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 5250 Methodology in ELD and SDAIE for Secondary Educators
  • EDES 6203 Reading and Content Learning in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • Plus 1 of the following Methods courses: 
    • EDES 5251 Methods in Teaching Secondary Languages Other than English
    • EDES 5252 Methods in Teaching Secondary Social Studies
    • EDES 5253 Methods in Teaching Secondary English
    • EDES 5254 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science
    • EDES 5255 Methods in Teaching Secondary Math
    • EDES 5256 Methods in Teaching Secondary Art

Student Teaching

  • EDCE 5977 Secondary Directed Teaching

Additional State Required Assessments for the CA Credential

  • 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 Secondary 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 Secondary 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 Secondary Education)