School of Education

Multiple Subject Course Sequence

Elementary School Teacher, Grades K-6

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.

Applications due March 1 for fall semester, October 1 for spring semester.

Intern Course Sequence

Multiple Subject Intern Course Sequence (PDF)


Prerequisites


Must be completed before progressing to in-program courses. Apply to the credential program during the semester you will finish prerequisites courses (applications due March 1 for fall semester, October 1 for spring semester). Grades earned for all prerequisites must be C- or higher.

Prerequisite Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
EDTE 255Introduction to Democratic Perspectives in K-12 Teaching (45-hour requirement) (or EDTE 265, Exploration of Teaching and Learning in Diverse k-12 Settings)3
EDTE 302Access and Equity in Education3
EDTE 520Fundamentals of Teaching Practice (or SPED 561, Curriculum and Instruction: Emphases for Inclusive Settings (only if completed Fall 2019 or later))3
ENGL 471Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition
3

Credential Program Courses

Credential Exams* (subject matter competence and basic skills requirement).

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

First-Semester Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
EDTE 523ACurriculum Theory & Practice: Math (Required concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525)3
EDTE 523BCurriculum Theory & Practice: Science (Recommended concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525)2
EDTE 524ACurriculum Theory & Practice: Social Science (Recommended concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525)2
EDTE 525Teaching Practicum I6
EDTE 660A Teaching English Learners I1
EDTE 663Literacy Development & Assessment (Required concurrent enrollment in EDTE 525)4
EDTE 501AAssessment of Teaching Performance: Cycle 11

Second-Semester Courses

Second-Semester Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
EDTE 524BCurriculum Theory & Practice: Arts2
EDTE 528Synthesis of Teaching Theory & Practice (Must be taken concurrently with EDTE 529)3
EDTE 529Teaching Practicum II (EDTE 525 must be successfully completed before enrolling)  9
EDTE 660BTeaching English Learners II1
EDUC 501BAssessment of Teaching Performance: Cycle 21

Additional Courses Required for a CSU, Chico Credential Recommendation

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

Additional Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
CMST 131Speech Communication Fundamentals (or CMST 132 or equivalent)3
EDTE 450Health Education for Elementary School Teachers1
POLS 155American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam)3
PSYC 414Psychology of Teaching  
3
SPED 343Overview of Special Education3

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.

Note: All courses listed on this course sequence 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.