Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Multiple Subject Preliminary: Student Teaching Option, Credential

The Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential authorizes its holder to teach in a self-contained classroom, usually grades transitional kindergarten through six.

Student Teaching Option (51 units)

Candidates enrolled in the Student Teaching Option are not contracted teachers and are assigned to master teachers in a public school setting for their supervised field experiences. In addition, student teachers receive support and guidance from a university supervisor. In the Student Teaching Option, there are three phases. The program sequence in the Student Teaching Option allows candidates to complete their coursework and exit requirements in one year, if they begin the program in the summer semester.


CSUDH LBS students with catalog rights beginning Fall 2016 are exempt from Phase I courses (for credential only). After being accepted to the program, proceed directly to Phase II.

TED 400Introduction to Education3
TED 413Elementary Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts Methods3
TED 414Cultural Ecology in the Classroom3
TED 505Educational Psychology 13
TED 506Multicultural and Social Foundations of Education 13
TED 507Language Learning: Theory and Practice3


1Can be taken in Phase I or Phase II.

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Two

  • Submit Phase II Student Teaching Application by April 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.
  • Include: Program Plan sheet signed by an advisor, verification of completed CSET or Subject Matter Competence Letter
  • Provide two emails for letters of recommendations, and valid CPR card (infant, child, and adult) valid for at least two more semesters. Phase II application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.
  • Completed CSET scores for Phase II application (documents only, application must be submitted by phase II deadline) are due by July 15 for fall and November 15th for spring.


TED 403Elementary Reading/Language Arts I: K-33
TED 410Elementary Mathematics Methods3
TED 416Elementary Science Methods3
TED 433Teaching Practices Seminar3
SPE 482Educating Students with Special Needs within Inclusive Settings3


Submit Phase III Application by April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. Application is semester specific; if you do not attend, you will need to reapply.


TED 412Teaching History-Social Studies and Content Area Literacy in the Elementary Classroom4
TED 435Elementary Student Teaching12
TED 448Teaching Event: Multiple Subject2