This credential authorizes the holder to teach the various subjects taught in self-contained 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 subject matter of the Liberal Studies waiver 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. In addition, candidates must demonstrate subject matter competence in multiple subject areas by passing the Commission-approved examination over the areas listed below. 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 waiver 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, with no more than a three-unit variance for any area.

Other requirements for the preliminary credential are:

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

The university's liberal studies waiver program was approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as a waiver of the multiple subject examination in 1973. Candidates for the multiple subject credential are encouraged to enroll in this program. Special advisers for this program are available in the various schools of the university.

Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD/BCLAD Emphasis

A Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD/BCLAD) emphasis program in Cantonese and Spanish is available within the Multiple Subject credential. Candidates must complete a language and culture assessment test in Cantonese or Spanish, and must enroll in the appropriate emphasis sections of the professional education core requirement courses.

In addition, candidates are required to complete work in the areas of first and second language acquisition, and culture and community.

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 CLAD/BCLAD program must meet all multiple subject credential program admission requirements. In addition, BCLAD candidates must demonstrate oral, aural, and written proficiency in the target language (Spanish or Cantonese) as well as knowledge of the target culture.

Professional Education Course Requirements
A Multiple Subject Credential candidate is 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 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.

A required prerequisite for the program is E ED 678, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom. Concurrent enrollment is also recommended with E ED 680 and 681.

The minimum total for the preliminary credential is 3134 units. The professional clear credential requires 30 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.

E ED 679	Curriculum and Instruction in Science			    3
E ED 680	Analyzing Child Behavior in a School Setting		    3
E ED 681	Curriculum in the Elementary School			    3
E ED 682	The Teaching of Reading					    4
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
		Total							3134
The CLAD/BCLAD emphasis requires 34 units for the credential.

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 jointly by Special Education and Elementary Education (SPED 662 and E ED 662).

The health/drug and nutrition requirement is met by H ED 630, Elementary School Health (3) and CPR. The CPR requirement can be met by completion of the American Heart Association: Level B 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 one of the following: E ED 683, ED T 631, SPED 616, or SPED 716.

Students interested in applying for enrollment in the multiple subject teaching credential program should see the 1994-95 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.

NOTE: As a result of recent revisions currently being implemented in the Multiple Subjects Credential Program some course and/or unit changes in this credential program may become necessary.

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