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Program Policies

1.0 Program Admission

1.1 Candidates must receive a “B” or better in EDSS 300 to be admitted to the program.

1.2 All candidates must complete the Basic Skills Requirement for program admission. Candidates using the CBEST to complete the Basic Skills Requirement must attempt all parts of the CBEST to be admitted to the program. CBEST must be passed prior to applying for student teaching.

1.2.1 Candidates must submit official proof of Beasic Skills with their program application.  Unofficial Scores will not be accepted.

1.3 Candidates must submit a completed application to be admitted to the Single Subject Credential Program.  This includes all required documents and signatures.

1.4 Candidates must have a valid Certificate of Clearance, 30-Day Substitute Permit, Activity Supervisor Permit or Child Development Permit issued by the CTC to be admitted to the program.  These must remain valid through the completion of student teaching.

1.5 Candidates must submit two program recommendation forms fill out by two different recommenders that can speak to the candidate’s ability to work with children and their teaching ability.  Recommendation letters may be submitted in addition to the recommendation forms however the recommendation forms must be completely filled out and signed.

1.6 Program Application Deadline – Applications to the program are accepted on a rolling basis.  To remain in core courses for the following semester, applications must be received at least two weeks prior to classes beginning. 

1.7 Applicants must successfully complete 45 hours of fieldwork in their subject area during the semester they are enrolled in EDSS 300 to be admitted to the program.  The fieldwork must be done in a school district in which the College of Education has a current affiliation agreement for early fieldwork.

1.8 Applicants must have a complete program application submitted to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center at least two (2) weeks prior to classes beginning to remain in program core courses for the semester.  Candidates that have not submitted a complete program application at least 2 week prior to classes beginning must drop all core courses.

1.9 Program admission status expires seven years from the semester that the first course was completed in the program.  Candidates whose admission status has expired must re-apply to the program under the current requirements.

2.0 Program Courses

2.1 Candidates must be admitted to the Single Subject Credential Program to take program core courses (EDSE 435, EDSE 436, EDSE 457, and EDSS 450).  Candidates must submit a complete program application at least two week prior to classes beginning to remain in the core courses.  Candidates that do not submit a complete application at least two weeks prior to classes beginning will have to drop all core courses that they are enrolled in for that semester.

2.2 Program co-requisites (EDSP 355B, EDP 301 or 302 or 305, H SC 411B and Level I Technology) can be completed at any point in the program (prior to program admission or after program admission) and must be complete prior to student teaching.

2.3 All program courses (pre-requisite, co-requisites and core courses) must be completed to advance to student teaching.

2.4 All coursework for the credential program, including student teaching, must be completed within seven years of the date the credential program was initiated i.e. the semester when the first course appearing on the candidate’s program was completed.

2.5 Work with Long Beach BLAST may not be used to fulfill early fieldwork requirements in any EDSS courses.

3.0 Course Grades

3.1 All SSCP courses (co-requisite courses, core courses & student teaching seminar) must be taken for a letter grade (A-F grading). CR/NC is only allowed for student teaching (EDSS 472/572A,B,C) and ETEC 411.

3.2 Students must earn a grade of B or better in EDSS 300 to be admitted to the SSCP and a B or better in EDSS 450 to advance to student teaching. 

3.3 A student who receives a D, F or WU in any EDSE course, EDSS 450 or EDSS 473 will be placed on administrative academic probation and will have one year to retake the course to achieve an appropriate grade.    

3.4 Students must maintain a B average (3.0 GPA) in all program courses with no grade lower than a C.  A student receiving a grade lower than a C may repeat the course, but only one course can be repeated one time.

3.5 Students must maintain a B average (3.0 GPA) in all program core courses (EDSS 435, 436, 457, EDSS 450) with no grade lower than a C in order to advance to student teaching.  A student receiving a grade of C or lower may repeat the course, but only one course can be repeated one time. When repeating a course, students must reatake the course they received a C in to raise their GPA to the required 3.0.

3.6 Student teaching is graded on a credit/no credit basis and each section of student teaching may be repeated only once for a total of 10 units.

4.0 Grade Point Average Policy

4.1 Program applicants must submit unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education, including undergraduate and graduate study, as part of the program application. A printout from MyCSULB is only acceptable for CSULB coursework. Candidates that transferred courses to CSULB must also submit transcripts from transfer instutions in addition to the CSULB transcripts.

4.2 The current grade point average standard for admission to the program is 2.67 overall or 2.75 in the last 60 semester units/ 90 quarter units.

4.3 Applicants to the program with a grade point average below the program standard may petition for exceptional admission. 

4.4 The grade point average standard for admission to the university as a graduate student is 2.50 cumulative GPA in the last degree earned.

4.5 Applicants to the university with a grade point average below the 2.50 standard may petition the university for exceptional admission. Guidelines are available at Enrollment Services.

4.6 Candidates proving subject competency through completion of an approved subject matter proficiency program (SMPP) of coursework may earn no grade lower than C in approved program courses.

4.6.1 Candidates with grades below the SMPP standard may petition for exceptional advancement to student teaching.

4.7 Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree and need to take courses to raise their GPA must take courses that are 300 level and higher. Community College or 200 level and lower courses taken after earning a bachelor degree do not contribute toward the GPA.

4.8 Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all program courses (pre-requisite, co-requisites, core courses, student teaching seminar) with a B or better in EDSS 300 and EDSS 450 and no grade lower than a C.

4.9 Candidates must maintain a 3.0 GPA in program core course courses (EDSE 435, 436, 457, and EDSS 450) with a B or better in EDSS 450.

5.0 Fieldwork

5.1 All fieldwork for SSCP courses must be completed in a district in which CSULB has a current fieldwork evaluation on file. Some districts are only approved for student teaching so candidates may not complete early fieldwork in those districts. 

5.2 Candidates may complete a maximum of 30% of their fieldwork for any given course in a private school with the instructor’s permission. The private school curriculum must align with California’s adopted content standards and frameworks and the school must reflect the diversity of California’s student population. It must also be accredited.

5.3 Candidates must have a valid TB Test and a valid Certificate of Clearance, 30 Day Sub Permit, Child Development Permit or Activity Supervisor Permit issued by the CTC prior to beginning fieldwork.

6.0 Course Equivalency

6.1 Course equivalencies that are for courses that are over seven years old must have an anticipated student teaching semester indicated and include a statement of what has been done in the content area of the class to keep current on the course topics since the course was taken.

6.2 Level I Technology course equivalencies may only be made for courses that are directly related to educational technology and cover using technology in the classroom.

6.3 Courses with pre-approved course equivalencies must have been taken within the last 7 years.

6.4 Course equivalencies for EDSE courses must include the course syllabi to be considered.

6.5 Course equivalencies for EDSS 300, EDSS 450, EDSS 473 and student teaching will not be accepted.  EDSS 300, EDSS 450, EDSS 473 and student teaching must be taken at CSULB to be recommended for a credential by CSULB.

6.6 Candidates transferring from another institution and wishing to submit more than 9 units of course equivalencies from the same institution must get a letter of good standing from the program that they are transferring from and petition to submit more than 9 units of course equivalencies.

6.7 A maximum of 9 units of course equivalencies from outside institutions may be used for the program.  If a candidate has more than 9 units approved, they must choose which 9 units to use and complete all other coursework at CSULB or petition to submit more than 9 units.

7.0 Residency Requirement

No fewer than 24 semester units shall be completed in residency (as a matriculated student) at the university.  Open University courses do not count toward the residency requirement.

8.0 CSET Passage Deadlines

8.1 Subject Matter Exams (CSET) must be passed in time to submit the official scores by either March 15th for Summer/Fall student teaching or October 1st for Spring student teaching.

9.0 Post- Bac Credit Petitions

Candidates may petition to have a maximum of 12 units of credential courses taken as an undergraduate transferred to post-bac units. Students must fill out a “Petition to Earn Post Bac Credit in the Senior Year.” This must be done prior to graduating with the undergraduate degree. These units may not be counted toward the undergraduate degree or be any part of the required 120 units for graduation.

10.0 Student Teaching

10.1 Student teaching applications are due March 15th for fall student teaching or October 1st for spring student teaching. Student teaching applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

10.2 Students must have completed all program courses prior to beginning student teaching.

10.3 Subject Matter Competence

10.3.1 Candidates taking the CSET exam for subject matter competence must have official passing score to submit at the time of student teaching application.  CSET scores must remain valid through the completion of student teaching.

10.3.2 Candidates that are taking coursework (subject matter preparation program) for subject matter competence must have all their subject matter coursework completed and be deemed subject matter competent by the appropriate subject area advisor prior to beginning student teaching.

10.4 Candidates are required to ensure that the midterm and final student teaching evaluation from both the University Supervisor and their Cooperating Teacher(s) are submitted on TaskStream.  Candidates will not be recommended for a credential until the student teaching evaluations are submitted.

10.5 Student teachers are not permitted to take any additional course outside the 15 units of student teaching and the 3-unit seminar during their student teaching semester.

10.6 Student Teaching Placement

10.6.1 Traditional student teaching placements are made by the subject area coordinator in a school and district that CSULB has an agreement with.  Candidates are not permitted to make their own student teaching placements.

10.6.2 Student teaching placements will be for a minimum of five periods per day, Monday – Friday.  Three class periods will be for teaching, one for preparation and one for observations. 

10.6.3 Student teachers, including interns, district permit, private school and long term sub student teachers, must have a minimum of two different grade levels or topics in their content area within their teaching load. 

10.6.4 Student Teachers may not be placed at the high school that they graduated from if they graduated from there within the last 7 years.

10.6.5 Students will be guaranteed supervision in a student teaching placement within 20 miles from CSULB providing that CSULB has a vaild Affiliation Agreement on file and the candidate is accepted by said district.

10.6.6 Student teachers may not be placed in a district where a relative is employed (teacher, administrator, staff, etc.).

10.6.7 Students may be removed from a student teaching placement at any time at the dicretion of their host site and/or the Single Subject Credential Program.  If removal occurs due to "demonstrated behavior so contrary to the profession for which the student is preparing as to render her/him unfit for the profession," the student may be immediately administratively disqualified from the Single Subject Credential Program (Academic Senate Policy 09-06).

10.7 If they wish to, student teachers may substitute teach for pay at their school site, but only in the classrooms of their cooperating teachers. The candidate must have the approval of both cooperating teachers as well as the university supervisor before they can substitute teach. Candidates may substitute teach for a maximum of ten days during the semester.

11.0 Student Teaching Withdrawal Policy

11.1 Students may only withdraw from student teaching for any reason one time.  If it is necessary to withdraw a second time for any reason then the student must go through the SSCP petitioning process and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

11.2 Withdrawing from Student Teaching prior to the start of the student teaching semester:

A student may withdraw from Student Teaching prior to the start of the student teaching semester by filling out a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form, which is available on the Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP) website. It must be signed by his/her subject area advisor and submitted it to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center, EED-67. It is the student teacher's responsibility to withdraw from student teaching courses on MyCSULB. If you are withdrawing from all classes you must also fill out an Educational Leave of Absence form which is available on the Enrollment Services website. An intern may not withdraw from student teaching or apply for an educational leave of absence while employed at a school district as an intern. If withdrawing from student teaching, you must withdraw from the student teaching seminar (EDSS 473) and EDSS 472A,B,C.

11.3 Withdrawing from Student Teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:

A student withdrawing from student teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons may re-enter student teaching in the future with the Credential Advisor’s approval, one time. Students may be asked to demonstrate resolution of the situation so that it will not interfere with student teaching again. If it is necessary to withdraw a second time then the student must go through the SSCP petitioning process to reapply a third time and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

11.3.1 Withdrawing from Student Teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:
A student withdrawing within the first two weeks of the semester must submit a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form (available on the SSCP website) and fill out an Educational Leave of Absence form (available on the Enrollment Services website).   It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from all classes with the University.  This is a separate process and form, which is available on the Enrollment Services website.  If withdrawing from student teaching within the first two weeks, you must withdraw from all 18 units, including the student teaching seminar (EDSS 473) and EDSS 472A,B,C.

11.3.2 Withdrawing from Student Teaching between weeks 2-6 of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:
After the second week of the semester, students must withdraw from student teaching but do not need to fill out an Educational Leave of Absence.  At this point, students will receive a W on their transcripts.  If a student withdraws between the second and sixth week of student teaching, the student will receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A and may withdraw and receive W for EDSS 472B&C. Students must also withdraw from EDSS 473.

 11.3.3 Withdrawing from Student Teaching between weeks 7-12 of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:
If a student withdraws between weeks 7 and 12 of student teaching, s/he will receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A&B and may withdraw and receive a W for EDSS 472C.  Students must also withdraw from EDSS 473.

11.3.4 Withdrawing from Student Teaching after week 12 of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:

After the 12th week, student teachers may not withdraw from their courses and will receive NC for EDSS 472C and may receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B. The decision to assign CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B lies with the University Supervisor. The student may also remain in EDSS 473 with permission from the EDSS 473 instructor and the subject area coordinator if CalTPA Tasks 3 and 4 were submitted by the appropriate deadline.

11.4 Withdrawing from Student Teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to poor performance:

Students who withdraw or are removed from student teaching due to poor performance may petition to re-enter student teaching in the future after completing a remediation plan and with the Credential Advisor’s approval.  Student teaching may only be repeated for a maximum of 10 units.  Students will be required to meet with their University Supervisor and credential advisor to discuss their remediation plan.  Once the remediation is completed to the satisfaction of the credential advisor, the student may petition the SSCP Petition Committee to re-enter student teaching for a maximum of 10 units. 

Students must submit a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form which is available on the SSCP website.  It is also the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from all classes with the University.  This is a separate process and the form is available on the Enrollment Services website. 

11.4.1 Withdrawing from Student Teaching after the start of the student teaching semester due to poor performance: 

A student withdrawing within the first two weeks of the semester must submit a Withdrawal from Student Teaching form (available on the SSCP website) and fill out an Educational Leave of Absence form (available on the Enrollment Services website).   It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from all classes with the University.  This is a separate process and form, which is available on the Enrollment Services website.  If withdrawing from student teaching within the first two weeks, you must withdraw from all 18 units, including the student teaching seminar (EDSS 473) and EDSS 472A,B,C.

11.4.2 Withdrawing from Student Teaching between weeks 2-6 of the student teaching semester due to illness, financial or personal reasons:
After the second week of the semester, students must withdraw from student teaching but do not need to fill out an Educational Leave of Absence.  At this point, students will receive a W on their transcripts.  If a student withdraws between the second and sixth week of student teaching, the student will receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A and may withdraw and receive W for EDSS 472B&C. Students must also withdraw from EDSS 473.

 11.4.3 Withdrawing from Student Teaching between weeks 7-12 of the student teaching semester due to poor performance:
If a student withdraws between weeks 7 and 12 of student teaching, s/he will receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A&B and may withdraw and receive a W for EDSS 472C.  Students must also withdraw from EDSS 473.

11.4.4 Withdrawing from Student Teaching after week 12 of the student teaching semester due to poor performance:

After the 12th week, student teachers may not withdraw from their courses and will receive NC for EDSS 472C and may receive CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B. The decision to assign CR or NC for EDSS 472A and EDSS 472B lies with the University Supervisor. The student may also remain in EDSS 473 with permission from the EDSS 473 instructor and the subject area coordinator if CalTPA Tasks 3 and 4 were submitted by the appropriate deadline.

11.5 If a student teacher withdraws or is removed from his/her student teacher assignment, it is his/her responsibility to:

a.     Submit a ‘Withdraw from Student Teaching Form’ signed by the subject area advisor to the Single Subject Credential Program office.

b.     Officially withdraw from all classes with the University.  This is a separate process and the form is available on the Enrollment Services website.  See policy 11.3 and 11.4 for guidance in which courses to withdraw from. 
Students who fail to officially withdraw from EDSS 472A,B,C will receive a “NC” rather than “W” on their transcripts.  A student who fails to officially withdraw from EDSS 473 will receive an “F” rather than a “W” on their transcripts.

d.     Successfully complete a remediation plan with the subject area coordinator before petitioning to reapplying.

11.6 Candidates that are partially removed from student teaching but remain in 5-10 units of student teaching and are still actively in the student teaching classroom may remain in EDSS 473. 

11.7 Candidates that are removed from student teaching may not use a paid position for student teaching when they re-enter. These candidates are required to complete traditional student teaching after successfully reapplying to student teach.

11.8 Students may be removed from a student teaching placement at any time at the discretion of their host site and/or Single Subject Credential Program.  If removal occurs due to "demonstrated behavior so contrary to the profession for which the student is preparing as to render her/him unfit for the profession", the student may be immediately administratively disqualified from the Single Subject Credential Program (Academic Senate Policy 09-06).

12.0 Student Teaching Reapply Deadline

Students who are reapplying to student teach after withdrawing must submit their student teaching reapplication to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center, EED-67, no later than October 1st for Spring student teaching and March 15th for Summer/Fall student teaching.  If a petition is required, the petition must be submitted and approved well in advance of the application deadline.

13.0 Private School Student Teaching

A private school setting may be used for employed student teaching if approved by the Single Subject Credential Program Petition Committee.  Candidates must have sufficient public school experience for approval. See the Single Subject Credential Guidelines for Using Private Schools for Student Teaching for more information.

14.0 Using a Paid Position for Student Teaching

14.1 Candidates that have been offered a paid position such as a long-term substitute position or district permit position in their subject area may petition the SSCP Petition Committee to use the paid position to satisfy their student teaching.  Candidates must be eligible to student teach and have applied to student teach for the semester that they have the paid position.  Candidates may not retroactively use a paid position for student teaching.

14.2 With their petition to use a paid position for student teaching, candidates must include a letter from the school principal indicating that the position will last for the entirity of the semester and that a mentor teacher is available that holds the same credential the candidate is pursuing.  Candidates must also include a letter from the mentor teacher agreeing to serve as the site support person/mentor teacher.

14.3 To be eligible to use a paid position for student teaching, candidates must be in good standing with the program.

14.4 If they wish to, traditional student teachers may substitute teach for pay at their school site, but only in the classrooms of their cooperating teachers. The candidate must have the approval of both cooperating teachers as well as the university supervisor before they can substitute teach. Candidates may substitute teach for their mentor teacher for a maximum of ten days during the semester.

15.0 Incomplete Grades in EDSS 472A,B,C or EDSS 572A,B,C

The CSULB semester usually ends 3 – 4 weeks prior to the end of the 20-week student teaching semester.  As a result, it may be necessary to assign a candidate a grade of Incomplete (INC) for one or more sections of student teaching (EDSS 472/572 A, B, C).

Some possible reasons for the assignment of an INC grade include but are not limited to:

o   Student needs more time to develop planning strategies

o   Student needs more time to work on time management

o   Student needs more time to develop appropriate dispositions as an educator

o   It is un-determined if a student will successfully complete all sections of student teaching at the time grades are due however with a few more weeks of development there is a strong possibility of the student receiving CR.

The decision to assign an INC to one or more sections of student teaching belongs to the University Supervisor, Program Coordinator and University Single Subject Coordinator.  The candidate’s progress at mid-term, the school site mentor teachers’ feedback and the student needing the extra few weeks to meet all competencies are all considered when making this decision.

A grade of incomplete will only be given when the University Supervisor has determined that there is a strong possibility that the student will continue to grow and develop through the remainder of the 20-week student teaching assignment.  Students who are removed from student teaching for poor performance will receive an NC for all or parts of the student teaching experience. 

Students who receive an incomplete will work with the University Supervisor and program coordinator to determine what work/skills still need to be completed.  The work remaining will be put in writing on an Incomplete Contract so the student has a clear understanding of what needs to be done and a timeline for completing the specified work.  An action plan may or may not be part of this process, depending on the student’s situation.

The deadline for submitting the final student teaching evaluation to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center will be extended to the completion of the Incomplete. The final student teaching evaluations will be submitted by the University Supervisor with the change of grade form.

16.0 Internships

16.1 To be approved for an internship, candidates must fill out an internship application form including an intern application letter, Intern Candidate Agreement, Principal Agreement and Mentor Teacher Agreement.  Candidates must have approval from both their Subject Area Coordinator and the University Coordinator for an internship.

16.2 Intern Leave of Absence

A student on an internship credential must remain in good standing with the University and the SSCP.  A student on an internship must enroll in an intern support course each semester they are not student teaching and remain in good standing.  All program coursework, including student teaching and student teaching seminar must be completed within the 2-year time frame of the intern credential.  

16.3 Internship Course Grades

Candidates who are approved for an internship must pass all program courses with a C or better (EDSS 300 and EDSS 450 with a B or better) to remain on an internship. A candidate who receives a D or an F in a program course will have their internship canceled and be placed on administrative academic probation in the program.

16.4 Internship and TPA Passage - Candidates that satisfy the student teaching requirements via internship must pass all the CalTPA tasks no later than July 31 following their student teaching semester.  Interns that complete student teaching in the Fall may remain an intern for the Spring semester to complete their TPAs, if necessary, but will be required to enroll in a 1-unit intern support course and pay the part time matriculated student fees.  Interns that do not pass the CalTPA Tasks by the indicated date will have their internship credential canceled.

17.0 Faculty Preparation

        17.1     In order to teach EDSS or EDSE courses, instructors must:

                    -possess earned doctorates or exceptional expertise that qualifies them for their assignments              
                    -model best professional practices in teaching and learning, scholarship, and service

                     Preferred qualifications include:

                    -contemporary professional experiences in school settings at the level that they teach
                    -meaningful engagement in scholarship related to their assignment
                    -a license in the field and at the level that they teach


       17.2     University Supervisor Qualifications

                   The following minimum requirements are set for selecting and assigning University Supervisors:

                   -Minimum 3 years K-12 teaching experience (public or private) or equivalent.  Equivalency will be determined by
                    consultation among the subject credential coordinator, the academic department chair, the university single subject
                    credential coordinator, and the university supervisor.
                   -Hold or previously held Clear Single Subject Credential in the subject area supervised or equivalent.  Equivalency will be
                    determined by consultation among the subject credential coordinator, the academic department chair, the university
                    single subject credential coordinator, and the university supervisor.
                   -Contemporary professional experiences in school settings at the levels they supervise.
 

      17.3     Cooperating/Mentor Teachers Qualifications

                  The following minimum requirements are set for selecting and assigning mentor teachers:

                  -Hold a valid Clear Single Subject Credential in the subject area(s) to be taught by student teacher
                  -Tenured in their district or have a minimum of 3 years successful teaching experience
                  -Demonstrate commitment and ability to mentor student teachers

18.0 Transfer Policy

18.1 The California State University, Long Beach, College of Education will enforce a 24-unit residency requirement for the Single Subject Credential Program.  Students who transfer credential program courses to CSULB from another CCTC-approved college or university will be permitted equivalency or substitution for courses completed at another campus, following regular university/college guidelines up to 9 units.  If transferring more than 2 courses, the transfer students must submit verification of their good standing status in the program they are transferring from.  At least 24 semester units must be completed at CSULB, which must include student teaching, student teaching seminar and two additional courses from the Single Subject Program requirements approved by the University Coordinator and the Subject Matter Program Advisor.  Exceptions to the residency requirement must be reviewed on an individual basis through the existing petition process.  Units earned in Extended Education (Open University) cannot count toward fulfillment of the residence requirement.  (See Transfer policy for Guidelines)

18.2 Transfer candidates must have matriculated post-baccalaureate status in order to take courses in the SSCP.

18.4 Candidates transferring from another institution that are planning to submit 2 or more course equivalencies must submit a letter of good standing from the institution from which they are transferring from.

19.0 Single Subject Add-on to Multiple Subject Credential

19.1 Students who would like to add on a Single Subject Credential to their current valid Multiple Subject Credential must submit a copy of their credential, copy of subject matter competency (passing CSET scores or waiver letter) and the Request to Enroll in a Methods Course form signed by the subject area advisor for the Single Subject Area you would like to add on.  These students will then be issued a blue card and allowed to show up to the first day of class and ask to be added if there is room.

20.0 Grade Submission Policy for EDSS 472/572: Student Teaching

19.1 Supervisors turn in grades electronically on MyCSULB on the University semester timeline.

19.2 Passing students are indicated by “CR” -- credit.

19.3 Failing students are indicated by “NC” – no credit.

19.4 Students for whom the grade is yet undecided:

    Option A:

a. Grade is indicated by an “I” – incomplete(this should only be done if there is a chance that the student will improve by the end of the 20 week student teaching semester).

b. Advisor fills out Incomplete forms for the appropriate section(s) of EDSS 472/572 A, B, C and submits forms to the SSCP office.

c. Supervisor fills out Change of Grade form and submits to the SSCP office at the end of the 20 week student teaching semester.   

  Option B:

a. Grade is indicated by “NC” – no credit.

b. Student repeats appropriate section(s) of EDSS 472/572 A,B, C during a future semester.

21.0 Taskstream

20.1 All students are required to have an active TaskStream subscription while enrolled in EDSS and EDSE courses to submit signature assignments.

20.2 Student Teachers are required to have an active TaskStream subscription through the completion of student teaching (Fall student teachers – end of January, Spring student teachers – end of June) to allow cooperating teachers and university supervisors to submit the Student Teacher Evaluations on Taskstream.

22.0 Grade Appeals

21.1 Grade appeals for EDSS courses are submitted according to University guidelines.

21.2 Oral Arguments for EDSS course grade appeals are not allowed by the Single Subject Credential Program Grade Appeal Committee.

23.0 California Credential Regulations

Candidates for the Single Subject Credential are subject to existing and future State requirements as may be imposed by law or California Commission on Teacher Credentialing regulations, regardless of what is posted on the website, in the SSCP handbook or in the CSULB Catalog.

24.0 Non-Discrimination

CSULB does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, disability/handicap in educational programs conducted by the University. Student requests for modifications to ensure equal access and benefits, including academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and accessible programs and facilities should be made to the Director, Disabled Student Services, 270 Brotman Hall, (562) 985-5401.

25.0 Petitions

Candidates may petition any program policy that is listed above by filing a written appeal to the Single Subject Program Petition Committee.  The candidate must obtain a petition form available on the SSCP website under Documents and Forms, type a statement explaining the circumstances of the appeal and asking that an exception be made to program policy, include any supporting documents (test scores, transcripts, etc.), meet with the Subject Area Advisor to obtain their signature and then submit their completed petition packet to the Single Subject Program Office by posted deadlines.  The Petition Committee will review the written statement and supporting evidence. After the review, the Committee renders its final decision.  More information on the petition process is available.