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Traditional Program Pathway

Program Sequence of Courses For Fully-Admitted Teacher Candidates

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The following are program schedules for teacher candidates completing the “Traditional” Multiple Subject Credential Program pathway at CSUN. The distribution of courses across the 2, 3, 4, or 5 semesters of your program is to facilitate a developmental sequence of coursework and experiences and to maximize candidate learning in the program. The most popular sequences to complete the credential program are three and four semesters in length. The department schedules classes to facilitate teacher candidate progress toward completing course requirements for the credential. Students who diverge from a chosen sequence may find it difficult to schedule all of their classes within a given semester.

Teacher candidates must meet other program requirements in addition to coursework. Please refer to your Credential Progress Report (CPR)/program evaluation that you receive from the Credential Office. In the following sequences, a semester refers to fall or spring, not summer. The Department of Elementary Education and other departments offering credential courses will not guarantee that credential courses will be offered during the summer session at CSUN.

Note: Bilingual candidates also complete a multicultural course in the culture/language of emphasis, E ED 525 Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School, and E ED 561FB Student Teaching in lieu of E ED 561F.

Three (3) Semester Sequence For Full-Time Students

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3
14 units12 units13 units
*KIN 595PE and/or HSCI 465ELM can be delayed until Semester 3 of the three semester program plan.
E ED/EPC 500 Fundamentals of Teaching (3)E ED 577 Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)E ED 575 Integrated Social Science and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
E ED 520 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)E ED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (2)SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs (3)
ELPS/CHS/AAS/PAS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)KIN 595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)*E ED 561F Student Teaching (6)
E ED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)*E ED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
E ED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)E ED 560C Supervised Fieldwork (3) 
 E ED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2) 

Four (4) Semester Sequence For Part-Time Students

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4
9 units9 units11 units10 units
*KIN 595PE and/or HSCI 465ELM can be distributed across the several semesters of the 4 Semester program plan.
E ED/EPC 500 Fundamentals of Teaching (3)E ED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)E ED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (2)SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs (3)
E ED 520 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)E ED 577 Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)E ED 575 Integrated Social Science and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)E ED 561F Student Teaching (6)
ELPS/CHS/AAS/PAS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)E ED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)KIN 595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)*E ED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
 HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)*E ED 560C Supervised Fieldwork (3) 
  E ED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2) 

Five (5) Semester Sequence For Part-Time Students

Semester 1Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4Semester 5
8 units6 units7 units11 units7 units
*KIN 595PE and/or HSCI 465ELM can be distributed across the several semesters of the 5 Semester program plan.
E ED/EPC 500 Fundamentals of Teaching (3)E ED 520 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)E ED 577 Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)E ED 575 Integrated Social Science and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)E ED 561F Student Teaching (6)
E ED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)E ED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)E ED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (2)SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs (3)E ED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
ELPS/CHS/AAS/PAS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3) KIN 595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)*E ED 560C Supervised Fieldwork (3) 
  HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)* E ED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2) 

For assistance in designing a sequence of courses across 6 or more semesters, please contact a Credential Program Advisor at (818) 677-2586.

Two (2) Semester Sequence For Full-Time Students

It is strongly suggested that only teacher candidates participating in an accelerated program (e.g., ACT Preparation Program) that offers significant mentoring and advisement of candidates through the program, or Liberal Studies Pre-Credential Option candidates who complete several courses that serve as equivalents in the “traditional” program, attempt to complete requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential in two semesters. Credential candidates must meet GPA requirements in order to be eligible to student teach and be recommended for the credential and candidates are advised NOT to attempt to complete the program in two semesters.

Semester 1Semester 2
22 units17 units
* Students attempting to enroll in 20 or more units in a single semester must obtain approval from the Chair of the Department of Elementary Education. Please complete an Extra Unit Authorization Form (EUAF) and bring it to the Department of Elementary Education (ED 1206) office for the appropriate signature.
E ED/EPC 500 Fundamentals of Teaching (3)SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs (3)
E ED 520 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)E ED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (2)
ELPS/CHS/AAS/PAS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)KIN 595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)*
E ED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)E ED 575 Integrated Social Science and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
E ED 577 Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)*
E ED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)E ED 561F Student Teaching (6)
E ED 560C Supervised Fieldwork (3)E ED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
E ED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2) 

Two (2) Semester Sequence For Full-Time Students Who Completed the Liberal Studies Pre-Credential Option At CSUN

Semester 1Semester 2
16 units15 units
E ED 520 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs (3)
E ED 577 Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)E ED 575 Integrated Social Science and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)
E ED 565M Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)E ED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (2)
E ED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)E ED 561F Student Teaching (6)
E ED 560C Supervised Fieldwork (3)E ED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
E ED 559C Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2) 

Courses Available to Students Whose Status Is "Intent to Apply" (ITA)

Courses Available to ITA Students
9 units
E ED/EPC 500 Fundamentals of Teaching (3)
ELPS/CHS/AAS/PAS/ARMN 417 Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)
E ED 515 Basic Technology Methods (2)
HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)*