Multiple Subject Credential Programs

 

The Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education offers the following options for our Credential programs:

 

TWO-SEMESTER PROGRAM
The coursework required of the two semester program normally entails an all-day commitment from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Candidates must also reserve adequate time outside the daily 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. schedule to complete course assignments. Student teaching is an all-day, five days per week experience.  There will be some required elements of the program that may extended beyond these hours.

 

First Semester: Ten weeks of coursework and fieldwork followed by five weeks of full-time student teaching (EDEL 439).

EDEL 430 Foundations in Elementary School Teaching
EDEL 433 Language Arts and Reading Instruction
EDEL 434 Methods and Inquiry for Teaching English Learners
EDEL 435 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching
EDEL 438 Supervised Fieldwork in Elementary Teacher Education
EDEL 450 Visual and Performing Arts Methods: Art, Dance, Drama and Music
EDEL 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School 

 

Second Semester: Seven weeks of coursework and fieldwork followed by eight weeks of full-time student teaching (EDEL 439).

EDEL 429 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School
EDEL 436 Science Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching
EDEL 437 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching
EDEL 451 Community, School, and Classroom Issues
EDEL 452 P.E., Health, and Mainstreaming Education
EDEL 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School

 

THREE-SEMESTER PROGRAM*
Three semester blocks require evening classes (taught from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and/or from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.). Some blocks may also hold Saturday classes. Student teaching is a full-day, five days per week experience. Semester 1 includes 15 weeks of coursework and 45 hours of fieldwork. Semester 2 includes 10 weeks of coursework and 45 hours fieldwork followed by five weeks of full-time student teaching. Semester 3 includes seven weeks of coursework and eight weeks of full-time student teaching. This third semester requires a full-time commitment.

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Bilingual Authorization - There is a great need for bilingual teachers who can communicate with students and parents in their native language. The Bilingual Authorization (BiAu) Program within the College of Education at CSUF prepares teacher candidates to teach in K-12 Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Filipino, Hmong, and/or Vietnamese bilingual and dual immersion classrooms. For more information, please contact our Bilingual Authorization Coordinator, Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Valls at frodriguez-valls@fullerton.edu.


Multiple Subject Intern Program* - The Intern Program is desgined for teacher candidates who wish to complete credential requirements while concurrently teaching in an elementary education position in a public school setting. To become an intern, candidates must receive a job offer as the contracted teacher of record in a K-8 general education classrom from one of our approved districts. Please note that this offer does not include afterschool programs or work as a long-term subtitute teacher. For more information, review the Intern Program RequirementsPDF File Opens in new window and the Early Completion OptionPDF File Opens in new window , and contact Jennifer Gutierrez at jengutierrez@fullerton.edu.

 

Teacher Induction Program Opens in new window - The Teacher Induction Program is designed for holders of the preliminary credential to clear their credential in two years and earn credit toward a graduate degree.

Note: Programs marked with an asterisk (*) are offered based on student interest. For questions regarding availability of these programs, please contact our Admissions Advisor, Jennifer Gutierrez at jengutierrez@fullerton.edu.