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College of Social Sciences
Subject Matter Preparation for the Secondary Teaching Credential in Social Sciences
Credential Advisorrsischo@csufresno.eduOffice: Science Building Room. 162
Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm (via Zoom)
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm (via Zoom)Email for appointment.
Program Coordinatornconner@csufresno.edu Office: Science Building Room. 152
Wed & Fri 11:00am to 1:00pmand/or via Zoom. Email for appointment.
The COSS Fall 2022 application period will be 1/31/2022 - 3/16/2022.
Please submit all of your application materials to Ms. Robin Sischo and to schedule
your interview appointment.
The state of California requires teachers earn a teaching credential in Social Science/History
in order to teach those subjects in a secondary school (7th – 12th grade).
To obtain a social science teaching credential at Fresno State, students must first
complete the following prerequisites BEFORE being admitted to the Credential Program.
1) Bachelor's degree (recommended in history, political science, geography, or economics)
with a minimum overall GPA of 2.67 (minimum 3.00 preferred)
2) EHD 50: Introduction to Teaching (3 units), Equivalent Course, OR Pre-Program Experience
3) CI 149: Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology (3 units)
4) Take and pass the California Educator Credentialing Examination (CBEST)
5) Subject Matter Competency (Choose one of the following two options)
OPTION A – Take and Pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET: Social Science)
OPTION B – Complete the required coursework: Social Science Subject Matter Competency Plan
Read the Admission Process Guide to determine if you qualify for admission to the Single Subject Credential Program
See the Kremen School of Education Single Subject Credential Program website for additional information including important dates/deadlines
NOTE: The College of Social Sciences does not offer the internship credential option.
See the Kremen School of Education Single Subject Credential Program Admitted Students website and the Single Subject Credential Program Handbook
See the Kremen School of Education Current Students website and the Single Subject Credential Program Handbook
Single Subject Credential Coursework
CI 151: Social Context of Teaching & Learning (3 units)CI 152: Adolescent Learning & Development (3 units)CI 161: Content Specific Expertise & Pedagogy (3 units: FALL ONLY)SPED 158: Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Secondary Settings (3 units)LEE 156: Content Area Literacy & Communication (3 units)LEE 157: Differentiating Instruction: English Learners (3 units)EHD 155A: Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools (4 units)EHD 154A: Student Teaching Seminar A (1 unit)EHD 155B: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools (10 units)EHD 154B: Student Teaching Seminar B (1 unit)
Phase 1 (Fall semester) 17 units CI 151, CI 152, LEE 157, CI 161 (FALL ONLY), EHD 155A, EHD 154A *Phase 1 coursework must be "successfully completed" prior to beginning Phase 2 coursework*CI 161 & EHD 154A MUST be taken concurrently with EHD 155APhase 2 (Spring semester) 17 units LEE 156, SPED 158, EHD 155B, EHD 154B
Student Teacher Responsibilities Student Teacher Professionalism PolicyGuide to Working with your Mentor TeacherMentor Teacher Role & ExpectationsUniversity Coach Role & Expectations EHD 155B Clearance Application FormConflict Resolution Guide
See the Kremen School of Education Resources website