School of Education

Single Subject Course Sequence

Secondary School Teacher, Grades 7-12

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.

Intern Course Sequence

Single Subject Intern Course Sequence (PDF)


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. All prerequisite courses are offered every semester and must be completed with a C- or better.

Prerequisite Courses
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 530Fundamentals of Teaching Practice3
ENGL 471Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition
(CSU, Chico English majors and linguistics minors must take ENGL 371 & 470)

Additional Courses

Highly recommend taking these courses before program, but can take concurrently with in-program courses. All required to finish the Credential Program. 

Additional Courses
CMST 131Speech Communication Fundamentals (or CMST 132 or equivalent)3
EDTE 451Health Education for Secondary School Teachers3
EDTE 534Teaching Special Populations (or SPED 343, Overview of Special Education)2
POLS 155American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam) 3

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

First Semester Courses Required for Credential
EDTE 632Literacy Development (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 535)3
EDTE 533Subject Area Pedagogy I (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 535)3
EDTE 535Teaching Practicum I6
EDTE 580Educational Psychology3
EDUC 502Assessment of Teaching Performance: Introduction2

Second Semester Courses

Second Semester Courses Required for the Credential
EDTE 536Subject Area Pedagogy II (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 538)3
EDTE 537Applications for Democratic Education (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 538)3
EDTE 538Teaching Practicum II (EDTE 535 must be successfully completed before enrolling)9
EDUC 501Assessment of Teaching Performance3
EDUC 503Assessment of Teaching Performance: Application3

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