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Single Subject Teacher Education Program

Courses - EDSS Upper Division

300A-S. Introduction to Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: Advanced sophomore or junior standing.
Structure, organization, culture of schools; curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom management; history and current status of the subject area; becoming a reflective professional. Submission of application to the Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP). "B" grade or better required for admission to the SSCP. First course in the professional education sequence of the SSCP. Students register for the section bearing the letter associated with their discipline from the list below.
45-hour directed fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Lecture 3 hours)

  • A. Art
  • C. Science
  • D. Health Science (Fall)
  • F. LOTE: Languages Other Than English
  • G. English
  • H. Home Economics (Fall or Spring)
  • M. Mathematics
  • N. Music (Spring)
  • P. Physical Education
  • S. Social Science

450A. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Art (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300A; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching art to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks. Required prior to student teaching.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450C. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Science (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300C; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching science to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 1 hour + TBA) Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450D. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Health Science (3) S

Prerequisite: EDSS 300D; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching health to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450F. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Languages Other Than English (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300F; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching world languages to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450G. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching English (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300G; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching English to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450H. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Home Economics (3) S

Prerequisite EDSS 300H; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching home economics to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450M. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Mathematics (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300M; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching mathematics to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450N. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Music (3) F

Prerequisite: EDSS 300N; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching music to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450P. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Physical Education (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300P; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator; current standard first aid/CPR certification; completion of all skill performance proficiencies with an overall score of 3.5. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching physical education to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

450S. Curriculum and Methods in Teaching Social Science (3)

Prerequisite: EDSS 300S; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or permission of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator. Required prior to student teaching.
Objectives, curriculum, materials, instructional strategies, and assessment specific to teaching history and social science to diverse students. Reflective practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks.
Fieldwork requirement. "B" grade or better required to advance to student teaching. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

472A,B,C. Student Teaching (5,5,5)

Corequisite: EDSS 473. Prerequisite: EDSS 450 (A, C, D, F, G, H, M, N, P, or S) and admission to the Single Subject Credential Program, or permission of the University Coordinator; submission of application to student teach by the deadline (October 1 for Spring term; March 1 for Summer and Fall terms); passage of CBEST; character and identification clearance (fingerprint clearance); completion of all program course work; demonstration of subject matter competence; portfolio assessment in selected programs; approval for advancement to student teaching by the Credential Advisor and University Coordinator of the Single Subject Credential Program. Student teaching must be completed in the subject that will be authorized on the candidate's credential.
Student teaching in the candidate's subject for a minimum of five periods daily for the length of the placement school's semester (approximately 20 weeks). Teach three classes (including at least two preparations); two additional periods are for preparation, observation, and conferencing with the cooperating teacher and university supervisor. See Advancement to Student Teaching section of this catalog for requirements.
Credit/No Credit grading only ("A" or "B" quality work required for credit). May be repeated to a maximum of 10 units.

473A-Z. Student Teaching Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program, or consent of the Single Subject Credential Program University Coordinator; advanced to student teaching. Corequisite: EDSS 472.
Links theory to practice within the context of Teaching Performance Expectations during student teaching. Covers curriculum, instruction, assessment, classroom management, equity and access for all students. Prepares candidates for induction into the teaching profession.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

  • A. Art
  • C. Science
  • D. Health Science
  • F. LOTE
  • G. English
  • H. Home Economics
  • M. Math
  • N. Music
  • P. Physical Education
  • S. Social Science
  • T. Industrial and Technology Education
  • Z. Secondary Education

490. Selected Topics - Academic Subjects (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Selected secondary curriculum topics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics; but only 6 units with a letter grade may be applied toward advanced degrees. Topics announced in the Schedule Of Classes.

497. Independent Study (1‑3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Single Subject Program Coordinator.
Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units.