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Professional Teach Prep Program for Multiple Subject Cred.
M.S. in Education (Bilingual/Bicultural Ed Concentration)
M.S. in Education (Educational Technology Concentration)
M.S. in Education (Elem Curr & Instr Concentration)
M.S. in Education (Elem Curr & Instr Concentration - Emphasis in Technology in Education)
M.S. in Education (Elem Curr & Instr Concentration - Emphasis in Diversity)
M.S. in Education (Elem Curr & Instr Concentration - Emphasis in Early Childhood Education)
M.S. in Education (Elem Curr & Instr Concentration - Emphasis in Professional Inquiry and Practice)
M.S. in Education (Elem Curr & Instr Concentration - Emphasis in Staff Development)
M.S. in Education (Emphasis in Math and Science)
Computing Certificate for Elementary School Teachers
Elementary and Bilingual Education Courses
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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEAN
Claire C.Cavallaro

DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Karen S. Ivers

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Education Classroom Building 190

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://ed.fullerton.edu/ElEd/Intro.html

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Master of Science in Education Concentrations:
   Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish-English)
   Educational Technology
   Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
Computing Certificate
Basic Teacher Credential Programs
   Professional Teacher Preparation Program for the Multiple Subject Credential
   Professional Teacher Preparation Program for the Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Cross    Cultural and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis


FACULTY
Donna Bennett, Kim Case, Amy Cox-Petersen, Teresa Crawford, Mildred Donoghue, Loretta Donovan, Barb Finnell, Shanan Fitts, Susana Flores, Ana Garza-Dargatz, Earl Gotts, Tim Green, Andrea Guilluame, Laurie Hansen, Karen Ivers, Patricia Keig, Lisa Kirtman, Christine Mayfield, Kathy Murphy, Kim Norman, Terri Patchen, Nawang Phuntsog, Jennifer Ponder, Kristine Quinn, Chris Renne, Beth Schipper, Brenda Spencer, Christine Valenciana, Michelle VanderVeldt, Evelyn Weisman, Lisa Winstead, Ruth Yopp-Edwards, Hallie Yopp Slowik

Awards in Education
Outstanding Graduate Student
Emma H. Holmes Mathematics Award
Bernard Kravitz Multicultura Project Award
Outstanding Curriculum Project
Edwin Carr Fellowship


Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications to credential programs are February 28th for the fall semester and September 30th for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. For master’s programs, check the CSU Mentor website and the department office for initial filing and cutoff dates.


THE PROFESSIONAL TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM
FOR THE MULTIPLE SUBJECT (ELEMENTARY)
CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

The Professional Teacher Preparation Program for the Multiple Subject (Elementary) Credential prepares individuals to teach in self-contained classrooms at the pre-K through 12th grade level where multiple subjects are taught. Candidates may select either a two- or three-semester credential program sequence, or a three-semester sequence that can include teaching on an internship credential. The Department also offers two Bilingual Cross-cultural and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis options: the Asian BCLAD and the Spanish BCLAD. Applicants to the credential program must either hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed their general education and major requirements. Applicants must pass the CSET before entering the program.

Freshmen may opt to simultaneously pursue an undergraduate major and a teaching credential through the Streamlined Teacher Education Program (STEP), which leads to a Multiple Subject Credential or to a basic Education Specialist Credential. The section on Teaching Credentials in this catalog contains more information on STEP.

California law requires an academic major; there is no major in education. Students who opt for STEP select a Liberal Studies, Child and Adolescent Development or Religious Studies major. Students who opt for the fifth-year Multiple Subject Credential Program devote their first three or four years of work to completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree with an academic major. Majors in the social sciences, humanities, or natural sciences provide excellent background for careers in elementary school teaching. Individuals interested in working as bilingual teachers may consider a major in a non-English language. Students are encouraged to attend a program overview during the junior and senior year. Overview schedules may be obtained through the Office of Admissions to Teacher Education. For more information about STEP contact the Center for Careers in Teaching in Humanities 113 or by phone at (714) 278-7130.

Two-Semester Program Sequence

The Multiple Subject Credential Program two-semester sequence is as follows:

First Semester
Ed El 430 Foundations in Elementary School Teaching (3)
Ed El 433 Language Arts and Reading Instruction in the Public Schools (3)
Ed El 434 Methods and Inquiry for Teaching English Learners (2)
Ed El 435 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
Ed El 438 Supervised Fieldwork in Elementary Teacher Education (2)
Ed El 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (5)
Ed El 450 Visual and Performing Arts Methods: Art, Dance, Drama and Music (1)

Second Semester
Ed El 429 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
Ed El 436 Science Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
Ed El 437 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
Ed El 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (9)
Ed El 451 Community, School and Classroom Issues (1)
Ed El 452 P.E., Health and Mainstreaming Education (1)
Ed El 453 Portfolio Development and Assessment (1)


Three-Semester Credential Program Sequence
A three-semester program is also available. This sequence is designed for individuals who wish to take classes during evenings and Saturdays, with limited though required daytime involvement in elementary schools. Student teaching requires a full daytime commitment.

First Semester
Ed El 430 Foundations in Elementary School Teaching (3)
Ed El 433 Language Arts and Reading Instruction in the Public Schools (3)
Ed El 434 Methods and Inquiry for Teaching English Learners (2)
Ed El 435 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
Ed El 438 Supervised Fieldwork in Elementary Teacher Education (1)
Ed El 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (for interns) (5)

Second Semester
Ed El 429 Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School (3)
Ed El 438 Supervised Fieldwork in Elementary Teacher Education (1)
Ed El 439 Student Teaching in Elementary School (4-9)
Ed El 446 Methods and Inquiry for BCLAD Candidates (BCLAD only) (3)
Ed El 450 Visual and Performing Arts Methods: Art, Dance, Drama and Music (1)
Ed El 451 Community, School and Classroom Issues (1)

Third Semester
Ed El 436 Science Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
Ed El 437 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
Ed El 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (5-9)
Ed El 452 P.E., Health and Mainstreaming Education (1)
Ed El 453 Portfolio Development and Assessment (1)


Three-Semester Internship Program
The three-semester Intern Credential Programs for Multiple Subject and Multiple Subject BCLAD credentials are three-semester programs to which candidates may apply while completing the first semester of the regular credential preparation program. Admission is contingent on approved full-time employment with a participating district, superior standing in first-semester coursework and student teaching, and recommendations from University and district personnel. The remaining two semesters involve paid teaching internship positions and University coursework. Additionally, some opportunities may arise for candidates in the three-semester non-internship program to pursue internship status. Questions may be directed to the Intern Coordinator. Information about these programs is available in the Office of Admission to Teacher Education.

Both the two- and three-semester credential programs require substantial time commitments. The three-semester credential program requires evening course work and may require Saturday course work.


Admission Procedures and Criteria
Admission to the University does not include admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Students must apply for admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program the semester prior to anticipated enrollment in the program. Filing deadlines are February 28 (to begin the program the following fall) and September 30 (to begin the program the following spring). Check the Admission to Teacher Education website for details and application procedures:http://ed.fullerton.edu/adtep.

Applicants for admission into the Multiple Subject Credential Program are evaluated at several transition points measuring candidates’ progress toward meeting program outcomes as outlined in the College of Education’s conceptual framework. Specifically, these include knowledge (scholarship, breadth of understanding), skills (professional aptitude, physical and mental fitness), and dispositions (character). Evidence related to these criteria that is assessed at time of application includes:

  1. Overall grade point average at least 2.75 for the last 60 units.
  2. Passage of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).
  3. Completion of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) and passage of the written portion of this test.
  4. Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses:
    a. CAS 101 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development (3)
        OR CAS 312 Human Growth and Development (3)
        OR CAS 315 Child Development (3)
        OR 325A Conception Through age 8 (3),
        AND CAS 325B Age 9 Through Adolescence (3)
        OR Psych 361 Developmental Psychology (3)
    b. Ed El 315 (3) Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching
    c. Ed El 325 Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools (3)
  5. Recommendations from academic faculty, school personnel, and/or other appropriate persons.
  6. Autobiography.
  7. Interview with Education Faculty members.

Program faculty and staff also conduct informal assessments of applicants' suitability for teaching throughout prerequisite courses and the application process. Further evidence is provided subsequent to application when opportunity is provided for verification of tuberculosis screening and certificate of clearance which verifies the absence of a criminal record.

Details concerning admission procedures and criteria are available in the Office of Admission to Teacher Education.


Program Continuation
Once admitted, continuation in the program is based on continuous and satisfactory progress as assessed at specific transition points throughout the program.

Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis
A Multiple Subject Credential with a bilingual-bicultural (Spanish-English) emphasis or with an Asian language emphasis is available. Contact Dr. Evelyn Weisman (eweisman@fullerton.edu) for more information about these programs.

Application for Teaching Credentials
Upon completion of a multiple subject credential program the credential candidate must submit an application to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing through the CSUF credential analyst and verify passage of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). The credential analyst is located in the Credential Preparation Center in College Park 740. Additional information on the credential application process is available in the Credential Preparation Center.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
(Bilingual/Bicultural Education concentration)
The program is designed to develop qualified bilingual/bicultural instructors (Spanish-English) who can work as classroom or resource teachers and staff developers. It will help individuals teach others how to provide experiences in the cultural heritage of the target population and develop specific teaching techniques and methods in teaching reading and English as a second language. The program will also help individuals to interpret and implement research related to bilingual/bicultural children. Individuals will become skilled in their abilities to diagnose learning needs for such students and to develop and implement sound educational strategies.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
University requirements include: a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted (see “Graduate Regulations” section for complete statement and procedures).

Graduate Standing: Classified
A student who meets the admission requirements and the following requirements may be granted classified graduate standing:

  1. The development of an approved study plan
  2. A basic teaching credential or equivalent experience
  3. An approved major (minimum of 24 units upper division or graduate)
  4. A 3.0 grade-point average on previous academic and related work
  5. Language competence (English and Spanish) as determined by satisfactory interviews or course work
  6. Completion of Spanish 466.

Credit will be given for previous postbaccalaureate studies when possible. Otherwise well-qualified students may be admitted with limited subject or grade deficiencies, but these deficiencies must be removed.

Study Plan
The adviser-approved 30 units (minimum) on the study plan will include the following:

Core Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 500 Bilingual Multicultural Curriculum (3)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 541 Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3)

Concentration Courses (18 units)
Ed El 542 Current Issues and Problems in Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3)
Chicana/o 450 The Chicano and Temporary Issues (3)
Chicana/o 480 The Immigrant and the Chicano (3)
One of the following:
  TESOL 509 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Listening/ Speaking Focus (3)
  TESOL 510 Advanced Principles of TESOL: Reading/Writing Focus (3)
One of the following:
  TESOL 527 Second Language Acquisition (3)
  TESOL 595 Curriculum and Program Design for TESOL (3)

Elective (3 units)
Elective units are chosen in consultation with and approved by the graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
  Ed El 594 Research Seminar (3)

  OR Ed El 597 Project (3)
  OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

For further information consult the graduate program adviser.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
(Educational Technology concentration)
The Concentration in Educational Technology within the Master of Science in Education is designed to (1) help classroom teachers upgrade their skills and knowledge about new educational technologies and their role in the classroom and (2) prepare teachers for technology leadership roles in public and private schools.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
University and department admissions requirements include:

  1. Baccalaureate from an accredited institution
  2. Grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted
  3. A basic teaching credential or equivalent experience
  4. An approved major (minimum of 24 units upper-division or graduate)
  5. 3.0 grade-point average on previous academic and related work. Credit will be given for previous post-baccalaureate studies when possible. Otherwise well-qualified students may be admitted with limited subject or grade deficiencies, but these deficiencies must be removed.

Graduate Standing: Classified
Classified standing will be granted when all admissions deficiencies or prerequisites have been met and a study plan developed.

Study Plan
Core Classes (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)

Concentration Courses (18 units)
Ed El 512 Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 518A Issues in Instructional Design of Classroom Software (3)
Ed El 518B Multimedia Development and Instruction in the Classroom (3)
Ed El 522 Web Design and Instruction (3)
Ed El 590 Technology Professional Development in Schools (3)


Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
  Ed El 594 Research Seminar Including Project (3)
  OR Ed El 597 Project (3)
 
OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
(Elementary Curriculum and Instruction concentration)
The program is designed to help career classroom teachers upgrade their skills, become informed about new ideas in elementary teaching, and prepare for curriculum and instructional leadership in one or more of the following areas: elementary classroom teaching, technology in education, meeting the needs of diverse learners, early childhood education, and staff development in public and private schools. Students may follow the study plan outlined below for the concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction or they may elect to specialize in one of five emphasis areas: Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Professional Inquiry and Practice, Staff Development, and Technology in Education.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
University requirements include a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted (see "Graduate Regulations" for complete statement and procedures).

Graduate Standing: Classified
A student who meets the admission requirements and the following requirements may be granted classified graduate standing upon the development of an approved study plan: a basic teaching credential or equivalent experience, and an approved major (minimum of 24 units upper-division or graduate), a 3.0 grade-point average on previous academic and related work. Credit will be given for previous post-baccalaureate studies when possible. Otherwise well-qualified students may be admitted with limited subject or grade deficiencies, but these deficiencies must be removed.

Study Plan
The adviser-approved 30 units (minimum) on the study plan will include the following:

Core Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)

Course Work in Concentration (12 units)
Six units from following instruction-focused courses:
Ed El 492A,B Gender Issues in Math and Science (2,1)
Ed El 512 Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 521 The Study of Teaching (3)
Ed El 527 Graduate Seminar in Developmental Psychology: The Human from Conception
      Through Eight Years (3)
Ed El 538 Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom (3)
Ed El 539 Clinical Supervision: Analyzing Effective Teaching (3)
Ed El 541 Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Bilingual- Bicultural Education (3)
Ed El 542 Current Issues and Problems in Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3)
Ed El 551 Assessment Across the Curriculum (3)
Ed El 552 Family, Community, and Professional Partnership (3)
Ed El 553 Models of Teaching (3)

    Six units from the following curriculum-focused courses:
Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood
Curriculum (3)
Ed El 530 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages (3)
Ed El 531 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts (3)
Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
Ed El 534 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Studies (3)
Ed El 535 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program (3)
Ed El 537 Graduate Studies: Current Issues and Problems (3)
Ed El 548 Social Studies, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education (3)
Ed El 571 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum (3)

Electives (6 units)
Electives are chosen in consultation with and approved by the graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
  Ed El 594 Research Seminar (3)
  OR Ed El 597 Graduate Project (3)
  OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

For further information, consult the graduate program adviser.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CONCENTRATION (EMPHASIS IN DIVERSITY)
The Diversity emphasis is designed to help career classroom teachers become informed about appropriate curriculum and instruction for the diverse student population in the public schools in the state of California. It will help individuals to provide educational experiences and develop curriculum appropriate to linguistically and culturally diverse populations.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified/Classified
The requirements for admission to conditionally classified and classified standing are the same as those for the M.S. in Education concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.

Study Plan
Core Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 500 Bilingual Multicultural Curriculum (3)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)

Diversity Emphasis Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 530 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages (3)
Ed El 541 Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3)
Ed El 542 Current Issues and Problems in Bilingual-Bicultural Education (3)

Curriculum-Focused Course Work (15 units)
Two of the following:

Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
Ed El 531 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts (3)
Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
Ed El 534 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Sciences (3)
Ed El 535 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program (3)
Ed El 548 Social Studies, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
Ed El 571 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum (3)

Elective (3 units)
Elective units are chosen in consultation with and approved by the graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (3 units)
  Ed El 594 Research Seminar (3)
  OR Ed El 597 Project (3)
  OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CONCENTRATION (EMPHASIS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION)
This emphasis is designed to meet the greater community and professional need for quality education during the critical early years of school. The educational demand for sound planning and instruction in preschool, kindergarten, and the primary grades has increased the need for effective specialists in Early Childhood Education.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified/Classified
The requirements for admission to conditionally classified or classified standing are the same as for the M.S. in Education concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.

Study Plan
The adviser-approved 30 units (minimum) on the study plan will include the following:

Core Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)

Course Work in Early Childhood Emphasis (9 units)
Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
Ed El 538 Graduate Studies: Early Childhood Education (3)
Ed El 548 Social Sciences, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education (3)

Curriculum-Focused Course Work (6 units)
Two of the following:
   Ed El 530 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages (3)
   Ed El 531 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts (3)
   Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
   Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
   Ed El 534 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Studies (3)
   Ed El 535 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program (3)
   Ed El 537 Graduate Studies: Current Issues and Problems (3)
   Ed El 571 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum (3)

Elective (3 units)
Elective units are chosen in consultation with and approved by the graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
   Ed El 594 Research Seminar (3)
   OR Ed El 597 Project (3)
   OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

For further information, consult the graduate program adviser.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CONCENTRATION (EMPHASIS IN PROFESSIONAL INQUIRY AND PRACTICE)
The Professional Inquiry and Practice emphasis is designed to help career classroom teachers become informed about appropriate curriculum and instruction for students in the public schools of California. They will develop reflective and analytical thinking and initiate cycles of goal setting, professional practice, and reflection. The base of skills and knowledge will support their growing involvement in school reform including systematic reforms. Courses in this emphasis provide a foundation for teachers who wish to prepare for certification by the National Board for Professional Standards.

Admission to Gradate Standing: Conditionally Classified/Classified
The requirements for admission to conditionally classified or classified standing are the same as for the M.S. in Education concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.

Study Plan
Core Courses (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
One of the following:
   Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)
   Ed El 500 Bilingual Multicultural Curriculum (3)

Emphasis Courses (9 units)
Ed El 521 The Study of Teaching (3)
Ed El 551 Assessment Across the Curriculum (3)
Ed El 552 Family, Community, and Professional Partnerships (3)

Curriculum Course (3 units)
One of the following:
   Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
   Ed El 530 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Language (3)
   Ed El 531 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts (3)
   Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
   Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
   Ed El 534 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Studies (3)
   Ed El 535 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program (3)
   Ed El 548 Social Sciences, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education (3)

Electives (6 adviser-approved units)

Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
   Ed El 594 Research Project (3) OR
   Ed El 597 Graduate Project (3) OR
   Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CONCENTRATION (EMPHASIS IN MATH AND SCIENCE)
This emphasis provides opportunities for teachers to enhance instruction and develop a better understanding of the math and science curriculum in K-8 schools. The sequence of courses is designed to prepare teachers for leadership rules within their schools and districts in math and science.

The requirements for admission to conditionally classified or classified standing are the same as for the M.S. in Education concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.

Study Plan
Core Courses (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)


Emphasis Courses (12 units)
Ed El 492A,B Gender issues in Math and Science (2,1)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
Ed El 571 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum (3)

Electives (6 adviser-approved units)
Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
  Ed El 594 Research Project (3)
  OR Ed El 597 Graduate Project (3)
  OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

For further information, consult the graduate program adviser.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CONCENTRATION (EMPHASIS IN STAFF DEVELOPMENT)
This program is designed to enable educators to assume leadership roles in staff development in school districts. The sequence of courses is also designed to help teacher leaders and master teachers to understand contemporary trends and research findings in elementary curriculum and instruction.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified/Classified
The requirements for admission to conditionally classified or classified standing are the same as for the M.S. in Education concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.

Study Plan
The adviser-approved 30 units (minimum) on the study plan will include the following:

Core Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)

Emphasis Courses (9 units)
Ed El 521 The Study of Teaching (3)
Ed El 539 Clinical Supervision: Analyzing Effective Teaching (3)
Ed El 553 Models of Teaching (3)

Curriculum-Focused Course Work (6 units)
Two of the following:
   Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
   Ed El 530 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages (3)
   Ed El 531 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts (3)
   Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
   Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
   Ed El 534 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Studies (3)
   Ed El 535 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program (3)
   Ed El 537 Graduate Studies: Current Issues and Problems (3)
   Ed El 548 Social Sciences, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education (3)
   Ed El 571 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum (3)

Elective (3 units)
Elective units are chosen in consultation with and approved by the graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
   Ed El 594 Research Seminar (3)
   OR Ed El 597 Project (3)
   OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION CONCENTRATION (EMPHASIS IN TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION)
This emphasis has been designed to provide elementary school teachers with a broad understanding of the applications of computers and other technologies in the elementary school classroom. Competencies will enable participants to become computer curriculum specialists who will guide the integration of technology into the elementary school curriculum, its use in instruction, and its applications in instructionally related activities.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified/Classified
The requirements for admission to conditionally classified and classified standing are the same as those for the M.S. in Education concentration in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction.

Study Plan
The study plan consists of 30 units of adviser-approved course work:

Core Course Work (9 units)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)
Ed El 536 Curriculum Theory and Development (3)

Course Work in Technology in Education Emphasis (12 units)
Ed El 512 Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 522 Web Design and Instruction (3)
Ed El 590 Technology Professional Development in K-8 Schools (3)

Curriculum-Focused Course Work (6 units)
Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
Ed El 530 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages (3)
Ed El 531 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts (3)
Ed El 532 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics (3)
Ed El 533 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science (3)
Ed El 534 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education:
Social Studies (3)
Ed El 535 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program (3)
Ed El 537 Graduate Studies: Current Issues and Problems (3)
Ed El 548 Social Studies, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education (3)
Ed El 571 Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum (3)

Culminating Experience (3 units)
One of the following:
  Ed El 594 Research Seminar (3)
  OR Ed El 597 Project (3)
  OR Ed El 598 Thesis (3)

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COMPUTING CERTIFICATE FOR
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

The purpose of this certificate program is to provide participants with a broad understanding of the applications of microcomputers in the elementary school classroom and the instructionally related tasks in the public schools. The certificate program is designed to provide the needed competencies for participants to become curriculum specialists who will guide the integration of computers into the elementary school curriculum, their uses in instruction, and their applications in instructionally related activities at the elementary school. This certificate requires 12 units.

Required Courses (12 units)
Ed El 512 Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 522 Web Design and Instruction (3)
Ed El 590 Technology Professional Development in Schools (3)

For further information, consult the Elementary Education graduate program adviser.

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ELEMENTARY AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION COURSES


Courses are designated EDEL in the class schedule.

EDEL 110    Explorations in Education

Description: (Same as Ed Sec 110)
Units: (2-3)

EDEL 315    Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching

Description: An exploratory course with field assignments for students considering career in elementary school teaching. Includes on campus seminars and overview of admission requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Students taking this course to meet the prerequisite for either the Multiple Subject or the Special Education Credential Program must earn a “B” (3.0) or better to receive a grade of credit. Fieldwork required.
Units: (3)

EDEL 325    Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools

Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Category III.C.1. Culture and cultural pluralism in elementary schools. Topics: Examination of one’s own beliefs and values, classroom practices and materials that promote equity, strategies for learning about students, history/traditions of cultural groups, and assessment of multicultural education programs. Fieldwork required.
Units: (3)

EDEL 429    Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School

Description: Prerequisite: admission to second semester of Multiple Subject Credential Program. Additional study of elementary curriculum with emphasis on language arts, integrated instruction across the curriculum, and assessment of learning outcomes. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit.
Units: (3)

EDEL 430    Foundations in Elementary School Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. A focus on the curriculum of the elementary school, instructional planning, principles of effective teaching, generic instructional strategies, classroom management, and legal issues in education. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 430)
Units: (3)

EDEL 433    Language Arts and Reading Instruction in the Public Schools

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. An overview of principles of reading instruction, elements of the language arts program including literature-based reading, content area reading, the role of phonics, emergent literacy, and diagnosis of reading problems. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit.
Units: (3)

EDEL 434    Methods and Inquiry for Teaching English Learners

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. Theoretical foundations, legal issues, and school programs for the education of English learners. Assessment, materials, methods and strategies for English language development and learning across the curriculum for elementary school English learners. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of Credit. (Same as Special Ed 434).
Units: (2)

EDEL 435    Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching

Description: Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. An emphasis on instructional materials, learning styles, inquiry, concept learning, problem solving, various instructional strategies applied to the teaching of mathematics. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 435)
Units: (2)

EDEL 436    Science Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching

Description: Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. An emphasis on instructional materials, learning styles, inquiry, concept learning, problem solving, various instructional strategies applied to the teaching of science. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit.
Units: (2)

EDEL 437    Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. An emphasis on instructional materials, learning styles, inquiry, concept learning, problem solving, various instructional strategies applied to the teaching of social studies. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit.
Units: (2)

EDEL 438    Supervised Fieldwork in Elementary Teacher Education

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. Students will serve as teacher participants in an assigned elementary school classroom. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 438)
Units: (1-2)

EDEL 439    Student Teaching in the Elementary School

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 430, 433, 438 and admission to student teaching. Participation in a regular elementary school teaching program for the full school day. Must be taken Credit/ No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 439).
Units: (5-14)

EDEL 446    Methods and Inquiry for BCLAD Candidates

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program with BCLAD Emphasis. This course prepares Multiple Subject candidates for teaching Spanish-speaking elementary students. Emphasis includes reading instruction methods, materials and assessment, equity issues, and elements and considerations of culture that promote effective instruction for Spanish-speaking elementary students.
Units: (3)

EDEL 448    Methods and Inquiry for Vietnamese BCLAD Candidates

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program with BCLAD emphasis (Vietnamese). Course focuses on equity issues, curriculum and instruction for Vietnamese-speaking elementary students.
Units: (3)

EDEL 450    Visual and Performing Arts Methods: Art, Dance, Drama and Music

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. Seminar emphasizing instructional materials, learning styles, integration and strategies as they apply to the teaching of the arts in elementary education. Must be taken Credit/No credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 450)
Units: (1)

EDEL 451    Community, School and Classroom Issues

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. Seminar in current issues of elementary school teaching, including classroom management, parent-teacher communication, school law and child abuse reporting. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 451)
Units: (1)

EDEL 452    P.E., Health and Mainstreaming Education

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. Seminar addressing mainstreaming students with special needs, health education, and physical education in elementary school settings. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 452)
Units: (1)

EDEL 453    Portfolio Development and Assessment

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 430, 433, 435, 438 and admission to student teaching. Seminar focusing on the culminating assessment via a portfolio for the Multiple Subject Credential program. Must be taken Credit/No Credit. A “B” (3.0) or better is required to receive a grade of credit. (Same as Special Ed 453)
Units: (1)

EDEL 492A    Gender Issues in Math and Science Teaching and Learning

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 315 and senior or graduate standing. Explores educational and cultural barriers and avenues to the success of girls in science and mathematics, development of curricula and instructional methods to address these issues.
Units: (2)

EDEL 492B    Gender Issues in Math and Science Education: Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 315. Corequisite: Ed El 492A. Educational and cultural barriers/avenues to girls’ success in science and mathematics; implementation of curricula and instructional methods. 20 hours teaching required. If taken Credit/No Credit, a “B” (3.0) or better is required for credit.
Units: (1)

EDEL 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing, consent of instructor prior to registration. Individual investigation under supervision of a faculty member. Only students of demonstrated capability and maturity will be approved. May be repeated for credit.
Units: (1-3)

EDEL 500    Bilingual Multicultural Curriculum

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: the multicultural school curriculum including forces operating on the curriculum and the participants involved in curriculum building. Modification of the curriculum to reflect multicultural contexts.
Units: (3)

EDEL 502A    New Teacher Induction, Assessment, and Support, Year 1

Description: (Same as Ed Sec 502A)
Units: (1)

EDEL 502B    New Teacher Induction, Assessment, and Support, Year 1

Description: (Same as Ed Sec 502B)
Units: (1)

EDEL 502C    New Teacher Induction, Assessment, and Support, Year 2

Description: (Same as Ed Sec 502C)
Units: (1)

EDEL 502D    New Teacher Induction, Assessment, and Support, Year 2

Description: (Same as Ed Sec 502D)
Units: (1)

EDEL 511    Survey of Educational Research

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Descriptive statistics and statistical inferences in educational research. Representative research papers. Principles of research design. Prepare papers using research findings.
Units: (3)

EDEL 512    Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (formerly 519)

Description: Prerequisite: Teaching Credential. Theoretical basis and strategies for improving teaching of K-8 students through use of multimedia and other technologies.
Units: (3)

EDEL 515    Technology and Problem Solving in Schools

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 512 and teaching credential. Students will investigate software and web-based applications that promote problem-solving in K-8 schools.
Units: (3)

EDEL 518A    Issues in Instructional Design of School Software

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 512. This course focuses on issues related to the instructional design of courseware designed specifically for classroom students. Topics include learning principles, learner characteristics, instructional strategies, screen design, response analysis, feedback, and interactivity.
Units: (3)

EDEL 518B    Multimedia Development and Instruction in the Classroom

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 518A. This course focuses the application and instruction of computer-based instructional design principles in the development for classroom software and multimedia projects. Topics include planning and assessment, design principles, and development of tools.
Units: (3)

EDEL 521    The Study of Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 511 and teaching credential. A systematic study of the teaching process. Examination of the research methodology used to analyze teaching, the current knowledge of the association between teaching processes and student learning, and the implications of the research for the classroom.
Units: (3)

EDEL 522    Web Design and Instruction

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 512. Design, development, and implementation of Web pages and sites for instructional purposes. Emphasis placed in the issues surrounding using the World Wide Web for instruction.
Units: (3)

EDEL 527    Graduate Seminar in Developmental Psychology: The Human from Conception Through Eight Years

Description: Prerequisites: teaching credential. The physical, social, cognitive-intellectual, and emotional development of individuals from conception to middle childhood. Current problems, theories and research.
Units: (3)

EDEL 528    Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: significant research, curriculum developments and materials, and current instructional strategies for promoting emergent literacy in children.
Units: (3)

EDEL 529    Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Major theoretical positions in planning and interpreting classroom practices. Educational research findings, implications for curriculum development and teaching practices.
Units: (3)

EDEL 530    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Second Languages

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 434 and teaching credential. Seminar: significant research, curriculum developments and materials, and criteria for planning and improving second language programs including those for English as a second language.
Units: (3)

EDEL 531    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Integrated Language Arts

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: significant research, trends and problems in teaching the fundamental skills of communication; curriculum development and materials, and criteria for planning and improving integrated language arts programs.
Units: (3)

EDEL 532    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Mathematics

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: significant research, curricular developments and materials, criteria for planning and improving mathematics programs and instruction.
Units: (3)

EDEL 533    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: research and materials in science education and criteria for planning and improving science programs and instruction.
Units: (3)

EDEL 534    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Social Studies

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: research developments and materials, criteria for planning and improving social studies programs, and current techniques of teaching.
Units: (3)

EDEL 535    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Reading in the Language Arts Program

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: research developments and materials, criteria for planning and improving reading instruction in the integrated language arts programs, current instructional strategies, and the role of children’s literature.
Units: (3)

EDEL 536    Curriculum Theory and Development

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: the school curriculum including the forces operating on the curriculum and the participants involved in curriculum building. The process of curriculum building.
Units: (3)

EDEL 537    Graduate Studies: Current Issues and Problems

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Problems and issues in elementary education, their causes and possible solutions.
Units: (3)

EDEL 538    Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Seminar: application of significant research in the education of young children. Current instructional strategies and criteria for planning and improving programs in early childhood education.
Units: (3)

EDEL 539    Clinical Supervision: Analyzing Effective Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. A systematic, research-based approach. Identifies basic components needed by teachers, staff developers, and administrators to improve their instructional skills. Includes principles of learning applied to supervision and applied practice in analyzing the instructional process.
Units: (3)

EDEL 541    Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Bilingual-Bicultural Education

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Application of psychological and sociological theory related to teaching English learners; application of these disciplines for the development of emotionally and socially supportive learning environments.
Units: (3)

EDEL 542    Current Issues and Problems in Bilingual-Bicultural Education

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Problems and issues in the development and implementation of bilingual-bicultural education.
Units: (3)

EDEL 548    Social Studies, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential or equivalent experience. This seminar investigates current curriculum standards and instructional options in social studies, science, and mathematics in early childhood education. Focus on content, process skills and literature connections.
Units: (3)

EDEL 551    Assessment Across the Curriculum

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Improving student performance through assessment, self-assessment, and student goals setting; establishing congruence between purposes, audiences, and instruments used. Goals of the course include: design and selection of instruments including performance assessment, portfolio, observation, and personal communication forms for standards based assessment.
Units: (3)

EDEL 552    Family, Community and Professional Partnership

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Overview of community collaboration with service providers, business leaders, policy makers, and parents. Addresses diversity across families and importance of family interface with agencies and community. Stresses importance of partnerships with professional agencies concerned with education, youth, and children.
Units: (3)

EDEL 553    Models of Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential.  Explores varied strategies of instruction, culminating in the identification and study of sixteen unique models. Examines relationships among theories of learning and instruction. Investigates various instructional alternatives.
Units: (3)

EDEL 571    Graduate Studies in Elementary Education: Science Education Practicum

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 533. Strategies for effectively teaching and assessing science content knowledge, science process skills, and scientific attitudes in the elementary school; includes field assignments in elementary schools (1 unit - 4 hours per week); seminars (2 units - 2 hours per week). Principles of effective staff development in elementary science education.
Units: (3)

EDEL 590    Technology Professional Development in Schools

Description: Prerequisites: Level 2 technology proficiency, Ed El 522 and Ed EL 523. This course focuses on planning, implementing and evaluating technology professional development in K-8 schools.
Units: (3)

EDEL 594    Research Seminar

Description: Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and consent of instructor. The preparation, evaluation, development and presentation of curriculum research proposals culminating in a graduate project.
Units: (3)

EDEL 597    Project

Description: Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and consent of instructor. Individual research on an empirical project, with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a project.
Units: (1-3)

EDEL 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and consent of instructor. Individual research with conferences with the instructor, culminating in a thesis.
Units: (1-3)

EDEL 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisite: a teaching credential, one year of teaching experience, and consent of instructor. Independent inquiry.
Units: (1-3)

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