CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS


Programs that have been approved as of Fall, 1999, are included in this Bulletin. Further details about these programs and information regarding other more recently adopted regulations will be in the Credential Programs Bulletin published in 2000.

TYPES OF CREDENTIALS

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Multiple Subject CLAD Programs

Single Subject Instruction Programs

Designated Subjects in Adult or Vocational Education

Education Specialist: Special Education

Specialist Instruction

SCHOOL SERVICES CREDENTIALS

Administrative Services

Clinical Rehabilitative Services

Pupil Personnel Services

CLAD CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

READING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM


CREDENTIAL PROGRAM ADMISSIONS OFFICE

The Student Services Office in the College of Education is designed to inform and assist students in fulfilling application procedures, meeting program requirements, and maintaining student records. At present, these services are available only to applicants for the Multiple and Single Subject Credential Programs and Special Education credential programs. The Credential Program Admissions Office is located in Burk Hall 240 (415-338-7038.)

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Multiple Subject CLAD Emphasis Credential

This credential authorizes the holder to teach the various subjects taught in self-contained English language development classrooms in grades pre-school through twelve and in classes for adults. Self-contained classrooms exist most commonly in California pre-schools and elementary schools.

All candidates must be assessed for competence in the Liberal Studies subject matter program by faculty in that program prior to student teaching. It is important for all students to meet with the appropriate department major adviser regarding subject matter competency assessment before starting the credential program. Candidates must demonstrate subject matter competence in multiple subject areas by passing the Commission-approved examination. This examination is the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT). The examination must be passed prior to student teaching. The examination may be waived upon completion of a Commission-approved "diversified" or "liberal arts" degree program. On this campus, the Liberal Studies subject matter program has been approved as a waiver of the state examination. Such a program must include 85 semester units, equally distributed among the four areas listed below.

Other requirements for the preliminary credential are:

The professional education programs offered by the Department of Elementary Education have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The university's Liberal Studies subject matter program was approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as a waiver of the multiple subject examination in 1973. Undergraduates who plan to become candidates for the multiple subject credential are encouraged to enroll in this program. Special advisers for this program are available in the various colleges of the university and in Burk Hall 244.

Professional Education Course Requirements

All Multiple Subject Credential candidates are required to fulfill specific professional education requirements. These requirements are intended to enable a candidate to achieve the professional competencies required by the College of Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Students must pass the CBEST before enrolling in credential courses. A GPA of 3.0 or better, and no grade lower than a C, is required in all courses comprising the Professional Teacher Education sequence and in courses that fulfill requirements for the professional clear credential. A grade of CR is acceptable only as mandated.

Prerequisites

Required prerequisites for the program are E ED 678, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom, and E ED 749, Second Language Acquisition in Elementary Schools.

Program

The minimum total for the preliminary credential is 34 units. The professional clear credential requires a minimum of 30 post-baccalaureate units of professional education or other approved upper division or graduate work. Programs leading to the professional clear credential must be approved by a departmental adviser before enrolling.

Program Units
E ED 679 Curriculum and Instruction in Science 3
E ED 783 Analyzing Child Behavior in a Diverse School Setting 3
E ED 681 Curriculum in the Elementary School with a Focus on Social Services 3
E ED 682 The Teaching of Reading 3
E ED 782 Literacy Development in Elementary School 3
E ED 684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics 3
E ED 685 Student Teaching: Self-Contained Classroom (6 or 12) 12
E ED 686 Student Teaching Seminar: Self-Contained Classroom 3
E ED 687 Seminar: Field Experience 1
  Total 34

Additional requirements for the professional clear credential are:

A bill passed in October, 1977, AB 1250, regarding the California Master Plan for Special Education, specifies that ". . . all individuals receiving a clear teaching credential . . ., or administrative services credential after July 1, 1979, shall have received training in the needs of, and methods of providing educational opportunities to, individuals with exceptional needs."

The necessary knowledge and skills to meet this requirement are included in the student teaching assignment, plus an additional course offered by the Special Education Department (SPED 744).

The health/drug and nutrition requirement is met by H ED 630, Elementary School Health (3) and CPR. The computer education requirement is met by one of the following: E ED 683, ITEC 711, SPED 715, or SPED 716.

Students interested in applying for enrollment in the multiple subject teaching credential program should see the 2000 Credential Programs Bulletin for specific requirements. Other details regarding admissions (including early field experiences and certification of subject matter competence), academic requirements, and student teaching may also be found in the Credential Programs Bulletin. Students should attend scheduled information meetings and confer with their credential advisers regularly.

Multiple Subject CLAD Credential with BCLAD Emphasis

To receive the BCLAD credential, candidates must pass the target language (Spanish or Cantonese) and culture tests administered each semester by the College of Education.

This program enables candidates to teach basic skills in all major areas of the K-12 curriculum to fluent and limited English proficient students in self-contained classrooms. The programs provide training in first and second language development, content instruction, and issues of culture and cultural diversity. In addition, BCLAD candidates receive training in theory, methods, and materials for primary language instruction (either Spanish or Cantonese) in all content areas.

Requirements for Admission

Students applying for the BCLAD program must meet all multiple subject credential program admission requirements. In addition, BCLAD candidates must demonstrate speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in the target language (Spanish or Cantonese) as well as knowledge of the target culture.

Multiple Subject CLAD Credential with Early Childhood Emphasis

An Early Childhood Emphasis program is available within the Multiple Subject Credential. Entering candidates must have experience at the K-2 level. Preschool experience is recommended.

Candidates must enroll in the early childhood sections of the professional education core requirement courses. These sections have a special emphasis on the early childhood years that provides extra preparation in theory, methods, and materials for children ages three to eight. As part of the course work, candidates are required to complete field work in a pre-school setting as well as in an elementary school.

This program enables candidates to teach in all grade levels allowed by the Multiple Subject Credential with additional emphasis on preschool through third grade. With an additional course in children and families, candidates can apply for a Children's Center Instructional Permit. Candidates may enroll in the CLAD and ECE emphasis programs at the same time.

Single Subject Instruction

This credential authorizes the holder to teach specified subject matter courses in departmentalized classrooms, grades pre-school through twelve or in classes for adults. Departmentalized classes exist most commonly in California junior and senior high schools. San Francisco State University offers the following categories of single subjects:

Art Music
Business Physical Education
English Science: Biological Sciences
Languages Other than English Science: Chemistry
Health Education Science: Geosciences
Home Economics Science: Physics
Industrial and Technology Education Social Science
Mathematics

Candidates must demonstrate their competence in an approved single subject by conferring with an approved subject area credential adviser and successfully completing a competency assessment administered by that approved subject area. All students must meet with the appropriate department major adviser regarding subject matter competency assessment before starting the credential program.

Other requirements for a preliminary credential are:

Additional requirements for the professional clear credential are:

Professional Education Requirements

Three professional education programs for the preparation of teachers earning single subject credentials have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Single Subject Credential program with the CLAD/BCLAD emphasis was initially offered in Spring 1995. The CLAD/BCLAD Emphasis is a variation of the regular program.

Regular Program—This program consists of one semester of observation-participation in public schools and one semester of full-time student teaching, each accompanied by a seminar in secondary education. This program integrates theory with practice in the classroom and provides opportunities for students in the first semester to explore both junior and senior high school teaching in different community settings, and in the second semester to specialize in urban, suburban, or bilingual settings.

Alternative Employed Teachers Program—The Department of Secondary Education has developed an evening credential program for those working in the teaching field. All or part of the field work requirement (student teaching) can be met through university supervision of the candidates' current teaching activities. Only currently employed teachers are eligible for this program. Please call the Student Services Office (338-7038) to request a copy of the Alternative Employed Teacher Single Subject Credential flyer.

NOTE: The maximum university course load is sixteen units for credential candidates. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required in the Professional Teacher Education sequence of courses, and a grade of C or better must be earned in every course attempted. This also includes courses that fulfill requirements for the professional clear credential. S ED 640/651 and S ED 652/660 must be taken concurrently and cannot be taken prior to admission to the credential program. If the (Major) 650 course is not offered during the semester, S ED 659 may be substituted upon advisement only.

Regular Program Requirements for Preliminary Credential

Suggested First Semester Sequence Units
S ED 640 Supervised Observation/Participation in Secondary Schools 5
S ED 651 Seminar in Secondary Education 5
S ED 620 Reading in the Secondary School 3
(Major) 650 Curriculum and Instruction in Major Field or  
S ED 659 Curriculum and Instruction 3
  Total for sequence 16
Suggested Second Semester Sequence
S ED 652 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education 4
S ED 660 Student Teaching: Single Subject 12
  Total for sequence 16
  Total for credential 32

Cross-cultural Academic Development (CLAD) Emphasis and Bilingual/Cross-cultural Development (BCLAD) Emphasis in Spanish Requirements for Single Subject Preliminary Credential

CLAD Language Requirement. Verification of language experience through one of the fifteen language experience options, which meet CCTC guidelines.

BCLAD Language Requirement. Passage of the (Bilingual) Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development Examinations (CLAD/BCLAD) Test 6 or the Language and Culture Test in Spanish administered each semester at SFSU.

Suggested First Semester Sequence Units
ISED 744 Seminar in Curriculum for Bilingual/Cross-cultural Education 3
ISED 747 Culture, Language, and Society in Education 3
S ED 620 Reading in the Secondary School 3
  Total for sequence 9
Suggested Second Semester Sequence
S ED 640 Supervised Observation/Participation in Public Schools 5
S ED 651 Seminar in Secondary Education

5

ISED 750 Language and Culture: Spanish/English Biliteracy 3
(Major) 650 Curriculum and Instruction in Major Field or  

3

  S ED 659   Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School
  Total for sequence 16
Suggested Third Semester Sequence
S ED 652 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education 4
S ED 660 Student Teaching—Single Subjects 12
  Total for sequence 16
  Total for credential 41

NOTE: ISED 750 for BCLAD students includes an optional five week visit to schools in Mexico.

Alternative Program Requirements for Preliminary Credential

NOTE: S ED 710/660 and S ED 753/660 or 760 must be taken concurrently and cannot be taken prior to admission to the credential program.

Suggested First Semester Sequence Units
S ED 710 Seminar in Secondary Education 4
S ED 660 Student Teaching—Secondary Schools 6
S ED 621 Teaching Reading in Every Class 3
S ED 659 Curriculum and Instruction or  

 

3
  S ED 850   Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction or
  (Major) 650   Curriculum and Instruction in (Major Field)
  Total for sequence 16
Suggested Second Semester Sequence
S ED 753 Urban Education 3
S ED 660 Student Teaching—Secondary Schools or  

7

  S ED 760   Advanced Field Practicum
S ED 811 The Implications of Social and Technological Change for Teaching 3
S ED 800 Teaching the Adolescent 3
  Total for sequence 16
  Total for credential 32

A bill passed in October, 1977, AB 1250, regarding the California Master Plan for Special Education, specifies that ". . . all individuals receiving a clear teaching credential. . ., or administrative services credential after July 1, 1979, shall have received training in the needs of, and methods of providing educational opportunities to, individuals with exceptional needs."

The necessary knowledge and skills to meet this requirement are included in SPED 744, Mainstreaming Special Needs Students into the Regular Secondary Classroom.

The health/drug and nutrition requirement is met by H ED 635, Secondary School Health (1) and CPR. The CPR requirement can be met by completion of the American Heart Association: Level B or Heartsaver or the American Red Cross: Community CPR course. CPR certification must be valid at the time the professional clear credential application is submitted. The computer education requirement is met by ITEC 712. Completion of S ED 785, Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, is also required.

Subject matter certification procedures vary by academic department. Students interested in applying for enrollment in the single subject teaching credential program should see the 2000 Credential Programs Bulletin for specific department requirements.

Other details regarding admission (including early field experiences and certification of subject matter competence), academic requirements, and student teaching may also be found in the Credential Programs Bulletin. Students should attend scheduled information meetings and confer with their credential advisers regularly.

Multiple and Single Subject Credential with Middle Level Emphasis

The purpose of the Middle Level Emphasis is to provide a program of preparation for teaching in middle grade schools. Holders of this credential are certified for all teaching assignments available to multiple and/or single subject holders.

Candidates must qualify for admission to either the single or the multiple subject program (see Multiple Subject Instruction and Single Subject Instruction Credential Programs). Candidates earn either the Single Subject Teaching Credential: Middle Level Emphasis or the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Middle Level Emphasis. The holder of a Single Subject Teaching Credential: Middle Level Emphasis is authorized to teach the subject in a departmentalized setting at any grade level. The holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Middle Level Emphasis is authorized to teach in a self-contained classroom at any grade level. Most candidates, however, earn certification in both multiple and single subject instruction.

Subject Matter Requirements

In addition to the requirements established for multiple and single subject credential programs, candidates for a credential with a middle level emphasis must demonstrate subject matter competency in at least two disciplines.

Two Disciplines: Candidates who have prepared for the single subject credential by successfully completing a subject matter program in this subject, or by passing the appropriate Single Subject Assessment for Teaching Examination (SSAT) and subject matter certification approval, may fulfill the requirement for a second discipline by passing the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT) examination, or by completing the Liberal Studies Subject Matter Program. The Praxis subject assessment tests are also required with the following SSAT specialty area tests: art, English, French, mathematics, music, science: biology, science: chemistry, science: geology, science: physics, social science, and Spanish. Preparation in a second discipline may also be accomplished by meeting the requirement for a Supplementary Authorization in a second teaching specialization.

Candidates who are eligible to enter the Multiple Subject Credential Program (by completion of the Liberal Studies Subject Matter Program or by passing the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT) examination) may have a single subject authorization added. This requires passing the appropriate Single Subject Assessment for Teaching (SSAT) and Praxis subject assessment tests or by completion of the subject matter program in the specific single subject field. Multiple Subject candidates may also add Supplementary Authorizations, which permit teaching a subject in a curriculum level of grade 9 or below. A Supplementary Authorization requires completion of ten upper division units in specific areas of the subject or a combination of upper and lower division units in specific areas of the subject for a total of 20 units. Contact the Credential Office in BH 238 for additional information regarding supplementary authorizations.

Patterns of preparation include: completion of a single subject or multiple subject subject matter program, or passing the relevant examinations and subject matter certification approval, and adding a supplementary authorization to the Single or Multiple Subject Credential by meeting the requirement for Supplementary Authorization. Multiple subject credential candidates are also required to pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (R.I.C.A.) examination requirement.

Application

Admission (including early field experiences and certification of subject matter competence), academic requirements, and student teaching may be found in the Credential Programs Bulletin. Students should attend scheduled information meetings and confer with their credential advisers regularly.

The Professional Sequence Units
First Semester
EDUC 678 Foundations of Middle Level Education 4
EDUC 679 Observation/Participation 2
EDUC 680 Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education 4
EDUC 681 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Middle Level Schools 3
(Major) 650 Curriculum and Instruction in (Subject Field) 3
Second Semester
EDUC 682 Student Teaching in Middle Level Schools 12
EDUC 683 Advanced Seminar in Teaching in Middle Level Schools 2
EDUC 684 Skills for the Teacher/Adviser 1
EDUC 685 Teaching in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms 1
  Total for preliminary credential 32

Designated Subjects Credential

This credential authorizes the holder to teach in the subject or trade in which the applicant has demonstrated competency and at such grade level as approved by the Commission and designated on the credential.

Designated subjects include Adult Education and Vocational Education. Inquiries pertaining to these subjects should be directed to the Center for Adult Education (415) 338-1083.

The minimum requirements for all Designated Subjects Credentials are:

DESIGNATED SUBJECTS ADULT EDUCATION CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary Full-Time Adult Education Credential

Clear Full-Time Adult Education Credential

Preliminary Part-Time Adult Education Credential

Clear Part-Time Adult Education Credential

DESIGNATED SUBJECTS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary Full-Time Vocational Education Credential

Clear Full-Time Vocational Education Credential

Preliminary Part-Time Vocational Education Credential

Clear Part-Time Vocational Education Credential

Specialist Instruction Credentials

A specialist instruction credential authorizes the holder to work as a specialist in the area designated. Specialty preparation requires advanced preparation and special competence. Minimum requirements for this credential are:

CROSS-CULTURAL LANGUAGE AND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (CLAD) CERTIFICATE

The Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate program was approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Contact the Credential Office or the CLAD certificate coordinator for information regarding this certificate program.

Requirements Units
ISED 749/E ED 749 Second Language Acquisition 3
ISED 744 Seminar in Curriculum for Bilingual/Cross-cultural Education 3
E ED 869 Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners 3
ISED 747 Culture, Language, and Society in Education or  
  E ED 725   Classroom Issues in Language, Literacy, and Culture 3
  Total for certificate 12
and Completion of Second Language Requirement

Language Requirement. Contact Credential Office (BH 238) for a list of options that meet CCTC guidelines.

READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

A program meeting the guidelines for the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The program may be used as a "fifth year" for the clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject credentials or combined with a master's degree program in either Elementary or Secondary Education.

Prerequisites

Teaching Experience

Successful completion of three years of teaching experience in a classroom situation must be verified in writing by the administrators involved in the settings where the experience took place. Types of acceptable experience should be verified by the candidate's credential adviser. Note: Candidates may complete the course work for the reading specialist credential without three years of teaching experience. However, the credential cannot be issued until experience is verified.

Requirements Units
One of the following: 3
E ED 725 Classroom Issues in Language, Literacy, and Culture  
E ED 708 Seminar in Language Development in ECE  
One of the following: 3
E ED 705 Child Development Through Literature Study in the Elementary School Classroom  
S ED 631 Reading Non-Textbook Materials  
EDUC 681 Teaching Language Arts and Literacy in Middle Level Schools  
E ED 770 Literacy Education Clinic I 3
One of the following: 3
E ED 763 Integrating Language, Literacy, and Technology in the Elementary School Curriculum  
E ED 760 Seminar on Social Issues and Curriculum Development  
S ED 850 Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School  
E ED 771 Literacy Education Clinic II 3
One of the following: 3
E ED 720 Research and Practice in Language and Literacy Education  
S ED 722 Teaching Language and Literacy in Content Fields  
E ED 726 Teaching Process Writing in Elementary Classrooms 3
E ED 869 Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners 3
E ED/S ED 723 In-Service Leadership in Language and Literacy Education 3
E ED 749 Second Language Acquisition in Elementary Schools 3
  Total 30

READING CERTIFICATE

San Francisco State University offers a fifteen-unit Reading Certificate consisting of five courses, all of which apply to the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential, should the Reading Certificate candidate wish to complete the more advanced credential.

The Reading Certificate authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to the assessments. The holder is also authorized to develop, implement, and adapt the reading and content curriculum, and assist classroom teachers in these areas. The certificate holder may perform these services at one or more school sites at the grade levels authorized by their prerequisite credential.

Admission to the Reading Certificate program requires that the candidate hold a valid elementary or secondary teaching credential, either (1) a teaching credential that requires a bachelor's degree and a professional preparation program that includes student teaching, or (2) a clear, full-time designated subjects teaching credential, provided the holder also possesses a bachelor's degree and has passed the CBEST.

Furthermore, in order to be recommended for the Reading Certificate, the candidate must verify three years of successful, full-time teaching experience in any grades or subjects, preschool through adult. However, neither student teaching nor internship teaching nor teaching while holding an emergency credential will count toward the three years of experience required for the Reading Certificate. The following courses are required.

E ED 720 Research and Practice in Language and Literacy Education (3)
E ED 725 Classroom Issues in Language, Literacy, and Culture (3)
E ED 770 Literacy Clinic I (3)
E ED 771 Literacy Clinic II (3)
E ED 869 Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners (3)

Application Process

Submit a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation addressing professional potential and academic ability to the Reading/Language Arts Coordinator, San Francisco State University, Department of Elementary Education, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.

EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIALS: SPECIAL EDUCATION

The curriculum for these programs meets state licensing requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Programs are organized via a two-tiered system: the Preliminary Level I and the Professional Level II. Each level is based on California standards with unique requirements for preliminary and professional certification.

Preliminary Level I programs include requirements in a general education component, core requirements, plus specialization course work. These specialist credentials meet state standards for Special Education K-12 teachers. The Preliminary Level I allows graduates to teach in the area of specialization and professional experiences for a period of five years.

Professional Level II programs include common core requirements and advanced curricular content in each specialization area. Once cleared, Level II credentials can be renewed every five years with completion of requisite professional development hours.

Admission Procedures

Admission to post-baccalaureate programs is based on evaluation of applications to both the department and to the university. A minimum 2.5 grade point average is required for admission to credential programs, and a grade point average of 3.0 is required for continuation. Applications are available from the College of Education Credential Program Admission Office, Burk Hall 240, or call (415) 338-6901.

Specializations

Level I and Level II education specialist teacher preparation programs consist of specializations in the following areas:

For orientation and mobility specialization and for speech-language and audiology authorizations in the Communicative Disorders programs, see Clinical Rehabilitative Services.

Substitution of Requirements

Substitutions of course and field placement requirements may be granted when candidates have prior transcript credit where required skill, knowledge, and performance competencies have been mastered and verified. The department chair and faculty members in the program specialization review requests for substitutions.

 PRELIMINARY LEVEL I EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

The Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential is the first of the two tiers of professional development. Program requirements include the following:

Core Requirements Units
SPED 702 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Practices: Creating Opportunities for Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 803 Communication, Diversity, Exceptionality: Cultural and Communicative Competence 3
  Total for core 6
General Education Requirements
Not required if student possesses a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential.
E ED 882 Literacy and Instruction, K-12 3
E ED 684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics 1 3
  Total for GE 6

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Program Units
Core and General Education requirements 12
SPED 601 Observation and Participation in Special Education (1 each) 2-4
SPED 762 Education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children and Youth 3
SPED 782 Language Assessment for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children 3
SPED 783 Speech for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children 3
SPED 784 Curriculum for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children: Reading 3
SPED 785 Curriculum for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children: Subject Areas 3
SPED 786 Auditory Training and Amplification Systems for Deaf/Hard of Hearing 3
SPED 790 Language Intervention for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children 3
SPED 764 Signing Exact English I 3
SPED 765 Signing Exact English II 3
SPED 688 American Sign Language I 3
SPED 722 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students, Deaf/Hard of Hearing 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 8
  Total for program 53-55

NOTE: SPED 601 must be taken concurrently with enrollment in any of the following courses: SPED 782, SPED 783, SPED 784, SPED 785, SPED 786, and SPED 790.

Sign Language (Optional)

Required for student teaching in ASL classrooms. Waivers are available through proficiency examination at the advanced level.

SPED 689 American Sign Language II 3
SPED 690 American Sign Language III 3

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

Core and General Education requirements 9
SPED 777 Atypical Infant Development 3
SPED 737 Infant Intervention 3
SPED 738 Preschool Intervention 3
SPED 779 Family Systems and Services 3
SPED 780 Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education 3
SPED 787 Advanced Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
Infant/Toddler
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop: Early Childhood Special Education 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 3
Preschool
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop: Early Childhood Special Education 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 3
  Total 35

NOTE: E ED 684 is not a General Education requirement for this education specialist credential.

SUPPLEMENTAL EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Prerequisite: Education Specialist Credential.

SPED 777 Atypical Infant Development 3
SPED 737 Infant Intervention 3
SPED 738 Preschool Intervention 3
SPED 779 Family Systems and Services 3
SPED 780 Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education 3
SPED 787 Advanced Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
Infant/Toddler
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop: Early Childhood Special Education 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 3
Preschool
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop: Early Childhood Special Education 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 3
  Total 26

MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES

Core and General Education requirements 12
SPED 772 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction 3
SPED 774 Positive Behavior Support 3
SPED 770 Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 775 Mild/Moderate: Advanced Methods 3
SPED 727 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5 or 8
  Total 30 or 33

MODERATE/SEVERE DISABILITIES

Core and General Education requirements 12
SPED 772 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction 3
SPED 774 Positive Behavior Support 3
SPED 745 Environmental Design for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 773 Methods of Assessment and Instruction for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 787 Advanced Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 789 Advanced Environmental Design for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 728 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5
  Total 36

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS

Core and General Education requirements 12
SPED 601 Observation and Participation in Special Education 1
SPED 743 Issues in Augmentative/Alternative Communication 3
SPED 746 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Other Health Impairments 3
SPED 747 Physical Disabilities—Implications and Management 3
SPED 772 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction 3
SPED 724 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students with Physical Disabilities 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5
  Total 31

VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

Core and General Education requirements 12
SPED 749 Medical, Educational, and Rehabilitative Implications of Visual Impairment 4
SPED 750 Assessment and Instruction for Learners with Visual Impairments I 3
SPED 751 Assessment and Instruction for Learners with Visual Impairments II 3
SPED 753 Living Skills Assessment and Instruction for Learners with Visual Impairment 3
SPED 754 Basic Communication Skills for Learners with Visual Impairment 3
SPED 755 Basic Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Visual Impairment 3
SPED 757 Visual Impairment: Special Populations 3
SPED 758 Advanced Communication Skills for Learners with Visual Impairment 3
SPED 721 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students with Visual Impairment 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5
  Total 43

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL II EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

Professional Level II is intended to enable new teachers to apply their Preliminary Level I preparation to the demands of professional positions while also fostering advanced skills and knowledge. Requirements include the following:

Consult the department for admission to program.

Core Requirements Units
SPED 740 Induction Plan (1 each) 2

NOTE: SPED 740 is taken during the first and final semester of the Level II program for a total of two units.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Units
Select one: 3
  SPED 689 American Sign Language II [Required of all students who are competent only in ASL I]
  SPED 690 American Sign Language III
  SPED 923 Linguistics of ASL
Select one: 3
SPED 779 Family Systems for the Disabled Child  
SPED 777 Atypical Infant Development
Select one: 3
SPED 757 Visual Impairment in Special Populations  
SPED 772 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction
SPED 774 Positive Behavioral Supports
SPED 745 Environmental Design: Severe Disabilities
SPED 746 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Other Health Impairments
  Total 11

Deaf Community Requirement: Evidence to be presented in portfolio document; check with faculty advisers for guidelines.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

Units

SPED 831

Internship Special Education 3

SPED 885

Advanced Special Topics in Special Education 3

Total 8

MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES

Units

SPED 824

Advanced Behavior and Instructional Supports 3

SPED 763

Transition and Transition Planning 3

Individualized Requirements
Select from 2 areas of specialization below.

9-12
Learning Specialist
SPED 709 Advanced Differential Diagnosis  
SPED 778 Advanced Literacy and Instruction
Language, Literacy, and Exceptionality
SPED 778 Advanced Literacy and Instruction  
SPED 793 Atypical Cognitive Development
Teaching Socially/Emotionally Troubled Youth
SPED 781 Education of Students with Social and Emotional Troubles  
SPED 793 Atypical Cognitive Development
Technology
SPED 716 Technology in Special Education or
  Augmentative/Alternative Communication course
 
SPED 709 Advanced Differential Diagnosis

 

Total 17-20

 

MODERATE/SEVERE DISABILITIES

Units

SPED 824

Advanced Behavior and Instructional Supports 3

SPED 763

Transition and Transition Planning 3

EDUC/BSS 703

Changing Roles of School Professionals 3

Individualized Requirements
Students select 2 areas of specialization.

6
Augmentative/Alternative Communication
SPED 743 Issues in Augmentative/Alternative Communication  
SPED 746 Teaching Students with Physical and Other Health Impairments
Service Integration
EDUC/BSS 803 Integrated and Collaborative Services for Children  
SPED 801 Diversity in Special Education: Family Systems, Resources, and Culture
Severe Emotional Disturbance
SPED 781 Education of Students with Social and Emotional Troubles  
SPED 711 Student Support Seminar
Visual Impairment
SPED 751 Assessment and Instruction for Learners in Visual Impairments  
SPED 749 Medical, Educational, and Rehabilitative Implications for Visual Impairment
Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPED 709 Advanced Differential Diagnosis  
SPED 778 Advanced Literacy and Instruction
SPED 793 Atypical Cognitive Development
SPED 781 Education of Students with Social and Emotional Troubles
SPED 716 Technology in Special Education

 

Total 17

 

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS

Units

SPED 801

Diversity in Special Education: Family Systems, Resources, and Culture 3
SPED 824 Advanced Behavioral Instruction 3

SPED 777

Atypical Infant Development 3

Individualized Requirements
Select from the following:

6
SPED 763 Transition and Transition Planning  
SPED 748 Preparing Students with Physical Impairments for Independent Living
COUN 704 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Disability
SPED 715 Utilizing Computers in Special Education or
  COUN 748   Rehabilitation Technology I

 

Total 15

 

VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

Units

SPED 735

Technology for Learners with Visual Impairments 2

SPED 752

Issues in Visual Impairments 3

Individualized Requirement

3

Course options may include SPED 737, SPED 738, SPED 743, SPED 745, SPED 746, SPED 747, SPED 762, SPED 763, SPED 770, SPED 777, SPED 779, SPED 780, SPED 781, or SPED 789

 

 

Total 10

SCHOOL SERVICES CREDENTIALS

School services credentials authorize the holders to perform services for a school district other than classroom teaching. Preparation for the services credentials requires advanced study and administrative competence. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required for course work completed and listed on the Credential Approved Program (CAP) and a grade of C or better must be earned in every course attempted.

The approved programs at San Francisco State University include administrative services, pupil personnel services (school counseling, school psychology, and school social work), and clinical rehabilitative services.

Administrative Services

This credential authorizes the holder to serve as a superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, assistant principal, supervisor, consultant, coordinator, or in other equivalent or intermediate level positions. Requirements may be met by successful completion of an accredited program offered by the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, San Francisco State University.

Prerequisites: requirements for the five-year preliminary administrative services credential.

Upon completion of the program, the candidate will receive a certificate of eligibility for the preliminary administrative services credential. The certificate of eligibility authorizes one to seek initial employment as an administrator, but does not authorize actual administrative service.

Internship Program

Available to students who are offered administrative positions and need the Administrative Internship Credential. Entry into this program requires a request from the district office to the chair of the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Alternative Program

Available to students who are in school administration positions on a minimum of half-time. Entry into the program requires the recommendation of the school district.

Students interested in either of these two programs should consult with the department chair. Students who are approved for either of these two programs will develop with their faculty adviser a program that makes it possible to substitute a combination of any two of the following for two required seminars:

EDAD 822 (3 units) for EDAD 733 (3 units)
EDAD 823 (3 units) for EDAD 743 (3 units)
EDAD 824 (3 units) for EDAD 753 (3 units)

Requirements

Listed below are the courses leading to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Courses Units
EDAD 713 Administrative Processes 3
EDAD 723 School Administration 3
EDAD 733 Curricular Leadership for Multicultural Education 3
EDAD 743 Educational Planning Technology and Evaluation 3
EDAD 753 Human Resource Administration in Education 3
EDAD 763 Law and Education 3
EDAD 774 Change Processes and Education 3
EDAD 784 Special Education Administration 3
One of the following selected with adviser approval (prerequisite to EDAD 892) 3
  EDAD 714   Practicum—Site Administration  
  EDAD 891   Internship—Educational Administration  
EDAD 892 Internship—Educational Administration 3
ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3
  Total 33

NOTE: Entry level assessment of administrative competence is conducted at EDAD 713, and EDAD 892 for the exit level assessment.

Prerequisites for the five-year Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential are:

The program designed to prepare candidates for the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential is listed below. All candidates interested in admission to the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential program must first enroll and be assessed in EDAD 850. Exit assessment on the professional tier is done in the student's professional administrative competence practicum by the student's advisory committee.

Program Units
EDAD 850 Professional Development Practicum 2
EDAD 851 Curricular Policy in Multicultural Contexts 3
EDAD 852 Policy Analysis for Educational Policy Development 3
EDAD 855 Ethics and Administrative Leadership for Educational Change 3
EDAD 856 Planned Field Experiences I 3
EDAD 857 Planned Field Experiences II 3
EDAD 858 Planned Field Experiences III 3
EDAD 859 Emerging Complex Organizations in Multicultural Environments 3
EDAD 860 Professional Administrative Competence Practicum 2
  Total 25

NOTE: EDAD 856, 857, and 858 can be selected in place of non-university professional development activities.

Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credentials

The Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credentials qualify students to work as language, speech, and hearing specialists or audiologists in the public schools. Additional preparation will qualify students to teach special classes of pupils with severe language impairment/aphasia. Credentials are offered in language, speech, and audiology. A separate Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential also qualifies students to work in the field of orientation and mobility.

NOTE: Completion of the Master of Science in Communicative Disorders is now required for language, speech and hearing, and audiology, in addition to the credential, to work in California public schools.

Requirements for formal admission to the credential program are:

Practical experiences with individuals having communicative disorders are considered but not required.

Point(s) at Which Admission Takes Place

The program is designed to provide multiple entry opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates. Students may declare Communicative Disorders as their major at the freshman level. Course work in Communicative Disorders is not started until completion of their General Education requirements, which is usually the end of the sophomore year.

Students may transfer to San Francisco State University at the junior year, declaring Communicative Disorders as the major, and begin taking course work. Students who have not declared Communicative Disorders may request a change of major at any point in their undergraduate program assuming space is available. Students who request a change of major are selected on the basis of grade point average, interest in and experience with individuals having speech, language and/or hearing impairments. Requirements for the B.A. in Communicative Disorders are listed in the Academic Programs section.

All students must apply to the graduate program in order to continue their professional academic training after the baccalaureate degree.

Graduate transfer students may enter the program following formal admission procedures and selection processes. Students who do not have a baccalaureate degree in Communicative Disorders may expect to spend at least five semesters completing the program.

Clinical Rehabilitative Services: Audiology

The Master of Science in Communicative Disorders is now required for language, speech, and hearing; and audiology, in addition to the credential to work in California public schools.

Prerequisite: completion of baccalaureate degree with major in communicative disorders, or completion of undergraduate requirements prior to entry into advanced course work.

Program Requirements Units
SPED 702 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Practices: Creating Opportunities for Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 803 Communication, Diversity, and Exceptionality: Cultural and Communicative Competence 3
C D 700 Auditory Systems 3
C D 701 Seminar in Language Disorders in Children (optional) 3
C D 702 Seminar: Advanced Audiology I 3
C D 703 Seminar: Advanced Audiology II 3
C D 704 Seminar: Advanced Audiology III 3
C D 706 Counseling in Communicative Disorders 3
C D 715 Clinical/Rehabilitative Experience in the Schools 5
C D 725 Student Teaching Workshop: Communication Disabilities 1
C D 754 Seminar: Advanced Audiology IV 3
C D 757 Speech Audiometry and Hearing Aids 3
C D 768 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Skills 3
C D 880 Advanced Communication Therapy (2) 4-6
C D 882 Internship in Communicative Disorders II 6
C D 883 Practicum in Hearing Diagnostics (2) 2-4
C D 711/712/713 Seminar in Therapy (1)
[Concurrent enrollment in clinical practicum]
1-3
One of the following: 3
  SPED 764   Signing Exact English I  
  SPED 688   American Sign Language I  
One of the following: 3
  SPED 782   Language Assessment Hearing Impaired Children  
  SPED 783   Speech for Hearing Impaired Children  
  SPED 899   Special Study  
  Total audiology requirements 58-64

Clinical Rehabilitative Services: Language, Speech, and Hearing

The appropriate credential for an itinerant speech-language pathologist and audiologist. The first 50 clinical contact hours must be obtained in the Communicative Disorders Clinic.

Prerequisite: completion of baccalaureate degree with major in communicative disorders, or completion of undergraduate requirements prior to entry into advanced course work.

Program Requirements Units
SPED 702 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Practices: Creating Opportunities for Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 803 Communication, Diversity, and Exceptionality: Cultural and Communicative Competence 3
C D 701 Seminar in Language Differences and Disorders in Children 3
C D 705 Seminar in Problems of Stuttering 3
C D 706 Counseling in Communicative Disorders 3
C D 707 Advanced Seminar in Language Disorders in Children (optional) 3
C D 708 Seminar in Neurogenic Disorder of Language 3
C D 709 Seminar in Voice Disorders 3
C D 710 Seminar in Neurogenic Disorder of Speech 3
C D 715 Clinical/Rehabilitative Experience in the Schools 5
C D 725 Student Teaching Workshop: Communication Disabilities 1
C D 756 Seminar in Advanced Diagnostics 3
C D 768 Seminar in Advanced Clinical Skills 3
C D 880 Advanced Communication Therapy (2) 4
C D 882 Internship in Communicative Disorders II 6
C D 884 Advanced Diagnostics 3
C D 711/712/713 Seminar in Therapy (1)
[Concurrent enrollment in clinical practicum]
1-3
  Total number of units 53-55

Clinical Rehabilitative Services: Orientation and Mobility

This credential authorizes the holder to teach orientation and mobility techniques to individuals who are visually impaired or blind from infancy through adulthood. Specialists for the visually impaired teach orientation skills, such as using landmarks and sensory cues, familiarizing oneself with the environment, and guiding oneself towards a destination. O&M specialists teach mobility skills for route travel, street crossings, and use of public transportation. Instruction may take place outdoors and indoors in homes and public buildings. When appropriate, lessons in cane technique and maximum use of residual vision may also be taught to ensure safe and efficient travel.

SPED 702 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Practices: Creating Opportunities for Students with Disabilities 3
SPED 803 Communication, Diversity, and Exceptionality: Cultural and Communicative Competence 3
SPED 749 Medical, Educational, and Rehabilitative Implications of Visual Impairment 4
SPED 753 Living Skills Assessment 3
SPED 755 Basic Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Visual Impairment 3
SPED 756 Orientation and Mobility Seminar 3
SPED 757 Visual Impairment: Special Populations 3
SPED 760 Methods in Orientation and Mobility I 3
SPED 792 Methods in Orientation and Mobility II 3
SPED 822 Methods in Orientation and Mobility III 3
SPED 823 Methods in Orientation and Mobility IV 3
SPED 721 Student Teaching Workshop: Students with Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5
  Total number of units 40

PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES CREDENTIAL

This credential authorizes the holder to perform, at all grade levels, the service designated on the credential which may include:

Minimum requirements for this credential may be met in the following ways:

All of the programs at this university are at least two year programs and usually include a master's degree. Students should inquire at the appropriate departments for up-to-date information.

School Counseling Designation Program

For information on this program, see Counseling in the Academic Programs section of this Bulletin.

School Psychology Designation Program

For information on this program, see Psychology in the Academic Programs section of this Bulletin.

School Social Work Designation Program

For information on this program, see Social Work in the Academic Programs section of this Bulletin.


Footnotes

  1. Not required for Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential.
  2. Supplemental to Education Specialist Credentials and approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  3. Courses required for the Master of Science in Psychology: Concentration in School Psychology.


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