CSU, Chico professional education programs prepare educators to be informed
decision-makers. Graduates have developed a high level of competence consistent
with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. They are professionals
who work collaboratively to apply the best research-based practices in
their fields to enhance and support the learning, growth, and welfare of
their students. Those who complete professional education programs at CSU,
Chico accept the challenges to remain reflective practitioners, serve as
agents of change, exercise responsible leadership, and model lifelong learning.
Basic Teaching Credentials
The Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects
in public schools organized in self-contained classrooms, kindergarten
through grade twelve. The Single Subject Credential authorizes the holder
to teach the subject designated on the credential in schools organized
by subject departments, kindergarten 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 (BCLAD)
Emphasis to a Multiple or Single Subject Credential authorizes the holder
to provide English language development and specially designed academic
instruction in English to English learners as well as to teach learners
in their primary language.
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 in Moderate/Severe Disabilities Credential authorizes
the holder to instruct individuals in grades K-12, and adults, with autism,
mental retardation, deaf-blindness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or
The Multiple and Single Subject and Education Specialist Internship Programs
are alternatives designed to meet the credentialing needs of candidates
already employed as teachers.
Other programs leading to California Specialist or Service Credentials
are available. See the following page for a listing of programs.
Programs for Experienced Teachers
The School of Education offers individual courses and workshops for classroom
teachers who wish to enhance their skills in planning, teaching, and evaluating
learning. Details about current offerings may be obtained by consulting
the department offices. Courses leading to a CLAD (Crosscultural, Language,
and Academic Development) certificate are available.
Master of Arts Programs
The MA in Education is available with a variety of options and advising
patterns. See the following pages for a complete description.
California and the nation continue to have unmet needs for fully qualified
teachers. The demand is increasing sharply and is expected to continue
for many years. Salaries also are rising and recognition of the need for
excellence in the profession remains strong. For more specific information,
consult the Career Planning and Placement Office, 530-898-5253.
Scholarships and financial aid programs are available to students interested
in careers in education. An application for all California State University,
Chico scholarships is due February 1 in the Financial Aid Office.
A Credential Analyst is available to evaluate coursework for specific credential
requirements and for advising out-of-state applicants who wish to obtain
a California credential. For individual advising and evaluations, call
the office of Credential Services.