Assessment Documents by Program
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Initial Teacher Preparation
Ed Specialist Preliminary Credential
This Specialist credential program prepares candidates in the areas of Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe disabilities in a program approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The program is designed so that candidates may be certified in both areas of authorization if they complete two separate field experiences, i.e., one with students with mild and moderate disabilities and one with students with moderate and severe disabilities.
Multiple Subject Credential Program
A teacher with a Multiple Subject Credential is authorized to teach grades pre-K through 12 in self-contained classrooms. The Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP) prepares students to be credentialed in the State of California for elementary and middle school instruction. The program allows for daytime field experiences in elementary classrooms and includes methodology courses and student teaching.
Single Subject Credential Program
The Single Subject Credential Program is a 44 unit program comprised of one prerequisite, four co-requisites, four core courses, and the capstone student teaching experience and student teaching seminar. EDSS 300, the prerequisite course, must be taken prior to other EDSS and EDSE courses. The corequisites may be taken prior to or concurrent with EDSS 300, or concurrent with the core courses. All course work must be completed prior to student teaching, except for the student teaching seminar which is taken concurrent with student teaching.
Advanced Teacher Preparation
The Adapted Physical Education option places emphasis on teaching public school PE to students with disabilities in preschool through grade 12. Completion of this option is part of Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for subject matter competence for the Single Subject Physical Education Teaching (SSPE) and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) (K-12) taken along with additional credential course work.
Curriculum and Instruction
The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education is designed to foster the development of educators who are caring, effective, reflective, and committed to improving their schools. Coursework prepares teachers to apply theoretical insights and research findings to the practical problems they encounter in their work in curriculum and instruction.
Dual Language Development
The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Dual Language Development focuses on bilingualism in school and societal contexts. The program, through its action research approach, seeks to develop a cadre of teacher-leaders who systematically and purposefully examine and refine their own pedagogy with respect to the instruction of language minority students.
To learn more about the Dual Language Development option, please visit the program website.
Early Childhood Education
The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Early Childhood Education is designed to foster the development of educators who are able to apply research-based knowledge in designing developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum and assessment strategies for children ages birth through 8.
Education Specialist Credential Professional Level II
Students in this master’s degree program work toward attaining leadership positions in public and private schools and agencies in the community that provide services for individuals with disabilities. The program is aimed at developing advanced skills and knowledge of current research in special education, and demonstration of the ability to engage in reflective inquiry. The program culminates with a thesis or comprehensive exam. The program does not result in a credential to teach students with disabilities.
The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Mathematics Education, is a 30-36 unit program designed for teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in mathematics content and pedagogy.
Other School Professionals
Administrative Services Tier 1 (EDAD I)
Certification of school administrators is established through a two-tiered credentialing process. Upon completion of all Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program coursework and requirements (Tier 1), candidates apply to the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for a Preliminary Administrative Services Certificate of Eligibility. The Certificate has no expiration date and authorizes the holder to seek an administrative position. The Certificate informs the future employing school district/agency of eligibility to serve.
Administrative Services Tier 2 (EDAD II)
Certification under the Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II) authorizes the candidate to serve in any position requiring the Administrative Services Credential. The Professional Credential cannot be pursued until the candidate is employed in a position requiring an administrative credential. The program requirements must be completed within the five year authorization of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
Educational Leadership (Ed.D)
The Ed.D in Educational Leadership is designed for working professionals who seek to further influence educational policy and decision making. Graduates of the program are prepared to be educational leaders in Pre K-12 and Postsecondary settings. Representatives from P-12 school districts and community colleges work collaboratively with CSULB faculty and administrators to design, implement, and evaluate this program.
Educational Technology and Media Leadership (ETEC)
Serving the mission of enhancing education through the use of technology, educational technology specialists perform many functions in schools, educational institutions, and training agencies. This option prepares leaders in the field who will evaluate, design, and effectively use technology for educational purposes. Combining both theory and practice, this option is designed for individuals seeking career growth in K-12 and university settings and for those planning to pursue doctoral degrees.
Reading and Language Arts
The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Reading/Language Arts is designed for experienced classroom teachers who want to pursue in-depth study of issues related to reading and language arts education. The program provides educators with the theoretical and professional knowledge necessary to develop innovative, research-based reading and language arts curricula and to instill the leadership skills necessary for successful reading program implementation for all students, including English language learners.
The Master of Science in Counseling (School Counseling Option) and the Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential Programs are designed to prepare counselors to work in elementary, middle, and high schools. Both programs support a comprehensive, developmental, and collaborative school counseling model.
The School Psychology Credential program, accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), prepares graduates to consult with teachers, parents, administrators and others regarding the learning and behavior of children in grades PreK-12. School psychologists develop and implement interventions and monitor the progress of students with special needs, assist students in developing productive and successful school careers, and assist teachers in the areas of behavior management and instruction.
Speech-Language Pathology (CRS)
The Speech-Language Pathology program is housed in the Department of Communicative Disorders. The Department has two programs leading to a M.A. in Communicative Disorders: (a) a traditional program, and (b) a special cohort program. Both programs are nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). The primary goal of the Graduate Program is to prepare students as professional speech-language pathologists.
Teacher Librarian Services Credential (LMT)
The Teacher Librarian Services Credential is offered through the the Librarian Program at CSULB. This program is designed to prepare fully-qualified, outstanding librarian professionals, and emphasizes meeting the information, educational technology and reading needs of diverse populations. Students interested in earning a Teacher Libararian Services credential can also pursue a Master of Arts in Education, Option in Educational Technology and Media Leadership degree, which subsumes the credential work.
Counselors serve valuable functions in fields of education, health and human services, and business. Their domains of practice include public and private educational institutions, medical facilities and allied health agencies, social service agencies and organizations, state and federal human service agencies and programs, correctional facilities, business and industry, and private practice. The program’s philosophy is to introduce students to a variety of approaches to counseling, and to encourage the development of competencies within these approaches.
The Option in Educational Psychology is a research-oriented program designed for students and educators to develop their understanding of learning and development, testing and assessment, research, and program evaluation in education. This program offers a rigorous curriculum in these areas and requires that the student declare a “foundation” emphasis within the Option. There are two Tracks in this Option: Track 1 (MA, Option in Educational Psychology).
The Liberal Studies major provides a rich, rigorous cross-disciplinary liberal arts program of study. There are two programs in the major: 1) The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is for students intending to become teachers who wish to combine subject matter preparation for elementary teaching with coursework leading to a Multiple Subject teaching credential; 2) Track I is for students who seek subject matter preparation for elementary teaching as preparation for a post-baccalaureate credential program.
Marriage and Family Therapy
Students in this option will prepare for licensed independent MFT practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals, clinics, Employee Assistance Programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families and couples.
To learn more about the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, please visit the program website.
School Social Work
To learn more about the School Social Work program, please visit the program website.
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Social and Cultural Analysis of Education
Students pursuing the option in Social and Cultural Analysis of Education (SCAE) engage in both traditional and contemporary perspectives through focused, interdisciplinary study. The option is designed for individuals seeking careers in multicultural/multilingual settings, international education, contemporary urban educational environments, and for students interested in pursuing higher academic degrees.
Student Development in Higher Education
The Student Development in Higher Education (SDHE) curriculum is aligned with the mission of the CSULB College of Education and is tied to specific learning outcomes. Through courses in research methods, counseling and student development, fieldwork, and capstone experiences, SDHE students gain knowledge, build skills, and enhance the dispositions to equip them to serve as administrators and counselors in higher education settings.
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