Master's Credential Cohort Program: Elementary Education
Department of Learning and Teaching
Graduates of this program go on to receive their Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Our Credential Analyst works with each of our students one-on-one to guide them through the process of completing the requirements for the credential. USD Career Services staff also assist students and alumni by helping them to identify and apply for teaching positions.
Graduates of this program are highly sought after. SOLES has been preparing teachers for decades, and in 2008 the decision was made to offer our secondary teaching credential program in conjunction with a M.Ed. through our innovative Master's Credential Cohort (MCC) Program. Due the the great success of the MCC program (including 100% post-graduation employment rates in most years), in 2011 the program's offerings were expanded to include an Elementary Education cohort. Read on to view the post-graduation job placements for each of our MCC elementary education cohorts.
Cohort I - Class of 2012
Data still being collected - please check back for additional jobs as they are reported.
- Teacher, Long Beach Unified School District
- Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
- Teacher, Culverdale Elementary, Irvine, California
Cohort II - Class of 2013
100% of graduates received teacher job offers!
- Teacher, High Tech Middle School (multiple)
- Teacher, Explorer Elementary
- Teacher, All Hallows Academy
- Teacher, Charter School, Central Valley
- Teacher, Innovations Academy (hired by a MCC alumnus!)
- Teacher, High Tech Middle Chula Vista
- Teacher, Ira Harbison School
Outcome 1: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will demonstrate content knowledge specific to their areas of study.
Outcome 2: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will apply learning theories and relate the application the theories to specific sociocultural contexts.
Outcome 3: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will apply appropriate pedagogical approaches in specific learning environments.
Outcome 4: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will apply the research and analysis tools for thinking about and investigating educational questions through research.
Outcome 5: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will demonstrate growth in ethical behavior, positive values, and inclusive and respectful approach to diversity. Candidates will reflect on and gain an understanding of how to support the development of diverse learners through their curricular and instructional decisions.