Intern / Practitioner Credential Program

Teacher preparation must evolve with the ever-changing landscape of our educational system. The Elementary, Secondary, Bilingual, and Special Education programs for Interns/Teacher Practitioners was created with a vision of responding to the unique needs of candidates who are employed as full time teachers in traditional public schools, charter schools, or private schools. Pedagogical approaches are utilized; therefore, field experiences are integrated into all courses.

Courses on methodology serve as the anchor courses and candidates provide evidence of mastery in classroom practice. All courses provide Interns/Teacher Practitioners with opportunities to learn strategies for working with students with special needs and English language learners in urban, diverse settings. This innovative program focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration in order to meet the needs of all students. Candidates' full time teaching is accepted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in place of traditional student teaching, as long as the teaching assignment matches the credential they are pursuing.

Credential Coursework for Elementary Educators (one year) - Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential:

Pre-Service Requirement ~ 120 hours of pre-service (see advisor):

  • EDUR 5021 Teaching English Learners
  • EDUR 5022 Transformative Pedagogy
  • EDUR 5023 Introduction to Teaching and Learning

Elementary Ed Coursework/Completion Requirements (15 semester hours):

  • EDUR 5024 Critical Issues in Education (3 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5025 Introduction to Elementary Methods and Literacy (3 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5026 Development of Elementary Methods and Literacy (3 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5027 Introduction to Assessment (1 semester hour)
  • EDUR 5028 Advanced Assessment for Teachers (1 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5051 Urban Education Field Experience 1 (2 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5052 Urban Education Field Experience 2 (2 semester hours)
  • CPR verification
  • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) ~ after completion of Literacy course
  • Successful completion of edTPA assessment
  • Educators teaching full-time in Private or Catholic Schools need to complete 10-20 observation hours in a public school setting

Option to add MA in Urban Education for Elementary Educators (additional 16 semester hours)

The Urban Education M.A. program enables candidates to develop a deeper understanding of theory, research, and practice in urban education. The program develops critical educators with the knowledge and dispositions to advocate for educational equity; fosters skillful and ethical researchers who positively impact their respective context; encourages mutuality and collaboration with communities towards transformative relationships; and nurtures an ethic of care, solidarity, and professional responsibility. Upon completion of the program, candidates should be prepared for a doctoral program and to make a significant contribution to the field of urban education. The M.A. in Urban Education allows candidates to select a concentration on one of the following areas:

• Digital Learning
• Educational Policy and Administration
• Language and Culture (includes Bilingual Authorization coursework - Mandarin or Spanish)
• Literacy

M.A. in Urban Education for Elementary Educators Coursework (minimum of 31 units):

  • Preliminary Urban Multiple or Single Subject Credential Program program completion - 15 semester units are applied to the M.A. in Urban Education program unit count.
  • EDUR 5018 Research in Urban Education (3 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5020 Research Project in Urban Education (1 semester hour)
  • EDUR 6102 The Context of Schooling (3 semester hours)
  • Concentration Coursework 9 semester hours (generally 3 courses) in appropriate area (see advisor):
    • Digital Learning
    • Educational Policy and Administration
    • Language and Culture (includes Bilingual Authorization coursework - Mandarin or Spanish)
    • Literacy
  • Thesis Capstone Project
  • Urban Education Symposium Participation
  • Exit Interview

Credential Coursework for Secondary Educators (one year) - Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential

Pre-Service Requirement ~ 120 hours of pre-service requirement (see advisor):

  • EDUR 5021 Teaching English Learners
  • EDUR 5022 Transformative Pedagogy
  • EDUR 5023 Introduction to Teaching and Learning

Secondary Ed Coursework/Completion Requirements (13 semester hours):

  • EDUR 5024 Critical Issues in Education (3 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5027 Introduction to Assessment (1 semester hour)
  • EDUR 5028 Advanced Assessment for Teachers (1 semester hour)
  • EDUR 5051 Urban Education Field Experience 1 (2 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5052 Urban Education Field Experience 2 (2 semester hours)
  • Methodology Course - EDUR 50xx Introduction to Secondary "Appropriate Subject (English, Math, Science, Social Science, World Languages, etc)" and Literacy (2 semester hours)
  • CPR verification
  • Successful completion of edTPA assessment
  • Educators teaching full-time in Private or Catholic Schools need to complete 10-20 observation hours in a public school setting

Option to add MA in Urban Education for Secondary Educators (additional 18 semester hours)

The Urban Education M.A. program enables candidates to develop a deeper understanding of theory, research, and practice in urban education. The program develops critical educators with the knowledge and dispositions to advocate for educational equity; fosters skillful and ethical researchers who positively impact their respective context; encourages mutuality and collaboration with communities towards transformative relationships; and nurtures an ethic of care, solidarity, and professional responsibility. Upon completion of the program, candidates should be prepared for a doctoral program and to make a significant contribution to the field of urban education. The M.A. in Urban Education allows candidates to select a concentration on one of the following areas:

• Digital Learning
• Educational Policy and Administration
• Language and Culture (includes Bilingual Authorization coursework - Mandarin or Spanish)
• Literacy

M.A. in Urban Education for Secondary Educators Coursework (minimum of 31 units):

  • Preliminary Urban Multiple or Single Subject Credential Program program completion - 13 semester units are applied to the M.A. in Urban Education program unit count.
  • EDUR 5018 Research in Urban Education (3 semester hours)
  • EDUR 5020 Research Project in Urban Education (1 semester hour)
  • EDUR 6102 The Context of Schooling (3 semester hours)
  • Concentration Coursework 11-12 semester hours (generally 4 courses) in appropriate area (see advisor):
    • Digital Learning
    • Educational Policy and Administration
    • Language and Culture (includes Bilingual Authorization coursework - Mandarin or Spanish)
    • Literacy
  • Thesis Capstone Project
  • Urban Education Symposium Participation
  • Exit Interview

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.