Single Subject Credential - Geological Sciences Requirements
Single Subject Credential (2042)
Education Building, Room 100
Program Description. The Single Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach in the subject area specified on the credential in departmentalized classrooms commonly found at middle schools, high schools, and adult educational settings. The Kremen School of Education and Human Development offers the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in cooperation with various academic departments. The cooperating departments are responsible for developing subject matter competency; the Kremen School of Education and Human Development is primarily responsible for developing professional education competency.
The Single Subject coordinator provides general advisement for Single Subject Credential candidates. Area advisors (see list) provide academic advisement for credential candidates majoring in their respective departments, teach methods courses in their subject fields, assign and supervise student teachers, and act as official liaisons between the subject matter departments and the Single Subject coordinator. advisors may be contacted through the Kremen School of Education and Human Development Advising Center.
Students may earn two types of credentials through the Kremen School of Education and Human Development:
- Preliminary Single Subject Credential
- Internship Single Subject Credential
A Preliminary Single Subject Credential provides authorization to teach a specified subject in a departmentalized classroom for a maximum period of five years. Requirements for completing the Professional (Clear) Single Subject Credential will be provided by the employing school district.
Requirements for Initial Admission
- Attend a Single Subject Credential program orientation meeting.
- Provide evidence of successful completion of an appropriate pre-program field experience (45 hours) or EHD 50 - Introduction to Teaching .
- Provide evidence of having taken all three sections of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) with passing scores. Verification of a minimum score of 41 is required when passing only the reading and writing sections.
- Complete an application to the credential program. Required application materials and forms are available online at http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen. All admission requirements (forms, documents, prerequisites) must be completed prior to enrollment in professional program courses.
- Prove current enrollment in or application to California State University, Fresno with a receipt of application, a current enrollment transcript, or class schedule.
- Provide verification of a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or 2.75 on the last 60 units.
- Complete an Admission Interview Form and obtain an interview from a Single Subject Credential faculty member and from the subject area academic advisor.
- Obtain a medical clearance at the University Health Center or from a private physician.
- Obtain two recommendation letters written by instructors, supervisors, or other individuals in a position to recommend for admission into a teacher education program.
- Obtain appropriate clearance to teach in a public school by presenting a valid California Teaching Credential or applying for a Character and Identification Clearance.
Program Completion Requirements
(University and State Credentialing)
Successful completion of a core of professional education courses, dispositional assessments, and all performance assessment tasks associated with the Fresno Assessment of Student Teachers (FAST).