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School of Education

Concurrent Program 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.

Block 1 Courses: Prerequisites

Must be completed before beginning the credential program. Apply to the credential program by February 15 to progress to credential courses the following fall. 

Prerequisite Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
EDTE 255Introduction to Democratic Perspectives in K-12 Teaching3
EDTE 302Access and Equity in Education3
ENGL 471Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition 3
SPED 343Overview of Special Education3
SPED 569Field Experience: General and Special Education3
SPED 564Management of Learning Environments3
SPED 580Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders3

Block 2 Courses: 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 semester only.

Fall Semester Courses

Fall Semester Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
EDTE 663Literacy Development & Assessment4
SPED 501Seminar for Field Experience1
SPED 560General and Special Education Methods for Teaching Mathematics2
SPED 562Methods for Science/Social Science/Arts: General and Special Education3
SPED 692Classroom Management for Individuals with Exceptional Needs3
EDTE 529Teaching Practicum II for Multiple Subject9

Spring Semester Courses

Spring Semester Courses
Course #DescriptionUnits
SPED 501Seminar for Field Experience1
SPED 520Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education3
SPED 664Academic Literacy and Assistive Technology3
SPED 672Curriculum and Instruction - Mild/Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 680Advanced Methods/Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPED 691Collaboration and Laws in Special Education3
SPED 529Teaching Practicum II for Special Education9

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/HCSV 450Health Education for Elementary School Teachers3
POLS 155American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam)3
PSYC 414Psychology of Teaching  

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