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Chapter 1 Credentials Issued Under the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970 Article 3 Examinations and Subject Matter Specific Subject Matter Authorizations   

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(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 a specific 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 directly related to each subject from subsection (b) to be listed, or

(2) 32 semester or 48 quarter hours of non-remedial collegiate coursework directly related to the requested subject listed in subsection (b) except for history which requires a minimum of 16 semester units in both world history and U. S. history. 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 purposes 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 a specific subject matter authorization to a valid teaching credential specified in Education Code Section 44256(a) and (b):

Art History/Appreciation

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Civics/Government

Dance

Drama/Theatre

Economics (social science)

English Composition

Geography

Geosciences

History

Instrumental Music

Literature

Photography

Physics

Plant Science

Three-Dimensional Art

Two-Dimensional Art

Vocal Music

(c) A subject specified in subsection (b) as a specific subject matter authorization authorizes the holder to teach courses in the specific subject in departmentalized classes in grades preschool and K-12 or in classes organized primarily for adults.

Authority cited:

Education Code 12001

Education Code 44225

Reference:

Education Code 44225(e)

Education Code 44256

20 USC 6319(a)

20 USC 7801(23)

(Added by Register 2004, No. 47)