Chapter 1 Credentials Issued Under the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970 Article 3 Examinations and Subject Matter Programs Introductory Subject Matter Authorizations
(a) The holder of a valid teaching credential specified in Education Code Section 44256(a) and (b) may have one or more of the subjects listed in subsection (b) added as an introductory subject matter authorization. Equivalent quarter hours may be used to meet the semester hour requirement. The candidate shall verify completion of either (1) or (2) below:
(1) a collegiate major from a regionally accredited college or university in a subject or in a subject directly related to each subject from subsection (b) to be listed, or
(2) 32 semester or 48 quarter hours of non-remedial collegiate coursework in a subject listed in subsection (b). Included within the 32 semester or 48 quarter hours is a minimum of three semester or four quarter hours in each of the specific content areas listed for the subject in subsection (b) except for Science which requires a minimum of six semester or eight quarter hours in each of the specific content areas listed. A grade of "C" or above in any course used to meet the provisions of this subsection shall be required. Non-remedial coursework for the purpose of this section shall be defined as coursework that is applicable toward a bachelor's degree or a higher degree at a regionally accredited college or university.
(b) The following subjects may be added as introductory subject matter authorizations to a valid teaching credential specified in Education Code Section 44256(a) and (b):
(1) Art, with the content areas of art history including aesthetics and appreciation, two-dimensional art including drawing, painting, and printmaking, three-dimensional art including sculpture and ceramics, and photography/computer generated imagery;
(2) English with the content areas of grammar or language structure, advanced composition, speech, drama or theatre, and literature;
(3) A Language Other Than English (specify) with the content areas of grammar, composition, culture, conversation, and literature;
(4) Mathematics with the content areas of algebra, advanced algebra, geometry, probability or statistics, and development of the real number system or introduction to mathematics;
(5) Music with the content areas of vocal music including the analysis of repertoire and literature appreciation for developing musicians, instrumental music including the analysis of repertoire and literature appreciation for developing musicians, aural musicianship, keyboard, music history including music appreciation, world music, conducting, and music theory;
(6) Science with the content areas of biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, and physics; and
(7) Social Science with the content areas of United States history, California history, world history, world civilization or world cultures, physical geography, and United States government.
(c) A subject specified in subsection (b) as an introductory subject matter authorization authorizes the holder to teach only the subject matter content typically included for that subject in curriculum guidelines and textbooks approved for study in grades 9 and below to students in preschool, kindergarten, grades 1-12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.
Education Code 12001
Education Code 44225
Education Code 44225(e)
Education Code 44256
Education Code 44349
(Added by Register 2004, No. 47)