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Adding an Additional Single or Multiple Subject Credential to an Existing Valid Single or Multiple Subject Credential

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014

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 exisiting 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 in the area in which they are seeking to add.

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

Adding a Multiple Subject Credential to an Existing Single 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. Verify subject-matter competence by coursework or passing all parts of the subject-specific CSET exam.
  2. Complete the Multiple Subject CSET exam with a passing score.
  3. Complete the RICA exam with a passing score.
  4. Complete a three-semester-unit or four-quarter-unit course in curriculum and pedagogy; at CSULB these courses are: EDEL 452 (Teaching & Learning Reading, K-8) and one other subject-specific course (EDEL 442, 462, 472, or 475).

  5. Submit a completed application packet and processing fee to CTC.

In order to enroll in EDEL 452, you must first show subject matter competency in your area.  Once this is completed, bring the following to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC), ED1-67:

  • Copy of your Single Subject Credential
  • Copy of your Subject Matter Competency, passing CSET scores, or waiver letter.
  • A letter requesting permission to enroll in EDEL 452.

Once these materials are submitted you will be issued a Blue Card, which will allow you to take the course if there is space for you in the class.  Take your card to the first day of instruction and ask the professor to add you.  If you are not a current CSULB student, you will need to enroll in the course through Open University (562-985-5561).

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 Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and are seeking a Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Verify subject-matter competence by coursework or passing all parts of the subject specific CSET exam.
  2. Complete a three-semester-unit or four-quarter-unit course in curriculum and methodology; at CSULB this course is EDSS 450 - Curriculum and Methods in Teaching (subject-specific). 
  3. Submit a completed application packet and processing fee to CTC.

In order to enroll in EDSS 450 you must first show subject matter competency in your area.  Once this is completed, bring the following to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC), ED1-67:

  • Copy of your Multiple Subject Credential
  • Copy of your Subject Matter Competency, passing CSET scores or waiver letter.
  • A letter requesting permission to enroll in EDSS 450.

Once these materials are submitted you will be issued a Blue Card, which will allow you to take the course if there is space for you in the class.  Take your card to the first day of instruction and ask the professor to add you.  If you are not a current CSULB student you will need to enroll in the course through Open University (562-985-5561).

last updated — Jan 6, 2014