Traditional Elementary Education Program (with Student Teaching)

Credential Coursework (35 units)

  • 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
  • EDES 5119: Clinical Supervision 1
  • EDES 5122: Elementary Clinical Supervision 2
  • EDES 5123: Elementary Clinical Supervision 3
  • EDES 5124: Elementary Clinical Supervision 4

Clinical Practice

  • During the first year of the program, traditional teacher candidates are placed with a school 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, traditional teacher candidates are placed with a school 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, traditional teacher candidates are placed with 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, traditional teacher candidates 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

  • Basic Skills Requirement (CBEST, SAT, etc.) ~ usually completed during admission process
  • CSET exam (Subject Matter Competency Requirement) ~ passed before student teaching
  • RICA exam (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment) ~ completed after Literacy course
  • California EdTPA (completed throughout)

Option 1 Add-On: MA in Elementary Education 

Additional coursework:

  • EDLA 6105: Assessment and Research Methodology (3 units)
  • EDES 6995 - Comprehensive Exam in Elementary Education (0 units)

Option 2 Add-On: MA in Elementary Education with Added Authorization in Bilingual Education (Mandarin or Spanish)

Additional coursework:

  • 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
    • EDES 6995 (0 units) - 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
    • EDES 6995 (0 units) - Comprehensive Exam in Bilingual Elementary Education

 

Per Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v), all LMU School of Education credential/licensure programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as appropriate. The institution has not made a determination as to whether these credential, licensure, and professional preparation programs meet the requirements of states outside of California. If you are interested in practicing outside the state of California, it is recommended that you contact the respective licensing entity of that state to seek information or guidance regarding their licensure and credential requirements in advance to allow for appropriate planning.