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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, M.A. with a Preliminary 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential


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Master of Arts in Elementary Education with a Preliminary 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential

The combined Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential and Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is designed for graduate students who are seeking teaching positions in grades K-5 or any self-contained classrooms in grades 6-8. A student successfully completing either program is eligible to receive a Master of Arts in Elementary Education as well as to apply for a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential.

Program Goals

  1. Candidate will engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Candidate will create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Candidate will understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Candidate will plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Candidate will assess student learning.
  6. Candidate will develop as a professional educator.

Provisional Admission Requirements for Master of Arts and/or Credential

Elementary Education requires the following for provisional admission:

1. Attendance at an Information Session (for credential candidates only)
Please contact the Director of Student Recruitment at soeinfo@lmu.edu for more information or to RSVP.

2. Submission of Graduate Application and Application Fee
Applicants will receive the complete application packet and instructions at the information session.

3. Candidate Information Sheet
Applicants must submit the Candidate Information Sheet with the complete application packet.

4. Statement of Intent
Applicants must write a 3-5 page essay describing how their experiences, qualities, and goals reflect the School of Education's motto-REAL (Respect, Educate, Advocate, Lead). For additional information on REAL, see http://soe.lmu.edu. The Statement of Intent should be included with the application.

5. Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation to the Graduate Division. At least one letter must verify the applicant's experience and familiarity with the age group appropriate to the candidate's interest.

6. Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher or a GPA of 3.05 or higher in the last 60 units of the applicant's undergraduate degree or a GPA of 3.0 or higher obtained in 9 units of graduate work. Students who do not meet this requirement may be recommended to the Exceptions Committee by the Academic Program Director.

7. Transcripts
Applicants must submit two sets of official transcripts with their bachelor's degree posted. If applicants are in the process of completing the degree at the time of application, they must submit official transcripts with the degree posted by the start of registration for the following semester. Candidates who have attended more than one college or university must submit two sets of official transcripts from each college/university attended.

8. Observation/Volunteer Hours Plan of Action
Candidates must complete at least 20 hours of experience working with culturally diverse youths in the required age level for the program (elementary, 5-12 years of age).

9. Basic Skills Proficiency Requirements
All Multiple (Elementary) Subjects applicants must meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for basic skills. An official passing score on one of following examinations is required to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills:

  • CBEST
  • CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills examination-only multiple subjects candidates

10. Subject Matter Competency Test (CSET) Plan of Action
Candidates must demonstrate mastery of the required subject matter by passing the appropriate subject matter exam (CSET). Candidates will provide a written Plan of Action, on when the CSET will be taken. Candidates must provide an original passing score report to the School of Education.

11. Certificate of Clearance (COC)
The application for fingerprint clearance (also known as Live Scan) should be completed on-line. Official results of the Certificate of Clearance must be received by the Credential Office prior to enrolling in education courses. All fees associated with the fingerprint clearance application must be included with the application to the Credential Office and are the responsibility of the student.

12. Tuberculin Test
Candidates must submit an official copy of their tuberculin skin test results, given within one year.

13. Technology Requirement
Candidates may satisfy the technology requirement by either completing a self-verification form or verifying the completion of an approved 2042 course through another institution. Candidates must register for LiveText during the first prerequisite course. An e-Portfolio fee is assessed during the first semester of enrollment.

14. Interview with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director Following the review of the complete application packet, the candidate will be contacted to schedule an admissions interview with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.

Upon completing the interview, the candidate's application is submitted to the Associate Dean for review and recommendation. Once a recommendation is made, candidates will receive written correspondence from the School of Education and Graduate Admissions explaining their admission status. Candidates are notified of their admission status approximately two weeks after completing their admission interview with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.

15. Admission Status
Candidates are admitted on either Controlled or Provisional status to the appropriate Education Master of Arts and/or Credential Program.

16. Advisement
Immediately upon being either Controlled or Provisionally admitted, the student must schedule an appointment with the

Academic Advising: All candidates are required to meet with the Academic Advisor once a semester. Candidates are advised on appropriate course sequence and program information.

Professional Advising: All candidates are recommended to meet with the Professional Advisor (Program Director/Assistant Director) once a semester. Candidates will discuss academic course progress, career plans and goals, dispositional issues and other issues related to the teaching profession.

Formal Admission Requirements for Master of Arts and/or Credential

Review by the Teacher Admission and Advisory Committee (TAAC): After the requirements for formal admission, outlined below, have been completed, the candidate will apply to the Teacher Admission and Advisory Committee (TAAC) for Formal Admission review. The Academic Advisor will facilitate the application process. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed and submitted, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in the prerequisite courses. Candidates will be notified of the Committee's decision in writing. All documents become property of the University and will not be released to any person or institution unless required by law.

  1. Advising
    • Academic Advising: All candidates are required to meet with the Academic Advisor once a semester. Candidates are advised on appropriate course sequence and program information.
    • Professional Advising: All candidates are recommended to meet with the Professional Advisor (Program Director/ Assistant Director) once a semester. Candidates will discuss academic course progress, career plans and goals, dispositional issues and other issues related to the teaching profession.
  2. U.S. Constitution Requirement: Candidates may satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement in one of the following ways:
    • Successfully completing a LMU course
    • Completing an equivalent course at another institution. The course must be approved by the School of Education Admissions Coordinator. Candidates must present a course syllabus and course description;
    • Passing the U.S. Constitution Exam online
  3. Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must complete the following four courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better:
  4. Disposition Rubric: Candidates are expected to uphold both academic and non-academic standards embraced by the School of Education. Non-academic factors include behaviors, dispositions, and attitudes that educators must positively develop. The Disposition Rubric will be used to assess the professional dispositions of our candidates.

 

Requirements for Student Teaching


Review by the Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC): After the requirements for student teaching, outlined below, have been completed the candidate will apply to TARC for review. Candidates must complete the application and Violation Affidavit with the Academic Advisor. The application will be submitted to the Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC) for review. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed and submitted, including the resolution of any incomplete grades received in any courses. Candidates will be notified of the Committee's decision in writing. All eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview with the Coordinator of Fieldwork.

1. Complete the following three courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better prior to enrolling in student teaching:


2. CSET:


Candidates must submit official passing score report verifying 100% successful completion of all elements of the CSET to the Academic Advisor.

3. Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) Task 1 and Task 2


(fee based, 0 semester hours)

4. Health Education for Educators:


Candidates may satisfy the Health Education requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Successful completion of EDES 8000 
  • Successful completion of a 2042 approved course through another institution. It is recommended that the candidate obtain approval from the School of Education Credential Office prior to taking class. Official transcripts must be submitted as evidence of course completion.

5. Professional Advising:


Candidates are recommended to schedule an appointment with the Program Director/Assistant Director once a semester by calling 310.338.2863.

6. Disposition Rubric Score:


Candidates are expected to uphold both academic and non-academic standards embraced by the School of Education. Non-academic factors include behaviors, dispositions, and attitudes that educators must positively develop. The Disposition Rubric will be used to assess the professional dispositions of our candidates.

Enrolling in Student Teaching


In order to be accepted and successfully complete student teaching, all students must comply with the policies and requirements set forth by the School of Education’s Clinical Education Department. All student teacher placements are made by the Clinical Education Department. Students will enroll in:

Note:


If you are in a Combined Master of Arts and Credential Program, only six (6) semester hours of graduate student teaching may be applied to the Master of Arts program.

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)


After completing EDES 6202 Teaching Reading for Today's Learners , candidates are eligible to take the RICA. Candidates must pass and submit an original score report of the RICA to the School of Education prior to applying for the credential.

Additional Coursework Required for the Master of Arts Degree


OPTION 1: Elementary Education


1. Choose one of the following courses and complete with a 3.0 or better:


2. Complete


OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts


The Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Arts combined with the 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential offers the opportunity for a graduate student to receive both a preliminary teaching credential and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates who initially applied for admission to the credential program only must add the Master of Arts degree prior to the pre-fieldwork assessment.

Program Requirements


1. All 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential courses


3. Comprehensive Assessment:


Candidates meet with the Program Director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.

Exit Interview


The candidate must schedule an exit interview with the Program Director or Assistant Director. The exit interview must be completed prior to submitting an application for a credential and/or Master of Arts degree.

Application Process for the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential


When all requirements have been completed successfully, candidates must complete the Credential Application through the School of Education to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, State of California (additional fee required; see website for more information).

Application for Master of Arts Degree


Candidates must complete an application for a Master of Arts degree with the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to the completion of degree requirements. Please follow up with the Office of the Registrar for commencement participation.

Professional 2042 Clear Teaching Credential


A student has five years after obtaining the preliminary credential to complete the requirements for the professional clear credential. This Clear Credential is intended for Catholic and private school teachers who do not have access to a district induction program. For more information, see the section on the Professional 2042 Clear Teaching Credential .

Elementary Education Intern or Teacher Practitioner Program


Master of Arts in Elementary Education with a Preliminary 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential


The combined Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential and Master of Arts in Elementary Education program is designed for graduate students who are currently contracted to teach in grades K-5 or any self-contained classroom in grades 6-8 in either public or private schools. A student successfully completing the program is eligible to receive a Master of Arts in Elementary Education as well as be able to apply for a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential. Application and admissions procedures vary based on the selected cohort program.

Intern Credential Requirements

Eligibility for the Intern Credential is determined by the following guidelines set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC):

  1. Original approved Basic Skills Proficiency examination score report with passing score
  2. Original CSET score report with passing score
  3. Verification the U.S. Constitution requirement has been met
  4. Undergraduate degree posted on official transcripts
  5. Verification of employment
  6. Two-year academic program
  7. Certificate of Clearance (fingerprint application and fee)
  8. Application for credential and fee

Once candidates have satisfied the above guidelines, an application for
the intern credential is available through the Program Director or Department
Chair. Please schedule an appointment with the Program Director
of Department Chair. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
(CCTC) is responsible for the awarding of the University Intern
Credential.

Intern Candidate: A candidate following this path is employed full-time at a public school in a district that has a partnership with LMU. The candidate takes courses while teaching full-time. This employment status, along with additional supervision in the classroom provided through LMU, fulfills the field requirements of the credential. Candidates seek out their own employment as Interns unless the candidates are in a cohort program where placement is facilitated through the program (e.g., Teach for America). The Intern must be employed to teach at least 60% in the area of the credential, and the contract must state that the teacher is contracted to teach in the subject/grade in which the candidate is seeking a credential. It is necessary that the student hold a University Intern credential in order to be enrolled in the Intern program.

Teacher Practitioner Candidate: Teacher practitioner candidates are employed full-time at a private or Catholic school. The candidates take courses while teaching full-time. This employment status, along with additional supervision in the classroom provided through LMU, fulfills the requirements of the credential. There is an additional requirement of 60 observation hours in a public school setting required to meet the credential requirements (see Program Director for details). Candidates seek out their own employment as a Teacher Practitioner unless the candidate is part of a cohort program (e.g., Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education-PLACE; Los Angeles) where placement is facilitated through the cohort program. The teacher practitioner must be employed to teach at least 60% in the subject/grade of the credential.

Provisional Admission Requirements

All requirements must be met to be eligible for an admissions interview. All application requirements must be met.

  1. Verification of Employment: Candidates must submit a signed Verification of Employment form. The candidate must be employed by a School District that holds a partnership agreement with Loyola Marymount University.
  2. CSET: Must submit official passing score report to the Academic Advisor (Intern Candidates only)
  3. Interview with the Program Director: Upon submission of all application requirements, applicant will be contacted for an interview.

Formal Admission Requirements

  1. Program Advising: All candidates must meet with the Program Director to complete a course sequence and receive program information.
  2. Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must complete the following courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better:
  1. Disposition Rubric Score: Candidate chooses a professor of one of the four pre-requisite courses to complete the Disposition Rubric and submits the score to the Academic Advisor.
  2. Professional Advising: Candidate schedules an appointment with the Academic Program Director/Assistant Director.

Teacher Admission and Advisory Committee (TAAC) Review

After the requirements for provisional and formal admission have been completed, the candidate's file will be submitted to TAAC for review. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in the prerequisite courses. Candidates will be notified of the committee's decision in writing.

Note: All documents become property of the University and will not be released to any person or institute unless required by law.

Program Requirements


1. Candidates will need to complete the following prior to enrolling in EDUR 6961, TPA 3 and TPA 4:

Complete both of the following courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better:

2. Teaching Performance Assessments:

Tasks 1 and 2 (two zero semester hour courses with associated fees):

3. Health Education for Educators:

Candidates may satisfy the Health Education requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Successful completion of EDES 8000 
  • Successful completion of a 2042 approved course through another institution. It is recommended that the candidate obtain approval from the School of Education Credential Office prior to taking class. Official transcripts must be submitted as evidence of course completion.
4. Professional Advising:

Schedule an appointment with the Program Director.

5. CSET Score Report:

Original score report verifying 100% successful completion of all elements of the CSET.

6. Disposition Rubric Score:

The professor for EDES 6201 will submit a score to the Program Director.

7. Fieldwork Application:

Candidates must complete the fieldwork application and violation affidavit with the Academic Advisor. They must then schedule an interview with the Coordinator of Clinical Education.

8. Verification of Employment:

Candidates must submit a signed verification of employment form prior to enrollment into EDUR 6961 .

9. Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC):

After all the steps outlined above have been completed, the candidate's file will be submitted to the Teacher Advisory Review Committee (TARC) for review. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that all items have been completed, including the resolution of any Incomplete grades received in any courses. Candidates will be notified of the committee's decision in writing.

Culminating Fieldwork Requirements


Additional Coursework Required for the Master of Arts Degree


OPTION 1: Elementary Education

Choose one of the following courses and complete with a 3.0 or better:

Complete EDUR 6995 Comprehensive Exam in Elementary Education:

Fee required.

OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts

The Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Arts combined with the 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential offers the opportunity for a graduate student to receive both a preliminary teaching credential and a Master of Arts degree. Candidates who initially applied for admission to the credential program only must add the Master of Arts degree prior to the pre-fieldwork assessment.

Program Requirements

1. All 2042 Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential courses

3. Comprehensive Assessment:

Candidates meet with the program director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.

Note:

(See program director for detailed course sequence)

Exit Interview:

The candidate must schedule an exit interview with the Academic Program Director. The exit interview must be completed prior to submitting an application for a credential and Master of Arts degree.

Application for Credential:

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a preliminary teaching credential (additional fee required, see SOE website for more information).

Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA):

After completing EDES 6201 Foundations of Elementary Literacy Instruction, candidates are required to take, pass, and submit an original score report of the RICA to the School of Education prior to the completion of their student teaching.

Application for Master of Arts Degree:

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a Master's degree with the Office of the Registrar.

Clear 2042 Multiple Subjects Credential


Candidates have five years after obtaining their preliminary credential in which to complete the requirements for a professional clear credential. LMU offers an approved Professional 2042 Clear Credential Program for those teachers who do not have access to an induction program at their school site. See Professional 2042 Clear Teaching Credential in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in this Bulletin for more information.

Practitioner: Master of Arts without credential


This program is designed for practitioners who do not successfully pass the CSET prior to EDUR 6961 Fieldwork Supervision: Portfolio and Assessment of Teaching . Instead, candidates must complete all of the requirements detailed above for Provisional Admission, Formal Admission and Student Teaching requirements. Culminating Fieldwork Experience and Additional Coursework Required for the Master of Arts Degree are replaced with the following:

OPTION 1: Elementary Education


1. Choose two of the following courses and complete with a 3.0 or better:

Note:

Students in specialized cohort programs may take an Education elective selected by the Program Director or Department Chair.

2. Complete:

OPTION 2: Literacy and Language Arts


Program Requirements

1. All 2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential courses

3. Comprehensive Assessment:

Candidates meet with the program director to discuss their timeline and enrollment in either the comprehensive exam or the thesis project series.

Note:

Thesis Option (See Program Director for detailed course sequence). If the candidate successfully passes all sections of the CSET within 5 years, the candidate can complete the credential by completing an exit interview with the Program Director and submitting an application for a credential.

Exit Interview

The candidate must schedule an exit interview with the Program Director/Assistant Director. The exit interview must be completed prior to submitting an application for a credential and Master of Arts degree.

Application for Credential

When all requirements have been completed, candidates must complete an application for a preliminary teaching credential (additional fee required, see SOE website for more information).

Application for Master of Art Degree

Candidates must complete an application for a Master of Arts degree with the Office of the Registrar the semester prior to the completion of degree requirements.

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