Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 151

Teacher Education
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CREDENTIAL PROGRAM
is constructed to meet California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing program standards for preparation for
teaching mathematics, including instruction in how to help
students solve real-world problems using mathematical
reasoning and concrete, verbal, symbolic, and graphic
representations; to understand mathematics as a logical
system that includes definitions, axioms, and theorems;
and to understand and use mathematical notation and
advanced symbols. At least ninety (90) hours, including
those in ED520, ED550 and ED560, of mathematics
classroom observations and fieldwork required. (Course
fee $30).
Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject Credential
Program. Concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork semester courses.
ED540b: Science: Teaching Strategies in the
Secondary School (5)
A professional education course dealing with strategies
for teaching science in the secondary school using the
guidelines set in the respective California Common
Core State Standards for K-12 public schools and the
English Language Development Standards. The course is
constructed to meet California Commission on Teacher
Credentialing program standards for preparation for
teaching science, including instruction in how to include
explanations, demonstrations and class activities that
serve to illustrate science concepts, principles, scientific
investigation, and experimentation; and how to guide,
monitor, and encourage students during investigations
and experiments. At least ninety (90) hours, including
those in ED520, ED550 and ED560, of science classroom
observations and fieldwork required. (Course fee $30).
Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program.
Concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork semester courses.
ED540c: History-Social Science: Teaching Strategies
in the Secondary School (5)
A professional education course dealing with strategies
for teaching history-social science in the secondary
school using the guidelines set in the respective California
Common Core State Standards for K-12 public schools
and the English Language Development Standards. The
course is constructed to meet California Commission on
Teacher Credentialing program standards for preparation
for teaching history social-science, including instruction in
how to connect essential facts and information to broad
themes, concepts and principles; how to connect history-
social science content to current or future issues; how
cultural perspectives inform and influence understandings
of history; and how to select and use age-appropriate
primary and secondary documents and artifacts to help
students understand a historical period, event, region,
or culture. At least ninety (90) hours, including those in
ED520, ED550 and ED560, of history-social science
classroom observations and fieldwork required. (Course
fee $30).
Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject Credential
Program. Concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork semester courses.
ED540d: English: Teaching Strategies in the
Secondary School (5)
A professional education course dealing with strategies
for teaching English in the secondary school using the
guidelines set in the respective California Common
Core State Standards for K-12 public schools and the
English Language Development Standards. The course
is constructed to meet California Commission on
Teacher Credentialing program standards for preparation
for teaching English, including instruction in how to
understand, plan, design, and implement instruction that
includes the following:
•Word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary
development, as evidenced by the use of
phonological, morphological, and derivational
systems of orthographic development.
•Reading comprehension, including promoting
students’ ability to access grade-level texts of
increasing depth and complexity and activate
background knowledge, make connections,
synthesize information, and evaluate texts.
•Purposes and characteristics of the major genres of
literature.
•Literary response and analysis and critique of texts
and media for point of view, bias, power, validity,
truthfulness, persuasive techniques, and appeal to
both friendly and critical audiences.
•Writing instruction (inclusive of the writing process)
on conventions, domains (i.e., response to
literature, informational, persuasive, and technical),
research, and applications that allow students to
produce complex texts.
•Academic language development emphasizing
discourse that leads to the production of complex
texts.
•Incorporation of technology into language arts as a
tool for conducting research.
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