Important Dates

Summer  Deadline
Cal State Apply Deadline February 1
SSTEP Application Deadline February 1 (Upload to Cal State Apply)
Professional Aptitude Interview Orientation February 23, 9:00-9:30am
Basic Skills Completion February 1

Subject Matter Competency/CSET 


June 1
Start of program Summer Quarter 
End of program Spring Quarter 

Single Subject Credential Program Coursework

Program Coursework

The Single Subject Teaching Credential program follows a cohort model and traditional schedule. Teacher candidates will be expected to participate in coursework on the Cal Poly campus or time spent in their clinical placement classroom throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County during the day hours Monday through Friday. All courses and clinical practice placements are offered in person only.

Summer Quarter
EDUC 410 Social Historical and Ethical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (3 units)
EDUC 416 Literacy, Language, and Culture in the Content Areas (3 units)
Summer quarter fieldwork (see advisor for details)
Fall Quarter
EDUC 412 Access to Learning in a Pluralistic Society (4 units)
EDUC 414 Curriculum and Inquiry in Public Schools (4 units)
EDUC 460 Clinical Practice I (4 units)
Methods of Teaching in the Subject Area (4-5 units)*
Winter Quarter
EDUC 418 Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (3 units)
EDUC 469 Clinical Practice II (8 units)*
Clinical Experience Seminar (1-2 units)
Spring Quarter
EDUC 479 Clinical Practice III (12 units)*
Clinical Experience Seminar (1-2 units)
* Agricultural Education candidates do not take these classes, but rather enroll in AGED 440.

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School of Education
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407