Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Preliminary 2042 Education Specialist Credential Intern Pathway Program

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Contact Information

Acting Program Director: Morgan Friedman


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. All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirements of states outside of California.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Demonstrate reflective praxis through a Social Justice lens while actively engaging with all stakeholders included but not limited to persons listed in CTC Program Standard 4 (e.g., children, parents, educators, etc.)
  • Exhibit knowledge and practice of professional, legal, and ethical standards to show evidence of engagement and educational practices to support all stakeholders
  • Cultivate inclusive educational environments for all PK-12 diverse learners through the development and use of positive behavioral, social, and environmental supports for learning
  • Apply knowledge of non-biased evidence-based principles of assessment and interpret data to make appropriate and equitable academic, behavioral, and instructional decisions
  • Design lessons based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines that are aligned to California content standards
  • Utilize evidence-based differentiated strategies and implement engaging and developmentally appropriate culturally and linguistically sensitive instruction

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


Candidates who will be recommended for an Intern credential must complete pre-service coursework and requirements in order to be eligible for credential recommendation. These requirements are met by completing approved online coursework offered in collaboration with the Kern County Office of Education. These online courses meet the 120 hours of pre-service requirement.

Teach for America candidates may be given pre-service hours from TFA Institute.

Total: 23 semester hours

Additional Requirements

  • Application for Credential
  • 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)
  • edTPA passing scores
  • 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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