Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with an Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (California)
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The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development with a California Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher at early elementary grades. Candidates are introduced to essential knowledge, strategies, techniques, and connections across the disciplines as applied to young children. The focus is on an enriched and thought-provoking curriculum incorporating content across subject areas, specific educational methodology courses, and preparation for professional work as multiple subject teachers in elementary grades. All candidates must demonstrate subject-matter competency through a state-approved examination (CSET), appropriate degree, or major in matching authorization area.
The credential is designed for teacher candidates who will be dedicated to inspiring K6 learners by ensuring for them: social-emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and an equitable and inclusive learning community.
Agencies/schools collaborating with the Sanford College of Education to provide field experience, often require a background check and TB clearance prior to acceptance of a student into their facility. Candidates who do not have a Certificate of Clearance will not be able to attend the field experience component of the course and, therefore, will be unable to complete their program of study. Any fee or cost associated with background checks and TB testing is the responsibility of the student.
Note: ALL ECE prefix courses require a field experience in an approved setting. An approved setting is working with children from Birth to Age 5 in general education, inclusive setting. Recommended sites are Early Head Start, Head Start, CA State Preschools, and NAEYC-accredited sites.
Students may be required to provide proof of current DTAP, MMR, and Flu vaccinations in order to complete their fieldwork per SB792. Any fee or cost associated with this requirement is the responsibility of the student.
Please Note: To avoid interruption to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements, students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirements (e.g., CSET) PRIOR to starting the multiple credential area method courses.
For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education’s Credential Information section of the catalog.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify essential concepts, inquiry tools, structure of content areas and resources for early childhood education.
- Develop oral, written, and technological skills for communicating with families and very young children.
- Create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children.
- Use systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies in partnership with families and professionals to positively influence children’s development and learning.
Teaching Credential Program Learning Outcomes
- Integrate the knowledge needed for engaging/supporting all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate the knowledge needed for creating/maintaining effective learning environments for all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate the knowledge needed for making subject matter comprehensible for all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
- Integrate the knowledge needed for designing/planning learning expe
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