English Language Learner (ELL) Preservice Requirement for Interns in Fall
Any Multiple Subject Credential candidate planning to begin an internship in the fall semester must complete preservice training during the Summer II session. This summer session consists of two 3-unit classes for six weeks and one English Language Learner Workshop/Pedagogy for the seventh week.
TEP 505Educational Foundations and Classroom Experiences (K–8)
TEP 515Clinical Experiences in Teaching Reading and Writing (K–8)
TEP 565AField Experience I (K–8)
TEP 525Clinical Experiences in Teaching Mathematics (K–8)
TEP 555Clinical Experiences in Teaching English Language Learners (K–8)
TEP 565BField Experience II (K–8)
To proceed with Modules 3 and 4, candidates must apply and be cleared by the Department of Teacher Education.
TEP 535Clinical Experiences in Teaching Science (K–8)
TEP 575AClinical Practice I (Contract Teaching, K–8)
TEP 585Intern Teaching Seminar (K–8)
TEP 545Clinical Experiences with Integrating the Humanities (K–8)
TEP 575BClinical Practice II (Contract Teaching, K–8)
|Additional Credential Courses|
EDUC 504Teaching and Cultural Diversity
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology
|Credential Total||33 units|
|Required Courses for Master of Arts in Education: Teaching|
|Core Courses||6–9 units|
EDUC 571Curriculum Foundations
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology (if not taken for credential)
EDUC 573Philosophy/Ethics and History of Education
|Elective - Advanced Course (select one)||3 units|
EDUC 505Advanced Literacy Development
EDUC 507Family, Community, and School Connections
EDUC 508Assessment and Evaluation in Multicultural Classrooms
EDUC 509Special Topics in Education
EDUC 554Instructional Principles and Practices
EDUC 574Current Issues in Education
|Capstone Courses||3 units|
|(To be taken after credential is completed.)|
EDUC 589AResearch for Educators: Beginning Process
EDUC 589BResearch for Educators: Finish Reporting*
*Taken at the end of the master’s degree and requiring access to a classroom.
|Both Credential and Master’s||48 units|
Application for Intern Credential requires:
- Proof of subject-matter competence.
- Full-time public school contract.
- Letter on school letterhead fully describing the assignment for consideration (must obtain prior approval from the director of the Intern Program).
Note: Completion of all credential requirements, including all examinations, coursework, and other requirements, must be met before a candidate may participate in the graduation ceremony for the Master of Arts in Education: Teaching and have their degree posted.
Credential analysts are liaisons between graduate education candidates, school districts, and California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). For more information, please contact (626) 815-5346.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many units do I take each semester?
Students may take no more than 8 units per nine-week term, which includes a maximum of two methods or education classes and their corequisite field experiences (if appropriate).
How long is a semester?
Each semester has two terms (Fall I and Fall II, Spring I and Spring II). Each term is nine weeks in length. The 18-week student teaching semester covers Fall I and II or Spring I and II.
How many hours does each class session require?
Each class requires that students meet for approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes, once a week.
How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
Students meet one night a week for nine weeks, plus a Saturday final exam session.
Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?
Students are required to complete a thesis/capstone project for this program.
How soon can I finish this program?
This program can be completed in a year. Depending upon the desired course load, working individuals usually finish this program in 12–18 months.