Requirements and Details

Core Requirements

Code Course Title Units
EDUC 460 Diversity, Interaction, and the Learning Process 4
EDUC 468 Introductory Supervised Teaching 3
EDUC 470 Theories and Methods of Education for Linguistically Diverse Students 4
EDUC 472 Teaching Strategies 4
EDUC 478 Advanced Supervised Teaching 5
SPED 457 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals and Their Families 3
Multiple Subject Candidates only:
EDUC 462 Literacy Methodology for Multiple Subject Candidates -I 3
EDUC 464 Literacy Methodology for Multiple Subject Candidates -II 3
EDUC 474 Teaching in the Content Areas- Multiple Subject 4
Single Subject Candidates only:
EDUC 475 Foundations and Introduction to the Teaching Single Subject 3
EDUC 476 Teaching in the Content Area for Single Subject Candidates 3

Student Teaching Program Prerequisites

Student teaching candidates must complete an application and be accepted into the program with the following:

For Introductory Supervised Teaching, EDUC 468:

  • Certificate of Clearance or equivalent fingerprint clearance
  • Demonstration of personal characteristics necessary for teaching (as outlined by ULV’s Education Department)
  • Passing score on the CBEST
  • Verification on Subject Matter

Competence as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

  • CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) for Multiple Subject Candidates
  • CSET or completion of a state approved program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major* and 2.75 overall for Single Subject Candidates
  • Passing score of 3 or higher on the writing competency assessment (ADD)
  • Acceptance by the Teacher Education faculty
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in pre-student teaching courses
  • A grade of B or better in each pre-student teaching course

For Advanced Supervised Teaching, EDUC 478:

  • All prerequisites required for EDUC 468
  • Passing the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA). (Multiple Subject only)
  • Verification of Subject Matter Competence as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:
    1. CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) for Multiple Subject Candidates
    2. CSET or completion of a state approved program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the major* and 2.75 overall for Single Subject Candidates. Candidates with low undergraduate GPA’s who have completed subject matter competence programs may appeal to waive the state mandated examination(s) if they maintain a 3.5 GPA in ULV’s Teacher Preparation Program.
  • US Constitution course or passing test score
  • Speech course or verification
  • EDUC 407 Learning Technology for Educators
  • Health Education/Nutrition/Drug Prevention/ Sexually Transmitted Diseases Course
  • Completion of all core courses except for SPED 457, which may be taken concurrently with EDUC 478
Enhanced Intern Credential

If a student has successfully completed the constitution requirement, EDUC 460 and EDUC 470, and subject matter competence, and also has a contract in a public school, he/she will be eligible for an enhanced intern credential.

Teacher Performance Assessments

The California Teacher Assessment Program (TPA) provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the teaching performance expectations. Each of the four required TPAs is embedded in coursework as follows:

  • EDUC 460/470 TPA: Subject Specific Pedagogy
  • EDUC 472 TPA: Designing Instruction
  • EDUC 474/476 TPA: Assessing Learning
  • EDUC 478 TPA: Culminating Teaching Experience
Preliminary Credential Application Requirements.

To apply for a Preliminary or Level I Credential, candidates must have:

  • Maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in EDUC classes
  • Received a B or better in EDUC 468 and EDUC 478
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed field work or teaching experience with students from at least age two and ability levels during the program
  • Completed an “Application for Credential” packet
  • Completed CPR Certification for Adults, Infants, and Children
  • Passed all required TPAs
  • Passed the RICA (Multiple Subject only)

Clear Credential Application Requirements

To apply for a Professional Clear or Level II Credential, candidates must have completed the following within five years of the issuance date of their Preliminary Credential:

  • a two-year induction program in a school district
  • a Level II computer class
  • Application and personal interview
  • Writing competency sample
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TB clearance
  • Verification of taking CBEST by submitting score report
  • Application for Certificate of Clearance or copy of Substitute Teaching Permit
  • Transcript(s) indicating 90 semester hours or more toward B.A./B.S. at time of application
  • GPA of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in the major
  • Internet access
  • Verification of CSET registration or Subject Matter Competency Program Waiver