Integrated Credential Program

The integrated credential program allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree and a California teaching credential concurrently. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a credential to teach elementary, middle or high school general education. Students do not have to major in liberal studies in order to be in the integrated credential program. This program can be completed alongside any major offered at CBU.

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. 

 

  • Application Requirements
    1. Application: Potential students complete the online application and writing sample.
    2. Apply sophomore year.
    3. GPA: 2.75 for conditional acceptance; 3.0 for unconditional acceptance
    4. A letter of recommendation is required from a professor in a sealed envelope.
    5. Submit unofficial college and/or university transcripts.
    6. Submit a Certificate of Clearance issued by the California Teaching Commission.
  • Courses

    Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (39 units)

    Students interested in teaching elementary school should complete the requirements for the Preliminary Multiple 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 (CSET). Check with your advisor to find out if your major has an approved subject matter program.

    Foundation Course Requirements 

    EDU409 Educational Psychology

    This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching/learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. 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 the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process. Four (4) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

    EDU409-D
    Walters, Keith A
    09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B259
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B258
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    05/11/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    EDU409-B
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN

    EDU411 TheoriesAndMthdsofTchngDivStdnts

    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. Prerequisite: Credential Program Acceptance. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

    EDU411-D
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B251
    EDU411-A
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B258
    EDU411-B
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    EDU411-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

    EDU440 Classroom Management and Ethics

    This course is a study of the techniques, procedures and discipline models that can help make the difficult tasks of managing and disciplining much easier. Students will learn how to establish and maintain a classroom environment here positive behavior support is practiced. The classroom will be free from coercion and punishment. Interventions will be positive, proactive, and respectful of students. The course will also examine classroom discipline dimension: teacher responses to inappropriate behavior, the differences between emergency interventions, on-going positive behavioral support, and age-appropriate least intrusive strategies. Students will evaluate a variety of behavior management methods including functional analysis assessment. They will design their own behavior plan based on functional behavior analysis. The course will aid special education and mainstream education teachers in maximizing educational experiences for all students, including those with serious behavior disorders. Ten hours of fieldwork required. Required for both Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credentials. Prerequisite: Credential Program Acceptance. Pre- or Co- Requisite: EDU 409. (3 units; As offered)

    EDU440-B
    Meyer, Stacy Lynn
    01/13/2020 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
    EDU440-A
    Mock, Jin-Sil
    01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B222

    ETC407 Technology and Learning

    Candidates will examine and apply various instructional theories and technologies to enhance student engagement and achievement. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in various computer, web, and mobile device applications for the K-12 classroom and evaluate their relative effectiveness in relation to student achievement. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

    ETC407-D
    Morris, Stephen A.
    09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    ETC407-A
    Morris, Stephen A.
    01/13/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B252
    ETC407-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    Methods Course Requirements 

    EDU405 Teaching Math and Science

    This course prepares future teachers to meet the California State requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential in math and science and to equip diverse students with knowledge and methodologies necessary for the successful integration and teaching of these subjects. This course consists of the study of current best practice techniques and curriculum development used in teaching mathematics and science in the public schools. Emphasis is placed on effective instructional methods and evaluation procedures. A minimum of 20 hours of observation and participation in Math and Science classrooms is required with the purpose of providing students with opportunities to apply methods learned in this course to public school settings. Prerequisites: Teaching Credential Program Acceptance, EDU 409 and 411. (3 units; As offered)

    EDU405-A
    DeBerry, Karen E.
    09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B218
    EDU405-A
    DeBerry, Karen E.
    01/13/2020 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219

    EDU410 Elementary Methods

    This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the elementary schools, both public and private. Ten (10) hours of structured observation is required, equally divided between primary and upper elementary grade classrooms. Pre- or Co- Requisites: EDU 409 and 411. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

    EDU410-A
    McLurkin, Denise
    09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B219

    EDU412 Tchng Lang Arts and Soc Studies

    This course prepares future teachers to meet the California state requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential and to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary for the successful teaching of these subjects. It is a study of the scope, the organization, and the instructional procedures used to teach social studies and language arts. Students learn how to design and develop interdisciplinary units of study, how to write and assess instructional objectives, and how to organize and integrate social studies and language arts instruction for diverse learners in the public classroom. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisites: Teaching Credential Program Acceptance, EDU 409 and 411. (3 units; As offered)

    EDU412-A
    Timmons, Rachel E.
    09/03/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B222

    EDU416 PedagogicalApprchsLiteracyAcquis

    This course consists of the study of current best theories and practices in the teaching and assessment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the classroom. Cultural and linguistic differences will be examined as they pertain to literacy instruction and communication. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisites: Teaching Credential Program Acceptance, EDU 409 and 411. (3 units; As Offered)

    EDU416-A
    McLurkin, Denise
    01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B259
    Capstone Course Requirements

    EDU498 Student Teaching and Seminar

    Teaching experience in a school setting under the guidance of a university supervisor with a cooperating teacher in the school. Open to general education or dual credential teacher candidates who have completed the course, testing, and document requirements. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. Concurrent Requisite: EDU 499. (14 units; As offered)

    EDU499 Student Teaching Portfolio

    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: Permission of the Program Director. Pre- or Co- Requisite: EDU 498. (1 unit; As offered)

    Optional Elective

    EDU416L PedagogclApprchsToLitryAcquisLab

    This course is a one (1) credit lab course that will prepare our multiple subject and education specialist credential candidates for the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA), which is a state-required exam. Prerequisite: EDU 416. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

    EDU416L-A
    McLurkin, Denise
    02/07/2020 F 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Yeager Center B259
    EDU416L-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/16/2020 F 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Yeager Center

     

    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.

    Foundation Course Requirements 

    EDU409 Educational Psychology

    This course will equip candidates to appraise the relationship between the theories and practices of human development and teaching/learning methods. Specifically, candidates will examine the manner in which world view perspectives of developmental forces impact classroom policies and procedures. 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 the pedagogical decisions required in the TPA process. Four (4) hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

    EDU409-D
    Walters, Keith A
    09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B259
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    01/13/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B258
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    05/11/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    EDU409-B
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN

    EDU411 TheoriesAndMthdsofTchngDivStdnts

    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. Prerequisite: Credential Program Acceptance. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

    EDU411-D
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B251
    EDU411-A
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    01/13/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B258
    EDU411-B
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    EDU411-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN

    EDU440 Classroom Management and Ethics

    This course is a study of the techniques, procedures and discipline models that can help make the difficult tasks of managing and disciplining much easier. Students will learn how to establish and maintain a classroom environment here positive behavior support is practiced. The classroom will be free from coercion and punishment. Interventions will be positive, proactive, and respectful of students. The course will also examine classroom discipline dimension: teacher responses to inappropriate behavior, the differences between emergency interventions, on-going positive behavioral support, and age-appropriate least intrusive strategies. Students will evaluate a variety of behavior management methods including functional analysis assessment. They will design their own behavior plan based on functional behavior analysis. The course will aid special education and mainstream education teachers in maximizing educational experiences for all students, including those with serious behavior disorders. Ten hours of fieldwork required. Required for both Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credentials. Prerequisite: Credential Program Acceptance. Pre- or Co- Requisite: EDU 409. (3 units; As offered)

    EDU440-B
    Meyer, Stacy Lynn
    01/13/2020 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
    EDU440-A
    Mock, Jin-Sil
    01/13/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B222

    ETC407 Technology and Learning

    Candidates will examine and apply various instructional theories and technologies to enhance student engagement and achievement. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency in various computer, web, and mobile device applications for the K-12 classroom and evaluate their relative effectiveness in relation to student achievement. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

    ETC407-D
    Morris, Stephen A.
    09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    ETC407-A
    Morris, Stephen A.
    01/13/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B252
    ETC407-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/11/2020 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
    Methods Course Requirements 

    EDU407 Reading and Wrtng: Content Areas

    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. Prerequisites: Credential Program Acceptance, EDU 409 and 411. (3 units; As Offered)mmit

    EDU407-B
    Mock, Jin-Sil
    09/03/2019 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B112

    EDU490 Subject Area Specialization

    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 30 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. Prerequisite: Teaching Credential Program Acceptance. (3 units; As offered)

    EDU490-B
    Tanis, Jennifer
    09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B223

    EDU497 Secondary Methods

    Various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies,methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private, are examined. Thirty hours of structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. Prerequisite: Teaching Credential Program Acceptance. Pre- or Co- Requisites: EDU 409 and 411. (3 units; As offered)

    EDU497-A
    Murcray, Theodore
    01/13/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B219
    Capstone Course Requirements

    EDU498 Student Teaching and Seminar

    Teaching experience in a school setting under the guidance of a university supervisor with a cooperating teacher in the school. Open to general education or dual credential teacher candidates who have completed the course, testing, and document requirements. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Director. Concurrent Requisite: EDU 499. (14 units; As offered)

    EDU499 Student Teaching Portfolio

    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: Permission of the Program Director. Pre- or Co- Requisite: EDU 498. (1 unit; As offered)