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Multiple Subject Credential Overview. Kim Case EC 327 657.278.5859 College of Education Conceptual Framework. MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to teach, to serve, and to engage in scholarship. We teach our students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

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multiple subject credential overview

Multiple Subject Credential Overview

Kim Case

EC 327


college of education conceptual framework
College of Education Conceptual Framework


Our mission is to teach, to serve, and to engage in scholarship.

We teach our students to be critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

We prepare professionals who improve student learning, promote diversity, make informed decisions, engage in collaborative endeavors, maintain professional and ethical standards, and become change agents in their workplaces.

We engage in scholarly work that informs the profession and we serve the educational community by providing applied scholarship.

our program completers are
Our Program Completers are

Knowledgeable & Competent Specialists who

• demonstrate strong foundation in subject matter

• demonstrate strong understanding & implementation skills in the field

• demonstrate ability to use technology as a resource

Reflective & Responsive Practitioners who

promote diversity

think critically and make informed decisions

engage in collaborative endeavors

Committed and Caring Professionals who

become change agents

maintain professional and ethical standards

become life-long learners

important websites
General Information

Forms and Information

Class Schedule

CBEST Information

CSET Information

Financial Aid Information

Adjunct Student Registration

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Career/Job Fair Information

Center for Careers in Teaching

CLAD/BCLAD Information

University Application

Important Websites
why csuf
  • Unique Block Format
  • Team of Instructors
  • Classroom Experience
  • Successful Graduates

(National Accreditation and Recognition)

  • Cost
various program options
Various Program Options
  • 2 semester
  • 3 semester
  • Combined Masters/Credential Program
  • Fullerton or

Irvine Campus

* Programofferings vary by the semester and are dependent on student interest

program requirements
Admission to University

Admission to Credential Program

38 units of coursework

90 hours of Fieldwork

2 student teaching experiences

1 Five week (25 days) placement

1 Eight week(40 days) placement

Program Requirements
2 semester program
Semester 1

10 weeks-

Classes and 60 observation hrs

5 weeks(25 days)


Student teaching

Semester 2

7 weeks-

Classes and 30 observation hrs

8 weeks(40 days)


Student teaching

2 Semester Program
3 semester program
Semester 1

15 weeks-

Classes start at 4 pm, and 45 Observation hrs

Semester 2

15 weeks-

Classes start at 4 pm, and 45 Observation hrs

5 weeks (25 days)

Student teaching

3 Semester Program
  • Semester 3
    • 15 weeks-

Classes start at 4 pm

    • 8 weeks (40 days)

Student teaching

Combined Masters/Credential Program

16 Month – full time commitment (fall, spring, summer, a 2nd fall or spring semester depending on start date of program, and possible intercession)

GPA must be 3.0

Application to University is for Graduate admission not post-baccalaureate admission

Interview is conducted with Graduate Faculty Panel

snapshot of courses
EDEL 429 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School

EDEL 430 Foundations in Elementary School Teaching

EDEL 433 Language arts and Reading Instruction in the Public Schools

EDEL 434 Methods and Inquiry for Teaching English Learners

EDEL 435 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching - Math

EDEL 436 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching - Science

EDEL 437 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching - Social Studies

EDEL 438 Supervised Fieldwork in Elementary Schools

EDEL 439Student Teaching

EDEL 450 Visual & Performing Arts Seminar

EDEL 451 Community, School and Classroom Issues Seminar

EDEL 452 PE, Health and Mainstreaming Seminar

EDEL 453 Teacher Performance Assessment Support

TPA Tasks: SSP, DI, AL & CTE

Snapshot of Courses
bclad credential
Provides certification in bilingual teaching


Enhances ability to contribute to diverse communities

Improves job opportunities

Improves language skills

BCLAD Credential
bclad spanish
2 Semesters or 3 Semesters

All courses integrate bilingual teaching methods

One additional course (literacy/culture)

Student teaching in bilingual classroom

Ability to teach elementary school subjects

Need to pass language test- speaking, reading and writing

BCLAD Spanish
asian language bclad non cohort
Korean, Chinese, Khmer, or Vietnamese

Methods and culture courses offered at other CSU campuses

For more information regarding Spanish or Asian BCLAD please contact the BCLAD Coordinator. Contact information can be found on the Admission to Teacher Education website:

Asian Language BCLAD (Non-Cohort)
prerequisite coursework
1) Child or Human Development

CAS 101,CAS 312, CAS 315 or PSY 361 (CAS 325 A & B for CHAD majors)

2) Introduction to Elementary Classroom TeachingEDEL 315 (with a grade of B or higher)

3) Cultural Pluralism EDEL 325 (with a grade of B or higher)

* See Kim Case to waive above classes. Prerequisite courses and/or their equivalencies must be taken within 5 years of applying to the credential program.

Prerequisite Coursework
bachelor s degree
Bachelor’s Degree
  • BA required or
  • Completion of GE requirements with no more than 6 units remaining in your major
basic skills requirement bsr
You must satisfy one of the following:

Pass the

Pass the CSET Writing Skills

Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program – taken during spring semester of student’s junior year in High School

(Must be “College Ready” or “Exempt” in both Math and English)

Pass the CSU Placement Examination

(Must receive a minimum score of 50 on ELM – Entry Level Math AND 151 on EPT- English Placement Test)

Basic Skills Requirement(BSR)
cset exam
Content Subject Matter Exam for Teachers

For Fall programs take in January, for Spring programs take in June

Given 6 times a year

*Note: Register 1 month in advance

CSET exam

cset and bsr
Prep books (Cliff Notes, Baron’s, REA)




grade point average
Grade Point Average
  • Last 60 units 2.75


  • 2 faculty recommendations or
  • 1 faculty and 1 alternative from employer


  • 2 currentexperiences working with children

-one is 45 hours in conjunction with EDEL 315

-the other is a min. of 20 hours and can come from a variety of settings

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON September 30: Due Date for Spring 20___ February 28: Due Date for Fall 20___

FACULTY RECOMMENDATION (Non-Confidential)NAME: _________________________________________ CREDENTIAL OBJECTIVE: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential SCALE: 5. Outstanding (excellent) This individual has made application for admission to our 4. Above Average (very good) Teacher Education Program. Please rate the applicant on the 3. Average (satisfactory) items listed, using the scale at the left, and cite evidence, when 2. Needs to Improve possible, of strengths and weaknesses. 1. No Opportunity to JudgeScholarships and Scholastic PerformanceDemonstrates scholastic achievement in subject areas the applicant is preparing to teach. Rating: Comments:Skills of CommunicationDemonstrates proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking. Rating: Comments:Breadth of UnderstandingPossesses a sound understanding of concepts and knowledge in the following areas: humanities, social science, physical science, mathematics, & fine arts. Demonstrates ability to analyze & solve problems. Rating: Comments:Personality and CharacterDemonstrates evidence of leadership qualities or traits, has emotional stability, ability to work with others, initiative, self-confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity. Rating: Comments:FACULTY MEMBER_____________________________/__________________________________________DATE________________ Print Name SignatureUNIVERSITY____________________________DEPARTMENT_____________________________TELEPHONE__________________

RETURN TO: Please return to student for inclusion in their application packet.



For Spring 20__ Admission to Teacher Education For Fall 20__


NAME: __________________________________________ CREDENTIAL OBJECTIVE: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

This individual has made application for admission to our Teacher Education Program. The applicant has indicated that he/she has worked with children/youth class/group(s) under your supervision. One of the criteria for admission to the program is successful work experience with children and youth (either paid or volunteer). Please indicate below your evaluation of the candidate’s potential as an effective teacher.

NAME OF GROUP/SCHOOL ADDRESS ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Number Street City Zip Code


How long has the applicant worked with you or under your supervision? ______________(years) ______________(months)

Approximate number of hours experienced:____ in regular classroom ____ hours

____ in specialized instruction only (e.g., PE, Music, Special Education, Preschool, etc.) ____ hours

____ in day care program, only ____ hours

____ in other capacity (please specify) __________________________________ ____ hours

Approximate number of TOTAL HOURS work experienced: Total: ____ hours

SCALE: 5. Outstanding (excellent) 4. Above Average (very good) 3. Average (satisfactory) 2. Needs to Improve listed below.

1. No opportunity to Judge

  • 3-5 pages
  • Explain your decision to become a teacher (include relevant experiences with children)
certificate of clearance
Fingerprint clearance (online only!)

Must be cleared before student teaching begins

Contact:Christine Wyder



Certificate of Clearance
  • Sign up with Jacque Russell in CP-540
  • Dress professionally
  • Remember your day and time!
  • TB test results
  • Verification of MMR

*Note: You may have these

done at the CSUF Student

Health Center

TB is $2.30, MMR is free

Certificate of

Child/Infant/Adult CPR

application process
1) Apply to CSUF (

Post baccalaureate/Graduate Application

please see website for current fees

2) Apply to Multiple Subject Credential Program (

Feb 28 for Fall program & Sept 30 for Spring

Submit forms to CP 540

please see website for current fees

Application Process
estimated fees
Please see our website

For a current estimated fee schedule

Estimated Fees
to start a file
To Start a File…
  • Application page
  • Autobiography
  • Official transcripts (or copies of them)
  • Verification COC was submitted to state (online application and copy of Live scan)
  • Receipt for Application Processing fee (Credential Program)
ideal timeline
3 semesters prior

Look for programs

Attend overviews

1 semester prior

Take EDEL 325 and Child Development Prerequisites

Apply to the credential program!

2 semesters prior


Take EDEL 315

Ideal Timeline
Podcast Overview Verification Document

Please accept this document as verification that I completed the required Overview attendance. I watched the Overview Podcast Modules on __/___/___.

______________________ _________________

Signature Date