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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 March 1 to progress to credential courses the following fall.

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

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

EDTE 536 Subject Area Pedagogy II 3
EDTE 663 Literacy Development & Assessment 4
SPED 501 Seminar for Field Experience 1
SPED 560 General and Special Education Methods for Teaching Mathematics 2
SPED 692 Classroom Management for Individuals with Exceptional Needs 3
EDTE 538 Teaching Practicum II for Single Subject 9

Spring Semester Courses

SPED 501 Seminar for Field Experience 1
SPED 520 Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education  3
SPED 664 Academic Literacy and Assistive Technology  3
SPED 672 Curriculum and Instruction - Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 680 Advanced Methods and Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders  3
SPED 691 Collaboration and Laws in Special Education 3
SPED 529 Teaching Practicum II for Special Education 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 580 Educational Psychology  3
POLS 155 American 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.