Requirements and Details

Total Program: 33 semester hours

Sequence of Courses (Regional Campuses Only):

Multiple Subject Candidates only:

Code Course Title Units
SPED 457 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals and Their Families
SPED 458 Teaching Students with Special Challenges in the General Education Classroom 3
EDUC 460 Diversity, Interaction, and the Learning Process 4
EDUC 470 Theories and Methods of Education for Linguistically Diverse Students 4
EDUC 462 Literacy Methods for Multiple Subject Candidates – I 3
EDUC 472 Teaching Strategies 4
EDUC 464 Literacy Methods for Multiple Subject Candidates – II 3
EDUC 474 Teaching in the Content Areas- Multiple Subject 4
EDUC 468 Introductory Supervised Teaching 3
EDUC 478 Advanced Supervised Teaching 5
Single Subject Candidates only:
Code Course Title Units
SPED 457 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals and Their Families, or
EDUC 458 Teaching Students with Special Challenges in the General Education Classroom 3
EDUC 460 Diversity, Interaction, and the Learning Process 4
EDUC 470 Theories and Methods of Education Linguistically Diverse Students 4
EDUC 466 Introduction to Teaching of Reading for Single Subject Candidates 4
EDUC 468 Introductory Supervised Teaching 3
EDUC 472 Teaching Strategies 4
EDUC 475 A-J* Foundations and Introduction to Teaching Single Subject (*Must enroll in your content area) 3
EDUC 476 A-J* Teaching in the Content Area for Single Subject Candidates (*Must enroll in your content area) 3
EDUC 478 Advanced Student Teaching 5

Sequence of Courses (Central Campus Only):

Multiple Subject Candidates only:
Code Course Title Units
EDUC 425 Language and Literacy, Multiple Subject 4
EDUC 426 Introductory Teaching Practices, Multiple Subject 4
EDUC 440 Intermediate Teaching Practices, Multiple Subject 4
EDUC 441 Advanced Teaching Practices, Multiple Subject 4
EDUC 491 Subject Specific Pedagogy – History, PE, and Visual/Performing Arts 3
EDUC 492 Subject Specific Pedagogy – Math and Science 3
EDUC 497 Introductory Supervised Teaching 3
EDUC 498 Advanced Supervised Teaching 8
Single Subject Candidates only:
Code Course Title Units
EDUC 427 Language and Literacy, Single Subject 4
EDUC 428 Introductory Teaching Practices, Single Subject 4
EDUC 442 Intermediate Teaching Practices, Single Subject 4
EDUC 443 Advanced Teaching Practices, Single Subject 4
EDUC 494 A-J* Subject Specific Pedagogy (*Must enroll in your content area) 3
EDUC 495 Foundations in Teaching Single Subject 3
EDUC 497 Introductory Supervised Teaching 3
EDUC 498 Advanced Supervised Teaching 8

Other Program Components (Regional and Central Campus Students)

Student Teaching Program Prerequisites:

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

Introductory Supervised Teaching Requirements:
  • Certificate of Clearance or equivalent fingerprint clearance
  • Demonstration of personal dispositions necessary for teaching (as outlined by the LaFetra College of Education)
  • CPR for adults, infants and children
  • Current TB clearance
  • Passing score on the CBEST
  • Passing score of 3 or higher on the writing competency assessment
  • Successful completion of all pre-students teaching coursework as defined by a GPA of 3.0 or better and a grade of B or better in each course
  • Passing score on TPA Task #1
  • Verification of Subject Matter

Competence as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing:

  • CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) for Multiple Subject Candidates
  • Completion of a state approved subject matter 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
Advanced Supervised Teaching Requirements:
  • Successful completion of all requirements for Introductory Supervised Teaching
  • Passing score on the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA). (Multiple Subject only)
  • Speech course or verification
  • US Constitution course or passing test score
  • Health Education/Nutrition/Drug Prevention/Tobacco/Sexually Transmitted Diseases Course
  • EDUC 407 Learning Technology for Educators
  • Enhanced Intern Credential (Multiple or Single Subject).

    A regional campus candidate will be eligible for an enhanced intern credential if he/she has successfully completed the constitution requirement, EDUC 460 and EDUC 470, subject matter competence, and a score of 3 or better on the writing competency assessment, and has a contract in a public school. All candidates must be concurrently enrolled in EDUC 467 to be eligible for the intern credential.

    Enhanced Intern Credential (Multiple/Single Subject).

    A central campus candidate will be eligible for an enhanced intern credential if he/she has successfully completed the constitution requirement, first term coursework (EDUC 425 & EDUC 426 for Multiple Subject; EDUC 427 & EDUC 428 for Single Subject), subject matter competence, and a score of 3 or better on the writing competency assessment and has a contract in a public school. All candidates must be concurrently enrolled in EDUC 467 to be eligible for the 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. The TPA is a series of tasks embedded throughout the program.

    Preliminary Credential Application Requirements.

    To apply for a preliminary credential with the state of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates must have:
    • Maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework
    • Received a B or better in EDUC 498
    • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Completed an “Application for Credential”
    • Completed CPR Certification for Adults, Infants, and Children
    • Passed all required TPA’s
    • Passed the RICA (Multiple Subject only)
    • Must be cleared by the credential analyst for all remaining requirements

    Clear Credential Application Requirements:

    To apply for a Professional Clear or Level II Credential with the state of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates must have completed a professional induction program through their employer within five years of the issuance date of their Preliminary Credential.

  • Application and personal interview
  • Writing competency assessment
  • 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
  • Internet access
  • Verification of CSET registration or Subject Matter Competency Program Waiver