Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Internship Option (California)

Inspired Teaching and Learning Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and internship option is designed for candidates who are dedicated to inspiring all K-12 learners by ensuring for them: social-emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. The program and courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a Preliminary Multiple Subject teaching credential. Candidates are required to successfully complete foundation courses, multiple subject credential method courses, and a clinical practice path (student teaching or internship).

* Please Note: To avoid interruptions to program progress and/or financial aid arrangements, students need to satisfy/pass the Basic Skills Requirement (e.g., CBEST) and Subject Matter Competency Requirement (e.g., CSET) PRIOR to starting the multiple subject credential area method courses.

Internship Option: The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) mandates all approved intern programs provide a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework prior to becoming Intern Eligible. Candidates can meet the 120-hours requirement through one of two pathways. Complete the foundation sequence of ITL 600, ITL 602, ITL 604, ITL 606, ITL 608; pass CBEST; pass CSET; and have a school or district letter verifying a teaching position job offer as the 'teacher of record'. Or , if individuals come ready to start the program having already passed CBEST, passed CSET, and with a verification letter of employment as a 'teacher of record'; then, they would complete the ITL 600I (8-weeks) course. After which, they would return to the ITL 602, ITL 604, ITL 606, ITL 608 sequence designed to provide a deeper understanding beyond the 120-hour minimum. For additional information on credential requirements, please see the Sanford College of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate the knowledge needed for engaging/supporting all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for creating/maintaining effective learning environments for all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for making subject matter comprehensible for all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for designing/planning learning experiences for all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for assessing all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for being a legal, ethical, and professional educator for all K-12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Reflect critically about professional beliefs and practices in the application of teaching and learning principles needed to inspire K-12 learners as well as being an inspired teacher.

Requirements

To receive a California Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 54 graduate units, 31.5 of which must be completed in residency to meet the residency requirement.

A number of requirements must be completed prior to taking ITL 600, which include the successful completion of the Credential Packet. The Packet includes a number of requirements, such as cleared background clearance and Negative TB test. To better understand the requirements, please refer to the Sanford College of Educations Credential Information section located in this catalog.

Additionally, the CBEST and CSET must be passed prior to beginning the Multiple Subject Credential Methods courses.

Each credential course (ITL) includes a required 4-hour field experience in one or more K-6 classrooms, representing a diverse K-12 student population, with the exception of the clinical practice courses.

Candidates choosing the Internship option with the Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential will need to meet the Internship Eligibility requirements as outlined in the Sanford College of Education Credential information section of the catalog.

Internship Option
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) mandates all approved intern programs provide a minimum of 120 hours of pre-service coursework prior to becoming Intern Eligible. Candidates can meet the 120-hours requirement through one of two pathways. Complete the foundation sequence of ITL 600, ITL 602, ITL 604, ITL 606, ITL 608; pass CBEST; pass CSET; and have a school or district letter verifying a teaching position job offer as the 'teacher of record'. Or, if individuals come ready to start the program having already passed CBEST, passed CSET, and with a verification letter of employment as a 'teacher of record'; then, they would complete the ITL 600I (8-weeks) course. After which, they would return to the ITL 602, ITL 604, ITL 606, ITL 608 sequence designed to provide a deeper understanding beyond the 120-hour minimum.

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 and maximum of 2 years). The CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requires an intern-candidate holding a valid University Internship Credential to be continuously enrolled in clinical practice support and supervision. During the first-year, the intern will take ITL 650A and ITL 651A, ITL 660B and ITL 651B. If, by the end of the first year, the interns employment continues and the program requirements have not been completely met, then, National University is required to provide additional ongoing support and supervision to the intern. Additionally, the intern will need be enrolled in ITL 650C and, if needed, ITL 650D. For the intern to continue for a third year, the Commission must approve an extension of the intern credential and National University must approve the interns petition for an exception to policy. With the petition, the intern is required to document a medical emergency or other extreme circumstances necessitating an exception to policy. The petitions approval is granted on a case by case basis and would require the intern to complete one or both courses of the following courses: ITL 650E, ITL 650F, respectively.

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.

Credential Requirements (13 courses; 54 quarter units)

Includes all foundation core, credential area methods, and those clinical practice courses granting graduate credit.

Introductory Core Course (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)

Core Requisite(s):

All students must complete ITL 600 or ITL600I, and credential packet prior to beginning ITL 602.

Foundation Core Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)

Core Requisite(s):

All Foundation Courses meet CTC requirements for Intern Pre-Service coursework.

Multiple Subject Methods Courses (6 courses; 27 quarter units)

Core Requisite(s):

Clinical Practice Pathways: Student Teaching or Internship (Student Teaching—4 courses; 13.5 quarter units or Internship—4-8 courses; 13.5–31.5 quarter units)

Candidates will complete the clinical practice experience through student teaching or the internship. The clinical practice (K12 classroom) experience courses (ITL 550A, ITL 550B, ITL 650A, ITL 650B, ITL 650C, ITL 650D, ITL 650E, ITL 650F) do NOT grant graduate credit.

Student Teaching (4 courses; 13.5 quarter units)

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 composed of at least 600 instructional hours in designated K12 classrooms.

Core Requisite(s):

Internship (4–8 courses; 13.5–31.5 quarter units)

Placement in an internship occurs as a result of the candidate holding employment in an approved CA public school and in partnership with National University. Intern placements must align to the CSET credential, be in compliance with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and meet National University’s requirements. Interns need to be in good standing as a teacher of record with an approved school employer and enrolled in National University for the duration of the active University Internship Teaching Credential.

The intern serves as the teacher of record in an approved K-12 classroom and is paid by the school or school district. The University Internship Teaching Credential is good for a maximum of two-years and requires the candidate to be employed in the district and enrolled in National University’s intern teacher credential program. As long as the candidate holds the intern credential and is employed, they have up to two-years to earn multiple subject credential. For a third year as an intern, the Commission must approve an extension of the intern credential and the candidate must obtain an approved petition from National University by documenting a medical emergency or other extreme circumstances necessitating an ‘exception to policy’. Consideration on a case by case basis. If the petition is granted, the intern will be required to complete one or both courses of the following courses during the third year: ITL 650E, ITL 650F, respectively.

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