Program: Multiple Subject Credential
Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program
The Multiple Subject Credential program is primarily designed for students who desire to teach in self-contained classrooms typical of elementary schools and to provide effective instruction for English learners of diverse backgrounds in classroom settings. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes foundational coursework in educational psychology, working with diverse populations and teaching students with disabilities; a full complement of discipline-based methods courses; and field experience and two semesters of student teaching in elementary schools within the University’s service area.
The Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program is a 2-semester post-baccalaureate, multiple subject credential program for full-time candidates. Candidates must file a separate application for ACT admission. Cohorts begin each Fall. The ACT Program offers a BCLAD option for qualified candidates.
A. Admission Requirements
- General credential program admission requirements.
- CSET LOTE: Test III for Spanish and Korean, Test II for Armenian (BCLAD candidates only).
- Admissions Interview with an ACT program coordinator.
B. Required Coursework
1. Required in the Fall Semester (23-26 units)
EED 525 Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School (3) (BCLAD candidates only)
*EED 567ACT includes 40 hours of early field experience followed by 200 hours of supervised field work completed over a 10-week period. This assignment emphasizes teacher candidate development in teaching reading/language arts and mathematics.
2. Required Prior to EED 568ACT–Student Teaching
- Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework.
- Skills requirement (CBEST or CSET Writing Exam 142).
- Writing proficiency requirement:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in program coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
- Grade of “C” or better in all program courses.
3. Required During Spring Semester (18 units)
EED 559F Student Teaching Seminar (1)
EED 565S Science Curriculum and Methods (3)
EED 568ACT Student Teaching (6)**
EED 575 Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum (3)
ELPS 542A Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (2)
HSCI 465ELM Teaching Health in the Elementary School Classroom (1)
KIN 595PE Applied Methods for Physical Education (1)
SPED 542B Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (1)
**EED 568ACT includes 20 hours early field experience followed by 10 weeks of full-time student teaching. (BCLAD candidates student teach in a classroom appropriate to culture/language of emphasis.)
C. Other Program Requirements for Credential Recommendation
- Passage of the California Teaching Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT), Teaching Event and Content Area Tasks (CATs) and Individual Induction Plan.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in professional education coursework and an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
- Grade of “C” or better in professional education coursework.
- U.S. Constitution requirement.
- Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).
- CPR Certification—infant, child, adult (online CPR training is not acceptable).
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Total Units Required for the Credential: 41-44
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Chair: Joyce Burstein
Education (ED) 1206
Student Learning Outcomes
Domain A. Making Subject Matter Comprehensible to Students
1. Specific pedagogical skills for subject matter instruction.
Domain B. Assessing Student Learning
2. Monitoring student learning during instruction.
3. Interpretation and use of assessments.
Domain C. Engaging and Supporting Students in Learning
4. Making content accessible.
5. Student engagement.
6. Developmentally appropriate teaching practices, K-3 and 4-8.
7. Teaching English learners.
Domain D. Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for Students
8. Learning about students.
9. Instructional planning.
Domain E. Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
10. Instructional time.
11. Social environment.
Domain F. Developing as a Professional Educator
12. Professional, legal and ethical obligations.
13. Professional growth.