The Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential) Program is designed to prepare teachers to work with students in grades K-12 with responsibility for all subject areas in a self-contained and core classroom. Teachers holding a Multiple Subject Credential are most often assigned to preschool and elementary school classrooms.
This program has been specifically designed to prepare teachers for the diversity of languages often encountered in California public school classrooms. The Authorization to Teach English Learners is met through the infusion of content and experiences within the Elementary Education Program, as well as additional coursework. Students successfully completing this program receive the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential with Authorization to Teach English Learners.
A two semester program, the Elementary Education Program provides coursework in learning and instruction, content area methodology correlated with field experiences and clinical practice in conjunction with the Authorization to Teach English Learners. The School of Education is specifically committed to providing students with opportunities to learn innovative teaching practices and put these methods to work with children.