Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH)

Program Description

The STAH option is available to school nurses who wish to position themselves to become faculty of record for health classes within public school districts. The STAH is not required for the school nurse credential but is considered a supplemental credential. Candidates for the STAH must hold a school nurse credential or apply for both credentials at the same time. The STAH authorizes nurses to provide health education instruction beyond that of periodic guest presentations (e.g., Family Life Education) and allows school administrators to utilize nurses in the capacity of health educators through the provision of direct and regular health instruction.

Program Requirements

Completion of nine units of educational pedagogy including a supervised student (practice) teaching experience and passing of the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test).

NURS 214CEducational Program Development in Nursing II3
NURS 294Practicum in Educational Program Development in Nursing3
Total Units6