The School of Education offers both the Multiple Subject (elementary school) and Single Subject (secondary, including middle and high school) Teacher Credential Pathways. The pathways are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Students from the College of Arts and Sciences interested in earning a teaching credential must apply to the School of Education. Undergraduate students can enroll in both Child Development (EDUG 331) and Foundations of Learning (EDUG 401) before the School of Education admission process. Students need to contact the School of Education Graduate and Professional Enrollment team to discuss the application process and the best credential pathway.
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Students from the College of Arts and Sciences interested in earning a teaching credential must apply to the School of Education. Students need to contact the School of Education Graduate and Professional Enrollment team to discuss the application process and the best credential pathway.
Undergraduate students can enroll in Child Development (EDUG 331) and Foundations of Learning (EDUG 401) before the School of Education admission process.
See the application requirements for the Preliminary Teaching Credential (Multiple and Single Subject). See application deadlines.
Admission decisions are made by the Departmental Admissions Committee.
Students should contact the Graduate and Professional Enrollment Team to discuss the School of Education application. Enrollment advisors will guide students on requirements and processes.
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Students from the College of Arts and Sciences will work in collaboration with their CAS advisor to customize an academic plan. Pathways provided by the School of Education are suggested schedules.
OSS also hosts regular Group Advising sessions for all teacher candidates. CAS students earning a teaching credential should attend these sessions to learn about their School of Education program requirements, teaching credential requirements, and fieldwork requirements.
CAS students need to be aware that the School of Education has a different academic calendar from the Collage of Arts and Sciences' academic calendar. Breaks and semester schedules may differ. CAS students enrolled in a School of Education course will follow the School of Education academic calendar for that course.
Pathways provided by the School of Education are suggested schedules. Students may take foundations and methods (EDUG 401-411) courses in any order prior to the teaching seminar and student teaching (EDUG 455 & EDUG 453A/B).
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The University of Redlands has two programs to earn an Education Specialist (EDSP) credential to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities for students who have earned their bachelor's degree. See information about the EDSP Credential program or the EDSP Credential and Master's program.
All teacher candidates in California must demonstrate competency in the subject matter area in which they will be authorized to teach. Subject matter competency must be met in order to apply for student teaching. It can be met through an undergraduate waiver program or examination.
The University of Redlands has a waiver program through the School of Music. If you want to teach music, completion of the Music Education major will take the place of the Music CSET exams.
To be eligible to be recommended for the Preliminary Teaching Credential candidates must meet CTC's U.S. Constitution requirement. Introduction to American Politics (POLI 111) or American History to 1877 (HIST 121), in the College of Arts and Sciences, or their equivalents, will satisfy the requirement.
For additional information on the Preliminary Credential recommendation process and all requirements for credentials, please refer to the Pathway to Credentialing.
Students in the Bachelor of Music, Music Education program participate in a subject matter competency waiver program through undergraduate coursework. That is, they are not required to take the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).
School of Music students will be required to provide the following, in addition to requirements listed above.
Evidence of enrollment in a subject matter competency program. School of Music students are required to request a letter from the Director of the School of Music stating your progress toward the BM in Music Education.
Evidence of subject matter competency is required to apply for student teaching. School of Music students will submit evidence of subject matter competency via a subject-matter waiver letter issued by the Director of the School of Music.
Undergraduate students at the University of Redlands can complete up to 18 credit hours of degree work toward a teaching credential or Master of Arts in Education, Learning and Teaching as undergraduates. Students who wish to pursue a master's degree must apply to the School of Education.
This pathway to a profession in education helps to create a professional path to being a teacher for those undergraduates who have identified education as their passion early in their college experience.
EDUG 401 or EDUG 401N (3) transfers to MALT 601
EDUG 411 or EDUG 411N (3) transfers to MALT 611
EDUG 403 or EDUG 403N (3) transfers to MALT 603
EDUG 405 or EDUG 405N (3) transfers to MALT 605
EDUG 407 or EDUG 407N (3) transfers to MALT 607
EDUG 409 or EDUG 409N (3) transfers to MALT 609
EDUG 402 or EDUG 402N (3) transfers to MALT 602
EDUG 404 or EDUG 404N (3) transfers to MALT 604
EDUG 406 or EDUG 406N (3) transfers to MALT 606
EDUG 408 or EDUG 408N (3) transfers to MALT 608
Student teaching must be completed at the graduate level for students seeking a Master's degree.