Each student must submit evidence of meeting subject matter competency. To submit evidence, follow the next steps:
Identify how you will meet the Subject Matter Competency according to the options below.
Obtain official test results, program waiver letter, or official transcripts. Official transcripts must be received by the University of Redlands directly from the accrediting institution. Transcripts provided by students are not considered official. If you have already provided official transcripts, at the point of admission, you may provide an unofficial transcript in this step.
Complete the Verification of Subject Matter Competency form.
Upload completed Verification of Subject Matter Competency to the File Upload Form. Ensure to select “Subject Matter Competency” as the document title and attach the completed Verification of Subject Matter Competency as well as any supporting documentation from Step 2. If you have questions on how to complete the form, please contact your designated OSS advisor.
Email the completed Verification of Subject Matter Competency form to your designated OSS advisor for transcript review with the following information: full legal name, program, student ID, and term program was completed.
Upload completed Verification of Subject Matter Competency to your admissions application portal to fulfill subject-matter competency. If you have questions on how to complete the form, please contact your designated assistant director of enrollment. PLEASE NOTE: Transcript review will occur in the first semester of the program. Admission to the program does not imply that subject-matter competency has been met. Students will be asked to resubmit the Verification of Subject Matter Competency form at orientation for additional verification.
Information for teacher candidates earning a Multiple Subject teaching credential.
Or Single Subject examinations or waiver program in the following core academic subjects:
Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher in the respective subject area will qualify as proficiency in the subject area if the following conditions are met:
For Single Subject credentials, the major must be in one of the subjects named in Education Code section 44257(a).
At this time, the Commission will also accept applied majors in the single subject credential areas (e.g., Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics) and exact majors in one of the single subject areas that may have additional modifiers (e.g., Biology: Environmental Biology; Art: Art History; and Physical Education: Kinesiology).
For Multiple Subject credentials, the major must be in liberal studies or an interdisciplinary major that includes coursework in language studies, literature, mathematics, science, social studies, history, the arts, physical education, and human development.
Liberal Studies degrees as well as Liberal Studies degrees that include any focus or concentration in the title. Examples include, but are not limited to, Liberal Studies: Urban Education and Liberal Studies: Elementary Education.
For Education Specialist credentials, the major must align with one of the acceptable majors for the Multiple Subject credential or Single Subject credential mentioned above.
Institutions of higher education may be approved to offer undergraduate subject matter preparation programs. Completion of a subject matter program offered by a Commission-approved institution or passage of subject matter competence examinations satisfies the subject matter requirement necessary to earn a teaching credential.
Students who wish to meet subject matter competency by program waiver must request a letter from the waiver program and upload the letter to the File Upload Form. Ensure to select “Subject Matter Requirement” as the document title and attach the letter.
At this time the University of Redlands, School of Education can only accept college-level coursework if the degree exactly matches one of the subjects named in Education Code section 44257(a). See more above in Option 2) College Degree.
Per CTC's Program Sponsor Alert 21-20, there is the option to meet subject matter competency with "successful completion of coursework addressing each of the Commission-adopted subject matter domains."
However, "this option is currently available only for use by Commission-approved institutions with Commission-approved subject matter preparation programs, and these educator preparation programs may move forward with implementing this new option in only those subject areas for which the subject matter preparation program has been approved. For example, under this option, a Commission-approved educator preparation program at an institution with a Commission-approved English subject matter preparation program may review prior candidate coursework in the subject area of English and determine that the candidate meets the subject matter requirement in English, but may not do that for the subject of Art if the institution does not also have a Commission-approved subject matter program in Art."
The University of Redlands has a Commission-approved subject matter preparation program in Music but no other subject area.
At this time, the University of Redlands, School of Education does not accept a
combination of higher education coursework and CSET to meet subject matter
competency. This policy is subject to change, based upon future guidance or
requirements provided by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.