Traditional Track

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
  • EDUR 6601: Language and Literacy in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse K-8 Environments 
  • EDUR 6602  Language & Literacy in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Secondary Settings
  • EDUR 6603: Creating & Maintaining Effective Environments in Support of Student Learning
  • EDUR 6604: Elementary Instructional Design/Methods (Math, STEM, SS)
  • EDUR 6605  Secondary Instructional Design/Methods (Math, STEM, SS)
  • EDUR 6606: Developing Collaborative Partnerships for Inclusive Schooling
  • EDUR 6607: Developing as a Professional Educator
  • EDES 8000: Health Education Course
  • EDES 6608: Research Methods in Special Education
  • EDCE 5978: Directed Teaching with Students w/Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • EDES 6609: Advanced Inclusionary Practices for Students with High Incidence Disabilities (MA coursework)
  • EDES 6610: Special Topics in Special Education
  • EDES 6611: Master's Professional Project
  • 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 must complete an application for a Master's degree with the Office of the Registrar.

***If you are a student who began their program in Special Education prior to the 15-16 school year, please contact your LMU Advisory or the Special Education Program Director for specifics as the information above outlines the Special Education program beginning in Fall of 2015.