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Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorizations

The following authorizations may be added to valid Multiple Subject and Single Subject Teaching Credentials.

 

Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorizations

Supplementary Authorizations may be added to a Multiple or Single Subject Credential and are based upon 20 semester units of coursework in a specific area. Introductory Supplementary Authorizations authorize the holder to teach the supplementary subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks for study in grades 9 and below. Specific Supplementary Authorizations may be added to a Single Subject Credential and authorize the holder to teach the specific subject in preschool through 12th grade, and classes organized primarily for adults.

Subject Matter Authorizations may be added to a Multiple or Single Subject Credential and are based upon 32 semester units of coursework or a degree major in a specific area. Introductory Subject Matter Authorizations authorize the holder to teach the subject matter content typically included in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below. Specific Subject Matter Authorizations authorize the holder to teach the subject in preschool through 12th grade, and classes organized primarily for adults.

If you have received an evaluation from our office, please be aware that the final decision regarding an applicant's academic eligibility for a supplementary or subject matter authorization will be deteremined by CTC staff when they documentation is submitted and the application is evaluated. If you have any questions, please call (562) 985-4109, email or stop by (EED-42).

Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorization Workshops

Currently enrolled CSULB students interested in an added authorization are encouraged to attend one of our zoom workshops. Each workshop will cover all subject areas for the first 20-25 mintues and then focus on Math/Science for the last 20 minutes or so. Please RSVP (Link) so that we can send you zoom information closer to the workshop date.

  • October 7, 4-5pm Session Full
  • November 4, 4-5pm RSVP (Link)
  • December 1, 4-5pm RSVP (Link)
  • January 14, 4-5pm RSVP (Link)
  • February 16, 4-5pm
  • March 10, 4-5pm
  • April 14, 4-5pm

Adding a Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Additional Content Area (80499)

California Education Code, Section 44225(e) and Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 80499 allow a teacher to obtain an additional teaching credential without completing the full professional preparation program for that credential.

Add a Multiple Subject Credential

A Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may be added to a valid Single Subject Teaching Credential without completing an additional program. Completion of the following, will allow a Single Subject Credential holder to add a Multiple Subject Credential:

  • requires a valid Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • verification of subject matter competency-CSET Multiple Subject Exams
  • successful completion of a 3-semester-unit course in subject matter pedagogy directly related to teaching in a self-contained setting
  • successful completion of a course in alternative methods of developing English Language Skills
  • passing scores on the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA)

Add a Single Subject Credential

A Single Subject Teaching Credential may be added to a valid Multiple Subject Teaching Credential without completing an additional program. Completion of the following, will allow a Multiple Subject Credential holder to add a Single Subject Credential:

  • requires a valid Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • verification of subject matter competency-CSET Subject Area Exams or completion of an approved waiver program
  • successful completion of a methods teaching course in the academic area

Additional Content Area(s)

Additional Single Subject areas may be added to a valid Single Subject Teaching Credential. Completion of the following, will allow a Single Subject Credential holder to teach the new subject area in addition to their initial subject:

  • requires a valid Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • verification of subject matter competency-CSET Subject Area Exams or completion of an approved waiver program
  • successful completion of a methods teaching course in the new academic area

Application

The CTC requires applications for these authorizations to be submitted by mail. Candidates may submit their application directly to the CTC or to request an application submitted on your behalf, please submit the following items to the Credential Center:

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