Degree Completion Program

Bachelor of Arts in Education with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

The Bachelor of Arts in Education with Multiple Subject Credential is for students who have started but have not yet completed a four-year undergraduate degree related to Education. Our program takes a minimum of 2.5 years to complete which includes 14 weeks of student teaching. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to teach multiple subjects in the PreK-12 elementary school setting. Our program is  WSCUC approved. 

Our degree completion program is fully aligned with our educational justice and social justice school ethos which emphasizes access and excellent educational opportunity for diverse learners. We work with our students to help them become more aware of social justice issues so they are in a better position to teach and support their students. We prepare students to be change agents by turning their classrooms into communities.

This is a hybrid program with classes both online and in-person at our Redlands main campus. 

Program Outcomes

  1.  Demonstrate the ability to engage and support diverse learners through equitable planning and differentiated learning experiences;
  2. Exhibit critical consciousness in reading and writing as evidenced by research-based projects that have a social justice lens;
  3. Analyze patterns and trends in the assessment of student learning in order to construct evidence-based equitable practices;
  4. Understand the work of teaching as critical to advancing a socially just, inclusive, and democratic society;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the links between theory and practice in teaching and learning; and,
  6. Create a curriculum that makes connections between planning, assessment, content knowledge, and social justice.

School of Education Scholarships and Awards

Approximately 50% of our students receive scholarships and awards from the School of Education. The University of Redlands School of Education cares deeply about offering a world-class graduate education that is affordable and accessible, providing a range of scholarship and assistantship awards for greater access to our graduate degree programs.

Explore our scholarships and awards or contact our enrollment team to learn more.

Career Outlook

As nearly 25% of teachers retire in the coming years, the demand for new teachers in Southern California will remain high. The University of Redlands School of Education, through the degree completion program, is dedicated to developing and mentoring compassionate, influential teachers who are driven to contribute to something greater than themselves. This program allows students to find future success as a teacher.

The teaching credential program also lays the foundation for a long-term future in education, not only as a teacher but also in leadership roles as well. Teaching experience is the first step to becoming a department head, administrator, or principal that can shape educational access and equity for a school and the greater community.

Launch Your Career as an Educator at Redlands

The Redlands degree completion program develops teachers who are paving the way for academic innovation. Interested in taking the next step in your own career? Explore the BA Completer admission requirements below, request more information, or get started on your application today!

Admissions Requirements

  1. Completion of 60 credit units at an accredited institution which are comprised of the following profile of courses:
    1. English: at least 1 course
    2. Math: at least 1 course
    3. Science: at least 1 course
    4. Social Sciences: at least 1 course
    5. The Arts: at least 1 course
  2. Completed application
  3. Verification of passing CBEST or satisfying the basic skills requirements
  4. Transcript with evidence of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  5. Evidence of a negative TB test result within the last 2 years
  6. Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by the CTC
  7. Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or through newly developed school partnership
  8. Two recommendations from professionals who know the applicant's capacity for academic work
  9. Completion of a 500-word statement articulating an equity-centered vision for education

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements

To graduate from our bachelor’s degree programs, you are required to have a certain number of credits in General Education disciplines.

What is the General Education Requirement?

Students in the University of Redlands School of Education must complete 120 units of semester academic credit with a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn their bachelor’s degree. These must include 42-semester credits of General Education. A minimum of 9 of these credits must be earned at the upper-division level. No course can fulfill more than one subject area requirement. Below, you will find examples of areas of transfer credits.

CSU and UC Track Courses

The University of Redlands generally accepts courses in a transfer that are transferable to the California State University and University of California systems with a few exceptions (i.e. culinary arts, hospitality services, auto mechanics, cosmetology, welding, air conditioning, clothing construction, and aircraft maintenance technology).

Course offerings that are accepted in transfer and are also referenced on the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will generally satisfy either degree or general education requirements at the University of Redlands.

How can the General Education Requirement be fulfilled?

General Education credits may be obtained in a number of ways:

  • Complete non-core courses offered through the School of Education or School of Continuing Studies.
  • Transfer credits from other institutions.
  • Submit passing CLEP and DSST scores (24 unit maximum combined)
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)(32 unit maximum combined)

Arts and Humanities (minimum of 12 credits)

  • Art
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Dance
  • English/Literature
  • Foreign Languages
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Religion
  • Theater
  • Western/Eastern Civilization
  • US History

Behavioral/Social Science (minimum of 9 credits)

  • Cross-Cultural Ethnic Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Economics
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Political and Social History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • US History
  • West/Eastern Civilization


Mathematics/Science (minimum of 9 credits)

At least one course (2.67 unit minimum) in college-level mathematics and one course (1 unit minimum) in natural science are required.

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (one-course limit)
  • Geology
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics (non-preparatory)
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Writing/Communications (minimum of 6 credits)

At least one course in English Composition is required.

  • English
  • Journalism
  • Speech
  • Writing

Prerequisite Classes

Prerequisite Classes

Students must first complete the prerequisite core of classes. The (1st) prerequisite courses of EDUG 331 Child Development and EDUG 332 Schools in Modern Society set the foundational understanding of both human development and schools for future coursework. These two classes are taken during the first semester of the program.

After completing prerequisites, then students would complete the following required core courses in the order listed below:

Semester 2

EDXX 338    Critical Analysis: Written and Oral Communication (3)
EDXX 333    Instructional Approaches in Children’s Literature (3)

Semester 3

EDXX 334 Instructional Approaches in Mathematics and Science (3) 
EDXX 335 Instructional Approaches in Social Studies (3) 

Semester 4

EDXX 336 Digital Literacy and Technology (3)
EDXX 337 Education Studies Seminar (3)

Following the required core courses, then students complete (3rd) certificate requirement courses in their 5th, 6th, and 7th semesters.

Semester 5

EDXX 401 Foundations of Learning (4)
EDXX 403 Multiple Subjects Methods I: STEM Methods (4)

Semester 6

EDXX 411 Foundations of Literacies (4)
EDXX 405 Multiple Subjects Methods II: English Language Arts (4)

Semester 7

EDXX 409 Multiple Subject Methods IV: Literacy Instruction and Assessment (4)



Prerequisite Core Courses
EDUG 331 Child Development (3)
EDUG 332 Schools in Modern Society (3)

Required Core Courses (24 units)
EDUGXXX Critical Analysis: Written and Oral Communication (3)
EDUG 333 Exploring Children’s Literature (3)
EDUG 334 Exploring Mathematics and Science (3)
EDUG 335 Exploring Social Studies (3)
EDUG 336 Digital Literacy and Technology (3)
EDUG 337 Education Studies Seminar (3)

Certificate Requirements (24 units)
EDUG 401 Foundations of Learning (4) 10 hours: early fieldwork
EDUG 403 Multiple Subjects Methods I: STEM Methods (4) 5 hours: early fieldwork
EDUG 405 Multiple Subjects Methods II: English Language Arts (4) 5 hours: early fieldwork
EDUG 407 Multiple Subject Methods III: Multicultural Social Studies (4) 5 hours: early fieldwork
EDUG 409 Multiple Subject Methods IV: Literacy Instruction and Assessment (4) 5 hours: early fieldwork
EDUG 411 Foundations of Literacies (4) 10 hours: early fieldwork

Fieldwork/ Student Teaching (12 units)
EDUG 455 Foundations of Teaching: Teaching Seminar (2)
EDUG 453A Student Teaching I (5)
EDUG 453B Student Teaching II (5)