Above: Local kids with our teaching credential candidates at a school site
Multiple Subject Credential Program
The Multiple Subject Credential Program is one of seven programs within the School of Education, and it is housed in the Department of Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education (LEEE)*, one of three departments. The service area includes Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. The Multiple Subject Program is the largest in the School of Education, accounting for 40% of total FTES and graduating 105-137 teachers per academic year. About twice as many candidates complete the program in the spring than in the fall.
The program was last approved by CTC and accredited by NCATE in 2005. It includes nine units of prerequisite and co-requisite courses, and a two-phase (two semester), thirty-five-unit, one year program. Candidates may choose to follow a "flex" path, completing the program in three or more semesters. The "flex" path enables candidates to take a longer time to completion, however, all courses and requirements remain the same as for those completing in two semesters.
*The department name was changed in Spring 2010 from Literacy Studies and Elementary Education (LSEE) to Literacy, Elementary, and Early Education (LEEE). The change reflects a greater emphasis on Early Childhood Education (ECE) through the new Minor in ECE and ongoing efforts to establish an Early Childhood major at SSU in the near future.