Feb 27, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Support Services


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Faculty

Chairperson: Brian P. Leung

Professors: Paul A. DeSena, Victoria L. Graf, Brian P. Leung, William D. Parham, Ernest Rose

Associate Professors: Terese C. Aceves, Emily S. Fisher

Assistant Professor: Fernando Estrada

Clinical Faculty: Paul Jimenez, Judy Pollick

Contact Information

Chairperson: Brian Leung

Location: University Hall, Suite 1500

Telephone: 310.338.7313

Fax: 310.568.6640

Assistant Director: Catherine Foote

Academic Advisor: Gloria Davidson

Administrative Assistant: Cheryl Wawrzaszek

Educational Support Services Graduate Program

The degrees and credentials offered through these various programs include:

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential
  • Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, Education Specialist in School Psychology, combined with a PPS credential
  • Master of Arts in Special Education with an option for the Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities credential

Learning Outcomes

In accordance with the Mission and Goals of the School of Education, the Educational Support Services programs strive to:

  1. Respect and value the diversity of individuals, families, and communities;
  2. Promote Educational opportunities to ensure student success;
  3. As agents of change, Advocate for universal access to a socially just education; and,
  4. Lead and work collaboratively in order to facilitate transformation.

Counseling

Academic Program Director: William D. Parham

Assistant Director: Catherine Foote

Introduction

The Counseling program is designed to prepare aspiring counselors for a variety of settings: community mental health, K-12 public and private schools and/or college and university. The program offers three different Master of Arts degrees which include: Counseling with 4 specialization options for LPCC eligibility (60 semester hours), School Counseling with a PPS School Counseling Credential (48 semester hours), and Guidance and Counseling (37 semester hours).

School Psychology

Academic Program Director: Brian P. Leung

Assistant Program Director: Catherine Foote

Introduction

The School Psychology program is designed to prepare graduates to work as school psychologists in elementary and secondary schools. All school psychologists employed by the public schools in California are required to hold the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in school psychology.

The LMU School Psychology program is a rigorous three-year cohort program consisting of 63 semester hours with courses during fall, spring, and summer terms. Candidates will receive an M.A. in Educational Psychology after the successful completion of 54 semester hours (after the second year), and the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and PPS credential in School Psychology after the successful completion of 63 semester hours (third year).

Special Education

Academic Program Director: Victoria L. Graf

Assistant Director: Catherine Foote

Introduction

The Special Education program prepares candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds to work with students with exceptional needs.

Candidates may pursue graduate work in the following areas:

  • The Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities authorizes candidates to teach K-12 students with specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate mental retardation, attention deficit/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and serious emotional disturbance
  • Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Preliminary). Mild/Moderate Preliminary Credential in combination with a Master of Arts degree in Special Education with Cross-Cultural Emphasis.
  • Master of Arts degree in Special Education with Cross-Cultural Emphasis
  • Certificate in Catholic Inclusive Education
  • Master of Arts in Catholic Inclusive Education

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester: June 15

Spring Semester: November 15

Summer Term: March 15

For additional Special Education admission information please contact the School of Education Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach at 310.568.6229 or visit http//lmu.soe.edu.

Educational Support Services Undergraduate Program

Special Education

Director: Nanette S. Fritschmann

Assistant Program Director: Catherine Foote

Office Location: University Hall 1500

The Special Education program allows students from a variety of academic backgrounds to pursue a minor in Special Education or the Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities. These programs include preparation in the education of culturally and linguistically diverse students with exceptional needs. The Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities authorizes candidates to teach students with specific learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, or other health impairments.

Requirements for Provisional Admission

All of the following requirements must be submitted to the School of Education Dean's Office, University Hall 2100, prior to scheduling an interview with the Academic Program Director.

  1. Complete the following prerequisite courses and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. Prerequisite courses are only available to students with sophomore standing (30 semester hours earned) or higher. Interested first year students need to contact the Academic Program Director.

  3 semester hours

  3 semester hours

  3 semester hours

  2 semester hours

  1 semester hour

  1. Teacher Education Application Form
  2. Statement of Intent
  3. Candidate Information Sheet
  4. One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended other than LMU
  5. Four letters of recommendations. Three of the four must be submitted for an interview. One letter must be from your major advisor
  6. Verification of 20 hours of experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse youth groups, ages 4-22, or Plan of Action of Completion of 20 hours prior to Student Teaching
  7. California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) original passing score report
  8. Subject Matter Plan of Action Completion
  • Elementary Emphasis: Students must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter by passing the Multiple Subject California Subject Matter Exam for Teachers (Multiple Subject CSET)
  • Secondary Emphasis: Students must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter (mathematics, English, social science, biology, chemistry, physics) by passing the Single Subject California Subject Matter Exam for Teachers (Single Subject CSET in credential content area). Results of the CSET are only valid for five years
  1. Fingerprint Clearance-An original Certificate of Clearance must be received from the CCTC prior to enrolling in student teaching.
  2. Technology Requirement
  3. Interview with the Academic Program Director or Assistant Director

Requirements for Formal Admission

All of the following are required once you have been provisionally admitted to the School of Education and must be fulfilled prior to enrolling in Student Teaching. A "B" (3.0) grade point average must be maintained in all education coursework. A "D" (1.0) is not acceptable in any of the coursework in the sequence.

  1. Tuberculin test results-Valid within one year prior to student teaching.
  2. U.S. Constitution Requirement-Satisfied by one of the following:
  • Successfully completing one of the following LMU courses:   upon arrival or POLS 135 ; or
  • Passing the U.S. Constitution Exam online at usconstitutionexam.com
  • Completing an approved course at another institution.
  1. CSET (Original passing score report)
  2. Complete the following professional coursework (maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better)
  3. Advising
  • Academic Advising: All candidates are required to meet with the Academic Advisor once a semester. Candidates are advised on appropriate course sequence and program information.
  • Professional Advising: All candidates are expected to meet with the Professional Advisor (Program Director/Assistant Program Director) once a semester. Candidates will discuss academic course progress, career plans and goals, dispositional issues and other issues related to the teaching profession.
Elementary Emphasis
Secondary Emphasis

One of the following courses, depending on the credential content area emphasis:

Review by the Teacher Admission and Advisory Committee (TAAC): After the requirements for each section outlined above have been completed, the candidate's file will be submitted to the TAAC for review. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all items have been received. Students will be notified of the committee's decision in writing. All documents become the property of the University and will not be released to any person or institution.

Requirements for Student Teaching

Review by the Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC): After the requirements for student teaching, outlined below, have been completed, the candidate will apply to TARC for review. Applications will be submitted to the Academic Advisor. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed and received. The candidate will be notified of the Committee's decision in writing. All documents become the property of the University and will not be released to any person or institution.

  1. Students must clear all grades of Incomplete prior to Student Teaching.
  2. Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA). It is recommend that the RICA be taken following completion of EDES 409 (Elementary Emphasis) or   (Secondary Emphasis). Students are required to take, pass, and submit an original passing score report to the School of Education before the completion of Student Teaching.
  3. Students must complete the fieldwork application (available from the Academic Program Director) and schedule an interview with the Coordinator of Fieldwork.
  4. Enroll in EDCE 456: Direct Teaching with Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6 semester hours) and EDCE 459: Student Teaching Seminar (3 semester hours).

Application Process for the Education Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate Disabilities

  1. Successful completion of all of the requirements outlined above.
  2. Students must submit an official transcript with the degree posted to the School of Education Credential Office.
  3. Submit the SOE Credential Application. Apply for credential to Commission on Teacher Credentialing, State of California (additional fee required; see website for more information).

Concentration in Special Education

(12 semester hours)

 

Programs

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