Adding Additional Subjects to a Credential

Adding a Single Subject Authorization to a Single or Multiple Subject Credential

 To add a single subject authorization to your single or multiple subject credential, you need to do the following (http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl621a.pdf PDF File ):

 

  1. Verify subject matter competency in the subject area of the single subject credential you are pursuing through completion of a Subject Matter Preparation Program (http://www.fullerton.edu/cct/Single_Subj/smpp.htm) OR California Subject Exam for Teachers (www.cset.nesinc.com).

 

Subject Area                                                                                 CSET subtests required

Art

140 & 141

English

105, 106, 107 & 108

Mathematics

Foundational Level

211 & 212

Full Mathematics

211, 212 & 213

World Languages (French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)

Languages other than English – for single subject credential (subtests I, II & III)

Music (Instrumental & Choral)

136, 137 & 138

Physical Education

129, 130 & 131

Social Science

114, 115 & 116

Science

Foundational Level

215

Biology

215 & 217

Chemistry

215 & 218

Earth & Space Sciences

215 & 219

Physics

215 & 220

 

 

  1. Complete a subject-specific secondary methods course:

Advanced Methods of Teaching Foundational-Level Math – EDSC 542m (prerequisite for enrollment in class - passage of one CSET subtest in math or successful completion of one semester of college Calculus)

Advanced Methods for Teaching Science - EDSC 542s (prerequisite for enrollment in class - passage of one CSET subtest in science or Minor in Natural Science)

Advanced Methods for Teaching World Languages – EDSC 542F (prerequisite for enrollment in class – fluency in a world language)

All Other Subjects – CSUF does not currently offer subject-specific secondary methods courses in other subject areas. You will need to find and take a methods course at another university.

 

**These courses are only offered in summer.  Please contact Dr. Kristen Shand (kshand@fullerton.edu) for information on how to enroll.

**These courses may count toward the Masters of Science in Secondary Education.

 

  1. Apply directly to the state for the authorization to be added to your credential (http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/414.pdf PDF File ).