World Language: ELD Subject Matter Preparation Program for the Secondary Credential

First World Language: ELD Subject Matter Preparation Program in California

TESOL CSUF NEWS Opens in new window In December 2015, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved the World Language: English Language Development (ELD) subject matter preparation program (SMPP) offered by the TESOL Program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Fullerton. This is the first World Language: ELD single subject matter preparation program approved by the CCTC in the state.

Content of Program

The World Language: ELD Program at California State University, Fullerton prepares prospective secondary teachers of English Language Development with a thorough knowledge of English as essential to teaching second language learners in California schools.  The program includes an array of courses providing background on English Learners in California and the United States and instruction in Applied Linguistics, culture, assessment, literacy, English Language Development, and principles of receptive and productive language instruction and assessment. The program design has been guided by the CTC Standards, the California State Board of Education ELA/ELD Framework, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards (formerly NCATE), and the national standards for P-12 teacher preparation as developed by the TESOL Association.  

For Foreign Language Majors

Icon of world flagsStudents who are majoring in Spanish, French, and Japanese at CSU Fullerton may follow the attached “Road Maps” to complete both subject matter preparation for secondary Spanish, French, and Japanese instructors as well as the subject matter preparation for ELD instructors while completing their bachelor’s degrees at CSUF.  In addition, this coursework will also prepare them with all prerequisites for the secondary credential program offered by the Department of Secondary Education in new window .

For Other Majors

Students who are majoring in all other majors at CSU Fullerton should meet with an advisor in  the Center for Careers in Teaching in new window and an advisor in the TESOL Program to discuss a study plan that will allow the student to complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and the ELD SSMP as efficiently as possible.  

Undergraduate TESOL Certificate

The courses taken for the World Language: ELD SMPP may double-count for the 18-unit Undergraduate TESOL Certificate at CSUF that prepares instructors to teach English in the U.S. or abroad in a variety of settings.

Advisement Sheet for the World Language: ELD SMPP

Please see attached advisement sheet for a list of required courses for the World Language: ELD Subject Matter Preparation Program.

Student Document Resources

CSUF ELD SSMP Advisement Sheet PDF File Opens in new window   Road Maps for Advisement for French-Japanese -and-Spanish Majors PDF File Opens in new window