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Students seeking a California Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential should choose to major in Liberal Studies. The addition of the Education Minor may shorten the credentialing process. Students will receive advisement counseling regarding the use of the Education Minor courses.
Completion of the preliminary credential includes a post-Baccalaureate semester of student teaching. Multiple subjects candidates may, with the Dean's approval, choose to do half of their student teaching in their home community, nationally or internationally.
Simpson University's Preliminary Teaching Credential for Multiple Subjects and Single Subject are fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Student teaching in local elementary schools (for multiple-subject candidates) or secondary schools (for single-subject candidates) is for 15 weeks, under the guidance of a university supervisor with the cooperation of master teachers. Candidates gain experience in multicultural settings and in regular classrooms.
Student teaching is done in cooperation with public schools. For multiple-subject candidates, there may be opportunity for one of the two assignments to be in a non-public school or in a foreign country.
"The quality instruction I received at Simpson, the expertise and guidance of a true Master Teacher and the support from an excellent administrator, have allowed me to grow into a confident beginning teacher." — Maria Hill, M.A. Ed/AET
"Your class has changed the way I think about teaching for the better." — Jeff Reid
"Thank you to each of you for helping build me into the teacher I am today. The Lord used each of your strong knowledge bases to prepare me for the challenges I face in the classroom on a daily basis. There are hard moments, but they are forever worth it because of the impact I know it will have on my student's future. Thank you for pushing, challenging, supporting, and encouraging me throughout my journey to become a teacher!" — Holly (Gilbreth) Atkinson