School of Education

Single Subject Course Sequence

Secondary School Teacher, Grades 7-12

Note: All Block 1 and Block 2 courses listed on this page, with the exception of those courses marked with an asterisk, 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 February 15 for fall semester, September 15 for spring semester. All prerequisite courses are offered every semester.

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)

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 532Literacy 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

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

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

Additional Courses Required for the Credential
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

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.