Dec 07, 2021  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022

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


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Contact Information


Program Director: Annette Pijuan Hernandez

Academic Advisor: Terri Taylor

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 Single Subjects Teaching Credential. The following Single Subject Preliminary credentials are offered:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Social Science
  • World Languages
  • Foundational Mathematics
  • Foundational Science

Per Federal Regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v), all LMU School of Education credential/licensure programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and for the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences as appropriate. The institution (LMU) has not made a determination as to whether these credential, licensure, and professional preparation programs meet the requirements of states outside of California. If you are interested in practicing outside the state of California, it is recommended that you contact the respective licensing entity of that state to seek information or guidance regarding their licensure and credential requirements in advance to allow for appropriate planning. 

Program Outcomes


As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Teach for social justice while acting as proactive agents for all stakeholders
  • Exhibit professional responsibility and leadership while engaging all stakeholders
  • Cultivate an inclusive environment to support all PK-12 student learning
  • Cultivate healthy learning environments
  • Apply developmentally appropriate instruction to support all PK-12 student learning
  • Differentiate authentic assessment methods in using student data to inform instruction and assist all stakeholders

Program Admission Requirements


  • Attendance at an Information Session (for Credential Candidates Only)
    • Please contact the School of Education Admissions Office 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.
  • 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
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university 
  • Verification of 20 hours of experience working with culturally diverse youth in the age group applicant plans to teach.
  • Professional Resume
  • Satisfy California's Basic Skills Requirement with official documentation per CTC guidelines.
  • Satisfy subject Matter Competency (i.e. CSET) per CTC guidelines with official documentation.
  • 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
  • Professional Advising
  • Satisfy Subject Matter Competency (i.e. CSET) per CTC guidelines with official documentation
  • CSET Score Report
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Culminating Fieldwork Requirements
  • Exit Interview
  • Application for Credential
  • Application for Master of Arts Degree

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