Course Requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential: 54 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.

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 federal and state 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.

The BA in Art Option in Art Education described above fulfills all requirements for the single subject matter preparation program in art. With the additional completion of ARTS 250, ARTS 493, and ARTS 494, the BFA with an Option in Art Studio also fulfills all requirements for the single subject matter preparation program in art.

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.