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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Multiple-Subject Credential Program

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Program of Study

The Multiple-Subject Credential Program is designed to prepare teachers to work with students in grades K-12 with responsibility for all subject areas in a self-contained and core classroom. Teachers holding a Multiple-Subject Credential are most often assigned to preschool and elementary school classrooms.

This program has been specifically designed to prepare teachers for the diversity of languages often encountered in California public school classrooms. The authorization to teach English learners is met through the infusion of content and experiences within the Multiple-Subject Program. Candidates successfully completing this program receive the Preliminary Multiple-Subject Credential with authorization to teach English learners.

The Multiple-Subject Program offers full-time and part-time options. The program provides coursework in learning and instruction, content area methodology correlated with clinical practice simultaneously. Clinical practice placements are identified by the School of Education and located across the region. The School of Education is specifically committed to providing candidates with opportunities to learn innovative teaching practices and put these methods to work with children.

Student Learning Outcomes

The teacher candidate learning outcomes are defined by SB 2042 as Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). CSUSM School of Education inserted additional TPEs beyond the state requirements in order to explicitly address concepts in the SOE Mission Statement. The full text of the TPEs can be found at: https://www.csusm.edu/soe/currentstudents/credential/index.html

TPA and TPE Assessment

Please Note: Beginning July 1, 2008, all candidates entering programs that result in the issuance of a Multiple- or Single- Subject Credential must pass the embedded Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) before an online recommendation of the credential can be submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing by the CEHHS, Student Services Office.

Clear Credential Requirements

Successful completion of the program results in issuance of a Preliminary 5-year credential. SB 2042 Standards require employment as a full-time teacher and completion of an induction program to qualify for the Clear Credential.


All California teacher preparation programs must assure that each candidate receives clear and accurate information about the nature of the pedagogical tasks within the program’s chosen Commission-approved teaching performance assessment (CalTPA).
CSUSM provides that support through two 1-unit courses, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.

Total (38-40 Units)

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