Education

Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

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Credential Descriptions

Multiple Subject Credential

The Multiple Subject credential program prepares candidates with the requisite knowledge and skills to teach all subjects in a self-contained class in grades 12 and below.

CBU’s state-approved Elementary Subject Matter Program offers a specialized curriculum that prepares students to teach multiple subjects specifically in an elementary educational setting.

Single Subject Credential

Graduates of this credential program will be prepared to demonstrate competency in their chosen single subject area, qualifying them to teach specific subjects in grades 12 and below.

Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities — Level I and Level II

Candidates who complete this credential are qualified to teach students with a range of special needs, including students with learning disabilities, mild-to-moderate mental retardation, attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and serious emotional disturbances. Teachers with these credentials are approved to teach in grades K-12 and in adult classes. An internship option is available.

Education Specialist in Moderate/Severe Disabilities — Level I and Level II

This credential prepares candidates to teach students with a range of learning challenges including autism, deaf-blindness, moderate-to-severe mental retardation, multiple disabilities and serious emotional disturbance. Teachers with this credential are approved to teach in grades K-12 and in adult classes. An internship option is available.

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (ASC)

This credential program is designed to prepare educators to advance professionally as visionary leaders and change agents shaping and implementing innovative curriculums and instructional programs. The ASC program provides students an efficient route into education administration.

Blending best practices, relevant research, case studies and practical hands-on learning experiences, the ASC curriculum equips candidates with methods and strategies they can apply directly to their current work situations. Interdisciplinary courses cover a range of topics, including educational leadership, staff development, school law and finance, governance and policy, community relations and educational research.

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) in School Psychology

Designed for working adults, the Master of Science in Education with a specialization in School Psychology equips candidates with the competitive skills, knowledge and training to advance in a career as a professional School Psychologist. Candidates in this program work toward the M.S. in Education, and may apply for recommendation for the PPS credential. All PPS credential coursework applies to the MS degree, allowing candidates to complete both programs concurrently. An internship option is available.

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) in School Counseling

The Master of Science in Education with a specialization in School Counseling enhances the expertise and competitive qualifications of students interested in advancing professionally as school counselors. Candidates simultaneously work toward the M.S. in Education and, upon recommendation, may apply for the PPS Credential. All PPS coursework applies to the MS degree, allowing candidates to complete both programs concurrently. An internship option is available.