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Basic Teaching Credentials

Additional information about the basic teaching credentials listed below can be found at http://www.csuchico.edu/soe

The Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in public schools organized in self-contained classrooms, typically kindergarten through sixth grade.

The Single Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject designated on the credential (e.g., English, math) in schools organized by subject departments, typically grades 7 through 12. Multiple and Single Subject Credentials authorize the holder to teach all students in the regular classroom, including English learners.

The Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Authorization in the Multiple or Single Subject Credential program, authorizes the holder to provide English Language Development (ELD) and specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) to English learners as well as content instruction delivered to teach learners in the primary language. Program participants may complete 15 units of the Master of Arts in Education coursework at the same time they earn a Multiple or Single Subject Credential with the Bilingual emphasis.

The Multiple and Single Subject Internship Programs are alternative pathways to a credential designed to meet the credentialing needs of candidates who become employed as teachers.

The Education Specialist Credential with an emphasis in Mild/Moderate Disabilities authorizes the holder to instruct individuals in grades K-12, and adults, who have specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, other health impairments, and/or serious emotional disturbance.

The Education Specialist Credential with an emphasis in Moderate/Severe Disabilities authorizes the holder to instruct individuals in grades K-12, and adults, with autism, mental retardation, deaf-blindness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or multiple disabilities.

The Education Specialist Internship Program is an alternative pathway to a credential designed to meet the credentialing needs of candidates who become employed as teachers.

The Integrated Teacher Education Core BA/Multiple Subject (with Bilingual Authorization optional), or Education Specialist Credential Program combines the BA in Liberal Studies with a Multiple Subject (with Bilingual Authorization optional), or Education Specialist credential.

Adapted Physical Education is an authorization offered through the Department of Kinesiology. This credential allows future physical education teachers to instruct individuals with disabilities in the public schools.

Agriculture Specialist is offered through the College of Agriculture. Candidates who fulfill the requirements for this credential are prepared to teach in out-of-classroom settings such as serving as and FFA advisor and Supervised Agricultural Experience Program supervisor.

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