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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

NextGen) 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

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.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Single

Subject Credential Program. Concurrent enrollment in all

fieldwork semester courses.

ED540c Teaching Strategies in the Secondary

School - History/Social Science (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 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 history and 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.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject

Credential Program. Concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork

semester courses.

ED540d Teaching Strategies in the Secondary

School - English (5)

Aprofessional education course dealing with strategies

for teaching English 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

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.

• Strategies and systematic guidance so that

students select texts for reinforcement of

independent reading habits.

• Opportunities for listening and speaking,

including comprehension, organization

and delivery of oral communication, and

analysis and evaluation of oral and media

communications.

• Instruction in speaking applications, including

grade-level genres and their characteristics.

At least ninety (90) hours, including those in

ED520, ED550, and ED560, of English classroom

observations and fieldwork required.

Prerequisites:

Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program.

Concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork semester courses.