UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Teacher Education Program (TEP)

The Graduate School of Education offers programs leading to the recommendation for the multiple subject (elementary) teaching credential (MST) and the single subject (secondary) teaching credential (SST). The Graduate School of Education also offers the Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Level I Credential that permits teachers to work with students with moderate and severe disabilities. The single subject teaching credential is offered in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Spanish, Latin, German, and French. All three credentials are offered in conjunction with an optional master of education with an emphasis in teaching.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires a bachelor’s degree in an academic subject from a regionally accredited institution. UCSB offers a large number of undergraduate majors that are appropriate preparation for teaching at the elementary and secondary school levels.

Students who wish to apply to the Teacher Education Program should contact (805) 893-2084 at least one year prior to when they wish to apply.

The professional preparation occurs during a post-baccalaureate year with teaching credential programs beginning only in summer. The program consists of a five-quarter (summer, fall through spring quarters, summer) progressive sequence of courses integrated with field experience in local schools. In addition to meeting the usual University standards of scholarship, candidates must clearly demonstrate their teaching aptitude and leadership abilities.

M.Ed. with Emphasis in Teaching

This emphasis focuses on the preparation of educational leaders for the teaching profession. Students who enroll in the M.Ed. with an emphasis in teaching must concurrently pursue a multiple subject (elementary) or single subject (secondary) teaching credential or education specialist credential.

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Prerequisites
The following prerequisites must be completed before beginning the teaching credential program.

  1. Subject-matter competency in the subjects taught at the elementary level is required by passing scores on the CSET Exam.
  2. Mathematics 100A-B (Mathematics for Elementary Teaching): These courses must be completed with a grade of C, Pass, or better.
  3. U.S. Constitution: A three quarter-unit course or approved examination covering the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution is required. At UCSB, Political Science 12 meets this requirement. This course must be completed with a grade of C, Pass, or better.
  4. Education 103: Tools for Technology:  During the credential program, students complete the Level I Technology requirement. To prepare candidates to meet this requirement, students take Education 103: Tools for Technology offered at UCSB in the fall, winter, or summer quarters. Students who cannot take ED 103 before the program begins will take this course in the summer quarter of the program concurrently with the other required teaching credential courses.
  5. Education 109M (Health Education): This course must be completed in the summer program concurrently with the other required teaching credential courses.
  6. Field experience: Applicants are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of field experience in an elementary school. For more information contact the field placement coordinator in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education; (805) 893-3976.
  7. Basic Skills: Candidates are required to take a Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) or equivalent before beginning the credential program. Candidates must pass the exam to begin student teaching.
  8. Certificate of Clearance and TB Clearance:  Students must have a Certificate of Clearance and a TB Clearance before the program begins.

Single Subject Teaching Credential

Prerequisites
The following prerequisites must be completed before a student begins the teaching credential program.

  1. Subject-matter competency in the teaching field is required. This is achieved by either completing an undergraduate single subject matter preparation program in the subject area at the candidate's undergraduate institution (UCSB does not offer subject matter programs) or by passing the CSET state exams in the subject to be taught.
  2. U.S. Constitution: A three quarter-unit course or approved examination covering the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution is required. At UCSB, Political Science 12 meets this requirement. This course must be completed with a grade of C, Pass, or better.
  3. Education 103: Tools for Technology:  During the credential program, students complete the Level I Technology requirement. To prepare candidates to meet this requirement, students take Education 103 offered at UCSB in the fall, winter, or summer quarters. Students who cannot take ED 103 before the program begins will take this course in the summer quarter of the program concurrently with the other required teaching credential courses.
  4. Education 109M (Health Education): This course must be completed in the summer program concurrently with the other required teaching credential courses.
  5. Field experience: Applicants are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of field experience in a junior or senior high school. For more information contact the field placement coordinator in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education; (805) 893-3976.
  6. Basic Skills: Candidates are required to take a Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) or equivalent before beginning the credential program. Candidates must pass the exam to begin student teaching.
  7. Certificate of Clearance and TB Clearance:  Students must have a Certificate of Clearance and a TB Clearance before the program begins.

Education Specialist Credential

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education offers the Preliminary Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Credential Program. Special Education Credentials permit teachers to work with students with moderate and severe disabilities. Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree in an academic subject from a regionally accredited institution. Students who wish to apply to the Program should contact (805) 893-2036 at least one year prior to when they plan to apply. 

The professional preparation occurs during a post-baccalaureate year with the programs beginning in the summer. The program consists of a five quarter (summer, fall through spring quarters, summer) progressive sequence of courses integrated with field experience in local schools.

Prerequisites:  The following prerequisites must be completed:

  1. Subject matter competency in the subject by attaining passing CSET Exam scores.    Please call the Credential Services Office at (805) 893-2036 for more information.
  2. U.S. Constitution: A three quarter unit course or approved examination covering the provision and principles of the United States Constitution is required.  At UCSB, Political Science 12 meets this requirement.  This course must be completed with a C, Pass or better.
  3. Education 109M (Health Education): This course must be completed in the summer program concurrently with the other required teaching credential courses.
  4. Field Experience.  Applicants are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of field experience.  Contact the Coordinator at (805) 893-7811.
  5. Basic Skills: Candidates are required to take a Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) or equivalent before beginning the credential program. Candidates must pass the exam to begin student teaching.
  6. Certificate of Clearance and TB Clearance. Students must have a Certificate of Clearance and a TB Clearance before the program begins.

Standards of Scholarship

During the teaching credential program, students must complete a minimum of 45 post-baccalaureate units. Students must earn the grade of B or better in all required courses for the credential. Students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 to remain in good standing and to be awarded graduate degrees at UCSB. Students with cumulative grade-point averages below 3.0 are subject to dismissal. In addition to state and program requirements, students in the Teacher Education Program must meet university requirements as described in the “Graduate Education” section of this catalog.

For more information and an application contact the Credential Services Office at (805) 893-2036. The application deadline is February 15th.