teach in a proficiency-oriented program with a commitment to teaching and learning using the four language skills of
listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This enables their students to demonstrate communicative ability in the target
language from level 1 to advanced, demonstrating knowledge of the nature of language and of basic linguistics, as well
as a thorough understanding of the structural rules and practical use of the target language, including an in-depth
knowledge and understanding of the cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken, with validation and
appreciation of the language and cultures of heritage and native speakers. At least ninety (90) hours, including those in
ED520, ED550, and ED560, of world language classroom observations and fieldwork required.
Prerequisite: admission to
the Single Subject Credential Program. Corequisites: all fieldwork semester courses.
ED550 Teaching Strategies/English Learners (2)
A professional education course that presents the concepts, methods, and skills for teaching English to speakers of
other languages in regular classrooms. Emphasis is on the principles of first and second language acquisition, assessment
of student learning, and how to provide comprehensible input. Includes the history and current practices of language
teaching and addresses cultural issues related to learning. (Course fee $20.)
Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Credential
ED560 Differentiation for Exceptional Learners (3)
Provides the basic knowledge, skills, and strategies, including Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention,
for teaching the core curriculum to special populations in the general education classroom. Addresses students with
disabilities, students on behavior plans, and gifted and talented students. (Course fee $10.)
ED570 Colloquium (2)
A professional education course to accompany student teaching. Weekly seminars address issues related to teaching and
schools. Candidates prepare resumes, practice interviews, and gain other skills to help them obtain teaching positions.
Training for two CalTPA tasks is also included: “Assessing Learning” and “Culminating Teaching Experience.” (Course
Corequisite: ED580 or ED590.
ED580 Elementary Student Teaching (12)
Full-time supervised teaching experience in approved elementary schools. The candidate is assigned to two different
eight-week assignments: one in a primary grade where beginning reading is taught and one in an upper elementary grade.
Open only to graduates in the Teaching Credential Program who have completed their subject matter and professional
preparation. (Student Teaching fee: $250.)
ED590 Secondary Student Teaching (12)
Full-time supervised teaching experience in approved secondary schools. The candidate is assigned to two different
eight-week assignments: one in a junior high school and one in a senior high school. Open only to graduates in the
Teaching Credential Program who have completed their subject matter and professional preparation. (Student Teaching