Title 5 §80005(a) clarifies the authorization for the subject areas for service in departmentalized classes to allow an individual to be assigned to teach classes that fall within the broad single subject areas.  Some subjects are listed under more than one subject, and the employing agency must make the decision which broad single subject area the content of the class falls under for subject listed under more than one subject.

The regulation allows flexibility at the local level.  An employing agency may determine that an individual may teach a class directly related in content to one of the broad subject areas if the subject is not already listed under another subject area.  There is no flexibility if the class already appears on the list below.

Subject AreaSubjects that Fall Within Single Subject Area
AgricultureAgricultural management, agricultural mechanics, agricultural science, animal science, forestry, horticulture, landscaping, and plant science
ArtArt appreciation, art history, arts and crafts, art theory, calligraphy, cartooning, ceramics, commercial art, costume design, crafts, design, drawing, humanities, illustration, interior decoration, jewelry, leathermaking, painting, photography, sculpture, stagecraft, and yearbook
BusinessAccounting, business communications, business English, business mathematics, business management, business marketing, computer concepts and applications, consumer education, data processing, economics, general office occupations, keyboarding, marketing, shorthand, typewriting, and word processing
DanceComposition and production, folk/traditional, hip hop, ballet, modern, jazz, world
EnglishComposition, creative writing, debate, forensics, grammar, humanities, journalism, language arts, language structure, literature, poetry, public speaking, speech, and yearbook
HealthChild development, family life, human sexuality, nutrition, sexually transmitted disease education, and substance abuse
Home EconomicsChild development, clothing, consumer education, family life, foods, family economics, housing, human development, interior design, nutrition, parenting, and textiles
Industrial and Technology EducationAutomotive mechanics, carpentry, computer technology, construction, drafting, electricity, electronics, industrial crafts, industrial design, metals, millwork, photography, plastics, radio and television, technical science/power mechanics, welding, and woods
MathematicsBasic or general mathematics, algebra, calculus, computer science, consumer mathematics, geometry, mathematical analysis, statistics and probability, and trigonometry
MusicInstrumental music, music appreciation, music theory, musical theater, and vocal music
Physical EducationAquatics, fundamental and creative movement, gymnastics, interscholastic sports, motor development or learning, physical conditioning, sports, and weightlifting
Science: Biological ScienceAnatomy, biology, botany, ecology, environmental science, evolution, genetics, physiology, and zoology
Science: ChemistryChemical reactions, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and structure and stability
Science: GeosciencesAstronomy, cosmology, earth science, forestry, geology, meteorology, oceanography, and paleontology
Science: PhysicsEnergy, mechanics, and thermodynamics
Social ScienceAmerican government, anthropology, contemporary issues, current events, cultural studies, economics, ethnic studies, geography, government, history, humanities, international government, law, politics, psychology, sociology, United States history, and world history
TheaterActing, directing, performance and production, improvisation, musical theater, playwriting, stagecraft, make-up and costume design
World LanguagesCourses in culture, grammar, composition, language structure, and literature of the language listed on the document

Note, a single subject teaching credential in Ethnic Studies does not currently exist.  Therefore, Ethnic Studies is subsumed within the single subject credential in Social Science.

Updated September 21, 2021