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1 Pathways to Teaching, Workshop Cabrillo College 2008

2 What does a teacher need to know? Subject Matter Knowledge Subject Matter Knowledge –Documentation of subj. matter competency is one requirement of the teaching credential. This can be done by: »For Multiple Subject Credential, passing a state- approved examination - CSET »For Single Subject –passing the state approved examination CSET or complete state approved subject matter major

3 Pedagogy Documentation of teaching skills will be required of new teachers earning credentials under SB Documentation of teaching skills will be required of new teachers earning credentials under SB Teacher performance assessments will be in place as credential program transition to the new standards mandated by SB Teacher performance assessments will be in place as credential program transition to the new standards mandated by SB 2042.

4 Three Basic Credentials Multiple Subject (usually for elementary teachers) Multiple Subject (usually for elementary teachers) Single Subject (for middle school or high school teachers) Single Subject (for middle school or high school teachers) Education Specialist (for special education teachers Education Specialist (for special education teachers

5 Multiple Subject Credential: Subject Matter Competency established by Subject Matter Competency established by –Passing the California Subject Examinations for Teachers: Multiple Subjects (CSET)

6 Single Subject Credential Subject Matter Competency established by Subject Matter Competency established by –Completing a state-approved program of study in the subject named on the credential –OR –Passing the state-approved examination, CSET: English, CSET: Mathematics, etc.

7 Education Specialist Credential: Subject Matter Competency established by Subject Matter Competency established by –Multiple Subject Route(Subject Matter Preparation Program or CSET) –Single Subject Route (Subject Matter Preparation Program or CSET) Regardless of what route the individual takes to establish subject matter competency, this credential authorizes the person to teach K-12 in a special education environment.

8 Teaching Middle School: » Single Subject Credential, OR »Multiple Subject Credential PLUS »a supplementary authorization in an additional subject

9 What Community College Counselors and Students Should know: Students should be encouraged to take the CBEST as soon as possible after completing QR and composition; a passing score does not expire. Students should be encouraged to take the CBEST as soon as possible after completing QR and composition; a passing score does not expire. New programs in place no later than January 2004 New programs in place no later than January 2004 Still true: students should do early field experience ASAP Still true: students should do early field experience ASAP For assessment purposes, students should keep syllabi and assignments as much as possible as some campuses require portfolios including examples of work in each of the content areas (Reading, Language, & Literature; History & Social Science; Mathematics; Science; Visual & Performing Arts; PE; Human Development; plus Health) For assessment purposes, students should keep syllabi and assignments as much as possible as some campuses require portfolios including examples of work in each of the content areas (Reading, Language, & Literature; History & Social Science; Mathematics; Science; Visual & Performing Arts; PE; Human Development; plus Health)

10 Specific and rigorous standards will require a much stricter list of possible courses to satisfy these requirements. Some specific examples: Some specific examples: –US history pre-colonial through reconstruction; world history ancient to scientific revolution; California history –Emphasis on physical and world/regional geography will necessitate a geography course as well –Physical science (including physics & chemistry), earth and space science (including astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography), and life science

11 What about foreign language? Prior to SB2042, CLAD certification required either 3 years of high school foreign language or 6 units of college level study. Prior to SB2042, CLAD certification required either 3 years of high school foreign language or 6 units of college level study. There is no foreign language requirement for the 2042 credentials. There is no foreign language requirement for the 2042 credentials.

12 Websites of interest to future teachers: Go to to find links to several informative websites. Go to to find links to several informative websites.

13 The California credential structure is in transition… Stay tuned!

14 We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. -Ruth Rogers

15 Other Majors Such as: English Art History *U.S. Constitution (course or test) PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test Pass California Subject Examination for Teachers or CSET (2004) BA or BS Credential Program California State University, Monterey Bay The Multiple Subject Credential Program Elementary (K-6 or any self contained multiple level program) * At Cabrillo College History 17A or Political Science 1 will satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement for the credential. Prepared by S. Escoto & E. Acosta Foreign Lang. 3 semesters or test (graduation req.) Recommended Major Preparation Liberal Studies 03/08

16 *U.S. Constitution. (course or test) for cred. 3 rd semester Foreign Lang for CSUMB graduation Major: Liberal Studies PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test BA or BS And Credential Program ( 5 semesters) California State University Monterey Bay Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program Elementary (K-6 or any self contained multiple level program) * At Cabrillo College History 17A or Political Science 1 will satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement for the credential. Prepared by S. Escoto & E. Acosta Liberal Studies Integrated Multiple Subjects Program 03/08 Pass California Subject Examination for Teachers CSET

17 Other Majors Such as: English Art History *U.S. Constitution (course or test) Recommended Preparation Creative Arts Child/Adolescent Development Environmental Studies Liberal Studies Natural Science Social Science PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test Pass California Subject Examination for Teachers CSET (2004) BA or BS Credential Program California State University, San Jose Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program Elementary (K-6 or any self contained multiple level program) * At Cabrillo College History 17A or Political Science 1 will satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement for the credential. Prepared by S. Escoto & E. Acosta 03/08

18 Any Major (without completion of subject matter preparation) *U.S. Constitution (course or test) PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test Pass: California Subject Examination for Teachers, CSET (2004) Credential Program 12 month program University of California, Santa Cruz Preparation for the Teacher Credential Program Elementary (K-6 or any self contained multiple level program) *At Cabrillo College History 17A or Political Science 1 will satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement for the credential. Prepared by S. R. Escoto & E. Acosta BA or BS 03/08

19 Other Majors In desired Teaching fields *U.S. Constitution (course or test) Subject Matter Preparation English, Social Science, PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test Pass California Single Subject Examination for teachers, CSET (2004) BA or BS Credential Program : English, Math, Foreign Languages (Span. Japanese) Social Science, Sciences, (Bio, Chem, Phys, Earth Science) CSU, Monterey Bay Single Subject Teaching Credential Program Secondary (grades 7-12) *Cabrillo College History 17A or PS1 will satisfy U.S. Const. Requirement for credential. Prepared by S. Escoto & E. Acosta 03/08 Foreign Lang. 3 semester or test ( graduation req.)

20 Other Majors Such as: Engineering Industrial Arts Psychology, Etc. *U.S. Constitution (course or test) Subject Matter Preparation Art English (ESL, journalism, speech, theater arts) Foreign Language (French, Span.) Math Music Kinesiology. (PE) Sciences (Bio.,Chem., Geo.,Phys.) Social Science PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test Pass: California Single Subject Examination for teachers, CSET (2004) BA or BS Credential Program California State University, San Jose Single Subject Teaching Credential Program Secondary (grades 7-12) *Cabrillo College History 17A or PS1 will satisfy U.S. Const. Requirement for credential. Prepared by S. Escoto & E. Acosta 03/08

21 Major: In desired teaching field *U.S. Constitution (course or test) PASS CBEST California Basic Education Skills Test Pass: California Single Subject Examination for teachers CSET (2004) BA or BS Credential Masters’ Program Only in English, Math. Social Science, Sciences In 12 months University of California, Santa Cruz Single Subject Teaching Credential Program Secondary (grades 7-12) *Cabrillo College History 17A or PS1 will satisfy U.S. Const. Requirement for credential. Prepared S. Escoto & E. Acosta 03/08 Subject Matter Preparation: Mathematics


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