Preliminary Teaching Credential

The School of Education offers both Multiple Subject (elementary) and Single Subject (secondary) Teacher Credential Programs in Redlands, South Coast Metro, Rancho Cucamonga, and Temecula. The programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and are aligned with SB 2042 standards. The teacher credential programs are designed for individuals who have earned their Baccalaureate degrees.

An innovative program preparing students to teach in an elementary or secondary school setting in only 10 months. Features student teaching, internships, and the use of theory to inform educationally just practices and create confident and competent teachers.

Preliminary Teaching Credential

PTC

Our Multiple Subject (Elementary) and Single Subject (secondary) credential program is our longest-running program in the School of Education. This program is the foundation upon which the School of Education at the University of Redlands has evolved. Courses are offered in the evenings and can be completed in 10 months. The student-teaching requirement is a 14-week, full-time commitment at the end of the program.

Program Overview

The School of Education's innovative teacher preparation programs are aligned with SB 2042 educational standards and accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 

Credential courses are offered in the evenings, with access for individuals of different backgrounds.

Program takes 10 months to complete--students take 1 course, twice a week, for 5 weeks.

The student-teaching requirement is a 14-week, full-time (5 days a week) commitment. Student Teaching consists of an approved public school placement.

Students are supervised by both a master teacher at the school site and University of Redlands’ supervisor.

The School of Education also offers an 18-week, supervised internship program to qualified candidates employed in the traditional public school settings. A separate, mid-program, qualifying application process is required for internship.

Campuses

Redlands (University Campus)

Single subject courses meet T/Th
Multiple subject courses meet M/W

Regional Campuses 

Rancho Cucamonga

All courses meet M/W

South Coast Metro

All courses meet M/W

Temecula

All courses meet T/TH

Coursework & Pathways

PTC Multiple Subject Pathway 

PTC Single Subject Pathway

The coursework and the field experience segments of the Preliminary Teacher Credential are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

An educational foundation course is followed by four methods-related courses. These methods courses are accompanied by two early field experiences in the public school system and the first two task-segments of the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)*, a state-mandated interactive examination that must be passed prior to recommendation for a credential.

When candidates demonstrate the required program competencies including all prerequisites, content and pedagogy coursework with a 3.0 or higher grade point average, and successful completion of the first two TPA tasks, they may begin their student teaching placements and the culminating seminar course. Throughout this portion of the program's sequence, the final two task-segments of the TPA are completed and evaluated.

The use of educational technology is incorporated in all courses, field experiences and TPA segments, as are the theory and skills needed to effectively teach English Learners and diverse student populations enrolled in today's classroom.

 

 

Program takes 10 months to complete--students take 1 course, twice a week, for 5 weeks.  Suggested program pathways are listed below:

Preliminary Teacher Credential Program:

Multiple Subject Pathway

 

                                                                 Summer Start

Semester Course # Course Title

                  

Units

Summer B EDUC 501 Educational Foundations                    3
Fall EDUC 503 MS Curriculum & Methods I                    3
Fall EDUC 500A MS Fieldwork Clinic I                    1
Fall EDUC 505 MS Literacy & Language I                    3
Fall EDUC 507 MS Curriculum & Methods II                    3
Fall EDUC 500B MS Fieldwork Clinic II                    1
Spring EDUC 509 MS Literacy & Language II                    3
Spring EDUC 552 Teaching Seminar                    3
Spring EDUC 553A Student Teaching I                     5
Spring EDUC 553B Student Teaching II                    5
       
    Total Units                30

  

Preliminary Teacher Credential Program:

Multiple Subject Pathway

 

Spring Start 

 

Semester Course # Course Title                      Units
Spring EDUC 501 Educational Foundations                                3
Spring EDUC 503 MS Curriculum & Methods I                                3
Spring EDUC 500A MS Fieldwork Clinic I                                 1
Spring EDUC 505 MS Literacy & Language I                                3
Summer A EDUC 507 MS Curriculum & Methods II                                3
Summer A EDUC 500B MS Fieldwork Clinic II                                 1
Summer B EDUC 509 MS Literacy & Language II                                3
Fall EDUC 552 Teaching Seminar                                3
Fall EDUC 553A Student Teaching I                                 5
Fall EDUC 553B Student Teaching II                                5
       
    Total Units                             30

 

Preliminary Teacher Credential Program:

Single Subject Pathway

 

Summer Start

 

Semester Course # Course Title                          Units
Summer B EDUC 501 Educational Foundations                    3
Fall EDUC 502 Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools                    3
Fall EDUC 500C SS Fieldwork Clinic I                     1
Fall EDUC 504 SS Literacy & Language                    3
Fall EDUC 506 SS Content Teaching                    3
Fall EDUC 500D SS Fieldwork Clinic II                     1
Spring EDUC 508 SS Content Area Literacy                    3
Spring EDUC 552 Teaching Seminar                    3
Spring EDUC 553A Student Teaching I                     5
Spring EDUC 553B Student Teaching II                    5
       
    Total Units                  30

 

Preliminary Teacher Credential Program:

Single Subject Pathway

 

Spring Start 

 

Semester Course # Course Title                                   Units
Spring EDUC 501 Educational Foundations                                3
Spring EDUC 502 Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools                                3
Spring EDUC 500C SS Fieldwork Clinic I                                 1
Spring EDUC 504 SS Literacy & Language                                3
Summer A EDUC 506 SS Content Teaching                                3
Summer A EDUC 500D SS Fieldwork Clinic II                                 1
Summer B EDUC 508 SS Content Area Literacy                                3
Fall EDUC 552 Teaching Seminar                                3
Fall EDUC 553A Student Teaching                                 5
Fall EDUC 553B Student Teaching II                                5
       
    Total Units                             30