California State University, Fullerton

Elementary and Bilingual Education

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Karen S. Ivers

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Education Classroom Building 324

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://ed.fullerton.edu/edel

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 (Elementary) Credential
Professional Teacher Preparation
Program for the Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Cross Cultural Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis

FACULTY
Donna Bennett, Janet Boyce, Kim Case, Sharon Chappell, Amy Cox-Petersen, Teresa Crawford, Mildred Donoghue, Loretta Donovan, Barb Finnell, Ana Garza-Dargatz, Earl Gotts, Tim Green, Andrea Guillaume, Karen Ivers, Pablo Jasis, Patricia Keig, Lisa Kirtman, Christine Mayfield, Kathy Murphy, Kim Norman, Terri Patchen, Nawang Phuntsog, Jennifer Ponder, Kristine Quinn, Chris Renne, 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 Multicultural Project Award
Outstanding Curriculum Project
Edwin Carr Fellowship

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications to credential programs are Feb. 28 for the fall semester and Sept. 30 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.

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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 or Child and Adolescent Development 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 657-278-7130.

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 (3)
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 Teaching Performance Assessment Support (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 (3) 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 437 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching (2)
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)
Ed El 452 P.E., Health and Mainstreaming Education (1)
Ed El 453 Teaching Performance Assessment Support (1)

Third 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 439 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (5-9)

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 coursework and may require Saturday coursework.

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 Feb. 28 (to begin the program the following fall) and Sept. 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 CAS 325A Conception Through Age 8 (3),
    CAS 325B Age 9 Through Adolescence (3) OR Psych 361 Developmental Psychology (3)
    b. Ed El 315 Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching (3)
    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 that 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, including passage of the California Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA).

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.

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.

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 coursework
  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 Coursework (9 units)
Ed El 500 Culture and 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.

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 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.

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
    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
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)
OR Ed El 523 Distance Education Issues and Trends in Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 518A Issues in the Instructional Design of Software for Use in Schools (3)
Ed El 518B Multimedia Development and Instruction in the Classroom (3)
Ed El 522 Web Design for Instruction in Schools (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)

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; math/science education; professional inquiry; 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 six emphasis areas: Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Math and Science, Professional Inquiry and Practice, Staff Development, and Technology in Education.

Admission to Graduate Standing: Conditionally Classified
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.

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
    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 Coursework (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)

Coursework in Concentration (12 units)
Six units from following instruction-focused courses:
Ed El 492 Gender Issues in Math and Science (3)
Ed El 512 Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
OR Ed El 523 Distance Education Issues and Trends 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.

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 Coursework (9 units)
Ed El 500 Culture and Curriculum (3)
Ed El 511 Survey of Educational Research (3)
Ed El 529 Graduate Studies: Learning Theory for Classroom Use (3)

Diversity Emphasis Coursework (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 Coursework (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)

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 preschool through third grade. The educational demand for developmentally appropriate 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 Coursework (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)
Coursework in Early Childhood Emphasis (9 units)
Ed El 528 Reading/Language Arts in the Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
Ed El 538 Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom (3)
Ed El 548 Social Sciences, Science, and Math in Early Childhood Education (3)

Curriculum-Focused Coursework (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.

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 Teaching 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 Culture and 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 492 Gender issues in Math and Science (3)
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.

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 Coursework (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 Coursework (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)

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 coursework:
Core Coursework (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)

Coursework in Technology in Education Emphasis (12 units)
Ed El 512 Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools (3)
OR Ed El 523 Distance Education Issues and Trends in Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 522 Web Design for Instruction in Schools (3)
Ed El 590 Technology Professional Development in Schools (3)

Curriculum-Focused Coursework (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)

COMPUTING CERTIFICATE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
The purpose of this certificate program is to provide participants with a broad understanding of the applications of technology 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 technology into the elementary school curriculum, its use in instruction, and its 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)
OR Ed El 523 Distance Education Issues and Trends in Schools (3)
Ed El 515 Technology and Problem Solving in Schools (3)
Ed El 522 Web Design for Instruction in Schools (3)
Ed El 590 Technology Professional Development in Schools (3)
For further information, consult the Elementary Education graduate program adviser.

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: (3)

EDEL 315    Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching

Description: Exploratory course with field assignments for students considering career in elementary school teaching. 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.
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. 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. 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: Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program, Ed El 315 or HComm 407, Ed Sec 310 and Special Ed 371. 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. One or more sections offered online. (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, Ed El 315 or HComm 407, Ed Sec 310 and Special Ed 371. Instructional materials, learning styles, inquiry, concept learning, problem solving, various instructional strategies applied to teaching 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: (3)

EDEL 436    Science Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary School Teaching

Description: Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program. Instructional materials, learning styles, inquiry, concept learning, problem solving, various instructional strategies applied to teaching 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. Instructional materials, learning styles, inquiry, concept learning, problem solving, various instructional strategies applied to teaching 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: Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program, Ed El 315 or HComm 407, Ed Sec 310 and Special Ed 371. Students 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: (4-14)

EDEL 446    Methods and Inquiry for BCLAD Candidates

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program with BCLAD Emphasis. Prepares Multiple Subject candidates for teaching Spanish-speaking elementary students. 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 Asian Language BCLAD Candidates

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program with BCLAD emphasis (Asian languages). Equity issues, curriculum and instruction for Asian language-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 teaching 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: Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program, Ed El 315 or HComm 407, Ed Sec 310 and Special Ed 371. 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    Teaching Performance Assessment Support

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 430, 433, 434, 435, 438 and admission to student teaching. Seminar focusing on TPA support within social studies or science 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 492    Gender Issues in Math and Science: Teaching and Learning

Description: Prerequisites: Ed El 315 and senior or graduate standing. 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: (3)

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    Culture and Curriculum

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential or consent of instructor. Seminar focusing on culture and school curriculum, forces operating on the curriculum, the participants involved in curriculum building, modification of the curriculum to reflect multicultural contexts, and pedagogy and pluralism.
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 SupportYear 1

Description: (Same as Ed Sec 502B)
Units: (2)

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: (2)

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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

EDEL 512    Level Two Technology Proficiencies for Teachers in K-8 Schools

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: Level 2 technology proficiency and teaching credential. Software and web-based applications that promote problem-solving in schools. Research and discussion of issues, implications of and implementation strategies for using technology to enhance students’ problem-solving skills. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

EDEL 518A    Issues in the Instructional Design of Software for Use in Schools

Description: Prerequisite: Level 2 technology proficiency. 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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

EDEL 518B    Multimedia Development and Instruction in the Classroom

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 518A. 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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

EDEL 521    The Study of Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: Ed El 511 and teaching credential. Systematic study of the teaching process. 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 for Instruction in Schools

Description: Prerequisite: Level 2 technology proficiency, Ed El 515, or consent of instructor. Design, development, and implementation of web pages and sites for instructional purposes. Issues surrounding using the World Wide Web for instruction. Fieldwork required. Offered entirely online.
Units: (3)

EDEL 523    Distance Education Issues and Trends in School

Description: Prerequisite: Level 2 technology proficiency or consent of instructor. Issues and trends in distance education for teaching and learning in schools. Draws on research in K-12, higher education and corporate domains. Offered entirely online.
Units: (3)

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

Description: Prerequisites: teaching credential. 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. 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. Systematic, research-based approach. Identifies basic components needed by teachers, staff developers, and administrators to improve their instructional skills. 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. Seminar investigates current curriculum standards and instructional options in social studies, science, and mathematics in early childhood education. 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. Diversity across families and importance of family interface with agencies and community. Importance of partnerships with professional agencies concerned with education, youth and children.
Units: (3)

EDEL 553    Models of Teaching

Description: Prerequisite: teaching credential. Varied strategies of instruction, culminating in the identification and study of 16 unique models. Relationships among theories of learning and instruction. 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 523. Planning, implementing and evaluating technology professional development in schools. Writing grants, acting as a change agent and serving as a technology leader in a school. Fieldwork required.
Units: (3)

EDEL 594    Research Seminar

Description: Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and consent of instructor. Preparation, evaluation, development and presentation of curriculum research proposals culminating in a graduate project. Individuals and groups will participate in critiquing proposals, curriculum projects and research results.
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: teaching credential, one year of teaching experience, and consent of instructor. Independent inquiry.
Units: (1-3)



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