BA/MA Education/Teaching Credential

The Accelerated Degree Program: BA/MA Teacher Education and teacher credential program allows undergraduates to complete their disciplinary major, a master of arts degree in education with an emphasis on teaching, and a teaching credential from the state of California in five years. All requirements for the BA are completed during the first four years of the program and, during this time, students also take courses that serve as part of their preparation for earning a teaching credential and master’s degree. Credential course work, student teaching and master’s course work are completed during the fifth year. The requirements of the senior and fifth years do not allow for a study abroad program during those years.

Single Subject Credential: Art, English, and Social Studies

This credential authorizes recipients to teach English, social studies, and art in grades 6–12. This work is completed in conjunction with a master of arts degree in education with an emphasis in teaching.

Course of Study

The course of study begins in the sophomore year, before actual enrollment in the accelerated program. Students interested in the accelerated program should take the sophomore and junior classes listed below and then, upon acceptance to the program, complete the remaining courses and student teaching.

Recommended sequence of course work:
Sophomore
EDUC 101Social Foundations of Education (Fall)3
Junior
EDUC 120Urban Education (Fall/Spring)3
EDUC 125Inquiry and Action in Urban Contexts (Spring only)4
Senior
Complete all outstanding undergraduate requirements (and any of the above three classes not completed). Note that these three classes will count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
Fifth Year
EDUC 301A
EDUC 301B
Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Teachers
and Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Teachers (Fall/Spring)
6
EDUC 302A
EDUC 302B
Introduction to the Humanities
and Introduction to the Humanities (Fall/Spring)
5
EDUC 339Development and Learning in Adolescents (Fall)3
EDUC 347A
EDUC 347B
Introduction to the Profession of Teaching Diverse Learners
and Introduction to the Profession of Teaching Diverse Learners (Fall and Spring)
6
EDUC 349Perspectives on Disability, Inclusion, and Assessment (Spring)2
EDUC 353English Language Development and Content Instruction Methods-Single Subj. (Fall)3
EDUC 385A
EDUC 385B
Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
and Student Teaching in the Secondary School II (Fall and Spring)
4
EDUC 389Teaching Reading and Writing in the Secondary Schools3
EDUC 210BResearch and Inquiry Methods in Education: MEET3

Single Subject Credential: Math and Science

This credential authorizes recipients to teach mathematics, life sciences, or physical sciences in grades 6–12. This work is completed in conjunction with a master of arts degree in education with an emphasis in teaching.

Course of Study

The course of study begins in the sophomore year, before actual enrollment in the accelerated program. Students interested in the accelerated program should take the sophomore and junior classes listed below and then, upon acceptance to the program, complete the remaining courses and student teaching.

Sophomore
EDUC 101Social Foundations of Education3
Junior
EDUC 120Urban Education4
EDUC 125Inquiry and Action in Urban Contexts4
Senior
Complete all outstanding undergraduate requirements (and any of the above three classes not completed). Note that these three classes will count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
Fifth Year
EDUC 305A
EDUC 305B
Instruction for Secondary Math and Science Teachers
and Teaching Methods for Integrated Secondary Science and Math Instruction (Fall/Spring)
6
EDUC 339Development and Learning in Adolescents (Fall)3
EDUC 347A
EDUC 347B
Introduction to the Profession of Teaching Diverse Learners
and Introduction to the Profession of Teaching Diverse Learners (Fall and Spring)
6
EDUC 349Perspectives on Disability, Inclusion, and Assessment2
EDUC 353English Language Development and Content Instruction Methods-Single Subj. (Fall )3
EDUC 385A
EDUC 385B
Student Teaching in the Secondary School I
and Student Teaching in the Secondary School II (Fall and Spring)
4
EDUC 389Teaching Reading and Writing in the Secondary Schools3
EDUC 210BResearch and Inquiry Methods in Education: MEET3
Select two of the following:4
Topics in Chemistry
Topics in Mathematics
Topics in Physics

Elementary Multiple Subjects Credential

Although this credential authorizes recipients to teach in any self-contained K–12 classroom, it is recommended specifically for those interested in teaching grades K–6. This work is completed in conjunction with a master of arts degree in education with an emphasis in teaching.

Course of Study

The course of study begins in the sophomore year, before actual enrollment in the accelerated program. Students interested in the accelerated program should take the sophomore and junior classes listed below and then, upon acceptance to the program, complete the remaining courses and student teaching.

Sophomore
EDUC 101Social Foundations of Education3
Junior
EDUC 120Urban Education4
EDUC 125Inquiry and Action in Urban Contexts4
Senior
Complete all outstanding undergraduate requirements (and any of the above three classes not completed). Note that these three classes will count as credit toward your undergraduate degree.
Fifth Year
EDUC 236Development and Learning : Infancy through Adolescence (Fall)3
EDUC 300A
EDUC 300B
Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School
and Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School (Fall and Spring)
6
EDUC 303A
EDUC 303B
Teaching Children Mathematics and Science I
and Teaching Children Mathematics II (Fall and Spring)
6
EDUC 347A
EDUC 347B
Introduction to the Profession of Teaching Diverse Learners
and Introduction to the Profession of Teaching Diverse Learners (Fall and Spring)
6
EDUC 349Perspectives on Disability, Inclusion, and Assessment2
EDUC 352English Language Development and Content Instruction Methods-Multiple Subj. (Fall)3
EDUC 373A
EDUC 373B
Student Teaching in the Elementary School
and Student Teaching in the Elementary School (Fall and Spring)
4-24
EDUC 379A
EDUC 379B
Teaching Reading and LA: Elem.
and Teaching Lang Arts: Elementary
6
EDUC 210BResearch and Inquiry Methods in Education: MEET3