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Institutionally Approved Subject Matter Equivalencies.   

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Regionally accredited California colleges and universities approved by the Commission to offer subject matter programs in compliance with Education Code Section 44256 shall be authorized to determine the equivalence of courses and programs to their Commission approved program which students may submit from another institution. The Commission shall accept the verification of subject matter equivalence from approved institutions provided that, with the exception of persons whose academic and professional preparation were completed in regionally accredited institutions outside of California, the applicant for a multiple or single subject teaching credential has completed all or part of his or her undergraduate or graduate academic or professional preparation at the institution determining the equivalency of the subject matter. The Commission shall also accept the verification of subject matter equivalence from an approved institution where the applicant has not completed course work when neither the degree granting institution nor the institution at which the program is being completed has an approved subject matter program in the subject to be listed on the credential. However, the verification of subject matter equivalence must be in the applicant's degree major. The Commission shall also accept the verification of subject matter equivalence from an approved institution where the applicant has not completed course work if the equivalence was approved prior to the implementation of these regulations and all academic standards required in the institution's approved subject matter have been met.

For applicants whose academic and professional preparation were completed in regionally accredited institutions outside of California, the Commission shall accept subject matter equivalence determinations by approved California institutions so long as the institution submits verification that the out-of-state applicant has met requirements equivalent to those in the institution's approved program. Such verification shall include, but not be limited to, a listing of courses completed by the applicant deemed to be equivalent to courses in the institutions approved program, attainment of all academic standards required in the institution's approved program, and successful completion of any final assessment required of students in the institution's approved program.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44259(b)(5)

(Amended by Register 96, No. 18.)