Additional Program Requirements - Multiple Subject Credential
All credential students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 since program admission and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required in all coursework. A grade of “C-” or lower is not acceptable. NOTE: Unless you maintain this standard you will not be allowed to student teach and you will not be eligible to be recommended for a credential.
Any ONE of the following will meet this requirement.
- CBEST Writing score of 41 or higher
- Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 10 or higher at CSUN
- Passage of CSET Writing Skills test
- ENGL 305 or ENGL 406 or COMS 321 with a grade of “C” or better
NOTE: Unless you have met this requirement you will not be allowed to student teach. Students should not assume that they have met this requirement simply because they have met the Basic Skills Requirement or the bachelor’s degree writing proficiency requirement.
The requirement of competence in U.S. Constitution can be met in two ways, by course or by examination. The CSUN courses which satisfy this requirement are as follows:
- Political Science 155 or 355 (formerly 305)
- Chicano Studies 260 or 445
- Pan African Studies 161 (formerly 272)
- Asian American Studies 347
- Religious Studies 255
An equivalent course taken at another university or college may be accepted as satisfying this requirement. In addition to the possibility of completing a course offered by CSUN or an equivalent course elsewhere, candidates may also take an examination on the principles of the United States Constitution to meet this statutory requirement for certification in California.
For information regarding meeting this requirement by examination at CSUN contact the CSUN College of Extended Learning at (818) 677-2504 or visit their web site: http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/constitution.html
Information regarding additional examination options can be found at http://www.csun.edu/education/cred/forms/index.html
Online options for U.S. Constitution will NOT be accepted.
Prior to issuance of a credential (intern or preliminary), candidates must obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Verification of training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that meets the standards set by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is needed prior to the recommendation for issuance of the Preliminary credential. Please submit verification (a copy of the front and back of the CPR card) to the Credential Office in person or by mail. On-line CPR Certification will NOT be accepted.
Inquiries about the availability of CPR courses through the American Red Cross, in the Los Angeles area, can be made at (800) 627-7000 or at http://www.acrossla.org.
For information about American Heart Association’s courses call (877) 242-4277 or go to http://www.americanheart.org.
There are other organizations which provide equivalent CPR training. Please check with the Credential Office first to obtain approval before completing another organization’s training course.