Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Teacher Education

Adult Education Track

This program is not open to new students.

Commission on Teacher Credentialing standards for the Adult Education teaching authorization have recently been revised. The AE program at CSULB is undergoing revision and will take effect immediately upon approval.

The Adult Education track is a 10-unit Clear credential program comprised of an Early Orientation course (2 units), two core courses (6 units), and one supervised field practicum course (2 units). A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses to maintain program standing.

Program Courses

1. ADED 410 Early Orientation to Adult Education (2)
Prerequisite: Preliminary Designated Subjects Adult Education Credential and admission to the Designated Subjects Credential Program Adult Education Track; or consent of program advisor.

2. ADED 420 Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management in Adult Education (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Designated Subjects Credential Program Adult Education Track and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADED 410; or consent of instructor.

3. ADED 430 Foundations of Adult Education (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Designated Subjects Credential Program Adult Education Track and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADED 410; or consent of instructor.

4. ADED 440 Field Practicum in Adult Education (2)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Designated Subjects Credential Program Adult Education Track and concurrent enrollment in ADED 420; or consent of instructor.

Program Admission

Prospective candidates should consult the Adult Education advisor regarding credential requirements, application procedures, and schedule of course offerings.

NOTE: Candidates for admission to the program (a) must have already successfully completed Early Orientation or (b) must enroll in Early Orientation in their first semester in the program.

Program Application

Applicants must:

1. Submit a program application to the College of Education Credential Center,

2. Submit a written statement of purpose for pursuing the AE credential as part of the application, and

3. Schedule an interview with the AE program advisor.

Applications may be downloaded from the Designated Subjects Credential Program section of the College of Education website: www.ced.csulb.edu. Applicants to the AE program must hold a valid Designated Subjects Preliminary Credential in Adult Education. Prospective candidates should consult the college Credential Center to file for their Preliminary Credential.

Requirements for Preliminary Credential

  • 1. Three years of verifiable work experience directly related to each industry sector named on the credential. Experience may be full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid. One year is equal to 1000 clock hours.

  • 2. High school diploma requirement met by: (a) U.S. high school diploma, (b) GED, or (c) foreign equivalent of a high school diploma.

  • 3. Verification by CSULB of having been apprised of the requirements for both the Preliminary and the Clear credentials.

  • 4. Completed Commission on Teacher Credentialing form 41-4 (application for the Preliminary credential).

  • 5. Have filed for or can demonstrate fingerprint clearance (CTC form 41-LS).

  • 6. Recommendation for the Preliminary credential by CSULB.

Requirements for Clear Credential

Successful completion of the AE program leads to recommendation for the Clear credential. The Clear credential is valid for 5 years and may be renewed.

Requirements

  • 1. Possess a valid California Preliminary AE credential.

  • 2. Complete a Commission-approved program, i.e., CSULB program.

  • 3. Successful teaching of a minimum of one course in each of four terms within the five-year period of validity of the Preliminary Adult Education credential.

  • 4. U. S. Constitution requirement met by course work or examination.

  • 5. Health education, including but not limited to the study of nutrition; the psychological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, and drugs; and the use of tobacco. Requirement includes CPR training covering infant, child, and adult CPR skills. The accepted course at CSULB is HSC 411B.

  • 6. Credential application form 41-4.

  • 7. Credential processing fee.

  • 8. Recommendation for the Clear credential by CSULB.

Petition Process for the Designated Subjects Program

Appeals to program decisions or requests for policy waivers are made by filing a written appeal or request with the CTE or AE program advisor. If a satisfactory decision cannot be arrived at, the advisor takes the petition or request to a faculty review committee. The committee reviews the written statement and supporting evidence and renders a decision. The decision may be appealed to the college Student Affairs Committee. For grade appeals, follow university policy described in the current catalog.

Print this page Add this page to your favorites Select a font size Select a small font Select a medium font Select a large font

Teacher Education

Credential Programs

Graduate Programs

Courses