Dec 06, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Preliminary 2042 Education Specialist Credential Intern Pathway Program

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Contact Information

Program Director: Juliet Anywanwu


The Preliminary 2042 Education Specialist Credential Intern Pathway program prepares candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds to work with students with exceptional needs. Completion of the program results in a California preliminary Education Specialist credential and is designed for a full-time teacher of record currently in an appropriate credential placement within a public or private school. This program serves multiple in-service partnership programs include, but are not limited to, LMU|TFA, LMU|LA CAST, PLACE Corps, Green Dot, KIPP, PUC, and Seneca.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Candidate Information Sheet
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
    • At least 1 letter must verify the applicant's experience and familiarity with the elementary school age group.
    • Letters cannot be written by family members of 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)
    • Fingerprint Clearance Form
  • 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

*Specific partnerships may have alternate requirements different from those listed above. Contact appropriate Program Director or SOE Admissions for details.

Credential Requirements

Total: 23 semester hours

Additional Requirements

Some candidates may require additional pre-service coursework and requirements in order to be eligible for credential recommendation. These requirements may include:

  • EDUR 5021 Teaching English Learners 
  • EDUR 5022 Transformative Pedagogy 
  • EDUR 5023 Introduction to Teaching and Learning 
  • Teach for America candidates are also given preservice hours from TFA Institute
  • 120 hours of approved California Commission on Teaching (CCTC) online module work set up through LMU collaboration with the Kern County Office of Education
  • Application for Credential
  • Student Teaching Requirement
  • EDES 8000 Health Education 
  • CPR certification
  • Professional Advising
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Fieldwork Application
  • Culminating Fieldwork Requirement
  • Exit Interview
  • Verification of Employment
  • Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  • Ed TPA
  • Private or Catholic Teacher-Practitioner: 10-20 observation hours in a public school setting required to meet the credential requirements
  • Other partnership-specific requirements

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