Prerequisites and Exit Requirements

These items are needed to complete the Cal State Apply application. Please view the program application for more details about these requirements.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

Courses must be taken within 7 years prior to beginning the credential program. Make sure to send official transcripts to SDSU that include any of these courses. 

Pedagogical and programmatic practices for addressing linguistic and academic needs of multilingual learners. Historical and theoretical foundations of bilingual education as related to bilingual and dual language programs to include instruction, curriculum, and assessment. Taught in Spanish and English.

Overview of cultural pluralism in education, industry, business, other institutions, and society at large.

Number sense, operation concepts, estimation, mental arithmetic, algorithms, problem solving, whole, rational, real numbers, ratio, and number theory. This course or its equivalent is required for students working toward a multiple subject credential in elementary education.

Historical, philosophical, and legal aspects of special education that affect identification and programming for diverse learners with exceptionalities. Characteristics of individuals with disabilities and implications for adapting living and learning environments. Meets special education mainstreaming requirement for all basic teaching credentials.
Topics designated in health framework for California; infusing health topics in the K-12 general curriculum. For multiple or single subject candidates. This course is offered only in the fall.

Oral, written, and communicative competencies in Spanish through practical experiences and study of sociopolitical and sociocultural contexts impacting bilingual learners in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Not a requirement for Dual Language Partners.

Please view the Language and Cultural Competency section of the program application for more details about this requirement.

Exit Requirements

The following are not admission requirements, but they must be satisfied prior to being recommended for a Preliminary California Teaching Credential.