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Exit Requirements:

The following are not admission requirements, but they must be satisfied prior to obtaining a Preliminary California Teaching Credential.  Candidates who have not satisfied these requirements must take the appropriate coursework or examination while completing the teacher credential program.

1.     Passing the edTPA Teaching Performance Assessment:  This is a performance exercise that you will be working on throughout our program.  You will be required to receive a passing score on all parts of this assessment to be eligible for a California credential.

2.    Passing Score on RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment): This test is taken during the program after your Reading Methods course.  MULTIPLE subject candidates only.

3.    U.S. Constitution:  All credential candidates are required to verify completion of a collegiate-level course or examination covering the principles and provisions of the United States Constitution.  If you are a California State University (CSU) graduate, you have automatically met this requirement.  Typically this requirement is satisfied by a general education course covering the colonial period of American history (through 1820) or a course covering American government and politics.  A grade of credit, “C” or better must be earned. The U.S. Constitution requirement for credentialing purposes may be different from the graduation requirement for the bachelor’s degree. Contact the Office of Student Services (EBA 259, with questions about other courses.

The following courses will meet this U.S. Constitution requirement.  This is not an exhaustive list.

 School Approved U.S. Constitution Courses
 SDSU AFRAS 170A, HIST 109, HIST 115, HIST 409, HIST 413, CCS 120A, CCS 141A, POLS 102, POLS 305, POLS 320, WMNST 341A


 HIST 108, HIST 114, HIST 118, HIST 180,  POLSCI 121
 San Diego Community Colleges
(City Mesa, Miramar)
 BLAS 140A, CHIC 141A, HIST 109, HIST 115A, POLI 102, POLI 103
 Southwester College
 AFRO 110, HIST 100, HIST 110, HIST 121, MAS 141, PS 102

You may also take the US Constitution exam through the University of Notre Dame:

4.    CPR Training:  Before completion of the credential program, all candidates must have proof on file of current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that covers infant, child, and adult CPR skills.  Training must meet the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) or the American Red Cross (ARC).  Candidates must submit a scan of their CPR card (both sides) issued by the training agency.

Please contact the following organizations for information on CPR training:
•    American Heart Association – (877) 242-4277 or (877) AHA-4CPR
•    American Red Cross – (619) 542-7400
•    A-B-CPR & First Aid Training – (619) 281-3304
•    CPR Today (on-line course)


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