Academic Advisement

The Department of Secondary Education offers Preliminary Single-Subject teaching credentials, Added Authorizations, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education with various specializations.

Please contact the Credential Office at (818) 677-2586 for all advising regarding credentials. Also visit the Credential Office website at www.csun.edu/eisner-education/credential-office.

The Department of Secondary Education offers Preliminary Single-Subject credentials via four pathway programs:

  1. Traditional Program
  2. Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program (ACT)
  3. Single-Subject University Intern Program
  4. Four-Year and Junior-Year Integrated Programs (FYI and JYI) in English and Mathematics.

The Department of Secondary Education also offers a Master of Arts Degree in Education with the following specializations:

  1. Subject Specialist: English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education or Social Sciences Education
  2. Curriculum and Instruction
  3. Computers and Educational Technology
  4. Multicultural and Multilingual Education

For a list of current program advisors and other program information, visit the department website at www.csun.edu/eisner-education/secondary-education.

Careers

Earning a credential or masters degree in secondary education can lead to a spectrum of opportunities. In addition to classroom teaching, and as teachers gain more experience and advanced credentials, there are positions as teacher coaches, developing and/or providing professional development for teachers, and in the corporate world, developing curriculum for educational purposes and providing educational professional development.

Accreditation

All credential programs and education-related masters are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) programs.

Honors

Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) is the CSUN chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an honor society for Education students with a grade point average of at least 3.50. View the PLT Newsletter at www.csun.edu/eisner-education/student-resources.

Clubs and Societies

Pi Lambda Theta (PLT) is the CSUN chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an honor society for Education students with a grade point average of at least 3.50. View the PLT Newsletter at www.csun.edu/eisner-education/student-resources.

Adding a Second Credential

A holder of a Single Subject Credential may add a second credential in a different subject without completing the full preparation program. See requirements at: www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl621a.pdf.

Contact

Chair: Julie Gainsburg
Education (ED) 1208
(818) 677-2580
www.csun.edu/educ/sed