Antioch’s Multiple Subject teacher preparation program prepares candidates to teach multiple subjects in self-contained classrooms to young people generally in grades K-6. Taught by practitioners in the field, this credential provides candidates with up to the minute skills that will create a successful teaching experience.
The program’s course of study is accredited by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
This credentialing program is offered by AU Los Angeles.
The Preliminary Multiple Subject is designed to be completed in a 12-month period and is full-time. Students generally attend classes on Monday and Thursday evenings from 4pm – 10pm, and participate in novice teaching for 2 quarters, or 20 weeks (10 weeks each quarter). Placements are made by the University and are sensitive to the geographic considerations of the student.
Candidates are placed in schools in each of the 4 quarters, beginning with 10 hours of observation in the first quarter, followed by 10 days for the second quarter, and half-time field experiences for quarter 3, and full-time novice teaching for quarter 4. For those who are already school aides or teachers, your school might be a possible site for the novice teaching experience. Check with the Department for approval.
Quarter 1: Connecting
Systems: TEP 5360: Foundations of Social Justice Education
Access: TEP 5440: Child Development and Learning
Communication: TEP 5450: Language Development and Acquisition
Integration and Currency: TEP 5100: Science: Discovery Teaching, Action Learning
Quarter 2: Designing
Systems: TEP 5330: Field Practicum and TEP 5650: Adaptation Pedagogy
Access: TEP 6010A: Social and Legal Dimensions of Special Education and TEP 6010B: Teaching and Accommodating Students with Disabilities
Communication: TEP 5130: Arts in Culture and Learning
Integration and Currency: TEP 5070: Real World Math and TEP 5190: Educational Technology
Quarter 3: Evaluating
Systems: TEP/TESE 5120: Student Teaching with Proseminar I
Access: TEP 5380: Classroom Organization and Assessment
Communication: TEP 5050: Reading Instruction in Elementary School Classrooms
Integration and Currency: TEP 5040: Social Science and Children’s Experience
Quarter 4: Integration and Currency
Systems: TEP/TESE 5150: Student Teaching with Proseminar II
Access: TEP 5370: Mediation and Conflict
Communication: TEP 5110: Language Arts Curricula: Theory and Methods
Integration and Currency: TEP 6020: Advocating for Healthy Children and TEP 5250: Physical Education and Movement
CBEST and CSET Requirements
- The CBEST must be passed by the end of the first quarter
- 2 sections of the CSET passed by the end of the second quarter
- 3rd section of the CSET passed by the end of the third quarter
Please review the registration deadlines and test dates as the CBEST is offered a limited number of times each year. For more information about the CBEST, visit cbest.nesinc.com.
Please note that all students who earn a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential MUST pass both the CBEST and CSET.
How to Apply to Preliminary Multiple Subject or Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credentials
- Complete the Online Application.
- Send in official transcript indicating Bachelor’s degree conferral from a regionally accredited college or university. Requested copy of official transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office at Antioch University Los Angeles from the institution from which you received your accredited bachelor’s degree. A student copy of a transcript may be submitted with your application, but official transcripts are required upon admission.
Please submit all materials to: Admissions Office, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230. All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
Admission to the education department will be determined by a personal one-on-one interview with the Department Chair which allows the applicant the opportunity to share their particular interests and qualifications.
|Quarter||International*/Priority** Application||Final Application***||Classes Begin|
|Fall 2019||Jul 22, 2019||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||Sep 30, 2019|
|Winter 2020||Oct 21, 2019||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||Jan 6, 2020|
|Spring 2020||Feb 14, 2020||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||Mar 30, 2020|
*In addition to satisfying AULA’s admission requirements for a specific academic program, International Students have additional, general requirements that must be met for admission.
***All application requirements (all unofficial or official transcripts, admissions essay(s) or program specific requirements) must be submitted at the time of final application deadline
|Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Teacher Credentialing|
|Tuition per quarter|
|First Quarter (half-time)||$4,499|
|Second, Third and Fourth Quarter (full-time)||$7,498|
Please note: Additional fees for all AULA programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
A majority of AULA students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AULA.
Antioch is a proud partner of the Progressive Education Network.