elementary-aged students working together at a table

Education and Learning Sciences students will master the content and skills required of professional educators in the State of California, to include:

  • Key concepts in the following academic fields: the social sciences and history, the arts and humanities, language studies, mathematics and science, health, physical education, human development, and in an approved academic concentration of the candidate’s choice
  • Synthesizing subject content in the liberal arts, professional content related to classroom teaching, and educational policies
  • Demonstrate subject matter competence through successful completion of program coursework and/or successfully passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) upon completion of subject content coursework
  • Application of reading, writing, and research skills appropriate to the work of the academic disciplines being studied
  • Application of academic concepts to practical teaching contexts
  • Analyzing, reflecting on, and evaluating the relationships among academic theories, the practical and applied contexts of teaching, and the multiple and complex needs of students comprising a rich and diverse world

Education and Learning Sciences students will value:

  • Intellectual inquiry across a range of subjects
  • A world view comprising faith, social justice, and a respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The individual’s role as a future educator who will shape the lives of children, local communities, and larger national and global societies

Education and Learning Sciences students will develop in their roles as:

  • Critical thinkers and creative problem solvers
  • Responsible local and global citizens
  • Culturally responsive and reflective learners and practitioners
  • Collaborators in a community of learners characterized by the Ignatian imagination
  • Effective, caring educators who are advocates for justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Curricular leaders who value multiple ways of knowing