California Teaching Credential Programs
Concordia offers both multiple subject and single subject preliminary credentials as described below.
Credential Program Outcomes
The teacher candidate plans and delivers instruction. The teacher candidate plans and delivers engaging, developmentally appropriate instruction based on the California Content Standards. The teacher candidate incorporates a variety of teaching strategies and resources to make the subject matter accessible and engaging to the needs of diverse students.
The teacher candidate uses assessment for a variety of purposes. The teacher candidate designs and interprets a variety of assessments, and also uses assessment data to plan instruction, monitor instruction, design and monitor the classroom environment, learn about and place students. In addition the teacher candidate uses reflective practice as a means of self assessment.
The teacher candidate provides a supportive learning environment. The teacher candidate creates a positive social environment and a safe and welcoming physical environment that supports learning for all students. The teacher candidate uses instructional time wisely and efficiently.
The teacher candidate models a servant-leadership lifestyle. The teacher candidate models servant-leadership, exhibits a professional attitude and communicates effectively with students, families and school personnel. The teacher candidate is aware of and carries out legal and ethical responsibilities.
Foundation Credential Courses
Multiple & Single Subject California Teaching Credential
- EDUC 201 Introduction to Teaching Careers (Includes 15 hours classroom observation/participation) - 1 unit
- EDUC 301 Psychology of and Development of Diverse Learners - 3 units
- EDUC 501 Instructional Planning and Assessments - 3 units
- EDUC 502 Creating a Positive Learning Environment - 3 units
- EDUC 551 Language and Culture - 3 units
California Preliminary Credential/English Learner – Multiple Subject
The multiple subject credential is for teachers who desire to teach all the subjects in a self-contained classroom. This is the credential to obtain if you desire to teach at the elementary (K-6) grade levels. If you plan to be a middle school teacher teaching a core curriculum, you will select the multiple subject credential.
Required: 21 semester hours for Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential
Successful completion of Edu 201, 301 and 501 is a prerequisite for the courses below.
- EDUC 522 Elementary Math and Science Methods - 2 units
- EDUC 523 Elementary Integrated Methods - 2 units
- EDUC 560 Reading Language & Developement in Diverse Elementary Classrooms - 4 units
- EDUC 580 Student Teaching I: TPA Practicum (includes 30 hours classroom observation/participation) - 1 unit
- EDUC 582 Student Teaching II (Prerequisite: Subject Matter Passage and completion of all coursework)
- (includes 16 weeks of full-time student teaching) - 12 units
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:
- Foundational Science
- Social Science
- Foundational Math
- Physical Education
- Foreign Language (case by case basis)
Required: 21 semester hours for Single Subject Credential
Successful completion of Educ 201, 301 and 501 is a prerequisite for the courses below.
- Educ 524 Secondary Curriculum and Methods - 4 units
- Educ 570 Content Area Reading in Middle and Secondary Classrooms - 4 units
- Educ 581 Student Teaching I: TPA Practicum (includes 30 hours classroom observation/participation) - 1 unit
- Educ 583 Student Teaching II (Prerequisite: Subject Matter Passage and completion of all coursework)
- (includes 18 weeks of full-time student teaching) - 12 units