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.

EDUC 204   Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations   2 Units

This course will present the historical and philosophical foundations of teaching in California schools through broad examination of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE's). Through course activities, students will develop awareness of the TPE's. Students are required to participate in 15-20 hours of fieldwork observation (MS/SS Credential 15 hours - EDSP 20 hours). Through these obervations, students will recognize the range of service delivery options for diverse population 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 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.

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 401 or concurrent enrollment.

EDUC 522   Elementary Math and Science Methods   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. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program; EduC 501 and 551; California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) verification.

EDUC 523   Elementary Integrated Methods   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. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, EduC 501 and 551; CSET verification.

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 and 551; CSET verification.

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/EdSP 501 or 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. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program; EduC/EdSP 501 and 551; CSET verification.

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 and 551; CSET verification.

EDUC 580   Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum: Student Teaching I: Elementary   1 Unit

This course will consist of thirty (30) hours of field experience and seminars to prepare students to teach in elementary schools. Students will develop an understanding of instructional planning, delivery, and how to meet the needs of diverse learners. Through the activities of this course, students will complete the first two (2) tasks of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA). Minimum grade of B- required. TPA Fee: $275. Prerequisites: completion of or concurrent enrollment in EduC 522, 523 and 560; CSET verification.

EDUC 581   Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum: Student Teaching I: Secondary   1 Unit

This course will consist of thirty (30) hours of field experience and seminars to prepare students to teach in secondary schools. Students will develop an understanding of grades 7-12 curriculum, how to meet the needs of diverse learners, instructional planning, and delivery. Through the activities of this course, students will complete the first two (2) tasks of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA). Minimum grade of B- required. TPA Fee: $275. Prerequisites: completion of or concurrent enrollment in EduC 524 and 570; CSET verification.

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.

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.

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. EDSP 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. EDSP 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.