Multiple Subject Credential
Multiple Subject Program Admission Requirements
Multiple Subject Course Sequence
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Multiple Subject Course Sequence

Elementary School Teacher, Grades K-6

Interns click here for the intern course sequence.

Note: All courses listed on this page must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to be recommended for a credential. Courses must be completed within seven years of applying for the credential.


All prerequisites must be completed before taking in-program credential courses. Apply to the credential program during the semester you will finish the prerequisite courses.(Applications due March 1 for fall semester, October 1 for spring semester.) 

EDTE 255 Introduction to Democratic Perspectives in K-12 Teaching (45-hour requirement) 3
EDTE 302 Access and Equity in Education 3
EDTE 520 Fundamentals of Teaching Practice 3
ENGL 471 Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition

Credential Program Courses

Must be accepted into the credential program in order to take these courses. Subject matter competence and basic skills requirement must be verified before applying to the program. Program starts in the fall and spring semesters.

First-Semester Courses

EDTE 523A Curriculum Theory & Practice: Math (Required concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525) 3
EDTE 523B Curriculum Theory & Practice: Science (Recommended concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525) 2
EDTE 524A Curriculum Theory & Practice: Social Science (Recommended concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525) 2
EDTE 660A   Teaching English Learners I 1
EDTE 663

Literacy Development & Assessment (Required concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525)

EDTE 525 Teaching Practicum I 6

Second-Semester Courses

EDTE 524B Curriculum Theory & Practice: Arts 2
EDTE 528 Synthesis of Teaching Theory & Practice (Must be taken concurrently with EDTE 529) 3
EDTE 660B Teaching English Learners II 1
EDTE 529 Teaching Practicum II (EDTE 525 must be successfully completed before enrolling) 9

Additional Courses • Required for a CSU, Chico recommendation for a credential.

Complete at any time, but recommended before starting credential courses.

CMST 131 Speech Communication Fundamentals (or CMST 132 or equivalent) 3
EDTE/HCSV 450 Health Education for Elementary School Teachers 3
POLS 155 American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam) 3
PSYC 414 Psychology of Teaching
SPED 343 Overview of Special Education 3

If courses from another university are used to satisfy prerequisite or additional course requirements, an equivalency form, course descriptions, syllabi, and transcripts must be provided.