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Single Subject Course Sequence

Secondary School Teacher, Grades 7-12

Modified Program Plan for Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Majors 

Modified Program Plan for Agriculture Education Majors

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. All prerequisite courses are offered every semester.

EDTE 255 Introduction to Democratic Perspectives in K-12 Teaching (45-hour requirement) 3
EDTE 302 Access and Equity in Education 3
EDTE 530 Fundamentals of Teaching Practice 3
ENGL 471 Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition
(CSU, Chico English majors and linguistics minors must take ENGL 371 & 470)

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 532 Literacy Development (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 535) 3
EDTE 533 Subject Area Pedagogy I (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 535) 3
EDTE 580 Educational Psychology 3
EDTE 535 Teaching Practicum I (CBEST must be passed and Subject Matter Competence must be verified) 6

Second Semester Courses

EDTE 536 Subject Area Pedagogy II (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 538) 3
EDTE 537 Applications for Democratic Education (Must be concurrently enrolled in EDTE 538) 3
EDTE 538 Teaching Practicum II (EDTE 535 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 451 Health Education for Secondary School Teachers 3
EDTE 534 Teaching Special Populations (or SPED 343, Overview of Special Education) 2
POLS 155 American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam)  3

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.