Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 149

Teacher Education
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CREDENTIAL PROGRAM
Subject Credential. It consists of prerequisites, the
credential courses, and other requirements.
Prerequisites (part of the Liberal Studies-teacher
education major):
Credential Courses (some courses must be taken
concurrently):
Before Applying for Credential:
Take and pass the Reading Instruction Competence
Assessment (RICA)
Students entering The Master’s College as fresh-
men normally take 8 semesters to complete the
Liberal Studies-teacher education bachelor’s degree
program. The credential program consists of two
additional semesters: one semester of coursework
with field work and one semester of student teaching.
Once a candidate obtains a Multiple Subject
Preliminary Credential, he or she may teach for five
years while completing the requirements for the
Clear Credential.
Requirements for Preliminary Single
Subject Credential
Students interested in obtaining a Single Subject
Credential (which authorizes teaching in junior high
or senior high school) must:
1. Earn a bachelor’s degree at a regionally
accredited college or university.
2. Prove subject matter competence by passing the
California Subject Examination for Teachers
(CSET) or completing an approved subject
matter program.
3. Complete a State-approved program of
professional coursework that includes
authorization to teach English learners in the
regular classroom.
Meeting Requirement 1:
Any major earned at The Master’s College meets
this requirement. The Master’s College offers
Bachelor’s deg rees in the following areas,
which are commonly taught in public schools:
English, Music, Physical Education, Biology, His-
tory/Social Science, and Mathematics.
Meeting Requirement 2:
All students completing a bachelor’s degree at The
Master’s College must take and pass the California
Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in the
appropriate subject matter area before beginning
student teaching.
Meeting Requirement 3:
The Master’s College has a State-approved
credential program for the Preliminary Single
Subject Credential. It consists of prerequisites, the
credential courses, and other requirements.
Prerequisites (may be completed as part of the
undergraduate major):
Credential Courses (some courses must be
taken concurrently):
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