Preliminary Single Subject Credential Program

The 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.

 

  • Application Requirements
    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.
  • Courses

    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-B
    Walters, Keith A
    08/24/2020 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
    EDU409-A
    Walters, Keith A
    05/10/2021 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
    EDU409-B
    Walters, Keith A
    05/10/2021 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

    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-A
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
    EDU411-A
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
    EDU411-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/10/2021 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
    EDU411-B
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/10/2021 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center

    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-A
    Meyer, Stacy Lynn
    01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center

    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-A
    Morris, Stephen A.
    08/24/2020 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
    ETC407-A
    Morris, Stephen A.
    01/11/2021 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
    ETC407-A
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/10/2021 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center
    ETC407-B
    STAFF, STAFF
    05/10/2021 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA
    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)ered

    EDU407-A
    Mock, Jin-Sil
    08/24/2020 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
    EDU407-A
    Mock, Jin-Sil
    01/11/2021 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center

    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)

    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
    08/24/2020 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
    EDU497-A
    Murcray, Theodore
    01/11/2021 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
    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)

    EDU498-A
    Navarro, Michele Jo
    08/24/2020 W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

    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)

    EDU499-A
    Pike, Rosenda Amalia
    09/11/2020 F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC