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Single Subject Teaching Credential Program

Our California Teacher Credential program can be described as Rich, Rigorous, and Rewarding. The rich learning environment, whether on campus or online, offers deep and meaningful learning experiences. Our rigorous courses are designed to provide you with best practices and experience with the most current trends in education today. Our rewarding program prepares you to fulfill your calling.

36 total units
12-18 months completion time
$625 cost per unit
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Blended Instruction

Blended courses feature both face-to-face and online learning.

Our Block I blended schedule allows students to come to campus two evenings a week for face-to-face classes (three evenings a week for summer session I). Block I classes are paired and alternate between face-to-face and synchronous, online content each week.

Online Instruction

This delivery system was designed to meet the needs of students who prefer the flexibility provided by an online program.

  • Ability to interact with content, your instructor, and with other students.
  • No required face-to-face sessions within the course.
  • No requirements for on-campus activity.
  • Both synchronous and asynchronous lessons. Credential courses provide synchronous sessions every other week, and non-credential courses are asynchronous throughout the program.
  • Both formal and informal learning communities.

California Preliminary Credential/English Learner – Single Subject

The single subject credential is for teachers who desire to teach one subject to groups of students at the high school or middle school levels. The single subject credential areas Concordia offers are:

  • Art
  • Science-Chemistry
  • English
  • Foundational Science
  • Science-Geosciences
  • Science-Biology
  • Music
  • Social Science
  • Foundational Math
  • Science-Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Foreign Language (case by case basis)

Required: 36 semester hours for Single Subject Credential

Single Subject Credential Coursework

Semester 1 (15 units)

  • EDUC 200 The Teacher and Technology; 1 units
  • EDUC 204: Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations - 2 units
  • EDUC 301 Typical and Atypical Development of Diverse Learners - 3 units
  • EDUC 501 Planning & Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms - 3 units
  • EDUC 502 Creating Positive and Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 units
  • EDUC 551 Language and Culture - 3 units

Semester 2 (9 units)

Successful completion of Block I courses is a prerequisite for the courses below.

  • EDUC 524 Secondary Curriculum Methods - 4 units
  • EDUC 570 Literacy Development in Diverse Content Area Classrooms - 4 units
  • EDUC 581 TPA Practicum: Field Experience (includes 40 hours field experience) - 1 unit

Semester 3 (12 units): Student Teaching Semester

  • EDUC 583 Student Teaching II: Secondary
    Student teaching is full-time teaching for a semester under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Single subject student teachers are placed in high schools or middle schools where they will teach several different courses in their content areas.

Apply now, read about Test Requirements, or attend the next Info Night.

Dual Credential Program

Single Subject Credential + Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential

Candidates will complete coursework and fieldwork leading to two separate credentials for Single Subject, authorizing candidates to teach one subject to groups of students at the middle to the high school level, and an Education Specialist credential that authorizes candidates to teach students (K-12) with mild to moderate disabilities.

The Dual Credential requires one additional semester of 11 units. To work toward a dual credential, you will complete a carefully designed sequence of coursework for both programs, followed by one semester of student teaching. Half of your student teaching will be in a general education setting and half will be in a special education setting.

 
47 total units
18-24 months completion time
$625 cost per unit
Evening Classes

Dual Credential: Single Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Coursework

Undergraduate students will need to declare the Dual Credential option by the middle of Block I classes: October 15, March 15 or June 15.

Semester 1 (15 units)

  • EDUC 200 The Teacher and Technology - 1 units
  • EDUC 204 Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations - 2 units
  • EDUC 301 Typical and Atypical Development of Diverse Learners - 3 units
  • EDUC 501 Planning & Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms - 3 units
  • EDUC 502 Creating Positive and Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 units
  • EDUC 551 Language and Culture - 3 units

Semester 2 (11 units)

  • EDSP 525 Advanced Curriculum Methods for Special Populations - 3 units
  • EDSP 526 Case Management, Assessment and Collaboration - 3 units
  • EDUC 560 Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms - 4 unit
  • EDUC 580A Practicum: Field Experience II - 1 unit

Semester 3 (9 units)

  • EDUC 524 Secondary Curriculum and Methods - 4 units
  • EDUC 570 Content Area Literacy Instruction - 4 units
  • EDUC 581 Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum: Field Experience - 1 unit

Semester 4 (12 units): Full-time Student Teaching

  • EDUC 583 Student Teaching: Secondary - 6 units
  • EDSP 584 Student Teaching: Special Education - 6 units

Contact Us

To learn more or to apply to Concordia's Single Subject Teaching Credential Program, please contact our Admissions Counselor, Kristen Ginn.

Kristen Ginn

Kristen Ginn
Graduate Admissions Counselor
949-214-3657
[email protected]

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