Jun 27, 2022  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Graduate Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Preliminary Credential for Candidates Who Do Not Possess a California Teaching Credential


The preliminary program is designed to provide theory and practice in both general education and special education.

Admissions Requirements

  • Three current reference forms
  • Educational plan
  • All other official transcripts from colleges/universities attended
  • Verification of negative TB test (within last 12 months)
  • CBEST results
  • CSET/multiple subject exam results
    • One subset passed for admission (Does not apply to ECSE candidates)
    • Second subset should be passed by the beginning of the second semester
    • All subtests passed by the beginning of the third semester
    • Not required for early childhood special education candidates
  • Copy of valid Certificate of Clearance
  • Addendum to Graduate Application: Education Specialist Credential Program
  • Letter of explanation if GPA is under 3.0
  • Technology recommendation: In order to prepare future teachers to effectively use technology, students are highly encouraged to have access to a laptop for all coursework and class meetings.

Required Courses


Select one credential:

Note:


*Students who are employed in a teaching position on a contract other than an intern contract must enroll in SPEC 689  each term they are enrolled in the FPU preliminary credential program.

**Students who are school district interns are required to enroll in the Intern Support course each term that they are enrolled in the FPU preliminary credential program and are working as an intern.

Note:


*Students who are employed in a teaching position on a contract other than an intern contract must enroll in SPEC 689  each term they are enrolled in the FPU preliminary credential program.

**Students who are school district interns are required to enroll in the Intern Support course each term that they are enrolled in the FPU preliminary credential program and are working as an intern

Note:


*Students who are employed in a teaching position on a contract other than an intern contract must enroll in SPEC 689  each term they are enrolled in the FPU preliminary credential program.

**Students who are school district interns are required to enroll in the Intern Support course each term that they are enrolled in the FPU preliminary credential program and are working as an intern.