C A L I F O R N I A S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y B A K E R S F I E L D
Education Building, 113
(661) 664-2199 (fax)
DISCLAIMER: Due to ongoing and substantial changes in credential legislation and degree programs in the State of California, please check with an official School of Education advisor for current information.
The programs and services of the Teacher Education Department are directed toward the pre-service preparation of teachers who are seeking a basic California credential and in-service education for persons already employed. The Teacher Education Department also provides graduate preparation for Curriculum and Instruction and Reading/Literacy options in the MA in Education and the specialist certificate and credential in Reading/Language Arts. That which follows addresses only the basic credential options. Advanced credentials, certificates and the MA in Education options are explained in other sections of this catalog.
Basic Preliminary Credential Programs
Multiple Subjects (CLAD/BCLAD Emphasis)
Single Subject (CLAD Emphasis) Credential
The University and the School of Education have been granted approval to offer credential programs accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Elementary Education program (Multiple Subjects) is designed for individuals who wish to have a career in teaching at the early childhood and elementary levels. The Multiple Subjects credential authorizes the holder to teach in a multiple subject or self-contained classroom from preschool through the adult levels. This typically means through grade six (6).
The Secondary Education program (Single Subject) is designed for those who wish to have a career in teaching at the junior high and senior high school levels. This typically means grades seven (7) through twelve (12).
The Special Education credential authorizes the holder to provide instruction to students with Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe disabilities in grades K12.
In consonance with University policy, all undergraduate students seeking the Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential are assigned to an advisor in the area of their undergraduate major for advisement regarding general education, major(s) and minor(s) and electives requirements. Students are urged to work very closely with their assigned advisor with the understanding that credential requirements and procedures are continually being reviewed and are subject to change. Students who are planning to qualify for a credential(s) or are planning to enroll in professional education courses are to seek information regarding their credential program from the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office in the School of Education (661) 664-2484, Education Building, Room 102.
Approved Subject Matter Programs for Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Special Education Credentials
The following table includes a cross-listing of the subject matter program majors approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for examination waiver purposes for each credential listed:
Credential Degree Major
Child, Adolescent and BA-Child, Adolescent and
Family Studies Family Studies
Liberal Studies BA- Liberal Studies
Art BA- Art
Business Education BS- Business
English BA- English
-Spanish BA- Spanish
-French BA- French
Physical Education BS- Physical Education
Mathematics BS- Mathematics
-Biological BS- Biology
-Chemistry BS- Chemistry
-Geoscience BS- Geology
-Physics BS- Physics
Social Sciences BA- Economics
BA- Political Science
Special Education Any of the above Single or Multiple Subjects subject matter waiver programs
Students who have not completed an approved subject matter program must complete one of the following:
Pass the appropriate Praxis Specialty Area Examinations and SSAT Examination for single subject (contact the CSUB Testing Center at (661) 664-3373)
Pass the Praxis MSAT Examination (only for elementary teaching)
Complete a CSUB California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved subject matter program (contact the appropriate program major office noted above)
Special Education students (K-12) may take either the SSAT or the MSAT
Admission to a Basic Credential Program
A student must be admitted to the University in order to make application to the professional teacher education credential program. To be formally admitted, the student must have completed the credential program application, been cleared according to established program criteria and been formally admitted to a teacher education credential program offered by the School of Education.
Students may also be conditionally admitted for one (1) quarter while their application is being processed. Information regarding this option is available in the Credentials and Graduate Studies Office at (661) 664-2484.
Multiple Subjects Credential Program
A student may begin the Multiple Subject Credential Program in the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer quarter. Orientation and information sessions are offered each quarter.
Take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
BA or BS degree with a GPA of 2.67 or above overall or 2.75 or above for the last 90 quarter units or have completed at least 80% of the approved subject major (no more than three courses remaining)
Have completed EDEL 240 Early Field Experience in the Elementary School or an equivalent experience or CDEV 210 Observation.
For other criteria see application materials.
A student wishing to receive a Multiple Subject Credential to teach in an elementary school in California will take the following course in the sequence listed, and must maintain a 3.00 or higher GPA in all credential courses to remain in the program.
1. EDEL 411 Introduction to Teaching Multiple Subjects (3)
2. EDEL 412 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Mathematics (3)
3. EDEL 413 Classroom Learning Theories and Management (4)
4. EDEL 423 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School I (3)
5. EDEL 308 Observation and Participation: Multiple Subjects (1) (concurrent enrollment with EDEL 423)
Phase II: A student will not be permitted to begin Phase II Student Teaching without demonstrating Subject Matter Competency (course work wavier or exam).
1. EDEL 427 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School II (4)
2. EDEL 428 Teaching Reading in Bilingual Elementary School Settings II (4)
3. EDEL 431 Curriculum and Instruction Of Elementary Social Studies (3)
4. EDEL 440 Student Teaching Multiple Subject I (8)
1. EDEL 432 Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Science (3)
2. EDEL 442 Student Teaching Multiple Subject II (14)
Multiple Subject Student Teaching: Students seeking the Multiple Subject Credential will enroll in two (2) quarters of student teaching (EDEL 440 and EDEL 442 both of which include a seminar). Student teaching is arranged by the Coordinator of Field Experiences. Experiences will be in settings that are culturally diverse and at two different grade levels for those students in the traditional program. Emergency Permit teachers will complete student teaching in their assigned classroom. Private School student teachers are required to complete three (3) quarters in student teaching one (1) quarter of which must be in a public school classroom.
Requests for student teaching placements are required by the fifth week of each preceding quarter. Emergency Permit teachers are directed to follow the guidelines as set forth in the Elementary Education Program Handbook.
Student teaching is a rigorous experience to which candidates are expected to devote substantial time and energy. Candidates involved in student teaching must keep their schedules free of other commitments during periods of student teaching responsibilities. In addition, outside responsibilities should be limited during the student teaching assignment.
Multiple Subject: CLAD (Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development)
This program prepares teachers to meet the academic language development needs of English learning students K-12. Students pursue a course of study in an approved California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) CLAD/BCLAD emphasis program. Students interested in the Multiple Subjects CLAD or BCLAD Emphasis credentialing program should contact the Director of the CLAD/BCLAD Emphasis Program in the School of Education.
In addition to the other Multiple Subject credential requirements, the CLAD emphasis requirements for the Multiple Subjects Credential are:
EDBI 475 Introduction to Cross Cultural Education
EDBI 476 Introduction to Language Acquisition and Development
One quarter of student teaching in an English Language learner setting with a CLAD or BCLAD certificated master teacher and supervisor
Language other than English (9 quarter units of a foreign language or alternate experience as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing [CCTC])
Multiple Subject: BCLAD (Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development)
In addition to the other Multiple Subject credential requirements, the BCLAD Emphasis requirements for the Multiple Subjects Credential are:
EDBI 475 Introduction to Cross Cultural Education
EDBI 476 Introduction to Language Acquisition and Development
EDEL 428 Teaching Reading in the Bilingual Elementary Setting
A Hispanic Culture course
One Upper Division Literature course and one Upper Division Linguistics course
One quarter of student teaching in an English Language learner setting with a BCLAD certified master teacher and supervisor
Spanish Language competency exit examination
Professional Development School (PDS) Option for Pre-service Students Preparing to Teach in the Elementary School
The California State University, Bakersfield-Greenfield Union School District Professional Development School (PDS) is a collaborative and innovative effort to restructure the: (1) course components of the CSUB elementary teacher preparation program; (2) instructional and assessment strategies in core disciplines for practicing K-6 elementary teachers; and the (3) classroom teaching and learning environment.
The PDS is located in the Greenfield Union School District and was established during the Fall 1996 quarter. The PDS utilizes technology and field-based experiences as an integral part of the pre-service teacher preparation program. Interested students are to contact the Director of the Elementary Education Program (661-664-3032) for additional information about the PDS option available in the Greenfield Union School District as well as other PDS options that may become available.
Blended Baccalaureate for Excellence in Studies and Teaching (BBEST)
The Blended Baccalaureate for Excellence in Studies and Teaching, or BBEST, is an integrated curriculum for improving the quality of teacher education for prospective K-6 teachers. This new program, which is supported by a grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), improves the quality of teacher preparation via blended instruction provided by faculty in the schools of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The BBEST program is designed for students who are early deciders and who are able to commit to full-time enrollment during the day. This program both improves and accelerates teacher preparation.
Through the BBEST program, students will be able to complete the bachelors degree in Liberal Studies and Level I Multiple Subjects Credential in four-years. The program has been fully integrated to provide the best education for a career as an elementary or middle school teacher. Students admitted to this program have guaranteed enrollment in all courses as part of a four-year program of study. Courses are offered between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM for all four years, which permits students to make long-range, plans and maximize opportunities for multiple field experiences.
Additional information can be obtained at the Liberal Studies Office, Academic East Building, (661) 664-3337.
Single Subject Credential Program
Single Subject: CLAD (Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development) Emphasis Credential
This program prepares teachers to meet the academic language development needs of English learning students (K-12). Students interested in the Single Subject CLAD Emphasis credential program should contact the Director of the Secondary Credentialing program in the School of Education.
A student may begin the Single Subject CLAD Emphasis Credential Program in the Fall, Winter, or Spring; and, may only begin Student Teaching in Fall or Winter.
Attend an Application and Orientation Session in the quarter before program enrollment (contact the Credential Office for date and time, 661-664-2484) at which time you will receive an Application Packet to be submitted for admission.
Provide CBEST scores (even if you have not passed)
GPA of 2.67 or higher overall or a 2.75 or higher GPA in the last 90 quarter units
Complete at least 80% of the subject matter requirements for the teaching major (generally three courses remaining)
Provide verification of registration or Passage of the CSET Exam (Praxis and/or SSAT) in the appropriate subject area (contact the CSUB Testing Center at 661-664-3373 for test preparation materials; contact the credential office for appropriate test to take)
Fingerprint Clearance: Certificate of Clearance or emergency permit (current or expired) issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
The following list of courses represent the required coursework for a Secondary Education Credential. A student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.00 or above in credential courses to remain in the program.
1. EDSE 241 Early Experience in the Secondary School (3)
1. EDBI 475 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Education (3)
2. EDBI 476 Introduction to Language Acquisition and Development (3)
3. EDCI 579 Technology Proficiency Certificate (1)
1. EDSE 412 Introduction to Education and Teaching (5)
2. EDSE 420 General Methods and Educational Technology (5)
3. EDSE 427 Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools (5)
4. EDSE 421 Special Methods and Resources in the Major Subject Area (3)
Phase II (Offered Fall or Winter only.) A student will not be permitted to begin Phase II Student Teaching without demonstrating Subject Matter Competency (course work wavier or exam).
2. EDSE 445 Single Subject Student Teaching I and Seminars (8)
Note: Student Teaching Placement Request Form is due the third week of the spring quarter preceding Phase II Student Teaching for Fall placement. Or the third week of the Fall quarter for Winter placement.
1. EDSE 447 Single Subject Student Teaching II and Seminars (14)
Student Teaching is the second most critical component of the Single Subject program and consists of two parts:
1.) Half-day student teaching and observation.
2.) All-day student teaching.
Both phases of student teaching occur over an 18-week period in which the student teacher teaches in his or her subject area and is supervised by a university supervisor and/or a master teacher. Students receive oral and written feedback from their supervisor and/or master teachers; keep a teaching journal of lessons and reflections; and, prepare a professional portfolio for presentation at an end of quarter portfolio presentation meeting.
Interns are on the job trainees who are taking classes as they teach. Intern teaching occurs throughout the program rather than at the end of the program as in the case of traditional student teaching. Interns receive support from a university supervisor and peer coach and are required to attend university seminars and professional development activities required by their school district. To participate in the intern program students must have an employment contract with a local school district and meet CSUBs admission and Single Subject program requirements (please see brochure for details).
EDBI 475 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Education
EDBI 476 Introduction to Language Acquisition
EDSE 441 Secondary Intern Teaching Seminar I
EDSE 412 Introduction to Education & Teaching
EDSE 420 Gen Methods & Educational Technology
(EDBI 475 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Education)
EDSE 442 Secondary Intern Teaching Seminar II
EDSE 421 Special Methods in Your Teaching Major
EDSE 413 Managing & Assessing the Learning Process
(EDBI 476 Introduction to Language Acquisition and Development)
EDSE 443 Secondary Intern Teaching Seminar III
EDSE 427 Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools
Fifth-Year Program for Professional Clear Credential for Multiple Subject and Single Subject
To obtain a Professional Clear Credential in Multiple Subject or Single Subject a student must complete a fifth-year program planned with an education advisor. This program must include at least 45 quarter units of upper division or graduate coursework beyond the undergraduate degree and should be suited to professional goals. Acceptable fifth-year program goals may include:
A clear teaching credential
A masters degree program
A specialist or services credential program
Additional course work in the students teaching major, or
Courses taken for improvement in teaching effectiveness
A student completing the fifth-year program is to consider the following:
Any course taken to fulfill the fifth-year program must have prior approval from the fifth-year program advisor.
Courses used to fulfill requirements for credit toward a bachelors degree will not count toward the fifth-year requirement.
A minimum of 16 quarter units must be completed in residency.
School of Education Programs Offered at Antelope Valley
The Teacher Education Department, within the School of Education at California State University, Bakersfield, offers the following credential programs in the Antelope Valley:
Intern, Preliminary and Clear Multiple Subject
Credential with CLAD or BCLAD emphasis;
Intern, Preliminary and Clear Single Subject
Credential with CLAD emphasis; and
Intern, Preliminary and Clear Specialist
Credential (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe)
Students are expected to attend an orientation session at least one-quarter prior to applying to a credential program. These sessions are held on the Antelope Valley College campus at the CSUB/AV Center. Orientation times and dates are listed in the Schedule of Classes in the Antelope Valley section of the quarterly class schedule. Criteria, fees and requirements for admission to the University and admission to School of Education credential programs are the same as for the Main Campus. Please refer to individual credential program areas (in this University Catalog) for application information, admission requirements and specific program requirements.
The course sequence for Credential Programs offered at Antelope Valley is the same as the CSUB Main Campus for Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Students must maintain a 3.00 or better GPA in all credential course work to remain in the program. Student teaching placements are arranged by the credential program coordinator for students to participate in school districts located in the Antelope Valley.
All application and registration materials, including the Quarterly Schedule of Classes, may be obtained at the CSUB/Antelope Valley Center, 43090 30th Street West, Lancaster, California, 93536 or phone (661) 722-6635.
(See page 410 for course descriptions.)