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2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education - Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program - 37 units


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This program specifically prepares teachers for the diversity of languages and cultures often encountered in California’s public school classrooms. It prepares candidates to address the needs of students who speak English as a native language and/or as a second language in the elementary school setting. An underlying principle of the program is the belief that all children (regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, ability or economic status) are capable of learning and educators can make a difference in their lives. Emphasis is placed on the K-8 student as actively engaged in his/her learning.

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The Multiple Subject Credential Program prepares teachers to work with students in grades K-8 with responsibility for all subject areas in a self-contained classroom. Multiple Subject Credential Teachers most often teach in elementary or middle school.

Admission to the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program


  1. Application - Apply to both the University Admissions office and the School of Education. Applications to the School of Education are available online at: education.csuci.edu/credentials/appprocess.htm
  2. Basic Skills Examination - Students must pass either the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or the revised California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subjects Examination plus Writing Skills, prior to admission to the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program. Students are urged to take either of these examinations at the earliest possible time after deciding to pursue a teaching credential.
  3. Subject Matter Preparation - The CI Liberal Studies major: Teaching and Learning Emphasis best prepares students for the subject matter knowledge and skills required for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program. All students must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subjects Examination prior to admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. The CSET examination results are valid for five years from the date of passing and must be valid upon final completion of the program.
  4. Prerequisite Courses in Education (17 units, 26-27 units with the Bilingual Authorization) - If taken at CI, the courses must be completed within seven (7) years prior to beginning the program with a grade of “C” or better. If an equivalent course at another college or university has been taken, it must have been completed within five (5) years prior to beginning the program.

            Bilingual Authorization Requirements 9-10 units

            Select one from the following:

  1. U.S. Constitution - Knowledge of the U.S. Constitution demonstrated by completion of two units (semester) of a college level course or college level examination.
  2. Grade Point Average - A student must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.67 or 2.75 in the last 60 semester units completed to be accepted. If a student does not have the required GPA, conditional admission may be available on a limited basis.
  3. Health Clearance - Evidence of a negative tuberculin test is required. The tuberculin test is valid for four (4) years and must be valid through student teaching. The tuberculin test may be completed at a private physician’s office, the County Health Department, or the CSU Channel Islands Student Health Center.
  4. Certificate of Clearance - Students must possess or apply for a valid Certificate of Clearance as part of admission. A copy of an emergency permit satisfies the clearance requirement. The Certificate of Clearance is a background check and clearance conducted by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  5. Official Transcripts - One official set of transcripts from each of the colleges or universities attended must be mailed directly to the CI Office of Admissions and Records.
  6. Two Recommendations - Two recommendation forms must be submitted with the program application. Recommendation forms must be completed by faculty members, employers, and/or others knowledgeable about the applicant’s personal qualities and potential to work with children.
  7. Experience - At least 45 hours of documented field experience in a K-8 classroom or an equivalent documented field experience must be completed.
  8. Bachelor’s Degree - A Bachelor’s degree or all undergraduate academic subjects must be satisfied toward a bachelor’s degree before entering a teacher education program. A bachelor’s degree is a requirement for teacher certification.
  9. Interview - An interview is conducted by the School of Education Admissions Committee once all other portions of the admissions requirements are complete. Students are not eligible for financial aid as a credential student until all admissions requirements are met including the interview.
  10. Writing Sample - Writing samples are required as part of the application and will be provided during the on-campus interview portion of the application process.

Note: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requires passing the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) for the initial issuance of a Multiple Subject Credential. (It is recommended that RICA be taken after completion of the Literacy 1 course in the credential program.) Certification in adult, infant and child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) competency is required by the CCTC for an initial issuance of a teaching credential. For the initial issuance of a Multiple Subject Credential, CCTC also requires passing the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT).

Bilingual Authorization: Spanish Emphasis Language Assessment. Students who wish to complete the Bilingual Authorization Emphasis in Spanish should sign up for the language assessment (CSET: Spanish III) prior to admission. The CSET: Spanish III must be passed prior to entering a bilingual Spanish student teaching placement. Please visit the website of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (http://www.ctcexams.nesinc.com) for more information.

Program Maintenance Requirements: As a condition of remaining in the program, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better, with no course grades lower than a C+.

Requirements for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential


Multiple Subject Credential Program - 37 units


Note(s):


Methods courses are taught in 8 weeks followed by 8 weeks of student teaching in a school arranged by the Director of Field Placements. Seminars and Bilingual Authorization courses are taught over 16 weeks.

Students planning to complete the program in two semesters should enroll in the full-time program (37 units, or 43 units with Bilingual Authorization). Students planning to take three to six semesters to complete the program (39+ units, or 45+ units with Bilingual Authorization)) must consult with the Multiple Subject Program Advisor to plan their course of study.

Coursework requires field experience and/or observation time at a school site each semester (EDMS 562 , EDMS 565 , or EDMS 575 ). Placements are arranged by the Director of Field Placements.

Program Maintenance Requirements: As a condition of remaining in the program, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better, with no course grades lower than a C+.

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