Single Subject Science/Math Credentials

Program Overview 2-6 MonthsHybrid Delivery

Single Subject Science/Math Credentials

Overview

Do you want to be credentialed AND well-prepared to teach middle/high school math or science? By taking courses in this program, you will be prepared to meet subject matter competency requirements for a single subject teaching credential (Foundational Level Mathematics or General Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Benefits

  • Hybrid courses provide teachers with flexibility around their professional and personal schedules.
  • Increased versatility as a teacher and employee brings added value to students and schools.
  • Emphasis on equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive secondary education for all students in math or science.
  • Opportunities for teacher who complete the program to return as course instructors or assistants.

Audience

These courses are ideal for K-12 teachers who want to teach middle/high school math or science. You are eligible to participate if you currently have a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, or if you’re working towards obtaining one.

If you already hold a single subject math credential, this program can assist with adding a science credential.

Likewise, if you already hold a single subject science credential, this program can assist with getting a math credential, and/or an additional science credential in another discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Physics).

Structure

Courses include a mix of in-person and online delivery with both synchronous and asynchronous components.

We offer review courses in math in order to better prepare you for the related CSET. You must have already completed a high-level math course such as pre-calculus if you need to take Math 51 or Math 52.

Math 51 – Algebra & Number Theory (aligns with subject matter of CSET Mathematics Subtest I)

Math 52 – Geometry and Statistics (aligns with subject matter of CSET Mathematics Subtest II)

To add a Single Subject Credential in mathematics or science to an already held Multiple or Single Subject Credential, in addition to meeting the subject matter requirement (CSET), teachers must also complete a methods course in the subject to be taught. The following methods courses must be passed with a “C-” or better grade:

EDSS 376 Secondary Math Methods

EDSS 378 Secondary Science Methods

Schedule

Math 51 – Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Algebra and Number Theory (This is a support course for Math CSET I. Those enrolling should have strong understanding of pre-calculus.)

June 13 – August 5, 2022
Meets in-person on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Math 52 – Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Geometry and Statistics (This is a support course for Math CSET II. Those enrolling should have strong understanding of pre-calculus.)

June 13 – August 5, 2022
Meets in-person on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

EDSS 376 – Secondary Math Methods for Inservice Teachers (Required to receive single subject math credential along with passing the appropriate CSET).

Online: June 6 – July 29
Zoom synchronous: 4 - 6:30 p.m.
June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26

EDSS 378 – Secondary Science Methods for Inservice Teachers (Required to receive single subject science credential along with passing the appropriate CSET).

Online: June 6 -July 29
In-person: 1 - 3:30 p.m.
June 6, June 20, July 11, July 25

Fees

Each course costs $370 per unit. 

Financial assistance is available through the Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI). You will be reimbursed for 75% of the course fees once the class is passed.

Technology Requirements

Since courses include online delivery, students should have a PC or laptop, and stable Internet access. A webcam is recommended. 

Licensure/Credentialing

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or taxpayer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from Elizabeth Christian, 6000 J Street, Eureka Hall 414, Sacramento, CA 95819, 916-278-4567, echristian@csus.edu.