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Adding an Additional Credential

Adding another Single Subject Credential to an Existing Single Subject Credential

According to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), Single Subject teachers who are seeking to add an additional subject area onto their existing Single Subject Credential will need to have met subject-matter competence by coursework or passing all parts of the subject-specific CSET exams and have a Single Subject pedagogy course (EDSS 450) in the area in which they are seeking to add.

1) Bring the following items to the Subject Area Coordinator for permission to take the course:

  • Copy of your existing Single Subject Credential
  • Copy of your Subject Matter Competency, passing CSET scores or waiver letter.
  • A letter requesting permission to enroll in EDSS 450 in the specific content area. Please include your basic contact information in the letter.

If the Subject Area Coordinator grants you permission, proceed to step 2.  The coordinator will provide you with verification that you are approved.

2) Bring verificaiton of the Subject Area Coordinator's approval to ED1-67.  A Blue Card will be issued to you and shows that you have received department permission to enroll. Take your card to the first day of instruction to petition to add the class. Please note that the instructor cannot add you if the course has reached capacity.  Register for class after you have received full permission. If you are not a current CSULB student you will need to enroll in the course through Open University (562-985-5561).

3) Apply directly to the state for the authorization to be added to your credential (http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/414.pdf). 

**There is an exception to the rule: If you are a Single Subject Science teacher who is adding another science area to your credential or a Single Subject Foundational Math teacher seeking to be a full Math credential, you will not need an additional methods course.

Adding a Single Subject Credential to an Existing Multiple Subject Credential

According to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), candidates who hold a valid CA Single Subject Teacher Credential and are seeking to add a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential must satisfy the following requirements:

1) Bring the following items to the Subject Area Coordinator for permission to take the course:

  • Copy of your existing Multiple Subject Credential
  • Content area subject-matter competence CSET Scores or waiver letter
  • A letter requesting permission to enroll in EDSS 450 in the specific content area. Please include your contact information.

If the Subject Area Coordinator grants you permission, proceed to step 2.  The coordinator will provide you with verification that you are approved.

2) Bring verificaiton of the Subject Area Coordinator's approval to ED1-67. Take your card to the first day of instruction to petition to add the class. Please note that the instructor cannot add you if the course has reached capacity. Register for class after you have received full permission.  If you are not a current CSULB student, you will need to enroll in the course through Open University (562-985-5561).

3) Apply directly to the state for the authorization to be added to your credential (http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/414.pdf)

Adding a Multiple Subject Credential to an Existing Single Subject Credential 

http://www.ced.csulb.edu/mscp/adding-multiple-subject-credential-existing-valid-single-subject-credential

 

You may contact our office at ced-sscp@csulb.edu or (562) 985-1105 if you have any questions.

last updated — Sep 4, 2014