Master of Education with a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential and Internship Option (California Only)

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The Master of Education with a Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential is designed for candidates dedicated to instructional leadership in the P-12 settings. Courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects teaching credential and meet requirements for a master’s degree. Candidates desiring a Master's degree and not seeking to achieve a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects teaching credential or those who already hold a Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential should enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching.

As this is a joint program students must complete all coursework in order to be eligible for the degree, including student teaching or internship, and one of the five specializations.

*Please note: Students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) early (prior to Credential Area Methods coursework) into their programs to avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements.

For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in making subject matter comprehensible for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in assessing all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in engaging/supporting all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing/planning learning experiences for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in creating/maintaining effective learning environments for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in being a legal, ethical, and professional educator for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Analyze the application of educational research, evidence-based practices, and academic writing.

Requirements

(18-19 courses; 76.5-85.5 quarter units)
To receive a Master of Education with California Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 58.5 quarter units of graduate credit of which 48 quarter units must be taken in residence at National University. Further information on graduate admission and evaluation can be found in the Academic Information for Graduate Degrees section of the catalog.
Candidates choosing the Internship option to obtain the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements.
Candidates pursuing the Internship option to obtain a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements as outlined in the Credential Information section of the catalog. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) mandates all approved internship programs require a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework (TED 621A or TED 623, TED 621B or TED 634, TED 626) prior to becoming eligible for the Internship Option.
The CA Education Code stipulates a minimum of 144 hours of support and supervision must be provided to the candidate each year of intern employment and documented. Interns without a valid English Learner (EL) Authorization from CTC will be required to receive an additional 45 hours of EL preparation support each year of intern employment (Total 189 hours).
This Internship Option requires the successful completion of the internship clinical practice experience (minimum 1 year). In the event, all program requirements have not been met during the first year and intern employment continues during the second year, National University must provide additional ongoing support and supervision. All candidates holding a valid University Internship Credential will be required to be continuously enrolled in clinical practice support and supervision (TED 628A, TED 628B or TED628C).
Interns in the Early Completion Option (ECO) route are still required to receive the general support and supervision provided to all interns while they are serving on an Intern credential.
Co-requisites (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Core Requirements (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Select one of the following Teacher Credential Areas:
Teacher Credential Areas: Multiple Subject or Single Subject Methods (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
* Internship Pre-Service course.
Clinical Practice Path: Student Teaching or Internship
(Student Teaching 4 courses; 13.5 quarter units or Internship 5 courses; 18.0 quarter units)
The clinical practice (K12 classroom) experience courses (TED 530A, TED 530B, TED 628A, and TED 628B) do NOT grant graduate credit.
STUDENT TEACHING will be arranged by the university for candidates who have completed all program coursework and met all program/state requirements. Student Teaching is unpaid and a minimum 80 instructional days in the PK12 classrooms.
Additional Requirements
This course may be required to fulfill internship hour requirements. It may be taken a maximum of eight times to complete internship hours. Does not grant graduate units towards graduate degree, however tuition is applied for each attempt.
  • TED 628C Clinical Practice III
Candidates must choose one of the following Areas of Specializations:

Specialization