Credential Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses Credential Program

Prerequisite Enrollment Options

Summer: All Prerequisites required for the basic credential programs are offered during Summer session. Registration approval by the School of Education is required prior to enrolling through School of Extended and International Education (SEIE). Summer session schedule is found at SEIE Summer schedule.

Fall or Spring: Submit a Graduate application via Cal State Apply and mention in the Statement of Purpose section that you want to take prerequisites.

Candidates may apply to a basic credential program prior to completion of or enrollment in the prerequisites. All prerequisite coursework must be completed in order to begin a Multiple or Single credential program.

Prerequisite Courses by Program

Multiple Subject Credential Program
EDUC 417 (3) School and Society*

*EDMS 419 (3) Identity and Agency for Socially Just Classrooms and Communities
This is a prerequisite for all students beginning the program on or after Fall 2017.
Note: EDMS 419 replaces EDMS 470 as a Multiple Subject program prerequisite. Students who have already successfully completed EDMS 470 (3) Multicultural Pedagogy will be able to substitute it for EDMS 419.

Single Subject Credential Program
EDUC 417 (3) School and Society*
EDSS 418 (3) Development in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood*

Special Education
There are no prerequisite courses.

*GE courses

Course Substitution Process

If you believe that you completed comparable coursework, please complete the Request for Substitution form  and submit to the School of Education.  One form is required per SSU course. Transcripts and course descriptions must accompany this form.

List of alternate courses offered in the CSU system for EDUC 417 and EDUC 418

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Credentials Office at 707-664-2832 or email