Credential Program Coursework and Requirements

English credential candidates typically complete their professional education coursework and student teaching experiences within three quarters of full-time enrollment unless a quarter of prerequisites is needed. 

All professional education courses in the Single Subject Credential Program are graded as CREDIT/NO CREDIT. Candidates must earn a CREDIT grade in all professional education and a B or higher in subject-matter methods courses to continue in the program.  

Quarter of Prerequisites

EDUC 300 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession (3 units)
ENGL 361 – Reading Instruction in Young Adult Literature (5 units, winter and spring only)

Quarter 1 of the Credential Program

EDUC 410 – Social Historical and Ethical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (4 units)
EDUC 412 - Access to Learning in a Pluralistic Society (4 units)
EDUC 414 - Curriculum and Inquiry in Public Schools (4 units)
ENGL 424 - Methods of Teaching English in Secondary Schools (5 units) 

Quarter 2 of the Credential Program

EDUC 416 - Literacy, Language and Culture in the Content Areas (4 units)
EDUC 418 - Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (4 units)
EDUC 469 - Part-time Student Teaching (6 units)
ENGL 400 – Student Teaching Seminar in English (2 units) 

Quarter 3 of the Credential Program

EDUC 479 – Full-time Student Teaching (12 units)
ENGL 400 – Student Teaching Seminar in English (1 unit) 

Other Requirements

Health Education (KINE 250 or articulated equivalent)
Graduate writing requirement
Public speaking requirement
Constitution requirement


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