The Single Subject Teaching Credential in Health Science
Course Requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential: 63-64 units
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. All credential candidates
recommended by CSU, Chico (under the SB 2042 standards) are authorized
to teach all students including English learners in the regular classroom.
You may also want to consider qualifying for BCLAD (Bilingual, Cross-cultural,
Language, and Academic Development) emphasis and supplementary authorizations
in additional subject matter areas as you plan your program.
Your departmental credential adviser 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
adviser early in your university career. Department credential advisers
can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major
and credential requirements.
Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by legislative action
and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements
may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential
adviser for current information.
Students seeking the Subject Matter Competence in Health Science for entrance
into any teacher credential program in California must complete the BS
in Health Science, Option in Health Education (described above). They must
also complete BIOL 003, CHEM 004, and PSY 001. Students who have a bachelors
degree in another discipline and are seeking Subject Matter Competence
in Health Science for entrance into the CSU, Chico credentialing program
must earn a passing score on the SSAT in health science.