Curriculum

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction / Elementary Education

Department of Learning and Teaching

ACT Program's Unique Qualities

The 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 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 (10 Units)

COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
UNITS
EDUC 583P
Methods of teaching Reading and Language Arts
3
EDUC 585P
Elementary Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in a Global Society
6
EDUC 5XX
Full-time Internship
1

Intersession (3 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
*EDSP 589Pi Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education (20180 Global Course - India) 3

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 582 Psych'l Foundations of Education  3
EDUC 579 Experimental Theology and Education 3
EDUC 551P Extended Practicum 2

Spring II (5 or 8 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
EDUC 535 OR Curriculum Design & Evaluation  3
EDUC 578 OR Learning and Technology 3
*EDSP 589P Healthy Environments and Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 551P Extended Practicum 2

*For students who did not take the course in India over intersession


Fall III (8 Units)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE UNITS
*EDUC 575P Inclusive Curricula for Learners Ages 5-22 3
EDUC 557 Action Research I 3
EDUC 551P Extended Practicum 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 551P Extended Practicum 2