Multiple Subject Frequently Asked Questions
- Can a candidate waive EDTE 300?
- Is the pre-requisite EDTE 300 required for admission?
- Do ALL the "foundational" courses need to be completed prior to Stage I?
- What is a course substitution?
- How do candidates complete a course substitution?
- Can candidates take courses out of sequence?
- Admission letters
- What is the required GPA and what GPA must be maintained throughout the credential program?
- How long are Fingerprint Clearance (Certificate Of Clearance) and TB valid?
- How do candidates apply for their preliminary credentials?
- How do candidates become Interns?
Yes, this course can be waived if you have completed a minimum 45 hours of experience in a K-12 classroom. The waiver must have an approved signature from the Department Chair. The EDTE 300 waiver form can be picked up and returned to the Credentials Office. The form can also be found on our website http://www.csub.edu/sse/teacher_education/. You will be notified by MAIL if the course will be waived.Back to Top
Yes, EDTE 300 must be completed or waived in order to be admitted into the Multiple Subject Credential Program.Back to Top
No. Candidates are advised to complete the foundational courses prior to admittance. If they are unable to do so, they can take the foundational courses with Stage I courses. However, students must have ALL the foundational courses completed by the end of Stage I or they will not be allowed to proceed to Stage II.Back to Top
A course substitution is when a candidate has taken a course at a different institution and feels it is equivalent to a course they are required to take.Back to Top
The candidate will pick up a Course Substitution Form from the Credentials Office or from the website http://www.csub.edu/sse/teacher_education/ and return it to the Evaluator with the appropriate documents (course syllabus, course description, etc.) to be dispersed for signature/s of approval or denial. The Evaluator will notify the candidate via mail the status of their course substitution.Back to Top
No, candidates cannot take courses from 2 different stages. They have to complete one stage before moving to the next stage. There are course requisites that will not allow a student to register for courses out of stage sequence without the Director’s approval. See an advisor for further information.Back to Top
Once a student is admitted into the Credential program they will receive a letter verifying their admission status, advisor information, and checklist of items that may need to be submitted to the credentials office. There are 2 admission letters: Classified and Exceptional
- Classified: This candidate submitted all necessary items to proceed with admission and has met the GPA requirement.
- Exceptional: This student submitted all necessary items to proceed with admission but has not meet the GPA requirement.
- Hold: This student is missing 1 or more items that are required for admittance.
To be admitted into the Credential program the candidate must meet a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or the last 90 units of 2.75. An Exceptional admission will allow candidates to be admitted if they have met the university GPA requirement of 2.5 and demonstrate strong potential in other areas.
Executive Order 547, Title 5, Section 41101 requires all students to maintain a 3.0 GPA for ALL credential coursework or they will be disqualified from the program and/or will not be recommended for a credential.Back to Top
Once admitted a student who is offered a teaching position can apply for the Intern program. They must complete intern application and the evaluator will process the application through CTC and notify the student.Back to Top
COC - A fingerprint clearance is valid for 5 years from the issuance date. See form “How to obtain a certificate of clearance”
TB – A negative TB skin test is valid for 4 years and an X-ray exam is good for 2 yearsBack to Top
At the end of Stage III, candidates may pick up a preliminary credential application in the Credentials Office. They will submit the application to the credentials office and the credential analyst will forward the application to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.Back to Top
Once admitted, a candidate who is offered a teaching position can apply for the Intern program. They must complete intern application and the evaluator will process the application through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and notify the student. (Candidates must have completed CSET, CBEST, and US Constitution in order to qualify for the intern program)Back to Top