Multiple & Single Subject Credential Programs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does this credential allow you to do?

  •  A multiple subject credentialed teacher is authorized to teach in an elementary or  middle school in California. 
  •  A single subject credentialed teacher is authorized to teach a specific subject in middle  schools, junior highs and high schools in California.
  •  A credentialed teacher may serve in various academic institutions: private schools,  pre-schools and adult education centers.

 What are the unique features of Touro's Credential programs?

  •  Small class size with easy access to instructors and program advising. 
  •  Dynamic partnerships with local school districts which allow students to do direct  observation of teaching and immediately participate in schools.
  •  Credential courses are graduate level work; with an additional 12 or 18 units, the          credentialed teacher can earn a Master's degree.

 How long does the program take?

  •  Teacher candidates generally take the coursework over three to four semesters to complete 36 semester units.

 How much does it cost?

  •  36 units X $580 per unit=$20,880
  •  Software and books= approximately $75-$200 per class
  •  Financial aid is available

 Can you transfer credits to the program?

  • Up to 12 credits, upon Department approval

 Location of classes?

  •  Touro University, Mare Island, Vallejo

 When do classes meet?

  •  Monday-Thursday in the evenings, after 4:15 pm.

Contact:

Dr. Page Hersey
Program Chair and Assistant Professor
707-638-5457
page.hersey@tu.edu

 CCTC Approved Teaching Credential Programs
  • Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Intern Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential
  • Intern Single Subject Teaching Credential

The Multiple and Single Subject teaching credential programs are 36 semester units. Teacher candidates generally take the coursework over three or four semesters. The credential courses are graduate level work; with an additional 12 or 18 units, the credentialed teacher  can earn a masters degree.

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: (36 Units)

EDUC 770: Educational Psychology & Classroom Management (3 units)
EDUC 771: Teaching Diverse Learners  (3 units)   
EDUC 772: Elementary Literacy & Planning Instruction (3 units)   
 
*Teacher Candidates are Intern Eligible after completing these 3 introductory courses*
 
EDUC 780: Orientation to Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar  (6 units)   
EDUC 774: Curriculum & Instruction Methods 1: Elementary Language Arts,
                Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts  (3 units)
EDUC 718: Inclusive School Environments for all Learners (3 units)   
 
EDUC 776: C&I Methods 2: Elem. Math, Science (Health/PE) (3 units)
EDUC 778: Advanced Elementary Literacy Instruction (3 units)
EDUC 781: Clinical Field Experience Practicum & Seminar Prerequisite: EDU 780 (9 units)                                                                                                                                                                                 
 

Single Subject Teaching Credential: (36 Units)

EDUC 770: Educational Psychology & Classroom Management (3 units)
EDUC 771: Teaching Diverse Learners  (3 units)   
EDUC 773: Secondary Literacy & Planning Instruction (3 units)   
 
*Teacher Candidates are Intern Eligible after completing these 3 introductory courses*
 
EDUC 780: Orientation to Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar (6 units)
EDUC 775: Curriculum & Instruction Methods 1: Secondary  (3 units)        
EDUC 718: Inclusive School Environments for all Learners     (3 units)        
EDUC 777: Curriculum & Instruction Methods 2: Secondary   (3 units)        
EDUC 779: Advanced Secondary Literacy in the Content Areas   (3 units)
EDUC 781: Clinical Field Experience Practicum & Seminar Prerequisite: EDU 780  (9 units)   
                                                                                                                             
 
Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)

All coursework and field work prepare teacher candidates to gain knowledge and skills in the 13 Teaching Performance Expectations, the standards for teaching as outlined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Credential candidates show  evidence of meeting each standard through an online teaching portfolio.

Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)

The Teaching Performance Assessment, a four-task assessment, documents Single Subject and Multiple Subject candidates’ attainment of teaching competencies. TPA instruction is given during EDUC 780 and EDUC 781.

Requirements for a Preliminary Teaching Credential:

Prior to admission to Touro University’s Credential Program and enrolling in classes:

  • Complete a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Verify negative results of tuberculosis (TB) examination
  • Complete a LiveScan and Certificate of Clearance

Prior to student teaching or intern teaching:

  • Complete 120 hours of instruction (EDUC 770, 771, and either 772 or 773)
  • Pass California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Show competency in the principles of the U.S. Constitution
  • Verify subject matter knowledge. Options include passing the California Standards Examination for Teachers (CSET) or securing a letter from a university verifying completion of a CCTC-approved subject matter program

Prior to filing for credential:

  • Pass Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). Multiple Subject and Educational Specialist Candidates only
  • Complete exit interview with advisor

The teacher candidate provides all documents necessary to verify completion of requirements. Touro University Graduate School of Education recommends the candidate for a credential. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) issues the preliminary  credential, valid for five years.

AB 2086 requires that all teacher preparation programs provide a link to the most recent data available about teacher licensure pass rates.  That data can be found HERE.

 

 

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