CBU's preliminary single subject integrated credential program allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a California teaching credential concurrently. Students apply to the School of Education to add this program as a second major.

This preliminary single subject credential program is designed for students interested in pursuing a credential to teach middle or high school in a specific content classroom. Students MUST have a primary major in addition to the single-subject credential major. Students must meet subject matter competency by either enrolling in the state approved subject matter program (e.g. math, history, English, etc.) or passing the appropriate subject matter competency exams.

Students interested in pursuing a teaching credential should contact a program advisor in the School of Education. Those interested can also RSVP to one of our information sessions.

  1. Complete an application.
  2. Submit one letter of recommendation from a professor who can address your potential for success. In lieu of a formal letter, you may request a letter of recommendation template by emailing tchavez@calbaptist.edu.
  3. Complete a writing sample.
  4. Demonstrate basic skills competency.
  5. Grade Point Average Requirement: A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission.
  6. Pass at least one of the Education Foundation courses with a B- or higher — EDU 409, EDU 411 and/or ETC 407.
  7. Verification of Certificate of Clearance.
  8. Submit unofficial college and/or university transcripts.

Preliminary Single Subject Credential (36 units)

Students interested in teaching middle or high school should complete the requirements for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential. Students must demonstrate subject matter competence to complete a credential either by completing an approved subject matter program or by passing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers. Check with your advisor to find out if your major has an approved subject matter program.

Universal Preliminary Credential Core Requirements 

Focusing on the attainment of skills as a teacher of literacy, this course requires students to demonstrate content reading and writing competencies, such as determining reading readiness, applying readability formulas, evaluating textbooks,and developing strategies for vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension. Focus is placed on the preparation of lessons using PAR: pre-reading, assistance during reading and reflection after reading. Students are also introduced to beginning reader strategies. Twenty hours (20) of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Credential Program Acceptance. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU407-A
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/08/2024 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU407-B
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/08/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU407-A
Mock, Jin-Sil
05/06/2024 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219

This course will equip candidates with the theories and practices connected to working with diverse student populations. Candidates will examine the manner in which societal and cultural forces have impacted current perspectives of equity especially as they relate to special needs and English language learning students. The role of assessment in determining student needs and designing appropriate pedagogical strategies will also be emphasized. This course will solidify understanding of the strengths-based approach to making adaptations required in the TPA process. Ten (10) hours of fieldwork is required. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU411-A
Hollowell, Cherilynne
01/08/2024 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B259
EDU411-A
Meyer, Stacy Lynn
09/03/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
EDU411-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

This course explores the context and best practices of teacher ethics and classroom management in middle and high school settings. The course equips students to navigate the implicit and explicit ethical dilemmas inherent in the routine decisions teachers make every school day in a manner consistent with the profession's code of ethics. The course also equips students with a variety of classroom management and ethics strategies and techniques to optimize the learning environment for all students. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU451-C
Smith, Dawn M
01/08/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B114
EDU451-A
Hansen, Darel E.
01/08/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219
EDU451-B
Hansen, Darel E.
01/08/2024 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219
EDU451-A
Mock, Jin-Sil
05/06/2024 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219

The nature, determinants, adjustments, and problems of persons with intellectual gifts, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, health problems, and emotional problems will be studied in conjunction with appropriate educational interventions in the general education Middle and High School classroom setting. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU452-A
Woods-Jefferson, Jacqueline Y.
01/08/2024 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B259
EDU452-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center

Working almost exclusively in small groups or one-on-one with the instructor, students focus only on the strategies and methods designed specifically for their subject area. In addition to the hours of observation required, divided equally between middle school and high school, students in this course will teach three mini lessons, which are directly supervised by a master teacher, visit Open house night, sit in on a parent teacher conference, and tutor students. Prerequisites: Credential program acceptance. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private. Structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. This course will introduce the California TPA process. Prerequisite: Credential program acceptance. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU497-A
Murcray, Theodore
01/08/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B112
EDU497-A
Murcray, Theodore
09/03/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
EDU497-B
Murcray, Theodore
09/03/2024 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

This course will focus on the basic aspects of effective collaboration between special education professionals and others involved in the education and care of middle and high school individuals with disabilities, including parents and family members. Special education teachers will acquire methods for effective team building, knowledge of community resources, and advocacy. In addition, candidates will introduce the Individualized Family Service Plan, the Individualized Education Program, and the Individualized Transition Plan. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPE430-A
Woods-Jefferson, Jacqueline Y.
05/06/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B218
SPE430-A
Woods-Jefferson, Jacqueline Y.
09/03/2024 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
 
Clinical Practice Requirements

Teacher Candidates will complete an initial clinical experience in a school classroom under the direction of a qualified Mentor Teacher and University Supervisor. This clinical experience requires the teacher candidate to adhere to the hour expectations articulated within the site's teacher contract for the entire placement. The evaluation will be based on California's Teaching Performance Expectations. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Program Director approval. (7 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU481-A
Erman, Cyndy S.
01/08/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112
EDU481-B
Walker, Darrel E.
01/08/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112
EDU481-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/02/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112
EDU481-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/02/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112

Teacher Candidates will complete final clinical experience in a school classroom under the direction of a qualified Mentor Teacher and University Supervisor. This clinical experience requires the teacher candidate to adhere to the hour expectations articulated within the site's teacher contract for the entire placement. The evaluation will be based on California's Teaching Performance Expectations. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Program Director approval. (7 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU482-A
Erman, Cyndy S.
03/04/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112
EDU482-B
Walker, Darrel E.
03/04/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112
EDU482-A
STAFF, STAFF
10/28/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112
EDU482-B
STAFF, STAFF
10/28/2024 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Yeager Center A112

Teaching candidates complete the TPA portfolio as a comprehensive assessment of the Teacher Performance Expectations. Students are required to take this course concurrently with EDU 498 - Student Teaching and Seminar. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Clinical Practice acceptance. Pre- or Co- Requisite: EDU 498, 455, or 470. (1 unit; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
EDU499-A
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/26/2024 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Instructor OFFC
EDU499-B
Johnson, Jannette M.
01/26/2024 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Instructor OFFC
EDU499-A
Mock, Jin-Sil
09/20/2024 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Instructor OFFC
EDU499-B
Johnson, Jannette M.
09/20/2024 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Instructor OFFC