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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

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Traditional Preliminary Single Subject Program

Introduction

The Traditional Preliminary Single Subject Program at California State University, Northridge is the most flexible of the credential program options. Qualified candidates may enroll in this post-baccalaureate program on a full-time or part-time basis, completing the credential in a minimum of one year or taking three or more semesters to finish the program. Designed for both pre-service candidates and those teaching full-time in a private school setting, the Traditional Single Subject Preliminary Program leads to a credential in a specific subject area for teaching at the middle school and high school levels.

Features

Admission

To enter the Program, two applications are required:

  1. CSUN Graduate Programs Application (to the University)
  2. Single Subject Credential Program Application (to the Credential Office).

Subject Matter Competency

At the time of application, candidates identify the manner in which they plan to meet the required subject
competency:

  1. through a Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved program, or
  2. through passage of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in the specific subject area (all subtests for the subject)

See the Credential Office for complete application information:
Credential Preparation Office
credprep@csun.edu
818-677-2586
Graduate Application for University Admission
Apply online at www.csumentor.edu

Program Courses (31 units)

* Pre-requisites for SED 554/554S: CBEST passage, CTC clearance, 100% subject matter competency, writing proficiency clearance. Credential Office clearance.Pre- or co-requisite classes for SED 554: SED 511, EPC 420, SED 525XX. Candidates complete the Preliminary Teaching Event in SED 554/554S.
** Pre-requisite classes for SED 555/555S: SED 511, EPC 420, SED 525XX, SED 554.  Pre- or co-requisite for SED 555/555S: SED 521, SPED 420, AAS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS/PAS 417.  Candidates complete the PACT Teaching Event and Individual Induction Plan in SED 555/555S.

Full-time candidates who meet subject matter and other requirements at application to the program are eligible to complete the program in a single year by enrolling in the first 6-7 classes listed above in the fall semester and the last 6-7 classes listed above in the spring semester.  Many candidates complete the program in three or more semesters.

Sample One-Year Program for Qualified Full-Time Candidates

Semester 1 Semester 2

SED 511
SED 514
EPC 420
HSCI 496AD
SED 525
SED 554*
SED 554S

SED 521
SPED 420
AAS/CHS/ELPS/PAS 417
SED 555
SED 555S
SED 529

 

 

Sample Two-Year Program for Part-Time Candidates

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer 1 Semester 3 Semester 4
SED 511
EPC 420
SED 525XX
HSCI 496AD
SPED 420
SED 514 SED 554*
SED 554S
SED 529

SED 555
SED 555S
AAS/CHS/ELPS/PAS 417

*Student Teaching clearance by the Credential Office required; clearance includes CBEST, writing proficiency, CTC clearance, subject competency
**Student Teaching application required with admission; clearance required by the start of the semester.