Graduate Traditional (w/Student Teaching)

Candidates following this path will complete all coursework before beginning their field experiences as student teachers. LMU will facilitate the candidates' placement as student teachers. All prerequisite requirements apply to the candidate choosing the traditional route.

Traditional Candidate Course Requirements

Complete the following courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better:

  • EDUR 6600: Evidence-Based Assessment Practices to Promote Student Learning (3 units)
  • EDUR 6601: Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-8 Environments (3 units) Or
  • EDUR 6602 Language & Literacy in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Secondary Settings (3 units)
  • EDUR 6603: Creating & Maintaining Effective Environments in Support of Student Learning (3 units)
  • EDUR 6604: Elementary Instructional Design/Methods (Math, STEM, SS) (3 units) Or
  • EDUR 6605 Secondary Instructional Design/Methods (Math, STEM, SS) (3 units)
  • EDUR 6606: Developing Collaborative Partnerships for Inclusive Schooling (3 units)
  • EDUR 6607: Developing as a Professional Educator (2 units)
  • EDES 8000: Health Education Course (1 unit)
  • EDES 6608: Research Methods in Special Education (3 units)
  • EDCE 5978: Directed Teaching with Students w/Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6 units)
  • EDES 6609: Advanced Inclusionary Practices for Students with High Incidence Disabilities (MA coursework) (3 units)
  • EDES 6610: Special Topics in Special Education (3 units)
  • EDES 6611: Master's Professional Project (3 units)

Exit Interview

An exit interview with the Special Education Program Director/Assistant Director must be completed prior to submitting applications for a credential and Master's degree

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)

After completing EDUR 6601/6602 Language & Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings (Elementary or Secondary), candidates are required to take, pass and submit an original score report of the RICA to the Special Education program advisor.

Application for Credential

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a preliminary teaching credential. Candidates must attend a mandatory credential application meeting. An additional fee required for credential application. See website for more information. Eligibility for the Intern Credential is determined by the following guidelines set by the California Commission on Teacher Credential (CCTC).

Application for Master's Degree

When all requirements have been completed, candidates are required to complete an application for the posting of their Master's degree completion with the Office of the Registrar.


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 allowing appropriate planning.