Single Subject Teaching Credential

Azusa Pacific University’s Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential program prepares candidates to earn a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. This rigorous program includes comprehensive foundations courses emphasizing methods, alongside specialization courses providing content required for the single subject credential. Practical classroom and fieldwork experiences provide application to theory, preparing candidates to teach in diverse settings. Available modes of delivery include face-to-face, campus-based classes, and field experiences.

Foundations Courses
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 13
TESP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design 13
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 13
TESP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners 13
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education3
TESP 504Schools and Educational Systems3
Specialization Courses
TEP 531Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7-12)3
TEP 532Secondary Pedagogy I: Teaching in Secondary Schools (7-12)2
TEP 533The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner (7-12)3
TEP 534Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment (7-12)2
TEP 561Clinical Practice I: Single Subject Credential2
TEP 562Clinical Practice II: Single Subject Credential2
Total Units32

NOTE: A maximum of nine units may be taken per term. Completion of all credential requirements—including all examinations, coursework, and other requirements—must be met before the candidate will be recommended for a teaching credential. Candidates should meet with their credential analyst for information regarding the credential application process. 

NOTE: Candidates who hold an intern credential must enroll in an intern support course (TEP 590) each fall or spring 8-week session in which they are not enrolled in a clinical practice course.