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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.


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 255Introduction to Democratic Perspectives in K-12 Teaching 3
EDTE 302Access and Equity in Education3
ENGL 471Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition3
SPED 343Overview of Special Education3
SPED 569Field Experience: General and Special Education 2
SPED 564Management of Learning Environments3
SPED 580Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders3

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
EDTE 536Subject Area Pedagogy II3
EDTE 663Literacy Development & Assessment4
SPED 501Seminar for Field Experience1
SPED 560General and Special Education Methods for Teaching Mathematics2
SPED 692Classroom Management for Individuals with Exceptional Needs3
EDTE 538Teaching Practicum II for Single Subject9

Spring Semester Courses

Second Semester Classes
SPED 501Seminar for Field Experience1
SPED 520Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education 3
SPED 529Teaching Practicum II for Special Education9
SPED 664Academic Literacy and Assistive Technology 3
SPED 672Curriculum and Instruction - Mild/Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 680Advanced Methods and Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
SPED 691Collaboration and Laws in Special Education3

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 451Health Education for Secondary School Teachers3
EDTE 580Educational Psychology 3
POLS 155American Government: National, State, Local (or equivalent or exam)3

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

February 15 (Fall Term)

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

September 15 (Spring Term)

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