Single Subject Credential Program Coursework

The Single Subject Credential Program courses are as follows:

Prerequisite Courses

EDSC 310 - The Teaching Experience: Participation (3 units)

Course DescriptionHistory, philosophy, sociology of secondary education. Introduction to California Teaching Performance Expectations and Teaching Performance Assessment; needs of special populations, English learners, struggling readers; content standards and major curriculum reform documents. Includes 45 hours of observation in public schools on specific course requirements. May be repeated once for credit with consent of instructor.

EDSC 320 - Adolescent Development (3 units)

Course Description: Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1. Biological, cognitive and socio-cultural development of adolescents. Contexts of adolescent development, including family, peers, school, work and leisure. Health and safety issues of adolescents.

EDSC 330 - Developing Literacy in Secondary Schools (3 units)

Course Description: Strategies for developing content-based reading/writing abilities, comprehension skills and vocabulary of secondary students. Methods of teaching reading, writing and language skills for English learners and native English speakers. Diagnostic assessment strategies. Letter grade.

EDSC 340 - Diversity in Secondary Schools (3 units)

Course Description: Principles of educational equity and diversity. Strategies for providing students equitable access to the core curriculum. How teaching is shaped by diversity in California society. Analyze personal and institutional biases.

 

First Semester Program Courses

EDSC 410 - Teaching English Learners in Secondary Schools (3 units)

Course Description: Research-based approaches and strategies for teaching English learners in secondary schools. Theories of language acquisition and development. Cognitive, linguistic, socio-cultural and political factors that affect English language development. Legal issues pertaining to the education of English learners.

  • *EDSC 410 may be taken before the start of the program. 

EDSC 440S - General Pedagogy in Secondary Schools (3 units)

Course Description: Prerequisites: admission to Single Subject Credential Program. Corequisite: EDSC 440F. Interrelationship of pedagogical theory and practice, classroom management, instructional planning, assessment of student learning, student engagement, and teacher professionalism.

EDSC 440F - Supervised Fieldwork in Secondary Schools (3 units)

Course Description: Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Credential Program. Corequisite: EDSC 440S. A field experience in a single subject in public schools with guided observation and reflection.

ARTE/EDSC/ENED/KNES/MAED/MUSE 442 - Teaching [Subject-Specific Methods] in Secondary Schools (3 units)

Course Description: Prerequisites: Admission to Single Subject Credential Program. Principles, methods, and materials for teaching [subject-specific methods] in the secondary schools. A "B-" (2.7) or better is required to earn a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

ARTE/EDSC/ENED/KNES/MAED/MUSE 449E - First Semester Student Teaching (3 units)

Course DescriptionPrerequisite: admission to Single Subject Credential Program. Eight-week practicum (120 hours, Monday - Friday) in co-teaching in secondary schools. Credit/No Credit only. A "B" (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. Students sign up for the appropriate departmental offering from the following: ARTE 449E, EDSC 449E, ENED 449E, KNES 449E, MAED 449E, MUSE 449E. May be repeated once for credit.

 

Second Semester Program Courses

EDSC 304 - Educational technologies for Secondary Teachers (3 units)

Course Description: Develop personal proficiency in educational technologies to facilitate teaching process. Develop digital literacy through presentation, spreadsheet, word processing/publication software, interactive online tools; internet search and retrieval; information literacy; electronic communication/collaboration; awareness of legal and ethical issues in the digital world. Meets technology requirement for California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential.

  • *EDSC 304 may be taken before the start of the program. 

ARTE/EDSC/ENED/KNES/MAED/MUSE 449S - Seminar in Secondary Teaching (3 units)

Course DescriptionPrerequisite: EDSC 410, EDSC 440S, EDSC 449E. Corequisite: EDSC 449I. Seminar in student teaching in a single subject in secondary schools. Class activities and assessments are aligned with student teaching fieldwork experiences. Credit/No Credit only; "B" (3.0) or better required for credit.

ARTE/EDSC/ENED/KNES/MAED/MUSE 449I - Second Semester Student Teaching (10 units)

Course DescriptionPrerequisites: EDSC 440F, EDSC 440S, EDSC 449E. Corequisite: EDSC 449S. A 450-hour practicum in a single subject in public schools. Credit/No Credit only. A "B" (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. Departmental course offerings are: ARTE 449I, EDSC 449I, ENED 449I, KNES 449I, MAED 449I, MUSE 449I.

EDSC 460 - Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar (3 units)

Course Description: Prerequisite: Successful completion of CalTPA Cycle 1. Preparation for completion of California Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) which is required for the Level 1 Single Subject Teaching Credential.