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Program Overview

Students are required to take the courses in this sequence.

PRIOR to taking ITL 402, the candidate is required to submit a complete Credential Packet. This packet includes, but is not limited to, a background clearance and Negative TB test. To better understand these requirements, please refer to the Sanford College of Education’s Credential Information section located in this catalog.

PRIOR to beginning any of the Multiple Subject Methods courses, the candidate must have completed all Foundation courses, passed CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) and passed CSET (California Subject Examination Test).

There is an application process for applying to student teaching (clinical practice).

Each credential course (ITL) includes a required four-hour field experience in one or more K-6 classrooms representing diverse student populations. The field experience is not associated with any clinical practice courses.

This coursework will not transfer as graduate level credit to National University or any other university as it is part of an undergraduate degree program. Grades earned in graduate level courses will be calculated as part of the student’s undergraduate grade point average.

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Course Details

Course Listing

Introductory Core Course

  • 1 course; 4.50 quarter units

Course Name

Graduate level credential program requirements; K-12 school and classroom experiences; and observational skills in K-12 classrooms. Principles sustaining an inspired teacher mindset. Electronic showcase reflecting professional growth throughout the program.

Foundation Core Requirements

  • 3 courses; 13.5 quarter units

Course Name

Examines psychological, socio-cultural, linguistic, and other factors influencing development, learning, and the full range of learners, including English Learners, standard-English learners, students with exceptionalities, and students with other needs. Considers a variety of data to identify appropriate strategies and community-based resources to support all learners and their families.

PrerequisiteITL 604

Examines theories and research regarding typical and atypical child and adolescent development and learning. Considers various data collection and assessment techniques guiding the selection of effective instructional strategies, practices, resources, and technologies needed to create environments supporting the full range of learners and provide equitable access to the curriculum.

PrerequisiteITL 606

Candidates integrate principles of learning theories and factors influencing human development when designing instruction and evaluating instructional effectiveness. Candidates will utilize a four-stage cyclical model of planning, teaching, analyzing and reflecting in the process of learning-and-teaching to ensure all students equitable access to the curriculum.

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

Multiple Subject Methods Courses

  • 5 courses; 22.5 quarter units

Course Name

Research-based theories, methods, and strategies aligned to K-12 CA’s Common Core Standards and ELA/ELD frameworks. Principles needed to teach foundational reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language for all learners, including English speakers, English learners, standard English learners, students with exceptionalities, and students with other learning needs.

PrerequisiteITL 510

Complex strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language development. Research-based practices aligned to CA’s Common Core Standards and ELA/ELD frameworks. Language and literacy strategies for all learners, including English speakers, English learners, Standard English learners, students with exceptionalities, and students with other learning needs) in the K-8 classroom.

PrerequisiteITL 512

Analysis of how elementary children think and learn mathematics. Research-based approaches enabling students to think critically and develop math proficiency. Developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for an integrative approach to teaching mathematics using content areas of visual and performing arts, social science, and STEM.

PrerequisiteITL 516

Candidates apply developmentally appropriate practices in designing an integrative approach to science instruction. Utilizes a variety research-based approaches supporting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Analyzes how K-8 children learn science and other subject-matter utilizing an inquiry model. Integrates health science, physical education and STEM to support conceptual understanding and skills.

Research-based strategies and models managing an equitable and inclusive K-12 learning environments. Social-emotional growth, development, and individual responsibility. Positive interventions and supports, restorative justice, and conflict resolution practices. Prevention of common classroom problems. Effectively work with challenging students. Establishment of safe classroom and school environments to prevent bullying.

*Upon issuance of the University Intern Credential, this course must be taken first.

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.

Course Name

CorequisiteITL 551A

First half (8-9 weeks) of student teaching experience. Establishment of 300 of 600 total hours. Clinical practice placement in a district-university approved California K-12 classroom corresponding to the designated CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

CorequisiteITL 550A

Seminar concurrently taken with ITL 550A, Student Teaching A. Six Teaching Performance Expectation (TPEs) domains composed of 45 TPE elements. CalTPA Cycle 1. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

CorequisiteITL 551B; PrerequisiteITL 550A

Second half (8-9 weeks) of student teaching experience. Establishment of 300 of 600 total hours. Clinical practice placement in a district-university approved California K-12 classroom corresponding to the designated CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

CorequisiteITL 550B; PrerequisiteITL 551A

Seminar concurrently taken with ITL 550B, Student Teaching B. Six Teaching Performance Expectation (TPEs) domains composed of 45 TPE elements. CalTPA Cycle 2.

*Does NOT grant graduate credit

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 subject matter 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 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.

Course Name

CorequisiteITL 651A

First half (4 months) of intern experiences as a teacher of record in year one’s practicum. Approved CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

CorequisiteITL 650A

Meets concurrently with ITL 650A CP Internship A: Year 1. Interns reflect as the teachers of record in their K-12 classrooms and apply the six Teaching Performance Expectation (TPEs) composing the 45 TPE Elements needed to pass CalTPA Cycle 1. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

CorequisiteITL 651B; PrerequisiteITL 650A

Second half (4 months) of intern experiences as a teacher of record in year one’s practicum. Approved CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

CorequisiteITL 650B; PrerequisiteITL 651A

Seminar concurrently taken with ITL 650B CP Internship B. Six Teaching Performance Expectation (TPEs) domains composed of 45 TPE elements. CalTPA Cycle 2. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

PrerequisiteITL 650B

First half (4 months) of intern experiences as a teacher of record in year two’s practicum. Approved CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP)

PrerequisiteITL 650C

Second half (4 months) of intern experiences as a teacher of record in year two’s practicum. Approved CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

PrerequisiteITL 650D

First half (4 months) of intern experiences as a teacher of record in year three’s practicum. Approved CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Approved Committee for Academic Standards petition required. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

PrerequisiteITL 650E

Second half (4 months) of intern experiences as a teacher of record in year three’s practicum. Approved CSET area. Six Teaching Performance Experience (TPE) domains composed of 45 new TPE elements. Approved Committee for Academic Standards petition required. Grading is S, U or In Progress (IP).

Degree and Course 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 Education’s Credential Information section located in this catalog.  

Additionally, the Basic Skills and Subject Matter 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 the following pathway, complete the foundation sequence of ITL 600, ITL 604, ITL 606, ITL 608; pass Basic Skills and Subject Matter; and have a school or district letter verifying a teaching position job offer as the ‘teacher of record’. 

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 intern’s 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 intern’s 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 petition’s 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.

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 the application of the inspired teaching and learning principles.

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