The University of La Verne’s teacher education program is designed to provide tomorrow’s teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to make a positive impact on the children in their classrooms and in the community. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of California’s diverse student population, emphasizing language development, cultural diversity, and humanistic approaches to the learning process. [Source]
Multiple Subject (Elementary) Credential
Earning a multiple or single subject credential takes several steps. Following entry into ULV’s teacher education program, students must successfully complete teaching methodology courses and fieldwork. Candidates then must be accepted for student teaching, which includes courses as well as 15 weeks of in-classroom training, completed in two segments.
The multiple and single subject credential teacher preparation programs address teaching strategies for all students in California schools. Integrated throughout the programs are methodologies to deliver comprehensive instruction to English learners and to work with special populations in the general education classroom. This replaces the program formerly known as the CLAD credential. [Source]
Required Courses & Their Descriptions
EDUC 407: Learning Technology for Educators
Students will explore technologies that engage learners and improve the learning process in the K-12 classroom. A variety of current software and web-based technology will be used to create several projects that motivate and engage future students and build 21st century skills.
EDUC 460: Diversity, Interaction, and the Learning Process
Introduces teaching and human relations skills. Emphasizes issues of diversity. For students desiring to enter the teaching profession.
EDUC 470: Theories and Methods of Education for Linguistically Diverse Students
Provides candidates with specific understandings and skills related to classroom teaching with emphasis on ELD and SDAIE. Requires 30 hours of fieldwork.
EDUC 458: Introduction to Exceptional Individuals and Their Families
Disability theories, remedial methodologies, curriculum development, instructional interventions, and current practices. Informal and standardized assessment techniques. 10 hours of fieldwork required.
EDUC 462: Literacy Methodology for Multiple Subject Candidates
Covers philosophy, methods, and materials for teaching beginning literacy skills. Examines assessment and instruction in a “balanced literacy” program; offers opportunities for classroom observation and participation. Requires 15 hours of fieldwork.
EDUC 464: Introduction to the Teaching of Reading for Multiple Subject Candidates
Studies language and literacy processes. Offers strategies to assess and foster abilities to become proficient speakers, listeners, readers, and writers. Requires 15 hours of fieldwork.
EDUC 472: Teaching Strategies
General teaching methods course. Emphasizes instructional planning, learning bout students and adapting instruction to meet students’ learning preferences. 30 hours of fieldwork required.
EDUC 474: Teaching in the Content Areas (Multiple-Subject Only)
Provides knowledge, attitudes, and skills to effectively integrate the teaching of math, science, history/social science, visual and performing arts, physical education, and health. 15 hours of fieldwork required.
Required Student Teaching Courses
EDUC 468: Introductory Supervised Teaching
Five-weeks of supervised teaching in public schools, complemented by Classroom Management I seminar and TPA 3 seminar. Students are placed by the University in grades K-2: 3-5: 6-8 for multiple subject candidates.
EDUC 478: Advanced Supervised Teaching
Ten-weeks of advanced supervised teaching in public schools, complemented by Classroom Management II seminar and TPA 4 seminar. Students are placed in a different grade level from EDUC 468 by the University in grades K-2: 3-5: 6-8 for multiple subject candidates.