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The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art

Course requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program, 60 units, in conjunction with the Professional Education Program, lead to a Single Subject Teaching Credential.

In most majors, candidates for this credential will normally fulfill the single subject matter preparation program by completing the appropriate education option in the major. Any exceptions to this procedure are noted at the end of this section. In addition to the single subject matter preparation program, completion of an additional professional education program is required to qualify for a California teaching credential. Professional education (credential) programs are available through the School of Education. For prerequisites and other admission requirements to professional education programs, see the Education chapter of this catalog.

Your departmental credential advisor is responsible for verifying that the subject matter preparation program has been completed. If you are interested in obtaining a teaching credential, confer with the appropriate credential advisor early in your University career. Department credential advisors can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major and credential requirements.

Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by state legislative action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential advisor for current information.

The BA in Art Option in Art Education fulfills all requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation in art, which followed by a professional education program will lead to a Single Subject California teaching credential.

Portfolio Review:

Before candidates for the single subject teaching credential are recommended to the credentials program, they are required to submit an exit portfolio demonstrating breadth and depth of subject matter competence.

Notice: Professional education program requirements are governed by legislative action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your Art Education advisor.

Laptop Requirement

To complete this program, the student must have the use of a laptop computer. Please consult with the department for current hardware and software requirements. Students qualify to receive special education discounts on computers and software sold through the Associated Students Bookstore (an Apple authorized campus store). For some programs, in an effort to lower student expenses, bundles consisting of a specially priced Apple laptop computer with the program's required software will be made available at the beginning of each academic year through the Associated Students Bookstore. This laptop computer package is expected to serve the student for the entire length of the program.

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