Student Outcomes

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Secondary Education

Department of Learning and Teaching

Learning Outcomes

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.

Alumni Outcomes

Graduates of this program go on to receive their Preliminary Single 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. In the five years since the founding of the MCC model, the program has seen 100% employment rates post-graduation in most years.

Alumni Jobs

"Teachers applying to Del Lago Academy from the USD credentialing program often rise to the top of our applicant pool. They are simply well prepared for our approach to educating our scholars." - Keith Nuthall, Principal, Del Lago Academy

Cohort I - Class of 2009

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • Teacher, San Diego High School
  • Teacher, Gompers High School (Multiple)
  • Teacher, High Tech High Chula Vista
  • Teacher, Magnolia Science Academy (Multiple)
  • Teacher, Sacramento Middle School
  • Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
  • Teacher, National City Middle School
  • Teacher, Marshall Middle School, San Diego
  • Teacher, New York (Multiple)
  • Teacher, High Tech High International
  • Teacher, Innovations Academy
  • Teacher, School of Digital Media & Design, Kearny High School, San Diego Unified

Current Jobs (if different)

  • PhD Candidate, University of San Diego
  • Instructor, Chapman University
  • College Counselor, University of Washington
  • TESOL Instructor, Beijing
  • Teacher, Christian American School, Guatemala
  • Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts
  • Director, Innovations Academy

Cohort II - Class of 2010

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • Teacher, Gompers High School
  • Teacher, High Tech Middle
  • Teacher, Innovation Middle School, San Diego
  • Teacher, Correia Middle School
  • Teacher, Texas
  • Teacher, High Tech High (Multiple)
  • Teacher, Torrance Middle School

Current Jobs (if different)

  • Teacher, Maryland
  • Teacher, Classical Academies

Cohort III - Class of 2011

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • Teacher, Victory Collegiate High School, New York
  • Teacher, Dozier-Libby Medical High School, Antioch, California
  • Substitute, Grossmont School District
  • Special Education Assistant, 4J School District
  • Teacher, Summit Prep Charter High, Redwood City, California
  • Teacher, Foxrige Middle School, Colorado
  • Teacher, High Tech Middle Chula Vista
  • Tutor, High Tech High

Current Jobs (if different)

  • Teacher, Salem Keizer Public Schools, Oregon

Cohort IV - Class of 2012

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • English Teacher, Antioch High School
  • Middle School History Teacher, Beverly Vista Middle School
  • Math Teacher, Harper Junior High School, Davis, California
  • Math, Physics, and Chemistry Teachers, High Tech High Chula Vista (Multiple)
  • History Teacher, Monterey Middle School
  • Social Studies Teacher, Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington, Virginia
  • Teacher, Gompers Preparatory Academy

Cohort V - Class of 2013

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Post-Graduation Jobs

  • Teacher, Del Lago Academy
  • Teacher, High Tech High Media Arts
  • Teacher, High Tech High International
  • Long Term Substitute, St. Patrick's School, Carlsbad
  • Long Term Substitute,  Earl Warren Middle School, San Dieguito