Preliminary Secondary Teacher Preparation Program

The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing under the 2001 SB 2042 Standards for Professional Preparation. This program prepares teachers to work with students in middle and high school classrooms. Students begin the program with prerequisite courses in foundational areas such as development, culture, and language acquisition. In the three professional preparation courses students work with Content Area Coaches who are exemplary classroom teachers. This experience includes fieldwork in the Content Area Coaches’ secondary classrooms. Students finish the program with supervised teaching and a culminating seminar. Supervised teaching may be completed in the student’s own classroom (intern or private school teachers) or in exemplary teachers’ classrooms in Mount Saint Mary’s University associated schools (undergraduates and pre-service graduate students). Coursework and fieldwork provide the essential knowledge and skills students need to pass the California Teacher Performance Assessment. Additional requirements for a teaching credential include passing scores on the appropriate CSET examinations, the U.S. Constitution requirement (verified by coursework or exam) and a Certificate of Clearance. Students are urged to maintain regular contact with their program advisor as the CCTC credential requirements are subject to change. Graduate students may complete a Master of Science degree in Education in conjunction with the preliminary teacher preparation coursework.

Requirements

Prerequisite Coursework (11 or 12 units)

EDU 106School and Society

2

EDU 151Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development

1

 

PSY 113Learning in Children and Adolescents across Cultures

3

or

EDU 251Child and Adolescent Development and Learning Across Cultures

3

 

EDU 152Diversity and Schools

1.5

EDU 107Teaching English Learners

1.5

EDU 108AIntro to Exceptional Learners

1.5

EDU 108BResponsive Teaching for All Learners

1.5

Preliminary Professional Preparation Coursework (13 units)

EDU 150Elementary Instruction: Theory and Practice

3

EDU 154Mathematics and Science: Elementary Curriculum

3

EDU 155Social Science and the Arts: Elementary Curriculum

3

EDU 156Language and Literacy: Elementary Curriculum

3

EDU 109ATPA Lab I

0.5

EDU 109BTPA Lab II

0.5

Supervised Teaching (7-12 units)

EDU 116ASupervised Teaching: Pre-Service Elementary Fieldwork

4

and/or

EDU 116BSupervised Teaching: Pre-Service Elementary Fieldwork

4

 

EDU 110Supervised Teaching Culminating Seminar

3

EDU 117Student Teacher Support

1

*Undergraduate program includes 100 level courses; Graduate program includes 200/300 level courses.

EDU 117/EDU 317: The Student Teacher Support course is required for undergraduate candidates. Graduate students are eligible to take the course when deemed appropriate by the program advisor.