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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - 36-42 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 grade K-8 student as actively engaged in his/her learning.


The Multiple Subject Teaching 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 Teaching Credential Teachers most often teach in elementary or middle school.

Admission to the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program

  1. Application - Apply to both the CI Admissions Office and the School of Education. Additional information about the application process can be found at the School of Education credentials website
  2. Prerequisite Courses - Must be satisfied with grades of “C” or better prior to starting the clinical practice (student teaching) portion of the credential program.

Education, Bilingual Authorization - 9 units

 In addition to completing the courses above, students seeking the bilingual authorization are required to complete the following:

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Bilingual Authorization- 42 units

Bilingual Authorization: Spanish Emphasis Language Assessment. Students who wish to complete the Bilingual Authorization in Spanish should sign up for the language assessment prior to admission. This must be passed prior to entering the bilingual student teaching. Please visit the website of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers for information regarding CSET: Spanish Subtest III.

In addition to completing the courses above, the following courses are required:


Students interested in pursuing a credential as an intern should consult with a credential counselor in the Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office (CEPO). For more information, visit:



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