Academics

Credential Coursework and Requirements (35 units)

Coursework

  • EDES 5101: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Communities
  • EDES 5102: Creating and Leading Effective Classroom Environments
  • EDES 5103: Language Theory and Pedagogy-Second Language Acquisition
  • EDES 5104: Individual Assessment to Inform Instruction for Diverse Students
  • EDES 5105: Perspectives and Policies that Guide Education
  • EDES 5106: Using Technology in the Classroom
  • EDES 5107: Integrated Teaching Methods of Diverse Populations
  • EDES 5108: Integrating Early Literacy, Social Studies, and the Arts in a 21st Century Classroom
  • EDES 5109: STEM Integrated Methodology and Elementary Curriculum
  • EDES 5110: Elementary Teaching Seminar

Clinical Practice

  • During the first year of the program, teacher candidates will be placed in a site for clinical practice for three hours on one consistent day per week over 15 weeks (i.e., 9am-12pm every Tuesday). 
  • During the first semester of the second year of the program, teacher candidates will be placed in a site for clinical practice in the primary grades (TK-2) for two days per week for 6 hours per day over 15 weeks.
  • During the second semester of the second year of the program, teacher candidates will be placed in a site for clinical practice in the upper grades (3-5) for two days per week for six hours per day for the first 7 weeks of the semester. Then, in the second half of that semester, candidates will transition to full-time student teaching (5 days per week for the remaining 8 weeks of the semester). 

Additional State Required Assessments for the CA Credential 

  • RICA exam (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)
  • Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST, SAT, etc.)
  • CSET exam (Subject Matter Competency Requirement)
  • EdTPA

MA Options and Requirements

Option 1: MA in Elementary Education

  • EDLA 6105: Assessment and Research Methodology 
  • Comprehensive Exam (EDES 6995 - Comprehensive Exam in Elementary Education)

Option 2: MA in Bilingual Elementary Education

Please note: Applicants interested in this option should apply directly through the Bilingual Education Program.

  • Spanish
    • EDES 5324 - Bilingualism and Biliteracy
    • EDES 5320 - Chicano/Latino Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
    • EDES 6320 - Methodology for Primary Language Instruction in a Bilingual Setting
    • Comprehensive Exam (EDES 6995 Comprehensive Exam in Bilingual Elementary Education)
  • Mandarin
    • EDES 5324 - Bilingualism and Biliteracy
    • EDES 5330 - American/Chinese/Chinese American Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
    • EDES 6330 - Methodology for Chinese Language Instruction in a Bilingual Setting
    • Comprehensive Exam (EDES Comprehensive Exam in Bilingual Elementary Education)