Applicants to Initial Teaching Credential Programs must complete three prerequisite courses in order to be eligible for admission and enrollment. However, the courses can be in progress at the time of application.
EDUC 350 Foundations of Teaching as a Profession
This course serves as an orientation to careers in education. During this course, students participate in 45 hours of supervised fieldwork assignments in public classroom settings.
EDUC 364 The Role of Cultural Diversity in Schooling
Principles of first and second language acquisition (e.g., historical and current theories, psychology, sociocultural, political, and pedagogical factors) and issues related to notions of culture, interaction, and communication in school and community contexts (e.g., the nature of culture, manifestations of cultural contact, and cultural diversity in the United States and in California) within a theoretical and applied context.
EDUC 422 Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning
Focuses on knowledge and skills necessary to apply education oriented productivity tools, graphic organizers, database and spreadsheets, presentation tools, school-appropriate multimedia tools, and communication tools.
Course Equivalency & Substitution
The School of Education does not maintain a list of equivalencies for credential program prerequisite coursework taken at other institutions. Applicants and prospective students are encouraged to complete the course substitution procedure PRIOR to taking any courses outside of CSUSM to make sure the courses will be accepted as equivalent prerequisites.
Please follow the procedure below to petition for prerequisite coursework substitutions.
Prerequisite coursework must be completed within certain time limits according to the following standards.