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									 CSU Fall 2002 Community
College Counselor Conference
Teacher Preparation Workshop
What does a teacher need to
know?
Subject Matter Knowledge
  Documentation of subject matter
   competency is one requirement for the
   teaching credential. This can be done by
     Passing a state-approved examination, OR
     Completing a state-approved program of study,
      often called a subject matter preparation
      program.
What does a teacher need to
know?
 Pedagogy
  Documentation of teaching skills will be
  required of new teachers earning
  credentials under SB 2042.
     Teacher Performance Assessments will be
      in place as credential programs transition
      to new standards mandated by SB 2042
Three Basic Credentials:
  Multiple Subject (for elementary
  teachers)
  Single Subject (for high school
  teachers)
  Education Specialist (for special
  education teachers)
Multiple Subject Credential
  Subject Matter Competency established by
      Completing a state-approved program of study.
       On most CSU campuses, this will be the Liberal
       Studies major. On some campuses, there are
       additional majors that are “subject matter
       approved” OR
      Passing the California Subject Matter
       Examinations for Teachers: Multiple Subjects
       (CSET)*
  *New this year; MSAT phasing out, to be replaced
    by CSET by June 2003.
Single Subject Credential
  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.
Education Specialist Credential
  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.
What about teaching middle
school?
  Single Subject Credential, OR
  Multiple Subject Credential +
  Supplemental Authorization in a
  particular subject.
Essential requirements for all
basic credentials:
  Bachelor’s degree
  California Basic Educational Skills Test
  (CBEST)
  Documentation of subject matter
  competency
  Professional Preparation (credential
  program, including student teaching)
Routes to the credential…
  Post-baccalaureate programs
     So-called, “fifth year” programs
     Bachelor’s degree focuses on subject
      matter preparation; credential program
      focuses on pedagogy.
     Best for those who decide after entering
      college or graduating that they want to be
      teachers.
Routes to the credential…
  Undergraduate Blended or Integrated
  Teacher Preparation programs
     These programs combine subject matter
      preparation with pedagogical studies and field
      experience.
     Ideal for those “early deciders” who know they
      want to teach as early as the college freshmen
      year.
     Most CSU campuses have blended programs for
      multiple subject; some have single subject
      blended programs; some campuses offer blended
      programs for special education.
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.
  New programs in place no later than
  January 2004
  Still true: students should do early field
  experience ASAP
What Community College counselors
and students should know (cont’d):
     Specific and rigorous standards will require a much
       stricter list of possible courses to satisfy these
       requirements. 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
What Community College counselors
and students should know (cont’d):
  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)
     Websites of Interest

   The following website contains
   many links to sites of interest to
            future teachers:
http://www.calstate.edu/teachered/
What about foreign language?
   Prior to SB 2042, 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.
The CA Credential Structure is
in transition….

          Stay Tuned!

								
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