A departmentalized classroom setting is one in which an instructor teaches a specific subject matter area to a group of students.  The instructor may teach specific content to several different groups of students during multiple classes throughout the day.  This is the classroom organization usually found in middle, junior, or high school settings, but may also be found at the elementary level in classes such as art, physical education, science, mathematics, and music.  Departmentalized settings are authorized by a Single Subject teaching credential.

DepartmentalizedEd Code/Reg
Single Subject areas and approved subsumed subjectsTitle 5 80005
Additional services authorized by certain Single Subject authorizationsTitle 5 80004
Single Subject Credentials authorizing CTE/Voc. Education instructionTitle 5 80004
Local Assignment Options (Departmentalized)Ed Code/Reg
Single Subject holder to grades 5-8 in any subject (12 units)Education Code 44258.2
Multiple Subject holder to grades 9 and below in any subject (12 units)Education Code 44256(b)
Holder of a credential based on BA and student teaching to teach departmentalized classes in K-12Education Code 44258.3
Credential holder (other than PE) to coach a competitive sport for PE creditEducation Code 44258.7 (b)
Full-time teacher with special skills may be assigned to teach in an elective areaEducation Code 44258.7 (c) &(d)
Credential holder may serve in a departmentalized class (18 units)Education Code 44263
Credentialed teachers to teach departmentalized classes in which the course content does not fall within the broad statutory subject areasTitle 5 80005 (b)
Holder of a credential based on BA, teacher preparation program, and student teaching may serve as a school site, district, or county staff developerTitle 5 80020.4 (a) & (b)
Holder of a credential based on BA, teacher preparation program, and student teaching may serve as a school site program directorTitle 5 80020.4.1
Short-Term Staff PermitTitle 5 80021
Provisional Internship PermitTitle 5 80021.1
General Education Limited Assignment Permit (GELAP)Title 5 80027
Special Education Limited Assignment Permit (SELAP)Title 5 80027.1
Special Teaching Authorization in Health (School Nurse)Title 5 80050
Local approval for Short-Term WaiversTitle 5 80123 (a)
Professor employed by a postsecondary institution community college level to teach a course for which the student earns college and high school credit.Education Code 48800
Professor employed by a postsecondary institution community college level to teach a course for which the student earns college and high school credit when the governing board of the community college district has entered into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the school districtEducation Code 76004
Updated September 21, 2021