Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Multiple Subject Preliminary: University Intern Option, Credential

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

University Intern Option (41-50 units)

Candidates enrolled in the University Intern Option are contracted teachers, without a preliminary credential, currently teaching K-12 students. They are supervised for fieldwork in their own classroom by trained university supervisors and site-based coaches who provide support and guidance. There are three phases in the University Intern Option. Courses in each phase must be completed before enrolling in the next phase.


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 Clinical Practice

  1. Phase II University Intern Option Application is due April 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Completion of Phase One courses with an overall grade point average of 2.75 and no grade lower than C.
  2. Bilingual Authorization candidates: Completion of written and cultural competencies. (Consult with the Bilingual Authorization advisor for information on how to meet these competencies.)


TED 403Elementary Reading/Language Arts I: K-33
TED 410Elementary Mathematics Methods3
TED 445Fieldwork: Elementary Interns6
TED 446Introduction to Internship: Multiple Subject University Intern1
SPE 482Educating Students with Special Needs within Inclusive Settings3

Requirements for Advancement to Phase Three

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 416Elementary Science Methods3
TED 445Fieldwork: Elementary Interns6
TED 448Teaching Event: Multiple Subject2

Summary of Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential Requirements

A recommendation of a Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential may be made when the candidate has:

  1. Completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university;
  2. Completed all the education courses for the program with an overall grade point average of 2.75 with no grade lower than a C;
  3. Completed the CalTPA, successfully;
  4. Demonstrated subject matter competence;
  5. Completed US Constitution requirement; and
  6. Passed the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).