Dec 06, 2022
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.
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