Single Subject Teacher Credential 

Required Courses

Required courses consist of EDUC 501 - EDUC 552 and include Student Teaching EDUC 553A and EDUC 553B, with the option of EDUC 554 Internship. Please speak to an advisor regarding internship option requirements. 

EDUC 501 Foundations in Learning (3 Credits)

Introduction to the field of education—its history, philosophy, sociocultural context, diversity, pedagogy, educational psychology, legal issues, and educational reform. Integrates traditional educational thinking with culturally relevant perspectives and current research practices. Equivalent to EDUG 401/401N. 
Prerequisite: permission to enroll in Teacher Credential courses from the School of Education.

EDUC 511 Foundations of Literacies (3 Credits)

Examines the relationship between language, power, and signifying practices from the perspective that literacies are multiple, distinctive, situated social practices. Considers the role of oral language, critical literacy, and situated literacy in a linguistically and culturally diverse society. 

EDUC 502 Single Subject Methods I: Critical Pedagogy and Instructional Design (3 Credits)

Engages candidates in the creation of culturally responsive curricula with an understanding that diversity differences affect learning. Teacher candidates investigate effective and meaningful instruction and assessments based on subject matter knowledge, content standards, and use of technology through the theoretical lens of social justice and critical theory. Equivalent to EDUG 402/402N. 
Prerequisites: EDUC 501.

EDUC 504 Single Subject Methods II: Literacies for Diverse Learners (3 Credits)

This course examines factors related to classroom-based work with at-risk learners, including ELL’s, special needs students and others whose profiles require care. Topics include language development, assessment, curriculum development, leadership, and research based on the needs of such learners. A critical theory lens is adopted in viewing relevant critical issues. Equivalent to EDUG 404/404N.
Prerequisites: EDUC 501.

EDUC 506 Single Subject Methods III: Content Area Teaching (3 Credits)

Development of methodology and strategies related to advanced curriculum and instructional methods, assessment and diagnostic strategies pertaining to the content areas in secondary schools. Focus includes inclusive teaching, content area literacy and assessment methodology through the theoretical orientation of critical theory. Field experience required. Equivalent to EDUG 406/406N.
Prerequisites: EDUC 501.

EDUC 508 Single Subject Methods IV: Content Area Literacy and Assessment (3 Credits)

Explores principles, and practices related to curriculum design, assessment and methods applicable to candidates' content areas. Candidates apply curricular and assessment design principles, investigate specific content-area literacy strategies, and apply micro-teaching approaches. Formative and summative assessments explored relative to subject area. A critical theory lens embraces course content. Equivalent to EDUG 408/408N. 
Prerequisites: EDUC 501.

EDUC 552 Teaching Seminar (2 Credits)

Culmination of the Teacher Credential Program. Consists of a series of topics designed to further develop candidates’ professional preparation. Serves also as a summary of course and field experience. Provides time for candidates to link theory to daily practice and prepares them for seeking a position in a school district. Equivalent to EDUG 452. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 504, EDUC 506, EDUC 508, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 503, EDUC 505, EDUC 507, EDUC 509, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Co-requisite: EDUC 553A and EDUC 553B (or EDUC 554).

EDUC 553A Student Teaching I (5 Credits)

Supervised classroom experiences in Pre–K through grade 12. Full-day student teaching required for seven weeks, constituting a fulltime job. Student teaching placements are arranged prior to student teaching by the Director of Field Experiences. Equivalent to EDUG 453A. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 504, EDUC 506, EDUC 508, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 503, EDUC 505, EDUC 507, EDUC 509, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Co-requisite: EDUC 552.

EDUC 553B Student Teaching II (5 Credits)

Supervised classroom experiences in Pre–K through grade 12. Full-day student teaching required for seven weeks, constituting a full-time job. Credit for both EDUC 553A and 553B precedes recommendation for a multiple or single subject credential. Student teaching placements are arranged prior to student teaching by the Director of Field Experiences. Equivalent to EDUG 453B. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 504, EDUC 506, EDUC 508, EDUC 553A, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 503, EDUC 505, EDUC 507, EDUC 509, EDUC 553A, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Co-requisite: must be taken with the second half of EDUC 552 Teaching Seminar.

EDUC 554 Internship (13 Credits)

The Internship Program is an eighteen-week placement, supervised weekly in a public school classroom. Open for application to those who have earned a bachelor’s degree and have passed both the CBEST and the applicable CSET or an approved waiver program. Separate internship application required. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 504, EDUC 506, EDUC 508, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: EDUC 501, EDUC 503, EDUC 505, EDUC 507, EDUC 509, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed.
Co-requisite: EDUC 552.