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Center for Careers in Teaching. Establishing a road map to the teaching credential Assistant Director: Lillybeth Sasis STEM Teaching Advisor: Caren Bautista. Center for Careers in Teaching. CCT is an undergraduate advising center specifically for future teachers!

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Center for careers in teaching

Center for Careers in Teaching

Establishing a road map to the

teaching credential

Assistant Director: Lillybeth Sasis

STEM Teaching Advisor: Caren Bautista


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Center for Careers in Teaching

CCT is an undergraduate advising center specifically for future teachers!

  • CCT provides academic advising to help coordinate your multiple goals and requirements.

  • We will help you streamline the process by recommending the specific classes you need.

  • CCT is an Information Management Service: The world of teaching changes constantly and we can help you keep up to date.


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What does it take to become

a teacher?

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Teaching Credential


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CSUF Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum 120 units (some degrees require more)

*Courses CANNOT be taken from the major department for General Education


General education

General Education

To build a comprehensive foundation of knowledge, it is essential to earn

51 units of General Education on the path to your degree from CSUF.

Your 51 units of General Education will be built within the following

categories

  • Core Competencies (9 units)

  • Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)

  • Arts and Humanities (12 units)

  • Social Sciences (15 units)

  • Lifelong Learning (3 units)

    Z.Cultural Diversity*

    * Not an additional 3 units- this category is simultaneously satisfied with a course from either C, D or E


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Titan Degree Audit


Area a core competencies

Area: A Core Competencies


Area b scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning

Area: B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning


Area b scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning1

Area: B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning


Area c arts and humanities

Area: CArts and Humanities


Area d social sciences

Area: DSocial Sciences


Upper division general education 300 or higher 9 units

Upper Division General Education (300 or higher) 9 units

Students are advised to WAIT to complete the following General Education Areas until their Junior and Senior years:

  • B.5: Implications and Explorations in Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • C.3: Implications, Explorations, Participatory Experience in the Arts and Humanities

  • D.5: Implications, Explorations, Participatory Experience in the Social Sciences

  • E: Lifelong Learning

  • Z: Cultural Diversity

“Both this country’s future economic growth and individual opportunity are now closely tied to the attainment of high levels of knowledge and skill, and the ability to continue learning over a lifetime.” LEAP Report 2007

ALWAYS BE EVOLVING…DO NOT STAND STILL!


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Don’t Let Your Hard Work Go to Waste

If you scored a 3,4,5 on an AP exam, please review the AP exams CSUF accepts in the

New Student Handbook.

You could already have some

General Education requirements completed!


What does a teacher need to know how do you prepare

What does a teacher need to know? How do you prepare?

Subject Matter

  • General Education

  • Major Studies

  • Electives

Pedagogy(How to teach!)

  • Credential Program

    (Includes student teaching)


Popular majors for teaching elementary school

Popular Majors for Teaching Elementary School

Traditional Majors

Child & Adolescent Development (CHAD)

Liberal Studies (LBST)

Other Possible Majors for Future Elementary Teachers:

American Studies

Anthropology

Asian American Studies

Chicano Studies

Communications

Criminal Justice

English

Geography

History

Human Services

Psychology

Religious Studies

Sociology


Multiple sets of requirements

Multiple Sets of Requirements

Major

(36-51+

units)

G.E.

(51 units)

Subject

Matter

Preparation

(CSET Prep)

Credential

Program

Prerequisites

(9 units)


Majors for teaching middle high school

Majors for Teaching Middle/High School

Social Science Credential

  • American Studies

  • Anthropology

  • Asian American Studies

  • Criminal Justice

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • History

  • Liberal Studies (Thematic Plan)

  • Political Science

Other Majors

  • Art

  • Biology

  • Business Education

  • Chemistry

  • English

  • Geological Sciences

  • Math

  • Modern Languages

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Physics


Multiple sets of requirements1

Multiple Sets of Requirements

Major

(36-51+

units)

G.E.

(51 units)

Subject

Matter

Preparation

Program

Credential

Program

Prerequisites

(12 units)


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Basic Skills Requirement

  • CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) http://www.cbest.nesinc.com/OR

  • ELM and EPT

    • Score 50 or above on ELM

    • Score 147 or above on EPT

    • You must have taken the tests and received a score. “Exempt” does not count!

    • OR

  • EAP

    • Taken junior year of high school

    • Must earn “college ready” or “exempt”

    • “Conditionally exempt” does not count

    • NO MIXING AND MATCHING OF SCORES!!!


Subject matter competency

Subject Matter Competency

  • Teachers need to “know their stuff” in the subject(s) they teach.

  • The state requires proof of subject matter competency:

    • For elementary school teachers by passage of a state-approved exam: CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers).

    • For future middle/high school teachers either state approved program of study or passage of a state-approved exam: CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers).


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FFT + CCT = Success

FFT

CCT

Success

Successful & timely completion of freshman requirements through FFT adds to the completion of lower division GE requirements which equals receiving your teaching credential sooner.


Questions

Questions?

  • Website: www.fullerton.edu/cct

  • Phone:(657) 278-7130

  • Location: Humanities 113

  • Email: [email protected]

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