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Preliminary Coursework

​​​Required Coursework for most Preliminary Credential Candidates

  • Early Program Orientation

  • Foundations

  • Emphasis

  • Portfolio (required only for credentials earned prior to December 2019)

Coursework that may also be required, if not previously completed:

  • CPR for Infant, Child and Adults (check with local Community Colleges or Red Cross for offerings in your area)​

  • Health Education (SDCOE offers this course in conjunction with Brandman University)

  • U.S. Constitution (SDCOE offers this course in conjunction with Brandman University)

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Coursework begins after formal recommend or transfer is received, verified, and candidate is accepted into the program.

Special Subjects coursework falls under the CTE path. You will be participating in CTE coursework, relevant to your special subjects setting. 

  • The registration link for the first course is emailed to the candidate once they are recommended for a preliminary credential. As each course is successfully completed, a certificate of completion is emailed to the candidate along with the registration link for the next required course. Course registration will close at 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the course start date.
  • Candidate may request to withdraw from a course within 48 hours of the course start date/time. Request to withdraw must be received by SDCOE DS within this timeframe. 
  • Should a candidate enroll and not successfully complete a course, they will not receive a certificate of completion or the registration link to the next course. He or she will be notified by the SDCOE DS program of his or her non-completion status and required to register and pay for future course sessions, until he or she successfully completes the course.