Multiple Subject Program Coursework & Credential Requirements


Candidates complete their Multiple Subject professional education coursework and student teaching experiences within three quarters of full-time enrollment.

Students needing to complete the four prerequisite courses required for admission can apply to complete those courses the quarter prior to starting the credential program.

All candidates must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA in professional Education classes throughout the program.

Clinical Practice 1 (offered Fall and Winter)

EDUC 429 Learning to Teach K-8 Literacy in Schools with Diverse Populations  (4 units)
EDUC 435 Learning to Teach K-8 Mathematics with Diverse Populations (4 units)
Learning to Teach K-8 Science with Diverse Populations (4 units)
EDUC 438 Clinical Practice I (4 units)
EDUC 439 Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar I (3 units)

Clinical Practice 2 (offered Winter and Spring)

EDUC 431 Learning to Teach K-8 Social Studies with Diverse Populations (4 units)
EDUC 440 Educating Individuals with Exceptional Needs (4 units)
EDUC 450 Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar (1 unit)
EDUC 454 Multiple Subject Clinical Practice II (6 units)
EDUC 455 Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar II (3 units)
EDUC 402 Learning to Teach K-8 Health and P.E. with Diverse Populations (3 units)

Clinical Practice 3 (offered Spring and Fall)

EDUC 456 Multiple Subject Clinical Practice III (12 units)
EDUC 457 Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar III (3 units)



Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements for the Five-Year Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential:

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate or higher degree other than in professional education from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Completion of Basic Skills Competency
  3. Completion of the Subject Matter Competency (CSET or Approved Subject Matter Program)
  4. Passage of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  5. Demonstration of knowledge of the principles and provisions of the Constitution of the United States
    • POLS 112 - American & California Government, equivalent or U.S. Constitution exam offered by Cuesta College or exam offered onlineApplicants who earned their bachelor's degrees at a CSU Campus will have met this requirement by virtue of their degree.
  6. Complete Multiple Subject Teacher Education Preparation Program coursework and Clinical Practice
  7. Pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (EdTPA)
  8. Complete the SOE Exit Survey
  9. Submit a Credential Request Application to the School of Education


  1. Evidence of completion of the speaking and writing competencies requirement 
  2. EDUC 440 - Educating Individuals with Exceptional Needs (can be completed while in the program)


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