CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS


Teacher certification is governed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) under authority granted to it by the California State Legislature. Institutions of higher education are granted the right to recommend candidates for licensing by the CCTC after this agency has approved all programs related to teacher education. These include academic programs as well as professional programs. All programs at SFSU that lead to public school teaching and school services credentials have received such approval.

The professional teacher education segment of programs leading to credentials and final authorization for recommendation to award credentials are the responsibility of the College of Education. Departments offering majors in approved subject matter fields are responsible for their respective parts of the credential programs. Required course work for credentials is offered in various colleges and departments across the university. Academic departments are responsible for certifying the subject matter competency of students. If a candidate has obtained a subject matter competency waiver from another CSU campus, the student must provide verification to the Teacher Preparation Center.

NOTE: Departments in the College of Education are currently revising programs to conform with recently adopted AB 2042. The new programs will be put into place no later than January 2004. Students should consult the Credential Services and Data Management Office before enrolling in any credential-related courses.

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Multiple Subject Instruction Programs

Single Subject Instruction Programs

Designated Subjects in Adult or Vocational Education

Specialist Instruction Credentials

SCHOOL SERVICES CREDENTIALS

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

CREDENTIAL SERVICES AND DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICE

The Credential Services and Data Management (CSDM) Office in the College of Education is designed to inform and assist students in fulfilling application procedures, early field experience, meeting program requirements, and maintaining student records. These services are available only to Multiple and Single Subject Credential Programs and Special Education credential programs applicants and enrolled students. The Credential Services and Data Management Office is located in Burk Hall 240 (415-338-7038.)

The Credential Programs Bulletin is available from the Teacher Preparation Center, BH 244. Students should attend a scheduled information meeting prior to applying for admission. Once admitted to the credential program, students should confer regularly with their credential adviser.

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Multiple Subject CLAD Program

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 more commonly in California pre-schools and elementary schools.

Multiple Subject CLAD Credential with BCLAD Emphasis

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

Students applying for the BCLAD program must meet all multiple subject credential admission requirements. 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 an emphasis on the early childhood years that provides extra preparation in theory, methods, and materials for children aged three to eight. Candidates are required to complete field work in a preschool setting and in an elementary school.

This program enables candidates to teach in all grade levels allowed by the Multiple Subject Credential with emphasis on preschool through third grade. With an additional course focused on 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.

Prior to Student Teaching

All candidates must be assessed for competence in the liberal studies subject matter program. Candidates must demonstrate competency in multiple subject areas by passing the commission-approved California Subject Matter Examinations for Teachers (CSET). The examination may be waived upon completion of a commission-approved "diversified" or "liberal arts" degree. On this campus, the liberal studies 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. Undergraduates who plan to become candidates for the multiple subject credential are encouraged to enroll in this program. Special advisers are available in the various colleges of the university and in Burk Hall 244.

Requirements for the Preliminary Credential

Professional Education Requirements for Preliminary Credential

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

A GPA of 3.0 or better, and no grade lower than a C, is required in all courses comprising the professional education sequence. A grade of CR is acceptable only as mandated. The minimum total for the preliminary credential is 34 units.

Prerequisites Units
E ED 678 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Elementary Classroom 3
E ED 749 Second Language Acquisition in the Elementary School 3
Program
ITEC 711 Instructional Computing in Elementary and Middle Schools 3
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 Teaching Reading/Language Arts 3
E ED 782 Literacy Development in Elementary School 3
E ED 684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (CLAD) 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 37

Professional Clear Credential

Programs leading to the professional clear credential must be approved by a departmental adviser.

Single Subject Credential

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 middle and senior high schools. San Francisco State University offers the following categories of single subjects. (Note: Candidates will not be admitted to these programs after Fall, 2003. They will be replaced by new programs that address the CCTC's 2042 standards in Spring, 2004. See College of Education web site for updates.)

Art Industrial and Technology Education
English Mathematics
 American Studies Emphasis Music
 Comparative and World Literature Emphasis Physical Education
 Creative Writing Emphasis  Adapted Physical Education Emphasis
 Drama Emphasis  Dance Emphasis
 Humanities Emphasis Science
 Journalism Emphasis  Concentration in Biology
 Speech and Communication Emphasis  Concentration in Chemistry
Languages Other than English  Concentration in Geosciences
Health Education  Concentration in Physics
Home Economics Social Science

Candidates must demonstrate competence in an approved single subject. This is done by conferring with an approved subject area credential adviser. Students who expect to meet competency requirements through course work must meet with the appropriate department major adviser regarding subject matter competency assessment before starting the credential program.

Professional Single Subject Program Preparation

Three professional education programs for the preparation of teaching single subject credentials have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Single Subject Credential with the CLAD/BCLAD emphasis is a variation of the regular program.

Requirements for the Preliminary Credential

Professional Education Requirements

NOTE: The maximum university load for credential candidates is sixteen units. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required in the Professional Education Requirements--Preliminary Credential. A grade of C or better must be earned in every course attempted.

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

First Semester Sequence Units
S ED 640 Observation/Participation in Secondary Schools 1
S ED 751 Seminar in Secondary Education 5
S ED 621 Reading in the Secondary School 3
(Major) 650 Curriculum and Instruction in (subject field) or 3
 S ED 759  Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School
ITEC 712 Instructional Computing in Secondary Schools 3
  Total for sequence 15
Second Semester Sequence
S ED 752 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education 4
S ED 660 Student Teaching: Single Subject 12
  Total for sequence 16

S ED 640/751 and S ED 752/660 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 759 may be substituted upon advisement only.

Alternative Employed Teachers Program

The Department of Secondary Education has developed an evening program for those working in the teaching field. All or part of the fieldwork requirements can be met through university supervision of the candidates' current teaching activities. Contact the department office to obtain additional information.

First Semester Sequence Units
S ED 710 Seminar in Secondary Education 4
S ED 660 Student Teaching--Single Subject 6
S ED 621 Teaching Reading in Every Class 3
S ED 759 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School or 3
 Major 650  Curriculum and Instruction in (subject field)
  Total for sequence 16
Second Semester Sequence
S ED 753 Urban Secondary Education 3
S ED 760 Advanced Field Practicum 7
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

Additionally, all students must take ITEC 712, Instructional Computing in Secondary Schools. The program may be taken over four semesters; in this case, S ED 710 and S ED 660 must be taken concurrently and prior to enrollment in any second semester courses.

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

CLAD Language Prerequisite: Verification of language experience through one of sixteen language experience options that meet CCTC guidelines.

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

Fall Semester Sequence Units
ISED 744 Curriculum for Bilingual/Cross-cultural and Second Language Development 3
ISED 750 Language and Culture: Second Language Acquisition in Schools or 3
 S ED 790  First and Second Language Development in Secondary Schools
S ED 720 Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools 3
Major 650 or
S ED 759
Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary Schools  3
  Total for sequence 12
Spring Semester Sequence
S ED 640 Observation/Participation in Public Schools (CLAD/BCLAD) 1
S ED 751 Seminar in Secondary Education (CLAD/BCLAD)

5

ISED 747 Culture, Language, and Society in Education or 3
 S ED 785  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  Total for sequence 9
Student Teaching Sequence
S ED 752 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education (CLAD/BCLAD) 4
S ED 660 Student Teaching—Single Subjects 12
  Total for sequence 16
  Total for credential 37

Professional Clear Credential

Programs leading to the professional clear credential must be approved by a departmental adviser.

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. Candidates must qualify for admission to either the Single or Multiple Subject teaching credential. Candidates will earn either the Single Subject Credential: Middle Level Emphasis or the Multiple Subject Credential: Middle Level Emphasis. The holder of either credential is authorized to teach the subject in a departmentalized or self-contained classroom at any grade level. In addition to the requirements established for Single and Multiple Subject programs, candidates for a credential with a Middle Level Emphasis must demonstrate subject matter competency in at least two disciplines. For additional information, consult the Credentials Programs Bulletin and contact the Credential Programs Admissions Office, both in Burk Hall 240.

The Middle Level Emphasis utilizes a cohort format in which all Middle Level Emphasis candidates, including Project Include, take courses together.

Summer Semester Units
S ED 785 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners 3
SPED 703 Exceptional Learners 3
ITEC 712 Instructional Computing in Secondary Schools 3
  Total 9
Fall Semester
S ED 778 Early Adolescent Development 4
S ED 780 Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education 4
S ED 790 First and Second Language Development in Secondary Schools 3
Major 650 Curriculum and Instruction in (Subject Field) or 3
 S ED 759  Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School
S ED 779 Observation/Participation CLAD Emphasis 2
  Total 16
Spring Semester
S ED 781 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Middle Level 3
S ED 782 Student Teaching in Middle Level 12
S ED 783 Advanced Seminar in Teaching in Middle Level 2
S ED 784 Skills for the Teacher/Adviser 1
  Total 18
  Total for preliminary credential 43

Project Include: Middle Level Emphasis and Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential

See Department of Special Education Level I credential information for a description of the Project Include programs.

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 California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and designated on the credential. Designated subjects include Adult Education and Vocational Education. Inquiries about the designated subjects credentials should be directed to the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, Burk Hall 239, (415) 338-1653.

DESIGNATED SUBJECTS ADULT EDUCATION CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary Full-time or Part-time Adult Education Credential

Clear Full-time or Part-time Adult Education Credential

NOTE: Students who hold a Preliminary Adult Education Credential from a school district and now are accepted into the Clear Adult Education Credential program must also complete ISED 706 and ISED 783.

DESIGNATED VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary Full-time or Part-time Vocational Education Credential

Five years experience/training/education in the subject to be designated on the credential, one during the last three years. Forty-eight semester units or equivalent post-secondary training may be substituted for a maximum of two of the five years experience.
ISED 706 Principles and Methods of Adult and Vocational Education (3)
ITEC 711 Instructional Computing in Elementary and Middle Schools (3) or
 ITEC 712  Instructional Computing in Secondary Schools (3)

Clear Full-time or Part-time Vocational Education Credential

NOTE: Students who hold a Preliminary Vocational Education Credential and who are accepted into the Clear Vocational Education Credential program must also complete ISED 708 and either ITEC 711 or ITEC 712.

SPECIALIST INSTRUCTION CREDENTIALS

A specialist instruction credential authorizes the holder to work as a specialist in the area designated. Specialty preparation requires advanced course work and development of special competencies.

A GPA of 3.0 or better is required for course work listed on the Credential Approved Program (CAP) and a grade of C or better must be earned in every course attempted.

Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential

The curriculum meets the licensing requirement of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential may be used as a "fifth year" for the clear Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential or combined with a master's degree program in either Elementary or Secondary Education. Admission to the program requires a 3.0 GPA.

Prerequisites

Teaching Experience

Successful completion of three years of teaching in a classroom situation must be verified in writing by the administrator(s) involved in the settings where the experience took place.

Note: Candidates may complete the course work for the Reading and Language Arts Credential without three years of teaching experience. However, the credential cannot be issued until the experience is verified.

Requirements Units
E ED 725 Classroom Issues in Language, Literacy, and Culture 3
E ED 705 Child Development Through Literature Study in the Elementary School 3
E ED 770 Literacy Education Clinic I 3
E ED 771 Literacy Education Clinic II 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 720 Research and Practice in Language and Literacy Education 3
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 Reading 3
E ED 749 Second Language Acquisition in Elementary Schools or 3
 E ED 708  First and Second Language Development in ECE
ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3
  Total 30

EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIALS: SPECIAL EDUCATION

The curriculum meets the licensing requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Programs are organized in a two-tiered system: the Preliminary Level I and the Professional Level II.

Preliminary Level programs include requirements in a general education component, core requirements, plus specialization courses. The education specialist credentials meet standards for special education K-12 teachers. The Preliminary Level I allows graduates to teach in the area of specialization for a period of five years.

Professional Level II programs include core requirements and advanced curricular content in each specialization area. 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 2.67 GPA is required for admission to credential programs or 2.75 GPA in the last 60 units. A 3.0 GPS is required for continuation in the program. Applications are available from the College of Education Credential Services and Data Management Office, Burk Hall 240, or call (415) 338-7038 or from the Department of Special Education, (415) 338-1161, www.sfsu.edu/~spedcd.

Level I and Level II education specialist credential programs are approved for 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 where candidates have prior transcript credit and where required skill, knowledge, and performance competencies have been mastered and verified. The department chair and faculty in the area of specialization review and approve requests for substitutions.

PRELIMINARY LEVEL I EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

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
General Education Requirements
Not required if student possesses a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential. Early Childhood Special Education program students are not required to complete E ED 684.
E ED 882 Literacy Instruction in K-12 Classrooms 3
E ED 684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (CLAD) 3

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Program Units
Core and General Education 12
SPED 601 Observation and Participation in Special Education (1) 2-4
SPED 662 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 723 Seminar in Student Teaching: M/s, VI, D/HH 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6-9
  Total for program 53-58

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 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
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop: Early Childhood Special Education (1)4 2
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education (3)4 6
  Total 35

Supplemental Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Certificate

Contact the department for more information: (415) 338-1161 or spedcd@sfsu.edu.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Core and General Education 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 726 Seminar in Student Teaching: M/M, PHI, O&M 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6-9
  Total 33-36

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Core and General Education 12
SPED 772 Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction 3
SPED 774 Positive Behavior Support 3
SPED 821 Fieldwork in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3) 6
SPED 745 Environmental Design for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 773 Methods of Assessment and Instruction for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 787 Advanced Assessment and Instruction for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 789 Advanced Environmental Design for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 723 Seminar in Student Teaching: M/S, VI, D/HH 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6-9
  Total 45-48

Physical and Health Impairments

Core and General Education 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 726 Seminar in Student Teaching: M/M, PHI, O&M 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6-9
  Total 34-37

Visual Impairments

Core and General Education 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 723 Seminar in Student Teaching: M/S, VI, D/HH 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6-9
  Total 46-49

Project Include: Middle Level Emphasis and Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Project Include is a program of preparation for teaching middle grade school with typical learners, students who are second language learners, and students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Candidates must qualify for admission to either the single or the multiple subject credential program and to the Special Education Mild/Moderate Level I Credential program. Contact the College of Education Credential Services and Data Management Office in Burk Hall 240, (415) 338-7038.

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. The holder of the Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities is authorized to teach students (K-12, including adults) with learning disabilities, mild/moderate cognitive impairments, other health impairments, and emotional disturbance in a variety of settings (e.g., resource room, self-contained classrooms, inclusion programs). Candidates earn a Cross-cultural, Academic Development (CLAD) authorization.

Program requirements include the following:

Students in Project Include move through the program as a cohort in combination with students enrolled in the Middle Level Emphasis program up to enrollment in advanced special education course work and experiences (second semester).

Summer Semester 1

Units

S ED 785   

Teaching in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classrooms

3

SPED 703   

Exceptional Learners

3
Fall Semester I
S ED 778 Early Adolescent Development 4
S ED 780 Curriculum and Instruction in Middle Level Education 4
S ED 781 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in Middle Level 3
S ED 790 First and Second Language Development in Secondary Schools  3
Major 650 Curriculum and Instruction or  
 S ED 759  Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School 3
Spring Semester I
S ED 660 Student Teaching: Single Subject 5
S ED 783 Advanced Teaching Seminar: Middle Level 3
S ED 784 Skills for the Teacher/Adviser 1
SPED 771 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction for Middle Level 3
SPED 774 Positive Behavior Supports 3
Summer Semester II
SPED 770 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 775 Advanced Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
Fall Semester II
SPED 726 Seminar in Student Teaching: M/M, PHI, O&M 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6-9
  Total 52-55

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL II EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

Professional Level II is intended to enable teachers to apply their Preliminary Level I preparation to the demands of professional positions while also gaining advanced skills and knowledge. Prospective students should consult the department for admission to the program. Requirements include the following:

The Level II Handbook is available at the textbook counter, SFSU Bookstore, and provides all forms and guidelines.

Core Requirements

SPED 740, Induction Plan (1), is taken during the first and final semester of the Level II program for a total of 2 units. One class meeting is scheduled the first Saturday of each semester. Meetings with advisers are scheduled independently. Check with the department for assignment deadlines for the first, second, and final semester of the Level II program.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Units
Core Requirements 2
Select one of the following: 3
 SPED 689 American Sign Language II [Required of all students who are competent only in ASL I]
 SPED 690 American Sign Language III
Select one of the following: 3
 SPED 779 Family Systems for the Disabled Child  
 SPED 777 Atypical Infant Development
Select one of the following: 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 Impairments
  Total 11

Deaf Community Requirement: Evidence is to be presented in a portfolio document; check in the handbook for guidelines.

Early Childhood Special Education

Units
Core Requirements 2

SPED 831

Internship in Special Education 3

SPED 885

Advanced Special Topics in Special Education 3

Total 8

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Units
Core Requirements 2

SPED 763

Transition and Transition Planning 3

SPED 824

Advanced Behavior and Instructional Supports 3

Individualized Requirements
Select from 2 areas of specialization and complete a minimum of 2 courses in each.

12
Learning Specialist
SPED 709 Advanced Differential Diagnosis  
SPED 778 Advanced Literacy and Instruction
EDUC/
BSS 703
School/Community Partnership for Change
Language, Literacy, and Exceptionality
SPED 743 Issues in Augmentative and Alternative Communication  
SPED 746 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Other Health Impairments
SPED 778 Advanced Literacy and Instruction
SPED 793 Atypical Cognitive Development
Teaching Socially/Emotionally Troubled Youth
SPED 781 The Education of Students with Social and Emotional Troubles  
SPED 793 Atypical Cognitive Development
EDUC/
BSS 803
Integrated and Collaborative Services for Children
Services Integration
EDUC/
BSS 703
School/Community Partnership for Change  
EDUC/
BSS 803
Integrated and Collaborative Services for Children
SPED 781 The Education of Students with Social and Emotional Troubles

 

Total 20

 

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Units
Core Requirements 2

SPED 763

Transition and Transition Planning 3

SPED 824

Advanced Behavior and Instructional Supports 3

EDUC/BSS 703

Changing Roles of School Professionals 3

Individualized Requirements
Students select 2 courses in 1 area.

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

 

Total 17

 

Physical and Health Impairments

Units
Core Requirements 2

SPED 777

Atypical Infant Development 3

SPED 801

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

Units selected from the following:

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

 

Total 17

 

Visual Impairments

Units
Core Requirements 2

SPED 735

Technology for Learners with Visual Impairments 2

SPED 752

Issues in Visual Impairments 3

Individualized Requirements
Determined in collaboration with employer designated support provider and university adviser. Possible course options include the following:

3
 SPED 737 Infant Intervention  
 SPED 738 Preschool Intervention
 SPED 743 Issues in Augmentative/Alternative Communication
 SPED 745 Environmental Design for Students with Severe Disabilities
 SPED 746 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Other Health Impairments
 SPED 747 Physical Disabilities: Implications and Management
 SPED 762 Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Youth
 SPED 763 Method of Instruction in Secondary Programs of Students with Severe Disabilities
 SPED 770 Mild/Moderate Disabilities
 SPED 777 Atypical Infant Development
 SPED 779 Mild/Moderate Disabilities
 SPED 780 Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education Setting
 SPED 781 Education of Students with Serious Emotional/Behavior Disorders
 SPED 789 Advanced Environmental Design for Students with Severe Disabilities

 

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 required 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.

The following courses are only for students admitted into the internship program and must have prior approval by the internship faculty adviser:

EDAD 822 for EDAD 733; EDAD 823 for EDAD 743; EDAD 824 for EDAD 753 (all 3 unit courses)

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential 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.

Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential

Prerequisites 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 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:

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 the 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.

Clinical Rehabilitative Services: Audiology

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 Parent Counseling 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.

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: Language, Speech, and Hearing with Special Class Authorization

This credential allows the student to function both as an itinerant speech-language pathologist and a teacher in a classroom of language impaired children.

Program Requirements Units
E ED 882 Literacy and Instruction K-12 3
E ED 684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics 3
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 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 716 Student Teaching: Severe Language Disabilities 4
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) 4-6
C D 882 Internship in Communicative Disorders II 6
C D 884 Advanced Diagnostics 3
C D 711/712/
713
Seminar in Therapy (1)
[clinic staffing]
1-3
  Total number of units 63-67

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.

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. A 3.0 GPA is also required.

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, pre-school 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.


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.
  4. One semester placement with preschool; second semester placement with infant/toddlers.


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