The School Health Option is designed for persons who wish to become health science teachers in California middle/high schools. The program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meets subject matter competence requirements for the Health Science Preliminary Single Subject Credential.
In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Health Science, prospective Health teachers are also required to complete an additional 35 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. A student may enroll in the credential program prerequisite course, EDSS 300D, after completing 80% of the required lower division, upper division, and subject matter courses. Prospective students should consult the department's Health Science Single Subject Advisor early to plan their program.
The Health Science Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.
Subject Matter Courses