Teacher Preparation Programs

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The School of Leadership and Education Sciences offers a variety of programs designed to prepare students to enter the profession of teaching.

Elementary Education

The Master's Credential Cohort Program: Elementary Education offers students a Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential with an MEd in Curriculum and instruction, and is designed to prepare candidates to teach in self-contained classrooms, typically found in Kindergarten through grade 6, in public and private schools.

Secondary Education

The Master's Credential Cohort Program: Secondary Education offers students a Preliminary Single Subject Credential with an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, and is designed to prepare candidates to teach in departmentalized classrooms, typically found in grades 7 through 12, in public and private schools.

Special Education

The Master's Credential Cohort Program: Special Education offers students a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential with an MEd in Special Education, and is designed to prepare candidates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities ages 5 through 22 in public and private schools.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture prepares candidates to teach English to speakers of other languages in community colleges, English language academies, and other adult education settings in the U.S. and abroad.

Statewide Assessment Pass Rates

Pass rate data for students completing teacher preparation programs are proudly displayed below and are in accordance with the federal reporting guidelines of the Higher Education Act. Assessments required for initial certification in California are the CBEST, Subject Matter Content Examinations, and the RICA

Statewide Assessment Pass Rates 2009-2012

These data were extracted from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Annual Report Card (2011-2012). Also view CTC Annual Report Card Extracted Data Tables Specific to USD-SOLES