Welcome to the Single Subject Credential Program Handbook
The SSCP is an interdisciplinary program that connects the three main elements of teaching training (subject matter preparation, pedagogical training, and field experiences) through collaboration among the Department of Secondary Education, university academic departments and programs, and local school districts. Our program recruits and supports teacher candidates in developing the dispositions, knowledge and skills needed to enable them to meet the needs of the diverse learners in California’s schools. The program is organized around the California Teaching Performance Expectations .
THE EDUCATION UNIT CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
The Education Unit Conceptual Framework was adopted in 2013. It contains the Education Unit’s mission statement, program outcomes and indicators, and current logo.
The College of Education is committed to the preparation and professional development of innovative and transformative educators who advance just, equitable, and inclusive education. As a professional community of scholar-practitioners, we promote creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as fundamental to student achievement and success in a diverse and interconnected world.
Program Outcomes and Indicators
After successful completion of a program of study, our credential recipients and program graduates are
Knowledgeable and Competent Specialists who
- demonstrate a strong foundation of knowledge
- implement effective practice
- use current technologies for teaching and learning
Reflective and Responsive Practitioners who
- advance just, equitable and inclusive education
- make informed decisions
- participate in collaborative endeavors
- think critically and creatively
Committed and Caring Professionals who
- demonstrate leadership potential
- maintain professional and ethical standards
- engage in continuous improvement