CREDENTIAL PROGRAMS


The Ryan Act, enacted in July, 1970, established regulations for credentials for all public school personnel. Programs that have been approved as of Fall, 1998, 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 1999.

TYPES OF CREDENTIALS

The types of credentials provided for under the Ryan Act are:

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Multiple Subject Instruction 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


STUDENT SERVICES 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 Student Services Office is located in Burk Hall 240 (415-338-7038.)

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Multiple Subject Instruction

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 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 in 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 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.

Prerequisite

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 783 and 681.

Program

The minimum total for the preliminary credential is 39 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 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 749 Second Language Acquisition in Elementary Schools 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 40

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 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 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 1999 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 Credential with CLAD/BCLAD Emphasis

Two emphasis programs, Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) and Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) in Cantonese and Spanish, are available within the Multiple Subject Credential. For both programs, candidates must meet a second language requirement. In addition, candidates are required to complete work in the areas of first and second language acquisition, and culture and community. The CLAD/BCLAD Emphasis requires 40 units for the credential.

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 speaking reading, and writing proficiency in the target language (Spanish or Cantonese) as well as knowledge of the target culture.

Multiple Subject 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 appropriate (early childhood) emphasis 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 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 both 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 Mathematics
Business Music
English Physical Education
Languages Other than English Science: Biological Sciences
Health Education Science: Chemistry
Home Economics Science: Physics
Industrial and Technology Education Social Science

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 fieldwork 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 CTC 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  
S ED 659 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School 3
  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  
S ED 850 Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction or  
(Major) 650 Curriculum and Instruction in Major Field 3
  Total for sequence 16
Suggested Second Semester Sequence
S ED 753 Urban Education 3
S ED 660 Student Teaching—Secondary Schools or  
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

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 1999 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. Specific Subject Matter programs in the various content fields are presented in the Credential Programs Bulletin.

Multiple and Single Subject Credential with Middle Level Emphasis

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved the Middle Level Emphasis as a new credential option in December of 1989. The purpose of the 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 virtue of the completion of the Liberal Studies Subject Matter Program, or by passing the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT) examination may have single subject authorization added by passing the appropriate Single Subject Assessment for Teaching (SSAT) and subject matter certification approval by completing the subject matter program in the specific single subject field, or by fulfilling the requirement for Supplementary Authorization, which permits teaching of a subject in a departmentalized class in grade 9 or below by completion of a total of twenty units or ten upper division units. 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. (Contact the Credential Office in BH 238 for additional information regarding supplementary authorizations.)

Preparation in at least two subject areas is required of all candidates in the Middle Level Emphasis Program. 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

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.

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 the above designated 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:

BILINGUAL SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL

The Bilingual Specialist Credential and Language Development Specialist Credential have now been changed by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. These changes have been made because of the great demand for teachers of limited English proficient (LEP) students. The Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies will not accept new students into these programs (effective Fall 1993). The new program replacement for the Bilingual Specialist is the Bilingual-Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) program. The replacement for the Language Development Specialist is the Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) program. These options are currently available as part of the Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential programs at San Francisco State.

CROSS-CULTURAL LANGUAGE AND ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT (CLAD) CERTIFICATE

The Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate program was approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing in September 1995. 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 one year 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 one year 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 3
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 Dr. Suzanne Peregoy, Reading/Language Arts Coordinator, San Francisco State University, Department of Elementary Education, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Dr. Peregoy can be reached at (415) 338-2415.

EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIALS: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Programs in teacher training for the Education Specialist Credentials are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. All specialist credential programs include requirements in a general education component, common core requirements, plus specialization course work. These specialist credentials meet state standards for elementary and secondary teachers in special education.

Common Core 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
  Total for core 6
General Education Requirements
Not required if applicant possesses a multiple subject or single subject teaching credential.
E ED 682 Teaching of Reading/Language Arts 3
E ED 684 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics 1 3
  Total for GE 6

Other requirements for the preliminary credential are:

Specializations

Education specialist teacher training programs consist of specializations in the following areas:

For orientation and mobility specialization, and for speech-language and audiology authorizations, see Clinical Rehabilitative Services.

Prerequisites for Admission

In some cases students may elect to take additional work in another specialization and be qualified in two or more areas. Students may contact the department office to inquire about procedures for application to additional or supplemental specializations.

The program may be a "fifth year" for a clear teaching credential, or advanced specialization course work may be combined with a Master of Arts in Special Education.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Program Units
Common 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 831 Internship in Special Education 3
SPED 722 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students, Deaf/Hard of Hearing 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 6
  Total for program 55-57

NOTE: SPED 601 is a practicum and must be taken concurrently with 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

Common 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.

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

Common 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 777 Atypical Infant Development or  
SPED 727 Student Teaching Workshop: Education of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5-8
  Total 30-33

MODERATE/SEVERE DISABILITIES

Common 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

Common 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

Common 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

Substitution of Requirements

Substitutions of course and field placement requirements may be granted where candidates have prior transcript credit where required skill, knowledge, and performance competencies have been mastered and verified. Requests for substitutions are reviewed by faculty members in the program specialization.

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 special competence. 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.

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 such as offered by the Department of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, San Francisco State University.

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

When the candidate finishes 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 leadership 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 on advisement (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 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.

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

The program for the Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential is designed to prepare candidates to become qualified language/speech and hearing specialists assigned to school settings; teachers of special classes for aphasic/severe oral language impaired children; school audiologists working in early identification programs; counselors for parents of communicatively impaired children; consultants to the regular classroom teacher and other school personnel; and supervisors and coordinators of public school therapy programs.

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:

Other factors which are considered, but which are not required include:

Point(s) at Which Admission Takes Place

The program at San Francisco State University is designed to provide multiple entry opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates. Students may declare Communicative Disorders as their major at the freshman level. However, they do not begin course work in Communicative Disorders 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. They are required to complete all the necessary course work leading to the baccalaureate degree.

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.

Undergraduate Requirements Units
C D 651 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 3
C D 652 Audiology 3
C D 653 Aural Rehabilitation 3
C D 654 Audiometry 3
C D 655 Dynamics of Communication Development 3
C D 656 Diagnosis of Communicative Disorders 3
C D 658 Communication Development and Disorders 3
C D 659 Articulation and Phonological Disorders 3
C D 660 Communicative Disorders II 2
C D 661 Neurolinguistics 3
C D 668 Clinical Observation 3
SPCH 410 American Phonetics 4
C D 663 Clinical Instrumentation in Communicative Disorders 3
  Total 40

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.

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)
[Clinic staffing]
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 58-61

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.

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 Disorders in Children 3
C D 705 Seminar in Problems of Stuttering 3
C D 706 Parent Counseling 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)
[Clinic staffing]
1-3
  Total number of units 50-55

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.

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

E ED 682 Teaching Reading/Language Arts 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 Disorders in Children 3
C D 705 Seminar in Problems of Stuttering 3
C D 706 Parent Counseling 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 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
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.

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 730 Student Teaching: Special Education 5
SPED 721 Student Teaching Workshop: Students with Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility 1
  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

Prerequisite: COUN 690, Field of Counseling

Program Units
COUN 700 Theories of Counseling 3
COUN 702 Developmental Foundations for Counselors 3
COUN 703 Psychological Foundations for Counselors 3
COUN 705 Practicum and Internship 2
COUN 706 Interviewing Process 3
COUN 715 Assessment in Counseling 3
COUN 716 Professional Seminar I—Structural Elements in School Counseling (2-4) 3
COUN 717 Professional Seminar II—Functional Elements in School Counseling (2-4) 3
COUN 718 Professional Seminar III—Professional Issues in School Counseling (2-4) 3
COUN 735 Advanced Practicum and Internship 2
COUN 736 Advanced Counseling Process 3
COUN 738 Substance Abuse 2
COUN 794 Seminar in Health and Human Services Research 3
COUN 811 Group Counseling Process 3
COUN 833 Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling 3
COUN 857 Law and Ethics for Counselors 3
COUN 858 Couple and Family Counseling I 3
COUN 859 Counseling Aspects of Sexuality 2
COUN 890 Integrative Counseling 3
COUN 891 Case Studies and Internship Seminar 3
COUN 892 Internship (1-6) 4
  Minimum total 60

School Psychology Designation Program

Program Units
PSY 721 Clinical Methods: Intelligence and Personality Testing 3 3
PSY 722 Clinical Methods: Personality Appraisal and Projective Techniques 3 3
PSY 728 Conference to Accompany Psychology Practicum 3 6
PSY 729 Psychology Practicum 3 6
PSY 753 Seminar in the Psychodynamics of Individual Development 3 3
BSS/EDUC 703 Changing Roles of School Professionals 3
PSY 821 Clinical Methods: Psychopathology 3 3
PSY 822 Clinical Methods: Interview Interaction and Psychotherapy 3 3
PSY 828 Conference to Accompany Psychology Fieldwork 3 6
PSY 829 Psychology Fieldwork 3 6
PSY 855 Seminar in Professional School Psychology 3 3
PSY 735 Cognitive Development 3 3
SPED 772 Methods I: Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 3
SPED 775 Methods 2: Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction for Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 3
COUN 827 The Consultation Process 1
PSY 858 Conference to Accompany Psychology Internship (3) 6
PSY 859 Psychology Internship (6) 12
PSY 899 Special Study 3
  Total 76

This program is usually coordinated with a Master of Science in Psychology: School Psychology. In most cases the Master of Science and a general Pupil Personnel Services Credential (without the School Psychologist endorsement) is awarded prior to enrollment in the last five courses listed above.

NOTE: As a result of recent revisions currently being implemented in the Pupil Personnel Services Credential with authorization in School Psychology, some course and/or unit changes in this credential (and degree) program may become necessary.

School Social Work Designation Program

Graduate social work students may pursue the Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) while simultaneously completing their MSW requirements. They are required to take the Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups (IFG) Emphasis with a field placement in a public school (K-12), supervised by an individual with a PPSC.

The PPSC field placement and specialized course work are designed to be completed in the second year of MSW preparation and are taken in the following order.

Fall Semester Units
SW 740 Fieldwork Instruction 3
SW 741 Graduate Field Seminar 1
SW 855 School Social Work 3
Spring Semester
SW 740 Fieldwork Instruction 3
SW 741 Graduate Field Seminar 1
SW 760 Social Work and Law 2

Individuals who possess an MSW from an accredited institution need to contact the School of Social Work or the PPSC adviser in the School of Social Work for details on how to meet the requirements for the credential.


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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