Feb 04, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, M.A. with a Preliminary 2042 Single Subject Credential


Contact Information


Program Director: Liza Mastrippolito

Academic Advisors:

Graduate: Terri Taylor

Undergraduate: Michael Cersosimo

Introduction/Overview


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 6-8, or in 9-12 school settings that require teachers to teach in departments. The combined program fulfills all the requirements for the Master of Arts in Secondary Education degree and a California Preliminary 2042 Single Subjects Teaching Credential. The following Single Subject Preliminary credentials are offered:

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

Program Admission Requirements


  • Attendance at an Information Session (for Credential Candidates Only)
    • Please contact the School of Education Admissions Coordinator to attend an information session. Applicants will receive an information packet that includes all application materials and instructions.
  • Graduate Application
  • Candidate Information Sheet
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • Letters should be written by people in a supervisory or instructional capacity. They cannot be written by family members, peers or friends.
  • Technology Requirement Form
  • Statement of Intent
    • 3-5 page essay describing how applicant’s experiences, qualities, and goals reflect the School of Education’s conceptual framework: REAL (Respect, Educate, Advocate, Lead).
  • 2 sealed, official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended
  • Verification of 20 hours of experience working with culturally diverse youth in the age group applicant plans to teach.
  • Professional Resume
  • Proof of satisfying California’s Basic Skills Requirement
    • Official CBEST passing scores or equivalent
  • Subject Matter Competency Test (CSET) Plan of Action
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC)
  • Proof of Satisfying the U.S. Constitution Requirement
  • Tuberculin Skin Test Results
  • Interview with Program Director
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units, or a 3.0 in at least 9 graduate units
  • For applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the U.S.A.:
    • Transcript evaluations
    • TOEFL or IELTS minimum score

Program Requirements


Total: 35 semester hours


Additional Program Requirements


  • EdTPA (TBD)
  • Professional Advising
  • CSET Score Report
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Fieldwork Application
  • Culminating Fieldwork Requirements
  • Exit Interview
  • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  • Application for Credential
  • Application for Master of Arts Degree