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MULTIPLE AND SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING


EDU 718 Inclusive School Environments for all Learners                (3 units)Provides candidates an introduction of creating positive and effective instructional environments for all learners, including those with disabilities and English Language Learners.   This global overview includes a study of types of disabilities and criteria for identification for special education services, as well as an examination of the types of services provided in response to student needs. Candidates examine the population of students included for special education services, the continuum of services available, and different models of service delivery.  Opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to instruction of English learners is provided, including state and federal legal requirements for the placement and instruction of English learners.  Candidates will learn about pedagogical theories, principles and practices for English Language Development. Candidates will identify the skills and abilities necessary to fulfill their professional responsibilities as a teacher in a variety of institutional structures and learning climates.  Fieldwork and coursework occur concurrently in this course for both Interns and non-Intern candidates.


EDU 770  Educational Psychology & Classroom Management                            (3 units)

This course examines core principles and underlying assumptions in educational psychology including learning theory, cognitive development, memory, motivation, educational assessment, higher level cognitive processes, personal and social development, and strategies for creating an effective classroom environment.  The practical, social, and ethical dimensions of the classroom environment, and the teacher’s role in creating that environment, are examined. Candidates will be required to articulate their plan for an organized environment conducive to learning while building students’ capacity for self-control, responsibility, and cooperation. Emphasis on practices that support educational equity and high academic achievement for all students, assist youth in building a healthy lifestyle, and encourage supportive relations between school, family, and community structures.


EDU 771 Teaching Diverse Learners                                                                 (3 units)

This course examines schooling in contemporary U.S. society through a comparative analysis across diverse populations and cultures. Includes cross-cultural contact and interactions within the classroom, school site, and school community. Explores issues related to inclusion for special needs students, English learners, and at-risk urban youth.  Opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills related to instruction of English learners are provided, including state and federal legal requirements for the placement and instruction of English learners.  Candidates will learn about pedagogical theories, principles and practices for English Language Development.


EDU 772  Elementary Literacy & Planning Instruction                                     (3 units)

Course participants will explore theoretical frameworks and instructional approaches to teaching reading and writing in the primary grades. The course will focus on a balanced approach to primary reading instruction with an emphasis on reading, writing, spelling, phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, assessment, and planning and delivery of appropriate reading instruction. Instructional strategies appropriate for diverse learners are infused throughout the course.  Students will read extensively of children’s literature. Participants will learn to plan lessons for effective student learning. Course participants are required to complete a field practicum tutoring a student in reading in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom.


EDU 773 Secondary Literacy & Planning Instruction                                         (3 units)

Students will explore theories, major trend, and principles in the fields of reading and writing that render effective instruction for particular purposes. Attention will be given to what, why, when, and how specific components of reading and writing are taught to promote communicative, reading, and writing competence in linguistically diverse classrooms and for individuals within a broad range of experiential and ability levels. Participants will learn to plan lessons for effective student learning. Included within the course is a reading tutorial which provides prospective teachers experience working one-on-one with a secondary pupil.



EDU 774  Curriculum & Instruction Methods 1: Elementary Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts                                                                  (3 units)

This course provides single subject candidates with knowledge and practice in subject-specific methodology for teaching social studies, the language arts, and the visual and performing arts. Candidates will review the California State Frameworks as a basis for standards-based instructional planning. Candidates will learn to align learning objectives, instructional materials, and assessment protocols. Candidates will differentiate teaching to provide appropriate instruction to a range of students including those with identified special needs and English learners. Emphasis is on effective strategies for teaching social studies. Students will plan an effective year-long scope and sequence, daily lesson plans, and unit plans.


EDU 775  Curriculum & Instruction Methods 1: Secondary                             (3 units)

This course provides single subject candidates with knowledge and practice in subject-specific methodology for teaching the following content areas: Mathematics, Science, Health, History-Social Science, English/Language Arts, Technology, Foreign Language and/or Physical Education. Candidates will review the California State Frameworks and student academic content standards for the area authorized by their credential. Candidates will learn to align learning objectives, instructional materials, and assessment protocols. Candidates will differentiate teaching to provide appropriate instruction to a range of students including those with identified special needs and English learners. Emphasis is on effective strategies particular to the curricular area. Students will plan an effective year-long plan and multiple daily lesson plans.


EDU 776 Curriculum & Instruction Methods 2: Elementary Math, Science (Health/PE)            

(3 units)

This course focuses on three elements: content knowledge, inquiry, and teaching strategies effective in teaching math and science, health and physical education at the elementary level. Learners explore the materials and tools of math, science, health and PE, observing, recording findings, collaborating with peers, and communicating their learning. Candidates will review the California State Frameworks as a basis for standards-based instructional planning. Emphasis is on effective strategies for teaching math, science, health and PE. Students will plan an effective year-long scope and sequence, daily lesson plans, and unit plans.


EDU 777 Curriculum & Instruction Methods 2: Secondary                                 (3 units)

This course provides single subject candidates with additional knowledge and practice in subject-specific methodology for teaching the following content areas for a single subject credential: Mathematics, Science, Health, History-Social Science, English/Language Arts, Technology, Foreign Language and/or Physical Education. Emphasis is on additional effective strategies particular to the curricular area and advancing literacy in the content area. Students will plan effective week-long units and month-long units. Candidates will review the California State Frameworks and student academic content standards for the area authorized by their credential as a basis for standards-based instructional planning and implementation. Candidates will continue to differentiate teaching to provide appropriate instruction to a range of students including those with identified special needs and English learners.


EDU 778  Advanced Elementary Literacy Instruction                                         (3 units)

Course participants will explore theoretical frameworks and instructional approaches to teaching reading, language arts, and writing in grades 4-8. The course will focus on methods and materials for literacy instruction in the intermediate grades with an emphasis on comprehension instruction, vocabulary development, reading and writing connections, literature discussions, and writing development. Participants will read extensively from recent young adult literature and will explore how to assess and teach struggling intermediate readers. Reading and writing in the content areas is also a focus.


EDU 779  Advanced Secondary Literacy in the Content Areas                           (3 units)

Effective content literacy instruction and intervention is key to helping adolescents achieve success in their academic and personal lives. This course provides the credential candidate with theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to deliver effective content area instruction including the integration of literacy strategies to adolescent learners with a range of reading ability levels. Credential candidates will explore increasing students’ comprehension, vocabulary development, and writing abilities while engaging in reading text critically and deeply. Informal and formal literacy assessments will guide secondary content area literacy instruction.


EDU 780  Orientation to Student Teaching: Practicum & Seminar                     (6 units)

The course introduces the teacher candidate to the classroom environment and provides support through seminar classes. The course has three components: classroom observations, seminar and Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) instruction. Candidates are assigned a classroom with a diverse student population. Students observe and assist in the classroom doing individual, small group and whole group instruction under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher. Seminar topics include classroom and time management, curriculum development, assessment, and working with at-risk, special needs and English language learners. Students will complete TPA tasks 1 (Subject Specific Pedagogy) and 2 (Designing Instruction) in this semester.


EDU 781  Student Teaching & Seminar                                                               (9 units)

This course supports the teacher candidate in a full-time school classroom with a diverse student population. The course has three components: supervised teaching, seminar, and Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) instruction. Candidates complete 2 student teaching assignments during the semester: one for 6 weeks, the second for 9 weeks.   Students begin by teaching one subject per week, then take full responsibility of teaching all subjects, under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher. Seminar topics include classroom and time management, curriculum development, assessment, and working with at-risk, special needs and English language learners. Students will complete TPA tasks 3 (Assessing Learning) and 4 (Culminating Teaching Experience) in this semester.