Curriculum

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction / Elementary or Secondary Education

Department of Learning and Teaching

ACT Program's Unique Qualities

The 45-48-unit program is a three-year cohort program.

ACT is designed as a residence program. Candidate's will ideally live together to enable them to build a community that shares common experiences, challenges and constructs and refines ideas about pedagogy.  

ACT teacher candidates will serve as interns in Catholic schools. They will begin immediately with a practicum supporting a Multiple or Single Subject curriculum as well as take  Catholic Foundation and Methods workshops, giving candidates the pedagogical and spiritual tools to respond to students' needs. 

While the majority of field placement will be satisfied in Catholic schools, during the thrid year, candidates may also complete one placement in a public school, which prepares students to earn a California state credential.

Student teaching classes will be dispersed throughout the duration of the program.

Curriculum

Fall I (8-11 Units)

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
EDUC 534P OR 
Methods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools in a Global Society
3
EDUC 583P
Methods of teaching Reading and Language Arts
3
EDUC 532P OR 
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Today's Global Secondary Classrooms
3
EDUC 585P
Elementary Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in a Global Society
6
EDUC 551P
MCC Extended Practicum 2

Spring I (8 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS 
EDUC 581C Multicultural and Philosophical Foundation of Teaching in a Global Society 3
EDUC 584C Methods of Teaching English Language & Academic Development in Cross Cultural Contexts 3
EDUC 551P Extended Practicum 2

Fall II (8 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
EDUC 540 Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic 3
EDUC 582 Psych'l Foundations of Education  3
EDUC 551P Extended Practicum 2

Spring II (7 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
EDUC 535 OR Curriculum Design & Evaluation 3
EDUC 578 Learning and Technology 3
EDSP 589P Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 551P Extended Practicum 1


Fall III (8 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
EDUC 557 Action Research I 3
EDUC 579 Experimental Theology and Education 3
EDUC 552P MCC Student Teaching 2

Spring III (6 units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
EDUC 510 OR Cognition and Learning 3
EDUC 511 OR Education Reform 3
EDUC 512  Historical Struggles for Educational Equity 3
EDUC 558 Action Research II 1
EDUC 552P MCC Student Teaching 2