Education: Credential (EDUC)

EDUC 101   Introduction to Teaching Careers I   1 Unit

This introductory course to the field of education and the professional career of the teacher will include the following topics: characteristics of today's learners and of effective teachers and schools; California teacher credentialing procedures; and the university's teacher education program. Fifteen (15) hours of community service in a school or other educational organization serving children are required. Students must arrange their own transportation to the school or educational organization.

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 400   Education Field Experience   2-3 Units

The credential student will complete a structured and focused field experience placement of either 60 or 90 hours, depending on the number of units. This will be participatory field experience that will develop specific, identified professional skills essential for the credential candidate. A student is placed in a specific classroom in a local school and will complete assignments, observations, and a journal. Field experiences in EDUC 400 must be consistent with the general grade level and subject content area in which the student will student teach and then be credentialed. Multiple subject students will have elementary field experience. EDSP students will have a special education field experience. Single subject students will have field experience in middle or high school in the same subject area in which they are cleared for student teaching. A positive recommendation from the cooperating teacher and a grade no lower than B- is a requirement for successful passage of this course.

EDUC 401   Planning and Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms   3 Units

Students will learn a variety of approaches to planning, managing, delivering, and assessing instruction in inclusive classrooms as they examine both formal and informal pupil assessment, including curriculum-based assessment in this course. Students will also learn and apply principles and strategies of differentiated instruction to assessment and instructional planning for diverse pupils. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 451.

EDUC 402   Creating Positive and Inclusive Learning Environments   3 Units

This course will examine strategies for the inclusive classroom and the development of individual behavior management plans through an examination of the Individual Educational Program/ Individualized Family Service Plan (IEP/IFSP) processes, legal requirements, and responsibilities, 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 422   Math and Science Methods   2 Units

Students will learn approaches to planning, managing, delivering, and assessing instruction in science and mathematics as they draw upon social, cultural, and historical foundations and learning theories as they plan instruction in this course. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; EDUC 401 and EDUC 451; and CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 423   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 drawing upon social, cultural, and historical foundations, and learning theories in this course. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program, EDUC 401 and EDUC 451; CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 424   Secondary Curriculum and Methods   4 Units

Students preparing to teach in secondary classrooms will gain an understanding of the secondary school curriculum through the examination of recent research, use the California Frameworks, and K-12 Content Standards to explore their subject areas and evaluate curriculum materials in this course. Emphasis will be given to preparing lesson plans that meet the diverse needs of pupils. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, EDUC 401 and EDUC 451; CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 451   Language and Culture   3 Units

This course will address 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 along with effective strategies for teaching English learners. Students will apply these strategies to course activities and assignments. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program; concurrent enrollment in EDUC 401.

EDUC 460   Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms   4 Units

This course will focus on preparing students to teach reading and language arts in diverse classrooms, following the guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) in 2008, the California Common Core State Standards, and the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Content Specifications. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program, EDUC 401/EDSP 401 and EDUC 451/EDSP 451; CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 470   Content Area Literacy Instruction   4 Units

Using the guidelines sent forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the California and Common Core State Standards as the basis of this course, students will examine the theory and practice of reading instruction as applied to the content areas of middle and secondary schools with an emphasis on the development of reading techniques ranging from assessment of individual skills, selection of appropriate materials, and strategies for instruction in subject areas for diverse classrooms. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program, EDUC 401 and EDUC 451; CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 480   Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum: Student Teaching I: Elementary   1 Unit

This is the last course taken before EDUC 482 and consist of thirty (30) hours of field experience during K-12 public school hours and class seminars and will prepare students to teach in elementary classrooms as they 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). Students must arrange their own transportation to the university-assigned school site. Minimum grade of B- required. TPA Fee: $275. Prerequisites: Current certificate of clearance; current TB (tuberculosis) test; completion of or concurrent enrollment in EDUC 422, EDUC 423 and EDUC 460; CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 481   Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Practicum: Student Teaching I: Secondary   1 Unit

This is the last course taken before EDUC 482 and consisting of thirty (30) hours of field experience during K-12 public school hours and class seminars and will prepare students to teach in secondary classrooms as they develop an understanding of grades 7-12 curriculum, how to meet the needs of diverse learners, and instructional planning and delivery. Through the activities of this course, students will complete the first two tasks of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA). Minimum grade of B- required. Students must arrange their own transportation to the university-assigned school site. TPA Fee: $275. Prerequisites: Current certificate of clearance; current TB (tuberculosis) text; completion of or concurrent enrollment in EDUC 424 and EDUC 470; CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) verification.

EDUC 482   Student Teaching II: Elementary   6,12 Units

Student teaching is a full semester, all day experience at a qualified school site under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teaching strategies and classroom management are practiced at grade levels and in subject matter that represent the student teacher's career choice. Student Teaching Fee $200. Prerequisites: Completion of all program courses; acceptance into the student teaching program; passing scores on the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) examination.

EDUC 483   Student Teaching II: Secondary   6,12 Units

Student teaching is a full semester, all day experience at a qualified school site under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Teaching strategies and classroom management are practiced at grade levels and in subject matter that represent the student teacher's career choice. Student Teaching Fee: $200. Prerequisites: Completion of all program courses; acceptance into the student teaching program; passing scores on the CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers) examination.