May 22, 2019  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intern/Practitioner Program


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Contact Information

Director: Edmundo Edward F. Litton

Telephone: 310.338.1768 (Public School Teachers) or 310.338.5719 (Private/Catholic School Teachers)

Location: University Hall 1300 (Public School Teachers) or University Hall 1760 (Private/Catholic School Teachers)

Master of Arts (with a Preliminary 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential)


The combined Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential and Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is designed for graduate students who are currently contracted to teach in grades K-5 or any self-contained classroom in grades 6-8 in either public or private schools. A student successfully completing the program is eligible to receive a Master of Arts in Elementary Education as well as be able to apply for a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential. Application and admissions procedures vary based on the selected cohort program.

Intern Credential Requirements

Eligibility for the Intern Credential is determined by the following guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC):

  1. Original approved Basic Skills Proficiency examination score report with passing score
  2. Original CSET score report with passing score
  3. Verification the U.S. Constitution requirement has been met
  4. Undergraduate degree posted on official transcripts
  5. Verification of employment
  6. Two-year academic program
  7. Certificate of Clearance (fingerprint application and fee)
  8. Application for credential and fee

Once candidates have satisfied the above guidelines, an application for the intern credential is available through the Program Director or Department Chair. Please schedule an appointment with the Program Director of Department Chair. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) is responsible for the awarding of the University Intern Credential.

Intern Candidate: A candidate following this path is employed full-time at a public school in a district that has a partnership with LMU. The candidate takes courses while teaching full-time. This employment status, along with additional supervision in the classroom provided through LMU, fulfills the field requirements of the credential. Candidates seek out their own employment as Interns unless the candidates are in a cohort program where placement is facilitated through the program (e.g., Teach for America). The Intern must be employed to teach at least 60% in the area of the credential, and the contract must state that the teacher is contracted to teach in the subject/grade in which the candidate is seeking a credential. It is necessary that the student hold a University Intern credential in order to be enrolled in the Intern program.

Teacher Practitioner Candidate: Teacher practitioner candidates are employed full-time at a private or Catholic school. The candidates take courses while teaching full-time. This employment status, along with additional supervision in the classroom provided through LMU, fulfills the requirements of the credential. There is an additional requirement of 60 observation hours in a public school setting required to meet the credential requirements (see Program Director for details). Candidates seek out their own employment as a Teacher Practitioner unless the candidate is part of a cohort program (e.g., Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education-PLACE; Los Angeles) where placement is facilitated through the cohort program. The teacher practitioner must be employed to teach at least 60% in the subject/grade of the credential.

Provisional Admission Requirements

All requirements must be met to be eligible for an admissions interview. All application requirements must be met.

  1. Verification of Employment: Candidates must submit a signed Verification of Employment form. The candidate must be employed by a School District that holds a partnership agreement with Loyola Marymount University.
  2. CSET: Must submit official passing score report to the Academic Advisor (Intern Candidates only)
  3. Interview with the Program Director: Upon submission of all application requirements, applicant will be contacted for an interview.

Formal Admission Requirements

  1. Program Advising: All candidates must meet with the Program Director to complete a course sequence and receive program information.
  2. Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must complete the following courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

    Candidates must complete two of the following four courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

  1. Disposition Rubric Score: Candidate chooses a professor of one of the four pre-requisite courses to complete the Disposition Rubric and submits the score to the Academic Advisor.
  2. Professional Advising: Candidate schedules an appointment with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.

Teacher Admission and Advisory Committee (TAAC) Review

After the requirements for provisional and formal admission have been completed, the candidate’s file will be submitted to TAAC for review. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in the prerequisite courses. Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing.

Note: All documents become property of the University and will not be released to any person or institute unless required by law.

Program Requirements

  1. Candidates will need to complete the following prior to enrolling in EDUR 6961 , TPA 3, and TPA 4:

Complete the remaining courses below with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

Complete both of the following courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

  1. Teaching Performance Assessments: Tasks 1 and 2 (two zero-semester-hour courses with associated fees):
  1. Health Education for Educators: Candidates may satisfy the Health Education requirement in one of the following ways:
  • Successful completion of EDES 8000  
  • Successful completion of a 2042 approved course through another institution. It is recommended that the candidate obtain approval from the School of Education Credential Office prior to taking class. Official transcripts must be submitted as evidence of course completion.
  1. Professional Advising: Schedule an appointment with the Program Director.
  2. CSET Score Report: Original score report verifying 100% successful completion of all elements of the CSET.
  3. Disposition Rubric Score: The professor for EDES 6201 will submit a score to the Program Director.
  4. Fieldwork Application: Candidates must complete the fieldwork application and violation affidavit with the Academic Advisor. They must then schedule an interview with the Coordinator of Clinical Education.
  5. Verification of Employment: Candidates must submit a signed verification of employment form prior to enrollment into EDUR 6961 .
  6. Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC): After all the steps outlined above have been completed, the candidate’s file will be submitted to the Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC) for review. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in any courses. Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing.

Culminating Fieldwork Requirements

  1. EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching  3 semester hours
  2. TPA Tasks 3 and 4: Two zero-semester-hour courses with associated fees.

Additional Coursework Required for the Master of Arts Degree

OPTION 1: Elementary Education

Choose one of the following courses and complete with a 3.0 or better:

Complete EDUR 6995 Comprehensive Examination  in Elementary Education: Fee required.

OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts

The Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Arts combined with the 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential offers the opportunity for a graduate student to receive both a preliminary teaching credential and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates who initially applied for admission to the credential program only must add the Master of Arts degree prior to the pre-fieldwork assessment.

Program Requirements

  1. All 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential courses
  2. Additional Required Coursework
  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Candidates meet with the program director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.

Exit Interview

The candidate must schedule an exit interview with the Academic Program Director. The exit interview must be completed prior to submitting an application for a credential and Master of Arts degree.

Application for Credential

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a preliminary teaching credential (additional fee required, see SOE website for more information).

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)

After completing EDES 6201 Foundations of Elementary Literacy Instruction, candidates are required to take, pass, and submit an original score report of the RICA to the School of Education prior to the completion of their student teaching.

Application for Master of Arts Degree

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a Master’s degree with the Office of the Registrar.

Clear 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential

Candidates have five years after obtaining their preliminary credential in which to complete the requirements for a professional clear credential. LMU offers an approved Professional 2042 Clear Credential Program for those teachers who do not have access to an induction program at their school site. See Professional 2042 Clear Teaching Credential in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in this Bulletin for more information.

Master of Arts (without Credential)

This program is designed for practitioners who do not successfully pass the CSET prior to EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching . Instead, candidates must complete all of the requirements detailed above for Provisional Admission, Formal Admission and Student Teaching requirements. Culminating Fieldwork Experience and Additional Coursework Required for the Master of Arts Degree are replaced with the following:

OPTION 1: Elementary Education

  1. Choose two of the following courses and complete with a B (3.0) or better:

Students in specialized cohort programs may take an Education elective selected by the Program Director or Department Chair.

2. Complete EDES 6995 Comprehensive Examination  0 semester hours in Elementary Education: Fee required

OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts

Program Requirements

  1. All 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential courses
  2. Additional Required Coursework
  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Candidates meet with the program director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.

If the candidate successfully passes all sections of the CSET within 5 years, the candidate can complete the credential by completing an exit interview with the Program Director and submitting an application for a credential.

Exit Interview

The candidate must schedule an exit interview with the Program Director/Assistant Director. The exit interview must be completed prior to submitting an application for a credential and Master of Arts degree.

Application for Credential

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a preliminary teaching credential (additional fee required, see SOE website for more information).

Application for Master of Art Degree

Candidates must complete an application for a Master of Arts degree with the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to the completion of degree requirements.

Master of Arts (with a Preliminary 2042 Single Subject Credential)


The combined Single Subject Preliminary Credential and Master of Arts in Secondary Education program is designed for graduate students who are seeking teaching positions in grades 9-12, or in 6-8 school settings that require teachers to teach in departments (Traditional Secondary Candidate) or students who are currently contracted to teach in grades 9-12, or in 6-8 school settings that require teachers to teach in departments (Intern/Practitioner Secondary Candidate). A student successfully completing this program will be eligible to receive a Master of Arts in Secondary Education as well as be able to apply for a California Preliminary Single Subject Credential.

The following Single Subject Preliminary credentials are offered through the School of Education:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Spanish

Intern/Practitioner Candidates

Intern Candidate: A candidate following this path is employed full-time at a public school in a district that has a partnership with LMU. The candidate takes courses while teaching full-time. This employment status, along with additional coaching in the classroom provided through LMU, fulfills the field requirements of the credential. Candidates seek out their own employment as interns unless the candidates are in a cohort program where placement is facilitated through the program (e.g., Teach for America). The intern must be employed to teach at least 60% in the area of the credential, and the contract must state that the teacher is contracted to teach in the subject/grade in which the candidate is seeking a credential.

It is necessary that the student hold a University intern credential in order to be enrolled in the intern program.

University Intern Credential Requirements

Eligibility for the University Intern Credential is determined by the following guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC):

  1. Original CBEST score report with passing score
  2. Original CSET score report with passing score
  3. Verification the U.S. Constitution requirement has been met
  4. Undergraduate degree posted on official transcripts
  5. Verification of employment
  6. Two-year academic program completion plan
  7. Certificate of Clearance (fingerprint application and fee)
  8. Application for credential and fee

Once candidates have satisfied the above guidelines, an application for the intern credential is available through the Program Director or Department Chair. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) is responsible for the awarding of the University Intern Credential.

Teacher Practitioner Candidates: Teacher practitioner candidates are employed full-time at a private or Catholic school. The candidates take courses while teaching full-time. This employment status, along with additional supervision in the classroom provided through LMU, fulfills the requirements of the credential. There is an additional requirement of 60 observation hours in a public school setting required to meet the credential requirements (see Academic Program Advisor for details). Candidates seek out their own employment as a Teacher Practitioner unless the candidate is enrolled in a cohort program (e.g., PLACE) where placement is facilitated through the cohort program. The teacher practitioner must be employed to teach at least 60% in the subject/grade of the credential.

Provisional Admission Requirements

  1. Verification of Employment: Candidates must submit a signed Verification of Employment form. The candidate must be employed by a School District that holds a partnership agreement with Loyola Marymount University.
  2. Subject Matter Competency (for Intern Candidates only): Candidates must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter by either passing the appropriate California Subject Exam Test (CSET) OR by completing a 2042 approved subject matter program. Either option needs to be completed and verified prior to enrollment in EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching  and TPA 3 and TPA 4.
  • CSET Option: Candidates will provide a written statement documenting when the CSET will be taken. Candidates must provide an original passing score report to the School of Education prior to enrollment in EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching  and TPA 3 and TPA 4.
  • 2042 Approved Subject Matter Program: Candidates must complete a 2042 approved Subject Matter Program. Candidates must provide a written statement on when the subject matter coursework will be completed. Candidates will provide a letter verifying 100% completion of the subject matter requirement prior to enrollment in EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching  and TPA 3 and TPA 4.
  1. Interview with the Elementary/Secondary Academic Program Director/Assistant Director: Upon submission of all application requirements, applicant will be contacted for an interview.
  2. Advisement: Immediately upon being provisionally admitted, the student must schedule an appointment with the Program Director or Department Chair.

Formal Admission Requirements

  1. Academic Advising: All candidates must meet with the Program Director to complete a course sequence.
  2. Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must complete the following courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

EDSS 5002 Survey of Second Language Acquisition Theories  3 semester hours
EDCE 5970 Fieldwork 1  3 semester hours
EDCE 5971 Fieldwork 2  3 semester hours
EDUR 6960 Introduction to Teaching and Learning  3 semester hours

Candidates must complete two of the following four courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

EDUR 5000 Cultural Paradigms of Education  3 semester hours
EDES 5001 Applied Educational Psychology for the Childhood and Adolescent Years  3 semester hours
EDES 5003 Theories and Policies of Second Language Acquisition  3 semester hours
EDSS 6001 Teaching Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students with Exceptional Needs  3 semester hours

Candidates must complete one of the following courses, depending on subject emphasis of the credential:

EDES 5251 Methods in Teaching Secondary Languages Other Than English  3 semester hours
EDES 5252 Methods in Teaching Secondary Social Studies  3 semester hours
EDES 5253 Methods in Teaching Secondary English  3 semester hours
EDES 5254 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science  3 semester hours
EDES 5255 Methods in Teaching Secondary Math  3 semester hours
EDES 5256 Methods in Teaching Secondary Art  3 semester hours

  1. Disposition Rubric Score: Candidate chooses a professor of one of the four prerequisite courses to complete the Disposition Rubric and submits the score to the Program Advisor.
  2. Professional Advising: Candidate schedules an appointment with Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.
  3. Teacher Admission and Advisory Committee (TAAC) Review: After the requirements for provisional and formal admission have been completed, the candidate’s file will be submitted to TAAC for review. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in the prerequisite courses. Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing.

Note: All documents become property of the University and will not be released to any person or institution unless required by law.

Program Requirements

  1. Candidates will need to complete the remaining courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better prior to enrolling in EDUR 6961 , TPA 3, and TPA 4:

EDUR 5000 Cultural Paradigms of Education  3 semester hours
EDES 5001 Applied Educational Psychology for the Childhood and Adolescent Years  3 semester hours
EDES 5003 Theories and Policies of Second Language Acquisition  3 semester hours
EDSS 6001 Teaching Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students with Exceptional Needs  3 semester hours

Complete both of the following courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

EDES 5250 Methodology in English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) for Secondary Educators  3 semester hours
EDES 6250 Improvement of Literacy in the Single Subject Classroom 3 semester hours

  1. Teaching Performance Assessments: Tasks 1 and 2 (two zero-semester-hour courses with associated fees):

EDCE 5950 Teaching Performance Assessment Task 1, Subject Specific Pedagogy  0 semester hours
EDCE 5951 Teaching Performance Assessment Task 2, Subject Designing Instruction  0 semester hours

  1. Health Education for Educators: Candidates may satisfy the Health Education requirement in one of the following ways:
  • successful completion of EDES 8000  
  • successful completion of a 2042 approved course through another institution. It is recommended that the candidate obtain approval from the School of Education Credential Office prior to taking class. Official transcripts must be submitted as evidence of course completion.
  1. Professional Advising: Schedule an appointment with the Program Director.
  2. Subject Matter Competency: Submit to the Academic Advisor either
  • original score report verifying 100% successful completion of all elements of the CSET, OR
  • letter verifying 100% completion of the subject matter coursework from a 2042 approved program.
  1. Disposition Rubric Score: The professor for EDES 6250 will submit a score to the Program Director.
  2. Fieldwork Application: Candidates must complete the fieldwork application and violation affidavit with the Academic Advisor. They must then schedule an interview with the Coordinator of Clinical Education.
  3. Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC): After all the steps outlined above have been completed, the candidate’s file will be submitted to the Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC) for review. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in any courses. Candidates will be notified of the committee’s decision in writing.

Culminating Fieldwork Requirements

  1. Enroll in Fieldwork:
    EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching  3 semester hours
  2. Enroll in TPA Tasks 3 and 4: Two zero-semester-hour courses with associated fees:
    EDCE 5952 Teaching Performance Assessment Task 3, Assessing Learning  0 semester hours
    EDCE 5953 Teaching Performance Assessment Task 4, Culminating Teaching Experience  0 semester hours

Additional Coursework Required for the Master’s Degree

OPTION 1: Secondary Education

  1. Choose one of the following courses and complete with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:
    EDUR 6100 Anthropological Analysis of Cultural Diversity  3 semester hours
    EDES 6103 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership  3 semester hours
    EDLA 6105 Assessment and Research Methodology  3 semester hours
    EDSS 6106 Human Development and Learning  3 semester hours
  2. Complete EDES 6995 Comprehensive Examination  (fee required).

OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts

The Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Arts combined with the 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential offers the opportunity for a graduate student to receive both a preliminary teaching credential and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates who initially applied for admission to the credential program only must add the Master of Arts degree prior to the pre-fieldwork assessment.

Program Requirements

  1. All 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential courses
  2. Additional Required Coursework 
    EDES 6355 Introduction to Reading Difficulties  3 semester hours
    EDES 6343 Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading Practicum I 3 semester hours
  3. Comprehensive Assessment: Candidates meet with the program director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.
    EDES 6995 Comprehensive Examination : Literacy (fee required)
    or
    Thesis Option (See program director for detailed course sequence)

Exit Interview

The candidate must schedule an exit interview with the Program Director/Assistant Director. The exit interview must be completed prior to submitting an application for a credential and Master of Arts degree.

Application for Credential

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a preliminary teaching credential (additional fee required, see SOE website for more information).

Application for Master of Arts Degree

Candidates must complete an application for a Master of Arts degree with the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to the completion of degree requirements.

2042 Single Subject Credential Only

This program is designed for intern/practitioner candidates who are only interested in seeking a credential. Candidates must complete all of the requirements detailed above for Provisional Admission, Formal Admission, Culminating Fieldwork Experience, Exit Interview, and Application for Master’s Degree.

Clear 2042 Single Subject Credential

Candidates have five years after obtaining their preliminary credential in which to complete the requirements for a professional clear credential. LMU offers an approved Professional 2042 Clear Credential Program for those teachers who do not have access to an induction program at their school site. See Professional 2042 Clear Teaching Credential in this Bulletin for more information.

Master of Arts (without Credential)

This program is designed for practitioners who do not successfully pass the CSET prior to enrollment in EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching . Instead, candidates must complete all of the requirements detailed above for Provisional Admission, Formal Admission, and Program Requirements.

OPTION 1: Secondary Education

  1. Choose two of the following courses and complete with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better:

EDUR 6100 Anthropological Analysis of Cultural Diversity  3 semester hours
EDES 6103 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership  3 semester hours
EDLA 6105 Assessment and Research Methodology  3 semester hours
EDSS 6106 Human Development and Learning  3 semester hours

  1. Complete EDES 6995 Comprehensive Examination  in Secondary Education (fee required).

OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts

The Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Arts combined with the 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential offers the opportunity for a graduate student to receive both a preliminary teaching credential and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates who initially applied for admission to the credential program only must add the Master of Arts degree prior to the pre-fieldwork assessment.

Program Requirements

  1. All 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential courses.
  2. Additional Required Coursework

EDES 6342 Diagnosing and Developing Literacy Skills 3 semester hours
EDES 6343 Practicum in Diagnosing and Developing Literacy Skills 3 semester hours

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Candidates meet with the program director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.
    EDES 6995 Comprehensive Examination : Literacy (fee required)
    or 
    Thesis Option (See Program Director for detailed course sequence)

If the candidate successfully passes all sections of the CSET within 5 years or completes 100% of the required coursework from a 2042 approved program, the candidate can complete the credential by completing an exit interview with the Academic Program Director and submitting an application for a credential.

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