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Teacher Education- Credential Program

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CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

Course Offerings in

Credential Program

ED500 Practicum (3)

A professional education course that requires

classroom experience in all content areas of the

public school curriculum. Weekly seminars address

teaching strategies and unit planning. Training

for CalTPA tasks and the completion of “Subject

Specific Pedagogy” and “Designing Instruction” are

part of the course. (Course fee $90. In addition to

course texts, candidates must purchase and activate

a TaskStream account.)

Prerequisites: Admission to the

Multiple or Single Subject Credential Program. Concurrent

enrollment in ED510 and ED530A/B or ED520 and

ED540, ED550, and ED560.

ED510 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in

Elementary School (3)

A professional education course designed to enable

prospective teachers to develop an initial theory

of integrated reading and language arts. Emphasis

is placed on principles, strategies, and materials

compatible with children’s developmental levels and

California content standards. Addresses unique needs

and instruction of diverse populations, including

English learners. Approved course for preparing

students for the Reading Instruction Competence

Assessment (RICA). (Course fee $30).

Prerequisites:

Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.

Concurrent enrollment in ED550.

ED520 Teaching Reading in the Secondary

School (3)

A professional course designed to expose prospective

teachers to effective ways of teaching reading to

learn in secondary content classes. Attention is given

to selection and use of textbooks; teaching writing

patterns and comprehension strategies appropriate

to various content areas; informal assessment

of students; and ways of adapting assignments

to varying reading levels. Fifteen (15) hours of

classroom fieldwork and observation in reading

are required. (Course fee $15.)

Prerequisites: ED410,

ED420, and ED400; admission to the Teacher Credential

Program.

ED530A Teaching Strategies for Elementary

Math (2)

A professional education course dealing with

strategies for teaching elementary mathematics with

the guidelines set in the respective California State

Standards (Common Core) for K-12 public schools,

including working with English learners and students

with special needs.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple

Subject Credential Program. Concurrent Enrollment in

ED550.

ED530B Teaching Strategies for Elementary

Health, Social Studies, Visual & Performing

Arts, Physical Education, & Science (3)

Aprofessional education course dealing with strategies

for teaching elementary health, social studies, visual

and performing arts, physical education, and science

with the guidelines set in the respective California

content standards (Common Core) for K-12 public

schools, including working with English learners

and students with special needs. (Course fee $15.)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential

Program. Concurrent enrollment in ED550.

ED540a Teaching Strategies in the Secondary

School - Mathematics (5)

A professional education course dealing with

strategies for teaching mathematics in the secondary

school using the guidelines set in the respective

California State Standards (Common Core) for

K-12 public schools, including working with English

learners and students with special needs. The course

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.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject

Credential Program. Concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork

semester courses.

ED540b Teaching Strategies in the Secondary

School - Science (5)

A professional education course dealing with

strategies for teaching science in the secondary

school using the guidelines set in the respective

California State Standards (Common Core and