Master of Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning with a Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential and Intern Option (CA)

The Master of Education in Inspired Teaching and Learning with a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential and internship Option is designed for candidates dedicated to inspiring all K12 learners by ensuring social-emotional thriving, meaningful academic achievement, and equitable and inclusive learning communities. Courses meet the 'new' California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Program Standards, including the new 45 Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) composing the TPEs' six domains and Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) associated with the revised 2.0 CalTPA model. This degree meets all CTC requirements for a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential and those requirements for a master’s degree. Students in this degree complete a three-course area of M.Ed. specialization in the English Language Learner Education.

*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.

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, 604, 606, 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.

NOTE: Candidates who ALREADY HOLD a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subjects Teaching Credential and desire an advanced degree should enroll in the Master of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate the knowledge needed for engaging/supporting all K12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for creating/maintaining effective learning environments for all K12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for making subject matter comprehensible for all K12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for designing/planning learning experiences for all K12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for assessing all K12 learners, including those with diverse learning needs.
  • Integrate the knowledge needed for being a legal, ethical, and professional educator for all K12 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 K12 learners as well as being an inspired teacher.

Requirements

To receive a Master of Education with California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential candidates must completed at least 67.5 quarter units of graduate credit, or Master of Education with California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 63 quarter units of graduate credit, 54 of which 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.

A number of requirements must be completed prior to beginning the credential courses (ITL 602), including the successful completion of the Credential Packet, which 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.

The CBEST and CSET must be passed prior to beginning the Multiple Subject or Single Subject Methods courses.

Each Teacher Education/credential course (ITL) includes a required 4-hour field experience in a K12 classroom or school representing a diverse student population, with the exception of the clinical practice courses. Candidates choosing the Internship option to obtain the Preliminary Multiple or Single 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, 604, 606, 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).

The CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing 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 560B and ITL 651B. In the event, the intern has not met all program requirements during the first year and the interns employment continues during the second year, for National University to provide additional ongoing support and supervision, the intern will be enrolled in ITL 650C and, if needed ITL 650D. To be granted an extension for the third year of the intern, and if the intern is still employed, then, for those interns who can document a medical emergency or other extreme circumstance(s), one (ITL 650E) or both (ITL 650E and ITL 650F) courses may be granted through the universitys petition process, with decisions considered on a case by case basis.

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.

Core Requirements (17-19 courses; 63-67.5 quarter units)

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

Core Requisite(s):

Introductory Core Requirement (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)

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Foundation Core Courses (4 courses; 18 quarter units)

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

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

PRIOR to beginning any of the Multiple Subject Credential Area Method courses below, the candidate must successfully complete all Core courses, pass CBEST, pass CSET, and meet any other related program requirements.

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Single Subject Methods Courses (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)

PRIOR to beginning any of the Single Subject Credential Area Methods courses below, the candidate must successfully complete all Core courses, pass CBEST, pass CSET, and meet any other related program requirements.

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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)

PRIOR to beginning any of the student teaching courses below, the candidate must successfully complete all Core courses, pass CBEST, pass CSET, complete all Multiple or Single Subject Credential Area Method courses, and submit a successful student teaching application.

The student teaching application process must be completed at least three-months prior to the candidate’s intended start of student teaching. Student teaching placements in K12 classrooms are made through a collaborative partnership of the university and respective school district. The student teaching placements must align to the CSET credential sought. Student teaching is unpaid and composed of at least 600 instructional hours (16-18 weeks of full-time student teaching) in designated K12 classrooms.

Note: The two seminar courses, below, ITL 551A and ITL 551B, are 2.25 quarter units, each and will be taken concurrently with ITL 550A and ITL 550B, respectively.

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

PRIOR to beginning the intern courses below, the candidates must successfully complete all Core courses, pass CBEST, pass CSET, and meet all CTC requirements related to the University Intern Credential.

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 with National University’s requirements. Interns need to be in good standing with the employer and National University for the duration of the active University Internship Teaching Credential.

The intern serves as the teacher of record in an approved K12 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 the single 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 CAS petition to National University documenting a medical emergency or other extreme circumstances necessitating an ‘exception to policy’ and 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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Students must also enroll in the following specialization

Specialization