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.


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
EDTE 302/303Access and Equity in Education3
ENGL 471Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition3
SPED 343Overview of Special Education3
EDTE 265Exploration of Teaching and Learning in Diverse K-12 Settings
OR EDTE 255 (3) AND SPED 569 (2)
SPED 561Curriculum and Instruction: Emphases for Inclusive Settings
OR EDTE 530 Fundamentals or Teaching Practice (3) for SS Concurrent

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

First Semester Courses
SPED 520Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education3
SPED 691Collaboration and Laws in Special Education3
SPED 692Classroom Management for Individuals with Exceptional Needs3
SPED 672Curriculum and Instruction – Mild/Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 582Designated Instructional Supports in Special Education3
SPED 501Seminar for Field Experience1
SPED 525Teaching Practicum I for Special Education6
EDUC 503Assessment of Teaching Performance: Application3

Spring Semester Courses

Second Semester Classes
EDTE 663Literacy Development & Assessment4
RDGL 540Reading Competence Practicum3
SPED 560General and Special Education Methods for Teaching Mathematics2
EDTE 536Subject Area Pedagogy II for Concurrent SS3
SPED 664Instructional and Assistive Technology3
SPED 501Seminar for Field Experience1
EDTE 538Teaching Practicum II for Single Subject (Concurrent SS)9
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.

Course Sequence
CMST 131Speech Communication Fundamentals (or CMST 132 or equivalent)3
EDTE 450Health Education for Elementary School Teachers 1
OR EDTE 451 Health Education for Secondary School Teachers (3)
POLS 155American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam)3
PSYC 414Psychology of Teaching
OR EDTE 580 Psychology for SS Concurrent

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.

Application Deadlines

March 1st (Fall Term)

  • Bilingual
  • Concurrent
  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • CLASS-Single Subject
  • Single Subject

October 1st (Spring Term)

  • Education Specialist
  • Multiple Subject
  • CLASS-Education Specialist
  • Single Subject