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

Lead Faculty: Dr. Nedra A. Crow

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 School of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate knowledge and abilities in making subject matter comprehensible for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  2. Integrate knowledge and abilities in assessing all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  3. Integrate knowledge and abilities in engaging/supporting all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  4. Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing/planning learning experiences for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  5. Integrate knowledge and abilities in creating/maintaining effective learning environments for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  6. Integrate knowledge and abilities in being a legal, ethical, and professional educator for all P12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  7. 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 Prelminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements. 

The CTC mandates that all approved internship programs require a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework prior to becoming the teacher of record.  4.5 quarter units are equal to 40 clock hours.  These pre-service courses must be successfully completed prior to eligibility for completing the internship option. 

Co-requisites (2 courses; 9 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.
Core Requirements (6 courses; 27 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.
Core Requisite(s):
Teacher Credential Areas: Multiple Subject or Single Subject Methods (4 courses; 18 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.
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.
Candidates must choose one of the following Areas of Specializations:
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.

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Online Education

This program is available online.