Master's Credential Cohort Program: Elementary Education
Department of Learning and Teaching
Outcome 1: Candidates demonstrate specialized field knowledge as they integrate knowledge and technology across content areas and use differing perspectives to engage all learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
Outcome 2: Candidates apply theories of learning, instruction, and motivation relating to the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, physical, and moral development of all learners; evidenced by developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences implemented in an inclusive learning environment.
Outcome 3: Candidates incorporate assessment and technology in their planning and instructional strategies as a means of obtaining continual feedback used to improve student learning, classroom management strategies, and pedagogical approaches.
Outcome 4: Candidates utilize and generate meaningful research on pedagogical practices, student learning, and educational issues and policies to actively investigate and consider new ideas that will improve teaching and learning and advance the profession.
Outcome 5: Candidates explore effective approaches for creating inclusive learning environments that are welcoming and accepting of diverse learners and students with learning differences who, because of gender, language, cultural background, differing ability levels, disabilities, learning approaches, and/or socioeconomic status may have academic needs that require varied instructional strategies to ensure their learning.
Outcome 6: Candidates engage in critical reflection on how their own frames of reference and potential biases impact expectations for and relationships with learners and their families.
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