Academics

Credential Coursework and Requirements (30 units)

Core Coursework

  • EDUR 5000 - Cultural Paradigms of Education
  • EDES 5001 - Applied Educational Psychology for the Childhood and Adolescent Years
  • EDES 5003 - Theories and Policies of Second Language Acquisition
  • EDSS 6001 - Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Exceptional Needs

Methods Coursework 

  • EDES 8000 - Health Education Requirement
  • EDES 5200 - Methodology in ELD and SDAIE for Elementary Educators
  • EDES 6202 - Teaching Reading for Today's Learners
  • EDES 6200 - Elementary Curriculum and Methods

Student Teaching

  • EDCE 5976 - Elementary Directed Teaching

Additional State Required Assessments for the CA Credential 

  • RICA exam (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)
  • CBEST exam (Basic Skills Requirement)
  • CSET exam (Subject Matter Competency Requirement)
  • Teaching Performance Assessments 
    • EDCE 5950 - TPA Task 1: Subject Specific Pedagogy
    • EDCE 5951 - TPA Task 2: Designing Instruction
    • EDCE 5952 - TPA Task 3: Assessing Learning
    • EDCE 5953 - TPA Task 4: Culminating Teaching Experience

MA Options and Requirements (3 to 9 units)

LMU allows you to earn an MA by simply taking an additional 1 to 3 classes in addition to your Credential curriculum. Based on your professional goals, you can specialize in one of three MA concentrations. Here are the concentrations and class requirements:

Option 1: MA in Elementary Education

  • Take one of the following courses: 
    • EDUR 6100 - Anthropological Analysis of Cultural Diversity
    • EDES 6103 - Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
    • EDLA 6105 - Assessment and Research Methodology
    • EDSS 6390 - Lifespan Development
  • Comprehensive Exam (EDES 6995 - Comprehensive Exam in Elementary Education)

Option 2: MA Literacy and Language Arts

  • EDES 6355 - Introduction to Reading Difficulties 
  • EDES 6356 - Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading - Practicum I
  • Comprehensive Exam (EDES 6995 Comprehensive Exam in Literacy and Language Arts)

Option 3: MA Bilingual Elementary Education

  • 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)