Education: Credential (EDUC)

EDUC 200   The Teacher and Technology   1 Unit

Students are introduced to five educational technology themes represented in the California Teaching Performance Expectations. Knowledge, skills and resources introduced in this course are applied throughout the Teacher Credential Program courses and will ultimately prepare candidates in their professional practice to facilitate learning as best enabled and supported by technology. Recommended concurrent enrollment with EDUC 204/EDSP 204. Prerequisites: Certificate of clearance; for undergraduates, must be taken before 400-level courses.

EDUC 204   Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations   2 Units

This course will present the historical and philosophical foundations of teaching in California schools through the broad examination of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). Through course activities students will develop awareness of the TPEs. Students are required to participate in 20 hours of fieldwork observation. Through these observations students will recognize the range of service delivery options for diverse populations of pupils. All fieldwork assignments are university assigned. Students are required to complete the observations during k-12 public school hours. Students must arrange their own transportation to the school site. Minimum grade of B- is required for those students applying to the School of Education. Prerequisites: Certificate of clearance; current TB (tuberculosis) test.

EDUC 301   Typical and Atypical Development of Diverse Learners   3 Units

This course will present the major concepts, principles, theories, research, and applications related to the typical and atypical cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and moral development of children and adolescent pupils in inclusive classrooms. Students will learn the major concepts, principles, and research associated with human learning, achievement, motivation, conduct, and attitude as they examine the characteristics of exceptional persons with mild to moderate disabilities.

EDUC 501   Planning and Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms   3 Units

In this course students will learn a variety of approaches to planning, managing, delivering, and assessing instruction in inclusive classrooms as they examine both formal and informal assessment including curriculum-based assessment. Students will learn and apply principles and strategies of differentiated instruction to assessment and instructional planning for diverse pupils. Corequisites: EDUC 204, EDUC 301. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

EDUC 502   Creating Positive and Inclusive Learning Environments   3 Units

This course will examine classroom strategies for the inclusive classroom including development of individual behavior management plans. The Individual Educational Program/Individualized Family Service Plan (IEP/IFSP) processes, legal requirements, and responsibilities will be examined along with the effects of pupil health and safety on learning. Students will learn skills for communicating, collaborating, and working with families, and supporting professionals and school personnel. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 204 (concurrent enrollment), EDUC 301 (concurrent enrollment).

EDUC 522   Math and Science Methods: Elementary   2 Units

Students will learn approaches to planning, managing, delivering, and assessing instruction in science and mathematics as they draw on social, cultural, historical foundations, and learning theory in planning instruction. Corequisite: EDUC 523. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 551.

EDUC 523   Integrated Curriculum Methods: Elementary   2 Units

Students will learn approaches to planning, managing, delivering, and assessing instruction in history, arts, and physical education as they draw on social, cultural, historical foundations, and learning theory in planning instruction. Corequisite: EDUC 522. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 551.

EDUC 524   Secondary Curriculum and Methods   4 Units

This course will provide students preparing to teach in secondary schools with an understanding of the curriculum as they examine recent research, use the California Frameworks, and K-12 Content Standards to explore their subject areas and evaluate curriculum materials. Emphasis is given to preparing lesson plans that meet the diverse needs of pupils. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 551.

EDUC 551   Language and Culture   3 Units

This course will addresses on the impact of cultural, socio-economic status, religion, and gender on the education of elementary and secondary pupils as students examine theories of first and second language acquisition and effective strategies for teaching English learners. Students will apply these strategies to course activities and assignments. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501 (concurrent enrollment).

EDUC 560   Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms   4 Units

This course will focus on preparing students to instruct reading and language arts in diverse classrooms following the guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) in 2008, the California Reading/Language Arts Frameworks and Standards, and the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Content Specifications. Corequisite: EDUC 580. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501, EDUC 502,EDUC 522 (concurrent enrollment), EDUC 523 (concurrent enrollment), EDUC 551.

EDUC 570   Content Area Literacy Instruction   4 Units

This course will examine theory and practice in reading instruction as applied to the content areas of middle and secondary schools with an emphasis on development of reading techniques ranging from assessment of individual skills to selection of appropriate materials and strategies for instruction in subject areas for diverse classrooms. The guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the California Language Arts Frameworks and Standards serve as the basis for this course. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 551.

EDUC 580   Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum: Field Experience   1 Unit

Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum is a seminar course with 40 hours of field experience. Through field work, reflective practice and weekly seminars, candidates develop an understanding of the California TPA. Candidates will develop a deeper understanding of the “Plan, Teach & Assess, Reflect, Apply” teaching cycle and how to meet the needs of diverse learners. The field experience hours provides an opportunity to develop teaching skills in a classroom setting. This course is comprised of several components: weekly seminars, field experience, and self-evaluation of the California Teaching Performance Expectations. TPA Program and Field Experience Fee: $275. Corequisite: EDUC 560. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 501, EDUC 502, EDUC 522 (concurrent enrollment), EDUC 523 (concurrent enrollment), EDUC 551.

EDUC 580A   Practicum: Field Experience II   1 Unit

This course is for those who have met the requirements for EDUC 480/EDUC 580/EDSP 480/ EDSP 580: TPA Practicum: Field Experience, but need an additional 20-40 hours of field work and field work assignments in a different educational setting to meet credential requirements. This would apply to students who are taking courses in two credential programs or who are adding a credential.

EDUC 582   Student Teaching: Elementary   6,12 Units

Student teaching is fulltime teaching for a semester under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Multiple subject student teachers have two (2) eight (8)-week placements at two (2) different grade levels. Student Teaching Fee: $200. Prerequisites: Completion of all program courses; student teaching clearance; passing scores on the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) examination; current certificate of clearance; current TB (tuberculosis) test.

EDUC 583   Student Teaching: Secondary   6,12 Units

Student teaching is fulltime teaching for a semester under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Multiple subject student teachers have two (2) eight (8)-week placements at two (2) different grade levels. Student Teaching Fee: $200. Prerequisites: Completion of all program courses; student teaching clearance; passing scores on the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) examination; current certificate of clearance; current TB (tuberculosis) test.

EDUC 592   Assessment of Induction and Professional Development Part I   3 Units

This 16 week seminar foundational course is designed to meet the California Teacher Commission Standards for Participating Teachers to attain a Clear Multiple Subject/Single Subject or EDSP Credential. Participating Teachers must be accepted into the Concordia University MS/SS or EDSP Induction Clear Program before enrolling in this course. This course provides PTs with a contextually based formative assessment process to develop their individualized Induction Plan and measure their extended development of inquiry and reflective practice progress in advanced demonstration of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. EDUC 592 will always span the 16 week Fall Semester. This course may be used as CUI graduate elective units, if enrollee earns a B or better in the course.

EDUC 593   Assessment of Induction and Professional Development Part II   3 Units

This 16 week seminar foundational course is designed to meet the California Teacher Commission Standards for Participating Teachers to attain a Clear Multiple Subject/Single Subject or EDSP Credential. Participating Teachers must be accepted into the Concordia University MS/SS or EDSP Induction Clear Program before enrolling in this course. This course provides PTs with a contextually based formative assessment process to develop their Individualized Induction Plan and measure their extended development of inquiry and reflective practice progress in advanced demonstration of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. EDUC 593 will always span the 16 week Spring Semester. This course may be used as CUI graduate elective units, if enrollee earns a B or better in the course.