Undergraduate Teacher Education Center Student Handbook

Overview of Programs

The Undergraduate Teacher Education Center (UTEC) serves participants by providing high-quality education and a preliminary California teaching credential. By taking credential courses throughout the undergraduate years, students can accomplish their choice of the following options:

  • Credential/BA Program
    A bachelor’s degree and preliminary CA Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential (4 years)
  • Dual Degree Program
    A bachelor’s degree, preliminary CA Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master’s degree (5 years)

Students may earn an additional preliminary credential in Special Education by adding one year to either of the above programs.

UTEC Program Requirements

Application/Acceptance Requirements

Upon admittance to USF, students are advised to apply to UTEC programs as soon as possible. Early acceptance will aid in the development of the best schedule and the smoothest path through the program. Acceptance requirements are as follows:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 from High School for incoming freshmen applicants, or from previous institution for transfer student applicants,
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 and 3.0 in major for current USF student applicants,
  • Completed UTEC Application form.

Transfer students and USF students who have completed one or more semesters are welcome to apply to UTEC programs. Each individual situation will be evaluated for feasibility, in an effort to determine if participation is the best path. In some instances, it is determined that the goals of saving time and money are not met through participation.

Acceptance to UTEC programs is not a guarantee of completion. Due to its special nature, which includes the conditional acceptance to the USF School of Education (SOE) for a portion of the program, continued participation of each student is closely monitored by UTEC advisers, and can be revoked at any time. Additionally, participants must formally apply to the SOE during their junior or senior year (depending on program choice); admission to the SOE is governed by a committee of SOE faculty and staff. Formal acceptance must be achieved in order to complete the program.

Participation in UTEC programs is at the sole discretion of UTEC staff. While there may be additional unforeseen circumstances, below is a list of potential situations that would result in dismissal. A student may be dismissed from the UTEC at any point if:

  • It is determined that the program is not the best path to a teaching career for a particular student;
  • A student is unable to progress through the program at the required pace (as shown on individualized templates);
  • A student is found to be dishonest in reporting prior academic records, attendance and activities at a school site, or plagiarism in required written assignments;
  • A student fails to meet program GPA requirements outlined in ‘UTEC Probation’ on page 6 of this document.
  • A student fails to make satisfactory progress with CSETs and other required testing.

See ‘SOE Grading Policy’ on page 12 of this document for additional requirements.

New Student Orientation

All new UTEC students are required to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO). The orientation is typically held on the first Saturday or Sunday afternoon following the start of classes. The NSO includes informational presentations and an extensive discussion of the program. In order to begin attending Teacher Education (TED) classes, students must attend the NSO. If a student misses orientation, s/he will be asked to have a private briefing before being permitted to attend TED classes. Additionally, the student will be required to attend the next orientation that is offered. If this is not possible, s/he will be asked to drop all TED classes until an Orientation can be accomplished.

Program and Track Selection (MS, SS, & MS/Sped w/Sped Masters)

Incoming Freshmen: Must choose program and track by the end of freshman year.
Incoming Transfers: Must choose program and track upon entrance to USF.

Credential/BA program (Multiple Subjects)

Students planning to teach at the elementary level will follow the Multiple Subjects (MS) track. While students will be enrolled in graduate-level coursework, this program is completed entirely during the undergraduate years. Students in this program can earn a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following majors: Critical Diversity Studies, Sociology, Spanish, English or History. For MS candidates, the University’s language requirement is waived.

Student Teaching in this program is done during the senior year. Students must pass California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) BEFORE entering the first student teaching course. During the program, MS candidates will have the opportunity to take classes designed to support passage of the required CSETs.

Special Note: If CSETs are not passed by January of junior year, students will be advised to drop the program and switch to the Dual Degree program, extending participation by one year. This will ensure on- time graduation with BA degree.

Credential/BA program (Single Subject)

Students planning to teach at the secondary level will follow the Single Subject (SS) track. While students will be enrolled in graduate-level coursework, this program is completed entirely during the undergraduate years. Students in this program can earn a BA degree in either English or History, and earn the Single Subject Credential in English or Social Science.

Student Teaching in this program is done during the senior year. Students must pass California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) BEFORE entering the first student teaching course.

Special Note: If CSETs are not passed by January of junior year, students will be advised to drop the program and switch to the Dual Degree program, extending participation by one year. This will ensure on- time graduation with BA degree.

Additional subject area certifications can be obtained by passing CSET exams in the subject area(s) to be added, and taking a Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction course in that subject area.

Dual Degree program (Multiple Subjects)

Students planning to teach at the elementary level will follow the Multiple Subjects (MS) track. During the undergraduate portion of the program, MS candidates complete more than half of the graduate coursework required for the MAT/Credential program at the USF School of Education (SOE). MS students earn a Bachelor’s degree in the major of their choosing from the offerings through the CAS. For MS candidates the University’s language requirement is waived. During the undergraduate portion of the program, MS candidates will also have the opportunity to take classes designed to support passage of the required California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs).

Student Teaching in this program is done during the graduate (or 5th) year. Students must pass California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) BEFORE entering the first student teaching course.

Special Note: If CSETs are not passed by the Spring of senior year, students may not be able to continue into the graduate portion of the program on time. This will not impact completion of BA degree.

Dual Degree program (Single Subject)

Students planning to teach at the secondary level will follow the Single Subject (SS) track. During the undergraduate portion of the program, SS candidates complete more than half of the graduate coursework required for the MAT/Credential program at the USF School of Education (SOE). The University offers certification in four Single Subject areas: Math, Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), English or Social Science (History). Students pursuing a SS certification are strongly advised to major in the subject area in which they plan to earn their SS credential.

Student Teaching in this program is done during the graduate (or 5th) year. Students must pass California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) BEFORE entering the first student teaching course.

Special Note: If CSETs are not passed by the Spring of senior year, students may not be able to continue into the graduate portion of the program on time. This will not impact completion of BA degree.

Additional subject area certifications can be obtained by passing CSET exams in the subject area(s) to be added, and taking a Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction course in that subject area.

Special Education One Year Add-On (Multiple Subjects/Sped w/ Sped Masters)

Students interested in both general education and special education will follow the Multiple Subjects track through five years, with the exception of the Masters courses. In a sixth year, students will add 30 units of special education curriculum. During this sixth year, students will work as paid intern teachers within a local school district. The Master’s earned through this path is a Master of Arts in Special Education.

These options can/should be discussed during UTEC advising.

Undergraduate Fieldwork

All UTEC students must participate in a minimum of two semesters of fieldwork. It is also recommended that any students interested in Special Education, but not officially pursuing that track, take a third fieldwork class in which they will be placed in a special education environment.

 

Typically, the first fieldwork course is taken during sophomore year. The second fieldwork course is taken as late as 2nd semester senior year. Each semester's field experience consists of:

  • A minimum of three hours a week (45 hours a semester) in a local classroom -- observing, tutoring, delivering instruction and assisting the classroom teacher.
  • Enrollment in a Fieldwork class, INTD 385, 386 or 387.

MS candidates will experience a K, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade for their first placement, and the second will be in a 1st or 2nd grade. SS candidates will be placed in middle or high school. MS/SS candidates will be placed in the same manner as MS candidates with the possible addition of a placement at the middle or high school level. SMS/Sped w Sped Masters will likely have an additional placement in a special education environment, the process for placement is the same.

There is a mandatory pre-placement information meeting for all students enrolled in the fieldwork courses preceding their placements. Students who do not attend the meeting will not be placed in the field. The resulting delay may negatively impact the student’s progress through the program.

For more detailed information, see Addendum Four.

Future Teacher Seminars

The UTEC provides informational meetings throughout the semester for all participants. These meetings are called “Future Teacher Seminars”. Some of the seminars are mandatory for particular groups of UTEC students, while for others attendance is optional. Each seminar is scheduled for one hour, generally during the “dead hour” on Tuesday or Thursday. In general, seminars will cover relevant topics, or present interesting opportunities, that are not covered elsewhere in the program. Information regarding exact dates, seminar content, and required attendees is sent via e-mail. In the unusual circumstance of a scheduling conflict, students should contact the UTEC Program Manager, Melissa Hope (mlhope@usfca.edu) immediately.

Meetings

“All Hands” UTEC meetings are rarely called, and are only scheduled if there are major, unanticipated changes in the UTEC program, or to relay important information that may impact participants. Attendance at such meetings is mandatory. For meetings that are not scheduled well in advance, multiple meeting times will be offered to facilitate attendance.

UTEC Administrative Requirements

Getting Information from the UTEC

The main form of communication between the UTEC staff and its participants is USF donsmail. When a UTEC staff member emails a student, the assumption is that the email is read; therefore, the student is held accountable for the information presented in the email. It is recommended that UTEC students check their email daily.

Note: For students who routinely forward USF Connect email to another account (such as yahoo or gmail) it is important to be sure that all USF email is being forwarded correctly. The safest way to ensure that you receive all announcements is to read your mail directly on USF Connect.

Advising

UTEC advising is required a minimum of once every semester. The procedure is as follows:

  • Several weeks before registration begins, students will receive an email from the UTEC office to sign-up for an advising appointment. Instructions will be included in the email.
  • Prior to advising, based upon templates (which will be provided early) students should develop a plan for the upcoming semester. Modifications may be made based on the results of the advising session and the University schedule of classes.
  • Discussion of special circumstances or issues takes place during advising. Advisers use this time to inform students of other requirements, such as: registration holds, mandatory meetings, academic performance, fieldwork, schedules for CSET exams, participation in special programs, Study Abroad and/or Immersion opportunities, etc.
  • Lastly, all students, whether required by their major department or not, should meet with their Major Adviser. This meeting is very helpful as major requirements change frequently.

All UTEC students have advising holds placed on their registration before advising begins. The hold is lifted after the UTEC advising session has been accomplished. There may be requirements, in addition to attending an advising session, which need to be fulfilled before the UTEC hold can be lifted. All conditions are explained during advising. Not having the advising hold lifted before the first day of registration renders a UTEC student unable to take advantage of priority registration, which can have a negative impact on a student’s schedule.

Upon the conclusion of advising, students are given a course plan for the upcoming semester. This course plan has all the information that is necessary for registration. During registration, this course plan is to be used for reference, as it has the CRNs for the specific sections into which UTEC students must register. Registration for Teacher Education classes is very specific, as many sections are specifically set- up for a precise number of UTEC students. Switching from one section to another is not always possible.

Important: Changes to the proposed schedule need to be discussed with your UTEC adviser prior to being implemented. Changing, adding or dropping particular classes may have unforeseen negative implications on future semesters!

GPA Requirements

Entering UTEC students must have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0. Incoming transfer students must have a college GPA of 3.0. Continuing UTEC students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Students not meeting the minimum GPA requirements will be placed on probation. Additionally, any student not earning a 3.0 in their major, or a 2.85 cumulative GPA will receive a warning notice. If improvement is not made in the subsequent semester, the student will be placed on probation (See the discussion below, and Addendum Two).

UTEC Probation

In addition to not meeting GPA requirements, a UTEC student will be automatically placed on probation if s/he earns:

  • B- (or lower) in a TED course
  • Two or more B’s in TED coursework
  • B (or lower) in any Fieldwork course

UTEC students can also be placed on probation for non-academic reasons. Some of these include:

  • Inappropriate behavior in TED/SOE classes
  • Repeatedly ignoring email communications from UTEC staff
  • Lack of attendance at Future Teacher Seminars or other mandatory events
  • Failure to make good progress toward passage of CSETS and other required testing

UTEC probation is not punitive; it is undertaken to ensure successful program participation, leading ultimately to acceptance into the SOE for the final year of the program. At the beginning of every semester, students placed on probation are required to meet with UTEC staff. During the probation meeting, strategies for improvement are devised, discussed and documented. The student is given the opportunity to agree to the expectations for the upcoming semester. Four to six weeks later, there is an email check-in with the student to determine if further support/action is needed. At the end of the semester, if the student has not met the expectations set in the meeting, the student remains on probation and is elevated to the next level (Refer to Addendum Three for specific parameters of each level of UTEC probation).

UTEC probation is completely separate from University probation; it is not recorded in USF transcripts. Nonetheless, it can impede a student’s progress through the UTEC program(s), as well as, eventual acceptance to the SOE.

The decision to dismiss a student from the program is determined solely by the UTEC staff. Dismissal means the revocation of the privilege of taking further TED classes as an undergraduate. Additionally, priority registration will no longer be available, nor will any of the other benefits of UTEC participation. TED courses already taken count as electives toward the 128-unit USF requirement for a Bachelor's degree. Students dismissed from UTEC programs can apply to other graduate programs, or on their own to the USF SOE.

State of California Requirements

TB Test

Proof of negative TB test results (photocopy is acceptable) must be on file in the UTEC office before any student is able to visit a classroom for observation or any other purpose. Instructions for submission will be given during NSO. If proof of a negative TB test is not submitted by the time of the first advising session, a hold will be placed on registration until the TB results are submitted.

Certificate of Clearance

UTEC students are required to complete a Certificate of Clearance. This includes a state-mandated background check. The LiveScan fingerprinting process employed is specifically run for prospective teachers and is more comprehensive than other fingerprinting processes. As a result, no previous fingerprinting is valid. All UTEC students must have LiveScan fingerprinting performed. The UTEC staff will assist students with this process. For students who have not completed the LiveScan fingerprinting process and returned the completed forms to the UTEC office by their first Fieldwork, a hold is placed on registration until the completed forms have been submitted.

Testing (Subject Matter Competency)

In the state of California, as well as in most states, proficiency in a subject area is proven through the passage of specific examinations. California’s examinations are the California Subject Examinations for Teachers, commonly referred to as CSET exams. All students must pass the CSET in the desired subject content area to demonstrate subject matter competence. UTEC participants are expected to have all but one CSET taken and passed by the start of their final UG year. Failure to do so will result in placement on probation, which could interfere with the SOE application process. In some cases, this can result in dismissal from the UTEC. Below is a list and description of the tests.

CBEST (for Single Subject candidates ONLY)

Single Subject candidates take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) in the fall semester of sophomore year. There are six test dates throughout the year (note online registration for the test is required a month in advance). Test dates and registration information can be found online. If a UTEC participant expects to take the CBEST later than the time specified on her/his template, s/he should notify her/his adviser. Additionally, there are other options for fulfilling this requirement; check with your adviser to see if you qualify.

CSET Writing Skills Subtest (for Multiple Subject candidates ONLY)

MS students take the CSET: Writing Skills subtest in lieu of the CBEST. If a MS candidate chooses to take the CBEST, the exam continues to be acceptable as proof of proficiency. There are additional options for fulfilling this requirement; check with your adviser to see if you qualify.

CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers)

The California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) may be taken as early as Sophomore year. It is important to note that all CSET exams must be passed by the time of formal application to the SOE.

Each CSET consists of several subtests. The UTEC staff recommends that you take one subtest at a time, typically one per semester. Students should check with their adviser regarding which subtest to take in a given semester. Fortunately, students may retake a subtest until it is passed.

Test and registration information can be found on the California Educator Credentialing Assessments web site.

CSET for Multiple Subjects

All MS students must pass the Multiple Subjects CSET exams to demonstrate subject matter competence. The three subtests of the MS CSET are typically taken during different undergraduate semesters based on when particular support classes are taken. Specifics and strategies regarding these exams will be discussed during UTEC advising.

Note: Students cannot be admitted into the SOE until all required subtests of the CSET are passed.

For MS candidates there are courses that support passage of the CSET exams. The following coursework is specifically helpful for CSET prep:

Course Units Core
Math for Educators 4 Core B1
Science of Life 4 Core B2
Understanding Our Environment 4 Core B2
Teaching the Life Sciences 2  
Exploring the Physical Sciences 2  
Europe/United States History (except History majors) 4 Core C2
Arts for Educators 4 Core F
UTEC Fieldwork I   Core SL
UTEC Fieldwork II 2 Core SL
UTEC Fieldwork III 2 Core SL
History and Geography of California 2-4  
How Language Works 4 Core A2
Child Development 4  

CSET for Single Subject English

All Single Subject English students must take and pass four CSET subtests in English.

Note: Students cannot be admitted into the SOE until all required subtests of the CSET are passed. Courses should be chosen in conjunction with advisers to properly prepare for taking the CSET exams in English.

CSET for Single Subject Mathematics

All Single Subject Mathematics students must take and pass the two CSET subtests in Mathematics. Admittance into the School of Education is granted after passage of CSET I and II. Passage of the CSET III may be accomplished during the 5th year, or if teaching Calculus is not desired, this test does not need to be taken. Courses should be chosen in conjunction with advisers to properly prepare for taking the CSET in Math.

CSET for Single Subject Science

All Single Subject Science students must take and pass the CSET subtests in Science.

Note: Students cannot be admitted into the SOE until all required subtests of the CSET are passed. Unlike other CSET exams, one of four concentrations in Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Earth & Planetary Science, or Physics must be chosen. Courses should be chosen in conjunction with advisers to properly prepare for taking the CSET exams in any particular science discipline.

CSET for Single Subject Social Science (History)

All Single Subject Social Science students must take and pass the three CSET subtests in Social Science.

Note: Students cannot be admitted into the SOE until all required subtests of the CSET are passed. Courses should be chosen in conjunction with advisers to properly prepare for taking the CSET in Social Science.

CSET Score Reporting

Copies of passing scores for the CBEST/CSET exams must be submitted with the SOE application. Students need to request that reports be sent directly to USF. Additionally, individual score reports must also be provided as part of the SOE application for each student, as institutional reports are not complete listings and are not individualized.

Additional Exams

RICA

The purpose of the RICA (Reading Instruction Competency Assessment) is to ensure that candidates for MS Teaching Credentials and Education Specialist Instruction Credentials (special education) possess the knowledge and skills essential to the provision of effective reading instruction. Beginning teachers need to be able to deliver effective reading instruction that: is based on the results of ongoing assessment; reflects knowledge of state and local reading standards for different grade levels; represents a balanced, comprehensive reading curriculum; and is sensitive to the needs of all students.

MS students should register for a RICA examination following completion of the Early Literacy course, MS C&I Reading and Language Arts course, and the RICA preparation workshop offered by USF. Further information can be found on the California Educator Credentialing Assessments web site.

U.S. Constitution

All students must verify satisfactory completion of the U.S. Constitution requirement by submitting either:

  • Transcripts showing successful completion of a CCTC-approved course in the provisions and principles of the United States Constitution (minimum of two semester units, grade C or better)
    OR
  • passage of an examination on the Constitution offered by a regionally accredited university. An online exam is offered through USF. Contact the Credentials Analyst for the School of Education at 415- 422-2117, ED 031.

More details about these two exams will be provided when appropriate.

School of Education Classes

SOE Attendance

Participants in the UTEC programs take credential courses offered through the Teacher Education Department (TED) in the School of Education (SOE). The attendance requirements for these courses differ from those governing undergraduate courses. These attendance policies are dictated by the requirements of California legislation. As a result, there is no flexibility afforded students with regard to attendance. Students exceeding the allowable absence hours will not receive credit for the course:

  • 1 unit course = 2 hours
  • 2 unit course = 4 hours
  • 3 unit course = 6.25 hours 4 unit course = 8 hours

Four instances of incomplete attendance (arriving late or leaving early) for any given class period constitutes 2 hours of absence.

In the unfortunate instance of exceeding the maximum amount of absence allowed, students will be required to withdraw from the course, re-enroll, and pay course tuition again in a subsequent semester.

SOE Grading Policy

The minimum acceptable grade for all TED courses is B-. Unlike undergraduate courses, a grade of C or C+ is not acceptable. Students earning a grade lower than B- are required to retake the class. Such a setback often affects a UTEC student’s progress through the program, and will reflect poorly on a student’s application to the SOE. If you would like to appeal a course grade, you can find information on the appeal process in the General Catalog

As a UTEC student, in addition to being subject to the policies and procedures that govern undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), you are subject to the policies and procedures found in the Teacher Education Department Credential and Masters' Degree Programs - Student Handbook. All UTEC participants should consult this Handbook (a reference copy may be found in the UTEC office) for rules governing student conduct, attendance, and grading in SOE/TED courses. Additionally, as is the case in undergraduate courses, all students are subject to the stipulations of each individual course syllabus.

The first class taken by all UTEC participants is Introduction to the Teaching Profession (ITP) - INTD 110. This course is open to non-UTEC students who wish to explore the teaching profession. ITP is a 1-unit undergraduate class offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Teacher education credential courses for UTEC students typically begin in the second semester of participation. Required TED courses differ slightly between Single and Multiple Subject students.

Admission to the School of Education

UTEC students apply to the SOE the year prior to their final year in their chosen program. UTEC students will be notified of conditional acceptance status within a few weeks of application. Typically, students who have successfully completed their coursework and other requirements up until this point can expect to be admitted to the SOE. Admission is at the sole discretion of the TED faculty and staff. Performance and conduct in UTEC programs will be taken into consideration in the process.

Additional Information

Studying Abroad

It is possible to study abroad while participating in the 5 year Dual Degree program. The process is completely student-driven; as such, students are required to do a significant amount of preparation before deciding to study abroad. Students must gather all of the information necessary for determining where to study and which classes to take abroad.

Students choosing to study abroad will work with the Global Education Office to coordinate the details related to courses, location, travel, transcripts, etc. Each study abroad situation is different. As a result, the UTEC staff can offer only general advice in the planning of such experiences.

Students participating in the Credential/BA program are not able to study abroad.

Seniors cannot Study Abroad, nor can UTEC students who are on UTEC probation. UTEC students who decide not to study abroad, or are unable due to program or time constraints, do have other options to gain international experience. Students can participate in alternative USF-sponsored international experiences, including immersion trips or service projects offered during Intersession, Spring Break, or Summer.

Leaving the UTEC

Participation in UTEC programs is voluntary and can be discontinued at any time. An exit survey is required. Exit surveys are conducted to enable the gathering of information that may be used to make improvements to the program. They are not intended to convince students to remain in the program. It is important to note that an advising hold on registration will remain in place until the exit survey is submitted.

Important Note

This handbook contains valuable information. While we strive to keep this handbook up to date, state and federal regulations can change very quickly. It is crucial that students read their USF Connect email to keep abreast of current requirements. Unlike the rest of the College of Arts and Sciences, requirements for the UTEC may change while a student is in the program. Students may need to satisfy the new requirements, different from those that were in place at the time of entrance into the program. While we will try to avoid this situation, we are required to follow California State regulations. Should such a circumstance arise, the UTEC staff will help students meet new requirements.

Contact Information:

UTEC Office Phone Email
Main Office Education 118 422-4308 utec@usfca.edu
Michael Rozendal
Academic Director
K Hall 286 422-5431 marozendal@usfca.edu
Mary Coen
Administrative Director
Education 245 422-5113 mlcoen@usfca.edu
Melissa Hope
Program Manager & Adviser
Education 125 422-6321 mlhope@usfca.edu
Kahanu Salavea
Program Assistant
Education 118 422-4308 wksalavea@usfca.edu

Addendum One: University Requirements

Unit Requirement

All USF students must complete at least 128 units to graduate. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Major Requirement

UTEC students must meet all of the requirements for their major. Typically, a major requires a minimum of 40 units, although, many majors require more than 40 units. Please note that all majors have specific class requirements in addition to unit requirements.

Language Requirement

Single Subject Language Requirement

All students pursuing a BA degree, whose native language is English, must successfully complete the 3rd semester of a language, or for a few languages, the 2nd semester. All students pursuing a BS degree, whose native language is English, must successfully complete the 2nd semester of a language. Exemption from this requirement may be obtained through establishment of language proficiency as determined by results of the online Foreign Language Placement Test, transfer of equivalent college-level course credit, or achievement of a minimum score of 4 on any foreign language CEEB Advanced Placement Exam.

Multiple Subject Language Requirement

Currently, the language requirement is waived for Multiple Subjects candidates participating in UTEC programs.

Core Requirement

All USF students must complete 44 units of Core classes in 11 different areas. Note that some of the classes required for subject matter competence also count as Core classes. For instance, the UTEC Fieldwork courses fulfill the Service Learning Core requirement. While UTEC and major advisers will discuss Core requirements with students, it is ultimately the students’ responsibility to ensure fulfillment of these requirements prior to graduation.

Addendum Two: Teacher Education Courses

Credential/Master's Degree Coursework

Required courses and recommended sequence (actual coursework plan will vary per individual student).

Dual degree multiple subject students (grades K-5):

Year Fall Spring
Year One Introduction to Teaching (1) Learning and Teaching (3)
Year Two Education of Exceptional Children (3)

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3)
Early Field Experience I (1-2)

Education of Bilingual Children (3)
Year Three MS C and I Social Studies (2) MC C and I Math and Science (4)

MS C and I Visual and Performing Arts (1)
Year Four Teaching, Learning, and Technology (2) Health Education (1)

Early Field Experience II (1-2)
Year Five MS C and I Early Literacy (3)

MS C and I Reading and Language Arts (3)

Student Teaching I (2)

MA Course I (3)
Student Teaching II (3)

Student Teaching III (3)

MA Course II (3)

Dual degree single subject students (grades 6-12):

Year Fall Spring
Year One Introduction to Teaching (1) Learning and Teaching (3)
Year Two Early Field Experience I SS (1-2)

Education of Bilingual Children (3)
Education of Exceptional Children (3)

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3)
Year Three   Teaching Adolescents (3)
Year Four SS C and I Subject Specific I (3)

Teaching, Learning, and Technology (2)

Early Field Experience II SS(1-2)
Health Education (1)

SS C and I Subject Specific II (2)
Year Five SS C and I Academic Literacy (3)

Student Teaching I (2)

MA Course I (3)
Student Teaching II (3)

Student Teaching III (3)

MA Course II (3)

MA SPED 1-Year Add-on:

Summer Fall Spring Summer
Data Based Instruction (3) Assessment in SPED (3) Behavior Management (3) MA Thesis Project (2)
Collaboration and Consultation (3) C and I Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2) Instruct. Use of Technology (2)  
SPED Research Methods (3) Intern Teaching Seminar I (2) Intern Teaching Seminar II (1)  
Devel. of Legal/Edu Foundations (3)      
Edu Practices for Learning Spec. (3)      

Addendum Three: Program Expenses

Administrative Costs (all students) When Cost Years
TB Test As soon as you begin a UTEC program $35 Good for 3 years
LiveScan Before your first field placement $75 Good for 5 years
Certificate of Clearance Before your first field placement $55 Good for 5 years
Tests and Multiple Subject Students Tests
CSET Writing Skills Sophomore Year $63 1 Test
CSETs Sophomore-Junior Years $99 each 3 Tests
Single Subject Students Tests
CBEST Sophomore Year $102 1 Test
CSET Math Sophomore-Junior Years $99 each 2-3 Tests
CSET Science Sophomore-Junior Years $134 each 2 Tests
CSET Social Science (Hist) Sophomore-Junior Years $99 each 3 Tests
CSET English Sophomore-Junior Years $72-$75 each 4 Tests

More information can be found on the CBEST/CSET and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) websites.