Certificate Programs

CSU East Bay has certificate programs for individuals wishing to enhance their math or science content knowledge in order to teach middle school math or science. Completion of these certificate programs should prepare students to demonstrate subject matter competency by passing the California Subject Exam for Teachers. Practicing multiple subject teachers can get an added authorization in either the Foundational Level Mathematics credential or the Foundational Level General Science credential after completing the certificate program and passing the necessary CSET exam. Individuals new to teaching need also to complete an accredited credential program.

Foundational Level Mathematics Certificate

The Foundational Mathematics certificate program is designed for students who would like to teach middle school math or would like to become K-5 math specialists. Credentialed teachers who complete this program and pass the Math CSET I and II exams qualify for the Foundational-level Added Authorization in Mathematics.

Candidate for this program should have or plan to obtain their Multiple Subjects teaching credential or a Single Subject teaching credential in a subject other than mathematics. Students who complete this program will be well prepared to teach mathematics at the K-8 level, will have completed the State required Methods Courses in Single Subject Mathematics and will have the content knowledge required to pass the Math CSET I and II exams.

Foundational Level General Science Program

More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Danika LeDuc at danika.leduc@csueastbay.edu or (510) 885-3463.

CSUEB offers a sequence of classes designed for students interested in teaching middle school science or become K-5 science specialists. Credentialed teachers who complete this program and pass the Science CSET I and II exams qualify for the Foundational-level Added Authorization in Science.

Candidates for this program should have or plan to obtain their Multiple Subjects teaching credential or a Single Subject teaching credential in a subject other than science. Students in this program will be well prepared to teach middle school science, with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning and real-world applications, will have completed the State-required Methods Courses and will have the content knowledge to pass the Science CSET I and II exams.

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