The Undergraduate Teacher Preparation pathway in Elementary Education is designed for undergraduate students who are seeking teaching positions in grades K-5 or any self-contained classrooms in grades 6-8. The pathway fulfills all the requirements for a California Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirements of states outside of California.
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
Students accepted into the University are not automatically accepted into the School of Education upon matriculation. Students must apply to the School of Education to enroll in the necessary coursework to earn a preliminary teaching credential. The program admissions requirements are listed below.
Complete one of the following two prerequisite course combinations and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better: