The California Single Subjects Teaching Credential with Internship Option is designed for candidates dedicated to instructional leadership in the P-12 settings. The California teaching credential program courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Single Subject teaching credential. Candidates are required to successfully complete core courses, single subject methods' area, and a clinical practice path (student teaching or internship).
*Please note: Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.
For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in making subject matter comprehensible for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in assessing all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in engaging/supporting all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing/planning learning experiences for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in creating/maintaining effective learning environments for all P12 learners,including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in being a legal, ethical, and professional educator for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
To receive a California Preliminary Single Subjects Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 45 quarter units of graduate work, with 2 co-requisite courses, such that, 48 units must be taken in residence at National University.
Candidates pursuing the Internship option to obtain a Preliminary Single Subject teaching credential will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements as outlined in the Credential Information section of the catalog. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) mandates all approved internship programs require a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework (TED 623, TED 634, TED 626) prior to becoming eligible for the Internship Option.
The CA Education Code stipulates a minimum of 144 hours of support and supervision must be provided to the candidate each year of intern employment and documented. Interns without a valid English Learner (EL) Authorization from CTC will be required to receive an additional 45 hours of EL preparation support each year of intern employment (Total 189 hours).
This Internship Option requires the successful completion of the internship clinical practice experience (minimum 1 year). In the event, that all program requirements have not been met during the first year and intern employment continues during the second year, National University must provide additional ongoing support and supervision. All candidates holding a valid University Internship Credential will be required to be continuously enrolled in clinical practice support and supervision (TED 628A, TED 628B or TED628C).
Interns in the Early Completion Option (ECO) route are still required to receive the general support and supervision provided to all interns while they are serving on an Intern credential.
Candidates choosing the Internship option to obtain the Preliminary Single Subject teaching credential will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements.
The CTC mandates that all approved internship programs require a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework prior to becoming the teacher of record. 4.5 quarter units are equal to 40 clock hours. These pre-service courses must be successfully completed prior to eligibility for completing the internship option.
Co-requisites (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Core Requirements (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Teaching Credential Area: Single Subject Methods (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
* Internship Pre-Service courses.
Clinical Practice Path: Student Teaching or Internship (Student Teaching 4 courses; 13.5 quarter units or Internship 5 courses; 18.0 quarter units)
The clinical practice (K12 classroom) experience courses (TED 530A, TED 530B, TED 628A, and TED 628B) do not grant graduate credit. STUDENT TEACHING will be arranged by the university for candidates who have completed all program coursework and met all program and state requirements. Student Teaching is unpaid and minimum 80 instructional days in the PK12 classrooms.
This course may be required to fulfill internship hour requirements. It may be taken a maximum of eight times to complete internship hours. Does not grant graduate units towards graduate degree, however tuition is applied for each attempt.