's degree or a higher degree
    (elective or non-elective, non-remedial).
  3. Taken at a regionally accredited institution.
  4. Granted regular semester or quarter hour credit.
  5. Taken from the subject department of the subject matter authorization being sought

The following course work may be used as long as it meets the criteria listed above:

  1. Community college, correspondence, online, or extension course work
  2. Advanced placement unit (requires an official transcript of the course and written verification from the college or university admission or registrar's office that the units were used towards a bachelor's degree and are in the subject category of the requested subject matter authorization).

Unacceptable course work includes:

  1. Course work that is not applicable toward a bachelor's degree or higher degree
  2. Professional development or continuing education units
  3. In-service training or workshop
  4. Education and education methodology course work unless a letter is provided by the chair of the subject area department stating that the course is equivalent to one offered by that department
  5. Course work from a department other that the subject matter authorization being sought unless a letter is provided from the chair of the subject area department stating that the course is equivalent to one offered by that department.

Multiple Subject and Single Subject Clear Credential Programs

The California Clear Credential for Multiple Subject and Single Subject teachers is the second of two credentials required for teachers who will teach in California's public schools more than five years. A credential candidate must first obtain a Preliminarily Single Subject (Secondary) or Multiple Subject (Elementary) Credential before taking course work and fulfilling other requirements necessary to earn the Clear Credential. The Multiple Subject and Single Subject Clear Credential at CSUDH meets admission and program standards in accordance with guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Classes consist of a mix of practical and conceptual/theoretical work regarding the credential candidate's teaching practice. Candidates who are not currently teaching in a classroom will be placed in an appropriate field site, with a master teacher. Candidates will also receive guidance from a school-site based Support Provider.

The program consists of four classes (12 units) taken over two semesters

Application and Admission

Admission Requirements

Follow program advisement procedures. Refer to Teacher Education link on the College of Education website, www.csudh.edu/coe for the most current information:University admission

  • An earned California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Credential
  • Certificate of Clearance within 18 months
  • Tuberculosis Test clearance within 4 years
  • Availability to teach 10 hours per week in an accredited P-12 classroom

Clear Credential- Multiple Subject and Single Subject

Semester One (6 units):

SPE 570. Induction Plan Development (3)

TED 551. Supportive Learning Environments (3)

Semester Two (6 units):

SPE 571. Induction Plan Completion (3)

TED 553. Curriculum Planning, Implementation and Assessment (3)

Summary of Clear Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential may be made when the candidate has completed all Clear Credential courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than a C.


Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title. For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

Prerequisite or corequisite requirements may not apply to students in Intern Credential Programs.

Upper Division

TED 400          Introduction to Education (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Introduction to Credential Programs. Includes 30 hours of early field experience in K-12 classrooms. Topics include California Teacher Performance Expectations, state content standards, lesson planning/teaching/reflection, and professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities of teachers. Computer applications used to complete course tasks.

TED 402          Educational Psychology (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Psychology of learning and motivation related to instruction; emphasis on application of learning principles to classroom learning situations, including multicultural settings. Survey of applicable research from educational psychology and psychology. Mainstreaming students with special needs.

TED 403          Elementary Reading/Language Arts I: K-3 (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Program.

A balanced approach to teaching reading/language arts grades K through 3. Focus on the foundational skills and strategies needed in the developmental phase of learning to read. Addresses research-based knowledge and instructional practices aligned with the California Reading/Language Arts Framework.

TED 404          Elementary Reading/Language Arts II (Grades 4-8) (3).

Prerequisite: TED 403.

A balanced, integrative and interactive perspective to teaching reading/language arts grades 4 through 8. Focus on skills and strategies needed in "reading and learning for life." Addresses research-based knowledge and instructional practices aligned with the California Reading/Language Arts Framework.

TED 405          Mainstreaming Children With Special Needs (3).

A course to facilitate the integration of handicapped children into the regular classroom. Covers legal responsibilities, diagnostic/prescriptive teaching, problem solving and visits to special education facilities.

TED 406          Teaching Secondary Reading (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Program.

Procedures, materials for teaching content related reading/writing. Includes use of multicultural literature, instructional technology, interpretation of research in reading comprehension; reading/writing for language diverse populations, classroom based diagnostic tools, cross curricular reading/writing strategies. Microteaching or field experience.

TED 407          Language Learning (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Focus on linguistic, social, and cultural factors in schooling language minority students; how factors considered for effective learning practices. Areas of concentration include primary language development, second language acquisition, evaluation, current research.

TED 408          Elementary Art and Music Methods (2).

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Program.

Multicultural methods, materials and strategies for elementary art and music including instructional planning, lesson design and use of appropriate media materials and resources that are culturally and linguistically diverse.

TED 410          Elementary Mathematics Methods (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Program.

Methods and materials for elementary math education. Includes instructional planning, unit development, selection and preparation of curriculum materials, assessment procedures, problem-solving strategies and sheltered mathematics instruction.

TED 411          Classroom Management Methods (2).

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Focus on culturally and linguistically sensitive discipline strategies, management and effective teaching of techniques identified by recent research. A minimum of 15 hours field application required.

TED 412          Elementary Social Studies/ Content Related Reading and Writing (2).

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Program.

Methods and materials for elementary social studies, reading and writing content areas, including instructional planning, unit development, selection and preparation of appropriate curriculum materials, use of media and assessment strategies.

TED 414          Secondary Classroom Management and Healthy Environments (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential program. Recommended corequisites: TED 400, TED 402, TED 407.

Presents basics of classroom management and discipline, and instructional strategies. Provides practical application of theoretical concepts. Utilizes theories of Canter, Glasser, Jones, Kounin, and Skinner. Candidates learn how to create supportive healthy environments for secondary learning.

TED 415          Multicultural Education in an Urban Context (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Analysis and application of the concepts of cultural diversity with emphasis on current issues in education in an urban context. Prepares teachers for multicultural environments and utilization of appropriate materials and methods for culturally, ethnically, and language diverse students.

TED 416          Elementary Science Methods (2).

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Program.

Methods and materials for elementary science education. Includes instructional planning, unit development, selection and preparation of curriculum materials, assessment procedures, and sheltered science instruction.

TED 417          Seminar in Adult Education (1).

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in TED 423 is required; TED 418, TED 419 and TED 421.

Addresses beginning adult education intern needs for working in ethnically, culturally and language diverse adult school settings. It emphasizes problem solving and discussion of competency checklists used in intern fieldwork. One hour of seminar per week.

TED 418          Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part I (2).

Course covers instructional techniques; evaluation of student achievement and the learning process in adult education.

TED 419          Methods and Materials of Adult Education, Part II (2).

Prerequisite: TED 418.

Covers instructional techniques, instructional technology, strategies to address the needs of diverse learners and resources in the Adult Education community. Emphasis will be placed on three specific groups: ESL students, older adults and exceptional adults.

TED 420          Computer Literacy for Teachers (1).

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education.

Focuses on computer basics, terminology, operation and care of computer-related hardware, trouble-shooting techniques, legal and ethical issues, copyright issues, and interacting with others using email and threaded discussion. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 421          Principles of Adult Education (2).

Course is designed to meet the requirements for the Designated Subject Credential. Topics include scope and function of adult education, knowledge of cultural differences in students and communities, curriculum, media and community relationships.

TED 423          Supervised Field Experience in Adult Education (2).

Prerequisites: TED 421 and TED 422 are recommended.

Course is designed to give student practical experiences in teaching adults. Includes participation in classroom, school and communities, and individualized assignments to fulfill the particular needs of each credential applicant. Evaluation of field experience in scheduled seminars. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 424          Counseling and Guidance for Teachers of Adult Education (2).

Topics will cover counseling techniques to meet special needs of adult students and interpersonal relations/communication skills.

TED 425          Workshop in Teaching Methods (1-3).

Study of various approaches, methods, and materials related to a selected area of the curriculum. Development of applications at elementary and/or secondary level. Two to six hours of activity per week.

TED 426          Foundations of Education (6).

Corequisites: TED 427, TED 428.

Introduction to the TTT online teacher education program and the teaching profession, with a focus on foundations of education. Topics include the history of education, classroom management, language developments for English learners and Standard English learners, and students with special needs.

TED 427         Content Pedagogy I (6).

Corequisites: TED 426, TED 428.

Focuses on lesson planning, standards, and objectives, assessment, literacy development, problem-based learning in math and science, online resources, and application of principles of effective instruction in real-world contexts.

TED 428          Early Field Observation and Participation (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Transition to Teaching Online program. Corequisites: TED 426, TED 427.

Consists of a minimum of 40 hours of observation and participation. Candidates will draw on content and strategies from TED 426 and TED 427 in planning lessons for their early field experience. CR/NC grading.

TED 429          Supporting All Students (6).

Prerequisites: TED 426, TED 427, TED 428. Corequisites: TED 430, TED 431.

Focuses on developing strategies for supporting every learner, including those with disabilities and special needs. Explores the Student Study Team. Addresses school health issues.

TED 430          Content Pedagogy II (6).

Prerequisites: TED 426, TED 427, TED 428. Corequisites: TED 429, TED 431.

Focuses on universal access, inductive and deductive teaching strategies, and models of teaching. Compares Direct Instruction with Problem-Based Learning.

TED 431          Lab School Fieldwork Seminar (3).

Prerequisites: TED 426, TED 427, TED 428. Corequisites: TED 429, TED 430.

Consists of a minimum of 40 hours of observation and participation, plus the completion of specific tasks that develop the candidates’ capacity to plan, instruct, assess, and reflect in their content area. CR/NC grading.

TED 432 Interdisciplinary Teaching (6)

Prerequisites: TED 429, TED 430, TED 431. Corequisites: TED 438, TED 465.

Focuses on culture, and ways in which teachers broaden their understanding of what students bring to their educational experience so as to build upon it for student success. Expands on concept of Project-Based Learning.

TED 433          Teaching Practices Seminar: Multiple Subject Student Teaching (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Phase Two.

Student teaching candidates observe and participate in a Multiple Subject classroom with an experienced teacher, accompanied by reflective seminar. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 434          Student Teaching: Elementary I (3).

Prerequisite: TED 400 and TED 411.

Student teaching with a master teacher at an urban multilingual/multicultural public elementary school. Done in conjunction with methods coursework. Focuses on Teacher Performance Expectations 1 though 13. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 435          Elementary Student Teaching (12).

Prerequisite: TED 433.

Consists of one semester of supervised classroom practice with a master teacher at an urban multilingual/multicultural public elementary school. Done in conjunction with methods coursework. Focuses on Teacher Performance Expectations 1 through 14. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 436          Seminar: Elementary Student Teachers (1).

Problem solving and use of competency checklists in student teaching at the elementary level. Credit/no credit grading. One hour of seminar per week.

TED 437          Elementary Student Teaching (LBS Integrated Option Only) (9).

Prerequisite: TED 433.

Consists of one semester of supervised classroom practice with a master teacher at an urban multilingual/multicultural public elementary school. Done in conjunction with methods coursework. Focuses on Teacher Performance Expectations 1 through 13. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 438 Teaching Even and Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: TED 429, TED 430, TED 431. Corequisites: TED 432, TED 465.

Candidates complete the Teaching Event, the required summative assessment, by demonstrating competency in all Teacher Performance Expectations. Candidates focus on student learning, select a learning segment, submit teaching artifacts and analysis, and assess the teaching event.

TED 445          Fieldwork: Elementary Interns (6).

Prerequisite: Admission to Fieldwork.

Consists of two semesters of supervised classroom practice. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 446          Introduction to Internship: Multiple Subject University Intern (1).

Prerequisite: Admission to Fieldwork.

Introduction to Critical Friends Inquiry Groups for elementary University Interns. Focus on reflective teacher inquiry, cognitive coaching, peer review and self-assessment. A-B/no credit grading.

TED 447          Intern Performance Assessment: Multiple Subject (4).

Prerequisite: TED 404.

Assessment Seminar. Critical reflection on intern performance and student achievement correlated with the 13 Teacher Performance Expectations.

TED 448          Teaching Event: Multiple Subject (2).

Prerequisite: Admission to Phase Two.

Candidates complete the Teaching Event, the required summative assessment, by demonstrating competency in all Teacher Performance Expectations. Candidates focus on student learning, select a learning segment, submit teaching artifacts and analysis, and assess the teaching event. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 453          Teaching Practices Seminar: Single Subject Student Teaching (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Phase Two.

Student teaching candidates observe and participate in a single subject classroom with an experienced teacher accompanied by reflective seminar. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 454          Student Teaching: Secondary I (3).

Prerequisite: TED 400 and TED 411.

Student teaching with a master teacher at an urban multilingual/multicultural public secondary school. Done in conjunction with methods coursework. Focuses on Teacher Performance Expectations 1 through 13. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 455          Student Teaching: Secondary (12).

Prerequisite: TED 453.

Consists of one semester of supervised classroom practice with a master teacher at an urban multilingual/multicultural public secondary school. Done in conjunction with methods coursework. Focuses on Teacher Performance Expectations 1 through 13. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 456          Seminar: Secondary Student Teachers (1).

Problem solving and discussion of competency check lists used in student teaching in multilingual, multiethnic, and multicultural secondary settings. CR/NC grading.

TED 457          Student Teaching: Secondary II (9).

Prerequisite: TED 454.

Consists of one semester of supervised classroom practice with a master teacher at an urban multilingual/multicultural public elementary school. Done in conjunction with methods coursework. Focuses on Teacher Performance Expectations 1 through 13. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 460          Creating a Supportive Healthy Environment for Secondary Student Learning (1).

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Program

Single Subject credential candidates learn how to create a supportive healthy environment for secondary student learning.

TED 465          Fieldwork: Secondary Interns (6).

Prerequisite: Admission to Fieldwork.

Consists of two semesters of supervised classroom practice. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 466          Introduction to Internship: Single Subject University Intern (1).

Prerequisite: Admission to Fieldwork.

Introduction to Critical Friends Inquiry Groups for secondary University Interns. Focus on reflective teacher inquiry, cognitive coaching, peer review and self-assessment.

TED 467          Secondary Teaching Methods I (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Program.

Principles of effective instruction, critical thinking/questioning skills, lesson design, cooperative learning, sheltered instruction, guided discovery; curriculum materials for culturally, ethnically, and language diverse content classrooms.

TED 468          Secondary Teaching Methods II (3).

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Program.

Taken in single subject credential area. Explores methods and materials for planning instructional units and lessons. Presents alternative strategies of instruction and evaluation to assure high-level learning with ethnically, culturally, and language diverse students.

TED 471          Secondary Methods III: Curriculum and Assessment (3).

Prerequisite: TED 467; concurrent enrollment in TED 468 recommended.

Focus on interdisciplinary curriculum and assessment. Includes diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment. Focuses on evaluation, grading procedures, and use and interpretation of standardized exams as tools for instruction and monitoring of achievement.

TED 472          Intern Performance Assessment: Single Subject (4).

Assessment Seminar. Critical reflection on intern performance and student achievement correlated with the 13 Teacher Performance Expectations.

TED 476          Summative Assessment Seminar: Phase Two Multiple Subject Student Teachers (2).

Prerequisite: TED 475.

Summative Assessment Seminar to complete reflective essay and performance task. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 481          Summative Assessment Seminar: Phase Two Single Subject Student Teachers (2).

Summative Assessment Seminar to complete reflective essay and performance task. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 488          Teaching Event: Single Subject (2).

Prerequisite: Admission to Phase Two.

Candidates complete the Teaching Event, the required summative assessment, by demonstrating competency in all Teacher Performance Expectations. Candidates focus on student learning, select a learning segment, submit teaching artifacts and analysis, and assess the teaching event. Credit/no credit grading.

TED 490          Seminar: Issues in Education (1-3).

Identification of significant and persistent issues in education, to evaluate policy statements and published opinions with an awareness of elements involved. Repeatable course. One to three hours of seminar per week.

TED 494          Independent Study (1-3).

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Independent study taken under the supervision of a faculty member. Repeatable course.

TED 495          Special Topics in Teacher Education (1-6).

Selected topics in teacher education. Repeatable course up to six units.

Graduate

TED 501          Lesson Study: Engaging All Students in Learning (3).

Prerequisite: GED 500.

Introduction to the foundations of lesson study and its analysis for induction candidates. Collaboration in designing, observing, and discussion lessons to provide universal access to engage all students in learning. Focus on English learners, GATE students and students with special needs.

TED 502          Advanced Lesson Study II: Using Data to Improve Achievement (3).

Prerequisite: GED 500.

Advanced lesson study and its analysis for induction candidates. Collaboration in collecting, analyzing and using data to improve student learning. Focus on students who may be at risk.

TED 503          Teacher Action Research Project (3).

Prerequisite: GED 500.

Teacher action research methods course for induction teachers working in urban diverse classrooms.  Candidates conduct inquiries on professional practices using scientific methods to improve student achievement.

TED 504          Colloquium (3).

Prerequisite: GED 500.

Induction candidates do an in-depth intervention to increase student achievement. Multimedia presentation disseminating findings. Focus on students who may be at risk.

TED 551          Supportive Learning Environments (3)

Corequisite: SPE 570.

Candidates develop integrated systems for academic and social skills instruction for all students. Course includes study of behavior, positive behavioral interventions and supports, social skills instruction, crisis management, at the school-wide, classroom and individual student level.

TED 553          Curriculum Planning, Implementation and Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: TED 551, SPE 570. Corequisite: SPE 571.

In-depth study of the processes of curriculum planning, implementation and assessment, and application of these processes to student-generated lesson and units of instruction. Addresses California Standards for the Teaching Profession, data-driven decision making, differentiated instruction, problem-based learning, and instructional leadership.

Infrequently Offered Courses

The following course is scheduled on a "demand" basis. Students should consult the department office for information about the next schedule offering.

TED 469          Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods (3).

Prerequisite: Acceptance to intern status in single subject program or advancement to fieldwork status; TED 467 and TED 468; TED 406 recommended.

Explores interdisciplinary teaching methods for the multicultural, multilingual classroom including psychological, philosophical perspectives. Presents strategies, practices, and resources for developing an integrated curriculum.

TED 470          Critical Perspectives in Urban Education (2).

Prerequisite: TED 444.

Capstone experience. Focuses on the professional obligations of teachers in society and the role of families and the community in the education of children. Addresses the historical, philosophical, cultural, and sociological foundations of American education from an equity perspective.