Dec 01, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2023-2024

Preliminary Single Subject Credential - Intern / Practitioner / Residency Pathway Program

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Contact Information

Academic Program Director: Keisha Chin Goosby

Program Director & Advisor (CAST Los Angeles & PLACE): TBD

Program Director (Teacher Residency Programs): Sarah Seinfeld

Assistant Director & Advisor (TFA & Los Angeles Partnerships): Natasha D’Costa

Assistant Director (Northern California Partnerships, CAST, & Non-Cohort): Stephanie Serventi

Academic Advisor (Los Angeles Non-Cohort): Terri Taylor

Academic Advisor (CAST Los Angeles & PLACE): TBD


This Graduate Teacher Preparation program is designed for a full-time teacher of record or resident currently in an appropriate placement within grades 9-12, or in 6-8 school settings, in either a public or private school. The pathway fulfills all the requirements for a California Preliminary Single Subject Credential.  The following Single Subject Preliminary credentials are offered:

  • Art
  • English
  • Mathematics (Foundational and Full)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Foundational, Geosciences, and Physics)
  • Social Science
  • World Languages

This program serves multiple  cohort programs including, but are not limited to, CAST, PLACE Corps, Avance, Green Dot, KIPP, PUC, TFA, and Wonderful, as well as, non-cohort candidates.  Intern candidates meeting additional state requirements may be eligible for an Early Completion Option (ECO) and should inquire with their Academic Program Director or Assistant Director about the requirements.

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 (CTC) 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. 

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Teach for social justice while acting as proactive agents for all stakeholders through a sociocultural and constructive paradigm
  • Exhibit professional responsibility and teacher leadership when 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 students

Program Admission Requirements*

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Official Transcript from all Colleges/Universities Attended, including all Community/Junior Colleges
    • Applicants who completed an undergraduate/graduate degree outside of the United States of America:
      • Official Transcript Evaluation from an approved evaluation agency that details content of coursework completed, degree equivalency, and cumulative GPA
      • Official Transcript still needs to be submitted along with Transcript Evaluation
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or 3.05 in the last 60 Undergraduate Units, a 3.0 in at least 9 Graduate Units, or Completion of a Request for Exception to GPA Requirement
  • Applicants whose citizenship is from a county where English is not the primary language:
    • TOEFL or IELTS or Duolingo English Test Minimum Scores (unless a High School Diploma or a Bachelor’s Degree was obtained in the United States)
  • 1 or 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • At least 1 letter must verify the applicant’s experience and familiarity with secondary school aged students
    • Letters cannot be written by family members or friends.
  • Personal Statement of Intent
  • Professional Resume
  • Interview with Program Director or Assistant Director

*Specific partnerships may have alternate requirements different from those listed above.

Contact Academic Program Director or Assistant Director for details and information about the Intern ECO pathway.

Program/Credential Requirements

Required Pre-Service Coursework for Intern Credential Candidates

Prior to being recommended for an Intern credential, candidates will need to complete these required courses in order to meet the 120 hours of pre-service requirement:

*Candidates may use pre-approved training experiences and hours toward the EDTL 6003 pre-service requirement.

Required Coursework

Total: 18-21 semester hours (two of which are fee-based)

Additional Program/Credential Requirements

  • Basic Skills Requirement (BSR)
  • Subject Matter Competence Requirement (SMCR)
  • U.S. Constitution Requirement
  • CPR Certification
  • Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC)
  • Practitioner Candidates Only: 10-20 Observation Hours in a Public-School Setting
  • Individualized Development Plan (IDP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution
    • The CTC requires a course-by-course Foreign Transcript Evaluation from an Approved Agency for candidates who completed an undergraduate degree outside of the United States of America,
  • Application for Credential
  • Disposition Rubric
  • Professional Advising
  • Exit Interview

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