Curriculum and Instruction, Division of

Charter College of Education

Ramakrishnan Menon, Chair

King Hall C2097

Phone:       (323) 343-4350

E-Mail:           rmenon@calstatela.edu

Website:      http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/index_edci.htm

Academic Programs offered:

Credentials Offered: 

Multiple Subject Credential

Multiple Subject Internship

Single Subject Credential (Secondary Teaching)

Single Subject Internship

Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential

Degrees Offered: 

M. A. in Education:  Options in:

Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Elementary Classroom;

Curriculum and Instruction in the Urban School;

Early Childhood/Primary Education;

Mathematics Education;

Creative Literacies and Literature in the Elementary Classroom;

Science Education:

M.A.  in Education: Option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

with Concentrations in:

Reform in Middle and Secondary Urban Schools;

Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development;

Content Area Specialization;

Integrating Critical and Reflective Thinking Throughout the Curriculum;

Language Arts/Literacy;

Mathematics/Science Pedagogy;

and, Instructional Technology:

  and,

M.A. in Education: 

Option in Reading.

Certificates Offered: 

California Reading Certificate; Storytelling

Program Advisement provided for:

The Charter College of Education’s Division of Curriculum and Instruction offers program advisement for master’s degree programs in elementary and secondary teaching and for the basic and advanced credential programs approved by the California Committee on Accreditation.  These programs are described in this section.  Other general information about credentials and degree programs can be found in the Undergraduate Study: General Information and Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Study: General Information chapters of this catalog.

Courses Offered in:

·     Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)

·     Elementary Education (EDEL)

·     Secondary Education (EDSE)

The Faculty

Professors: John Eichinger,Joan Fingon, Robert Land, Chogollah Maroufi, Andrea P. Maxie , Ramakrishnan Menon (Chair), , Darlene M. Michener, Joan Sabrina Mims, Margaret Moustafa,Sharon Hilda Ulanoff, Judith M. Washburn , Gay Q. Yuen.

Associate Professors: Olaiya Aina, Paula Arvedson, Anna CheeCarolyn Frank, Ambika Gopalakrishnan, John V. Shindler, Frederick Uy ,

Assistant Professors:  Dolores Beltran, Mario Castaneda, Rebecca Joseph, Jennifer McCormick, Paul Jean Narguizian, Kimberly Persiani-Becker,
A. Dee Williams

Emeriti:  T. Jean Adenika-Morrow, Ratna Appadurai, Ralph Arroyo, Ann Bingham-Newman, James A. Bolton, Harold C. Brown, Herminia G. Cadenas, Doris C. Ching, Alan N. Crawford, Earl W. Denny, Norman L. Ellenberg, Jewell L. Garner, Gloria S. Graham, Robert O. HahnCherie Hawley, Dorothy L. Keane, Dale L. Knapp, Frances Kuwahara-Chinn, Raquel Montenegro, Rosario Morales, Joy Morin, Donald A. Nielsen, Anne M. Palmer, Edythe Rodriguez, Noriko Saito, Carol J. Smallenburg, Norman Unrau, Philip D. Vairo, Marian E. Wagstaff, Wanna M. Zinsmaster.

Admission to Credential Programs

Admission Requirements for Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Programs

Under current laws and regulations, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing initially issues a credential, permit, or certification, or renewal of an emergency permit, only to persons to serve in the public schools who have demonstrated proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills in the English language.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction has adopted the California Basic Educational Skills Test  (CBEST) as the state assessment instrument to measure teacher proficiency in the basic skills.  Further information is available at the Charter College of Education Office for Student Services, KH D2078.

Admission requirements are based on Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and University regulations.  Students seeking admission to Cal State L.A. teaching credential programs must apply for admission to the university and Charter College of Education by the published deadlines for the quarter of entry.  In addition to the University Rrequirements for admission to credential programs include the following:

·     Complete application form.


·     Record of a successful oral interview with faculty adviser and completion of Program Planning Sheet (signed by adviser).


·     Verification of academic eligibility, as evidenced by a GPA of 2.75 in the last 90 quarter units of coursework.


·     Verification of negative TB test (taken within the last year) by a personal physician or at the Cal State L.A. Health Center.


·     Verification of having applied for the Certificate of Clearance.


·     Successful completion of a supervised early field experience.


·     A written personal history that includes a statement of professional goals and educational philosophy.


·     Transcripts and letters of reference received and evaluated.


·     Students must complete all requirements to receive credit in EDCI 300.

Completion of Admission Requirements

Students must satisfy the following criteria before registering for any restricted courses.

·     Minimum C grade or credit in COMM 150.

     Verification of completion of PSY 150 or equivalent.

·     Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by petition.

·     Verification of having taken the CBEST.  (Students who have not passed the CBEST prior
     to entry into the credential program must have an approved plan of remediation on file with
     the Office of Student Services in the Charter College of Education.)

·     Multiple Subject Matter students must pass EDIT 300 - Demonstration of Technology Competencies,
     or CS 160 or its equivalent. Single Subject matter Students must pass EDIT 300 - Demonstration of Technology
     Competencies, or CS 160 or an approved technology competency course required for students in that subject matter.

     Verification of having attempted the MSAT (Multiple Subject Assessment Test) or an approved
     subject matter preparation program.(Multiple Subject only)

Students are formally admitted to the teaching credential program upon completion of requirements stated above.

Admission Requirements for Multiple Subject Internship Credential Program

·     Employment or commitment by a school district to employ the individual as a full-time teacher.

     Completion of an approved subject matter preparation program or passage of MSAT.

·     Completion of all requirements for admission to Preliminary Credential Programs.

     Passage of a U.S. Constitution course or its equivalent.

Admission Requirements for Professional, Clear Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Programs

(for transfer students who hold a preliminary credential)

Students who complete the preliminary credential at Cal State L.A. and maintain continuing student status, may continue the study toward the professional clear credential without additional application to the Charter College of Education.  Transfer students must meet the following requirements.  State of California teaching credential requirements include a fifth year of study completed after the baccalaureate.  Students may elect to complete all or part of their professional requirements in the fifth year and must follow a planned course of study approved by their adviser.  In some instances, courses that are taken as part of a master’s degree program may also count toward completion of the fifth year credential requirement.  All students who desire University recommendation for completion of the clear credential must be formally admitted to the University and satisfy any writing or speech requirements pertaining to all postbaccalaureate students.

·     Apply to the Charter College of Education Office for Student Services.

·     Provide a copy of your valid Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential.

·     Verify the minimum grade point average. Consult the office for student services for the required grade point
     average.

·     See an adviser for oral interview and to plan credential program.

·     Provide official transcripts of all college/university work to the Charter College of Education Office for Student
     Services.

·     Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by petition.

Directed Teaching Information

Directed teaching is one of the most important phases of teacher education at Cal State L.A.  Candidates are not automatically admitted to directed teaching by completion of course work alone; they must fulfill the following criteria.

·     Formal admission to the teaching credential program.

·     Attendance at directed teaching orientation meeting held the first Saturday of the quarter preceding the assignment.

·     Application for directed teaching by application deadline (consult the Office for Student Services for the deadline date).

·     Submit verification of completion of a Commission-approved Multiple Subject matter program (for Multiple
     Subject credentials) or Single Subject matter program (for Single Subject credentials) or passing score on CTC
     approved subject matter assessments or recommendation of subject-area department.  Approved subject matter
     programs for the Multiple and Single Subject Credentials are listed in the Undergraduate Study chapter of this catalog.

·     Provide transcripts or grade reports verifying completion of at least 12 credential coursework units at Cal State
     L.A. and all prerequisite courses.  A minimum grade point average of B (3.0) and grades of C or higher are
     required in all professional education courses.

·     Submit verification of passing scores on all sections of CBEST.

·     Present a Certificate of Clearance or a valid credential or permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher
     Credentialing at Office for Student Services, KH D2078.

·     Submit verification of negative TB test taken within one year before completion of directed teaching by a personal
     physician or at Cal State L.A. Health Center.

·     Register for directed teaching or demonstration of competencies as appropriate.

Applicants for multiple subject directed teaching must show proficiency in art, music, and physical education, either by examination or completion of appropriate courses.

Students who meet all of the above criteria and who have completed the prerequisite course work will be approved for directed teaching.  Because of the amount of time and work required for directed teaching, students are advised to restrict the number of units taken during directed teaching and curtail their out-of-school workload for the duration of such assignments.

Please Note: In order for education methodology courses for the Multiple Subject and Single Subject credentials to apply, they must be completed within 7 years of the date of application for the preliminary credential.

Supplementary Authorizations

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the state of California may add a supplemental authorization to teach in another discipline by completing additional course work.  Interested students should consult the Charter College of Education Office for Student Services for further  information.

Application Procedure for the Preliminary or Professional Clear Credential

By the end of the fifth week of your final quarter of credential course work, submit an application for the credential in the Office for Student Services, King Hall D2078.

Elementary Education Programs

Elementary Education programs include courses appropriate for preservice and inservice preparation of teachers in the elementary grades and directed teaching for candidates for the teaching credential with authorization in multiple subject instruction.  The Master of Arts degree is described in the Graduate Programs section.

Multiple Subject Credential  (Elementary Teaching)

The teaching credential with authorization in multiple subject instruction qualifies holders to teach in any self-contained classroom, preschool or kindergarten, grades 1 through 12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.

Requirements for Preliminary Credentials

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for the University-recommended credential:

·     A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

·     Passing score on CBEST.

··     Formal admission to credential program, including attaining a GPA of 2.75 in the last 90
     quarter units of coursework, fulfilling all EDCI 300 requirements, EDFN 413 or its
     equivalent, HS 457 and the professional education requirements listed below.  See
     Admission to Credential Programs and Directed Teaching information earlier in this
     chapter.

·     Verification of completion of a Commission-approved subject matter program (see listings
     in Undergraduate Study chapter) or passing score on the California Subject Examinations
     for Teachers (CSET), and verification of subject matter competence by subject-area
     department.

·     Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by
     petition.

·     Fulfillment of U.S. Constitution requirement.

·     Pass Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).

·     Pass the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)
·     Complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training

Professional Education Requirements  (48 units)

EDFN  440

Schooling for a Diverse, Urban Society (4)    
(It is recommended that this course be taken during the first block.)

EDSP 400

Foundations of Special Education (4)
(It is recommended that this course be taken prior to beginning the program or within the first two blocks.)

EDEL 415

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Reading/Language Arts (4)

EDEL 416

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Writing/Language Arts (4)

EDEL 417 or

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics (4)

EDEL 418

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Science (4)

EDEL 419

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Social Science (4)

EDEL 405

Proseminar: Language Development In the  Elementary Classroom  (4)

Block One (Must be completed before Block Two)

EDCI 402

Introduction to Instructional Design, Assessment and Classroom Management Methods (4) or

EDCI 402I

Integrated Instructional Design, Assessment and Classroom Management for Field Based Candidates (4)

EDEL 405

Proseminar:  Language Development in the Elementary Classroom (4)

Block Two (Must be completed before Block Three)

EDEL 415

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Reading/Language Arts (4)

EDEL 417

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics (4)

EDEL 418

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Science  (4)

Block  Three (Must be completed before Block Four)

EDEL 416

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Writing/Language Arts (4)

EDEL 419

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Social Science (4)

Block Four (Must attend a mandatory directed teaching meeting prior to enrolling in these courses)

EDEL 403

Directed Teaching (10) or

EDEL 489

Demonstration of Instructional Competencies (10)

EDEL 403C

Reflection, Synthesis, and Assessment of Directed Teaching (2)

Internship Credential Requirements

The internship credential program is designed for individuals who are employed as full-time teachers by cooperating school districts, have fulfilled all district and University prerequisites, and have been recommended by the district.  The credential is issued for a two-year period during which candidates must fulfill all requirements for the preliminary credential.

Preliminary Internship Credential Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for the University-recommended internship credential.

·     A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

·     Job offer from a cooperating school district.

·     Passing score on the CBEST.

·     Formal admission to credential program including fulfilling all EDCI 300 requirements, EDFN 413
     or its equivalent, HS 457 and the Professional Education requirements listed below.

·     Verification of completion of a Commission-approved multiple subject matter program (see listings in
     Undergraduate      Study chapter) or passing score on all sections of the California Subject matter Examination
     for Teachers)(CSET)

·     Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE) or acceptable alternative by petition.

·     Satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement.

·     California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
·     Complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation  (CPR) training

Requirements for the Preliminary Internship  Credential
Block One (Must be completed before Block Two)

EDEL 405

Proseminar:  Language Development in the Elementary Classroom (4)

EDFN 440

Schooling for a Diverse, Urban Society (4)

EDCI 402I

Integrated Instructional Design, Assessment and Classroom Management for Field based
Candidates (4)

EDEL 488A

Support Seminar in Field Experiences (4)

EDEL 488B

Support Seminar in Field Experiences (4)

Block Two (Must be completed before Block Three)

EDEL 415

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Reading/Language Arts (4)

EDEL 417

Proseminar;  Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics (4)

EDEL 418

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Science (4)

Block Three (Must be completed before Block Four)

EDEL 416

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Writing/Language Arts (4)

EDEL 419

Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Social Science (4)

EDSP 400

Foundations of Special Education (4)

Block Four (Must attend a mandatory directed teaching meeting prior to enrolling these courses)

EDCI 535

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Cultural Awareness (4)

EDEL 489

Demonstration of Instructional Competencies (10)

EDEL 403C

Reflection, Synthesis, and Assessment of Directed Teaching (2)

Secondary Education Programs

The Secondary Education programs include courses appropriate for preservice and inservice teacher preparation in middle schools, junior high schools, senior high schools. The Master of Arts degree is described in the Graduate Programs section.

Single Subject Credential (Secondary Teaching)

The teaching credential with authorization in single subject instruction qualifies holders to teach in their authorized field at any grade level, preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1 through 12, or in classes organized primarily for adults.  Eleven categories of single subject instruction are defined by state legislation as follows:  agriculture, art, business, English, health science, industrial and technological education, languages (including, but not limited to, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish), natural science (biological sciences, chemistry, geoscience or physics), mathematics, music, physical education, and social science.

Students considering pursuing a Single Subject credential are urged to obtain advisement at the start of the program from faculty advisers in their academic area and in Secondary Education. Candidates may enroll in programs leading to the preliminary/clear credential (see an adviser about admission requirements and enrollment limitations).

Credential Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for the University-recommended credential:

·     A bachelor’s degree from  regionally accredited college or university.

·     Passing score on CBEST.

·     Formal admission to credential program including attaining a GPA of 2.75 in the last 90 quarter units
     of coursework, completing EDCI 300 requirements, EDFN 413, and HS 456 or 457;
     complete professional education requirements given below.  See  Admission to Credential Program and
     Single Subject Credential (Secondary Teaching) Directed Teaching Information earlier in this chapter.

·     Verification of completion of a Commission-approved subject matter program by subject-area department (see listings in
     Undergraduate     Study chapter) or  passing score on CTC-approved subject matter assessments. For Physical Education,
     please consult the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science

·     Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by petition.)

·     Fulfill the U.S. Constitution requirement.

·     Pass the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)

·     Complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training

Professional Education Requirements (47- 48 units)

EDFN

440

Schooling in a Diverse, Urban Society (4)

EDSE

401

Instructional Strategies in Secondary  Teaching  (4)

EDSE

415

Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (4)

EDSE

445A

Proseminar:  Learning Environments and Instruction in Secondary Schools (4)

Block Two (Must be completed before Block Three)
EDSE

423

Literacy in Middle and High School Content Classrooms (4)

EDSE

430

Using ESL Techniques in the Content Areas  (4)

EDSP

400

Foundations of Special Education (4)

Block Three (Must be completed before Block Four)
EDSE

421

Special Instructional Methods in Secondary Subjects (3-4)

EDSE

445B

Proseminar:  Inquiry into Curriculum, Teaching, and School Culture (4)

Block Four (Must attend a mandatory directed teaching meeting prior to enrolling in these courses)
EDSE

445C

Directed Teaching in Secondary Schools (10) OR

EDSE

489

Demonstration of Instructional Competencies (10) OR

EDSE

445D

Proseminar:  Assessment of Teaching Performance (2)

Internship Credential Requirements

The Internship Credential Program is designed for individuals who are employed as full-time teachers by cooperating school districts, who have fulfilled all district and university prerequisites, and who have been recommended by the district. The credential is used for a two-year period. During that time, candidates must fulfill all requirements for the preliminary or professional clear credential. Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for the university-recommended internship credential.

     A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

     Job offer from a cooperating school district.

     Passing score on CBEST.

     Formal admission to the Charter College of Education and the Single Subject Internship
     Credential Program including completing EDCI 300, EDFN 413, and HS 456 or 457;
     complete professional education requirements given below.

     Verification of completion of a Commission-approved single subject matter program
     (see listings in undergraduate study chapter) or passing score on CTC approved
     subject assessments and verification of subject matter competence by subject-area
     department (i.e., department of student's undergraduate major).

     Satisfy the U.S. Constitution requirement

     Pass UNIV 400, the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE), or acceptable alternative by petition.

Internship Option 51- 52 quarter units
BLOCK ONE

Instructional Strategies in Secondary Teaching (4)

EDSE 415

Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (4)

EDFN 440

Schooling in a Diverse, Urban Society (4)

EDSE 442I

Proseminar: Learning Environments and Instruction in the Secondary Teaching Internship (4)

BLOCK TWO

Literacy in Middle and High School Content Classrooms (4)

EDSE 430

Using ESL Techniques in the Content Areas (4)

EDSP 400

Foundations of Special Education  (4)

EDCI 535

Teaching for Cross-Cultural Awareness (4)

BLOCK THREE

EDSE 421

Special Instructional Methods in Secondary School Subjects (3-4)

EDSE 445B

Proseminar: Inquiry into Curriculum, Teaching and School Culture (4)

BLOCK FOUR

EDSE 489

Demonstration of Instructional Competencies (4)

EDSE 445D

Proseminar; Assessment of Teaching Performance (2)

Supplementary Authorizations

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the state of California may add a supplemental authorization to teach in another discipline by completing additional course work.  Interested students should consult the Charter College of Education Office for Student Services for further information.

Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Programs

Master of Arts Degree in Education:  Options in:

· Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Elementary Classroom

· Creative Literacies and Literature in the Elementary Classroom

· Curriculum and Instruction in the Urban School

· Early Childhood/Primary Education

· Mathematics Education

· Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

· Reading

· Science Education

Admission to the Program

Applicants must meet University requirements for admission to graduate study. In addition, applicants should have completed EDEL 405 or its equivalent (for the Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Elementary Classroom option or the Curriculum and Instruction in the Urban School option), EDEL 417 or its equivalent (for the Mathematics option), EDEL 418 or its equivalent (for the Science option) have attained a minimum of 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter nits attempted, and have consulted with a faculty adviser.  A score of 600 or higher on TOEFL is required for visa students.  Finally, a valid teaching credential issued by California or any state is recommended by completion of the program.

Requirements for the Degree  (46 units)

A total of 46 units is required, with at least 23 in 500-level courses.  A comprehensive examination is required except for students selecting the Science Education option or the Creative Literacies and Literature option. Students who select the Science Education or the Creative Literacies and Literature option may choose to take the comprehensive examination or complete either a thesis or project after consulting an adviser.  Students who intend to register in courses they wish to apply on a master’s degree should consult an adviser prior to registration.  There is a limit on credit that may be earned in variable-unit courses.  See Restrictions on Credit Earned in Variable Unit Courses in the Charter College of Education section in the Academic Programs: College-based and University-wide chapter in the catalog.

Required Core (10 units)

EDCI

551

Reflection, Synthesis, Assessment: Induction Portfolio (2)

EDCI

560

Principles and Practices of Curriculum in Urban Schools (4) or

EDFN

500

Evaluation of Educational Research  (4)

EDFN

551

Action Research in Education (4) or

EDFN

553

Educational Research and Decision Making (4)

Option Areas  - Select one (33-36 units)
Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Elementary Classroom  (33 units)
Select 4 units from the following:

EDEL

421

Teaching Language Arts in Elementary School (4)

EDEL

431

Proseminar: Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics in Middle Schools  (4)

EDEL

451

Teaching Science in Elementary School (4)

TESL

562

Methods for Teaching Second Languages (4)

Select 8 units from the following:

EDCI

521

Seminar: Research in Teaching Reading/Language Arts (4)

EDEL

531

Seminar: Research in Teaching Elementary School Subjects: Mathematics (4)

EDEL

541

Seminar: Research in Teaching Elementary School Subjects: Social Science (4)

EDEL

551

Seminar: Research in Teaching Elementary School Subjects: Mathematics (4)

Select 12 units from the following:

EDCI

523

Principles and Practices of Teaching Writing in the Schools (4)

EDCI

453

Teaching in Bilingual/Crosscultural Schools (4)

EDCI

539

Instructional Strategies for Inner City Schools (4)

EDCI

549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts Sills in Bilingual/Crosscultural Individuals (4)

EDEL

413

Children's Reading Materials in Spanish (4)

TESL

560

Theories of Teaching and Learning Second Languages (4)

Electives - Select 9 units with adviser approval:
Creative Literacies and Literature in the Elementary Classroom  (33 units)
Required Core  (16 units)

EDCI

521

Seminar: Research in Teaching Reading  Languages Arts  (4)

EDCI

523

Principles and Practices of  Teaching Writing  in the Schools (4)

EDCI

527

Issues and Trends in use of Children's Literature (4)

EDEL

473

Storytelling for Teachers (4)

Directed  Electives - Select 8–12 units from the following: 

EDCI

549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts  Skills in Bilingual/Crosscultural Individuals  (4)

EDEL

412

Emergent Literacy (4)

EDEL

413

Children’s Reading Materials in Spanish  (4)

EDEL

421

Teaching Language Arts in Elementary  School  (4)

EDEL

424

Methods of Using Educational Drama in the Classroom (4)

EDEL

427

Using Multicultural Children's Literature in the Classroom  (4)

EDEL

525

Reading/Language Arts Across the Curriculum (4)

EDEL

594

Special Topics in Elementary Education: Research in Storytelling  (4)

Suggested Electives  (5-8 units)

You may select courses in the directed electives section that were not selected, other electives with adviser approval, or from the following:

EDCI

583

Application of Hypermedia in Instruction (4)

EDEL

590

Creating a Healthy and Effective Classroom Climate (4)

Comprehensive Examination, or Thesis or project  (0, 7 units)

Required for all options except Science Education and the Creative Literacies and Literature option.

EDEL

596

Comprehensive Examination  (0) or 

EDCI

599A

Thesis of Project Planning (3) and

EDCI

599B

Thesis or Project (2) and

EDCI

599C

Thesis or Project (2) 

Students who choose the Creative Literacies and Literature option may choose the Comprehensive Exam or Thesis/Project after consultation with and advisor.

Students who select the comprehensive examination should expect to take it (EDEL 596) after they have completed all course work in their program and must comply with college and division requirements.  Under special circumstances, and with prior approval from their M.A. program coordinator, students may take a maximum of five units of their program course work concurrently during the quarter they take their comprehensive examination.

Curriculum and Instruction in the Urban School (36 units)
Required courses (20 units)

EDIT 430

Information Technologies in the Classroom (4)

EDCI  549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts Skills in Bilingual/Cross-cultural Individuals (4) or

TESL 564

Teaching English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes (4)

HS 458

Advanced Health Education for Teachers (4) or

EDEL 590

Creating a Healthy and Effective Classroom Climate (4)

EDCI 535

Teaching for Cross-Cultural and Global Awareness (4)

EDSP 509

Advanced Methods and Models for Teaching Special Populations in General Education (4)

Select 4 units from the following:

EDCI 511

Advanced Classroom Assessment in the Urban School (4) or

EDFN 511

Advanced Classroom Assessment in the Urban School (4)

EDCI 537

Teacher Leadership in the Urban School: Issues Trends and New Directions (4) or

EDAD 537

Teacher Leadership in the Urban School: Issues, Trends and New Directions (4)

ULRN 460

Assessment and Learning (4)

Area of Emphasis (12 units):

Select area of emphasis with advisor approval.

Area of Emphasis 1:

Select 3 elective courses with advisor approval.

Area of Emphasis 2:

EDCI 550AB

Advanced Fieldwork/Application in Curriculum and Instruction in the Classroom (4)

Select 2 elective courses selected with advisor approval.
Comprehensive Examination (0 units)

EDEL 596

Comprehensive Examination (0)

Early Childhood Education  (33 units)
Admission to the Program
Applicants must meet University requirements for admission to graduate study.  In addition, a California credential or a general elementary or kindergarten-primary credential issued by any state or two years experience teaching young children is recommended.
Required Courses – Select (28 units) from the following:

EDEL

432

Teaching Mathematics for Early Childhood  (4)

EDEL

461

Curriculum Procedures and Materials for  Early Childhood Education  (4)

EDEL

463

Preschool-Kindergarten Education: Language and Literacy (4)

EDEL

466

Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Classroom: Needs and Opportunities  (4)

EDEL

467

School/Family/Community Partnerships in Urban Learning (4)

EDEL

560

Design and Management of Early Childhood  Public Educational Programs (4)

EDEL

563

Seminar: Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education (4)

EDEL

564

Seminar: Advanced Methodologies in Early Childhood Education  (4)

ULRN

462

The Role of Playing in Learning (4)

Directed Electives - Select a minimum of  5 units from the following:

CHDV

422

Administration of Preschool and Day Care  Programs (5)

EDCI

527

Issues and Trends in Using Children'sLiterature (4)

EDCI

552

Scientific Processes and Authentic Assessment Strategies (4)

EDEL

405

Proseminar: Language Development in the Elementary Classroom (4)

EDEL

412

Emergent Literacy (4)

EDEL

424

Methods of Using Creative Dramatics with Children (4)

EDEL

473

Storytelling for Teachers (4)

EDEL

554

Research in Thematic Science: Integrating Language Arts, K-7 (4)

EDEL

597

Graduate Research (1-4)

EDEL

598

Graduate Directed Study (1-4)

EDSP

512

Building Partnerships in Special Education (2)

EDSP

514

Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs (4)

EDSP

515

Planning Programs for Exceptional Infants and Young Children (4)

EDSP

517

Advanced Issues in Early Childhood Special Education (4)

Mathematics Education in the Elementary Classroom (33 units)
Required Courses  (12 units) 

EDEL

431

Proseminar: Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics in Middle Schools  (4)

EDEL

432

Teaching Mathematics for Early Childhood (4)

EDEL

531

Seminar: Research in Teaching Elementary School Subjects: Mathematics (4)

Directed Electives - Select 13 units from the following:

EDCI

583

Application of Hypermedia in Instruction  (4)

EDEL

433A

Special Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: Metric Measurement(1)

EDEL

433B

Special Topics in Mathematics for Elementary  Teachers: Problem Solving  (1)

EDEL

433C

Special Topics in Mathematics for  Elementary Teachers: Geometry  (1)

EDEL

433D

Special Topics in Mathematics for  Elementary Teachers: Logic  (1)

EDEL

435

Use of Calculator in Teaching Mathematics  (2)

EDEL

480

Teaching Problem Solving with LOGO  (4)

EDEL

535

Seminar Assessment Strategies in  Mathematics  (4)

EDEL

580

Computer Applications for Teaching  Mathematics and Science  (2)

Electives  (8 units) 

You may select courses in the directed electives section that were not selected, other electives with adviser approval, or from the following:

EDEL

451

Teaching Science in Elementary School  (4)

EDEL

551

Seminar: Research in Teaching Elementary  School Science  (4)

EDEL

590

Creating a Healthy and Effective Classroom Climate (4)

Other Electives - Select with adviser approval.
Science Education (33 to 36 units)
Required Courses (24 units)

EDEL

452

Developing Critical Thinking Through Science, K-7 (4)

EDEL

551

Research in Teaching Elementary Science (4)

EDCI

552

Scientific Processes and Authentic Assessment Strategies (4)

EDCI

553

Environmental Science Education in the Urban Setting (4)

NATS

461

Topics in Physical Science Content and Pedagogy (4)

NATS

462

Topics in Life Sciences Content and Pedagogy (4)

Directed Electives - Select 12 units from the following:

EDEL

451

Teaching Science in Elementary School (4)

EDEL

454

The Science, Technology, and Society Curriculum, K-7 (4)

EDEL

554

Research in Thematic Science: Integrating Language Arts, K-7 (4)

EDCI

555

Seminar: Teaching Middle School Science Research, 4-7 (4)

Suggested Electives, or others with adviser’s approval - Select 5-8 units

EDIT

472

World Builders (5)

EDEL

525

Reading/ Language Arts Across Curriculum (4)

EDEL

531

Seminar: Research in Teaching Elementary Mathematics (4)

EDEL

590

Creating a Healthy and Effective Classroom Climate (4)

Comprehensive Examination, or Thesis, or Project (0, 7 units)

EDEL

596

Comprehensive Examination (0) or

EDCI

599A

Thesis or Project Planning (3) and

EDCI

599B

Thesis or Project (2) and

EDCI

599C

Thesis or Project (2)

Students selecting the Science Education Option may choose the comprehensive examination or a thesis or a project after consultation with an adviser.

Students who select the comprehensive examination should expect to take it (EDEL 596) after they have completed all course work in their program and must comply with college and division requirements.  Under special circumstances, and with prior approval from their M.A. program coordinator, students may take a maximum of five units of their program course work concurrently during the quarter they take their comprehensive examination.

Master of Arts Degree in Education:  Option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Arts degree: Option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction  provides educators with the opportunities for the development of skills and knowledge to conduct inquiry, to design curriculum and instructional programs, to implement programs, and to assess the success of those programs at the middle and secondary school levels.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must possess a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted. (Applicants for the Reading Option must possess a 3.0 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted.)  

Overview for Course Study  (47 Units)

All candidates for the M.A. degree will complete the introductory seminar and required core courses. Students will select an area of concentration early in their course of study. All students will pass a comprehensive examination or complete a thesis or project. A minimum of 47 units is required for the M.A. degree. Before completion of the degree program, students must have a teaching credential and classroom teaching experience.

Required  Introductory and Core Courses  (28 units) 
Introductory Course (4 units)

EDSE

500

Introductory Seminar: Reflections on Teaching (4)

Core Courses (24 units)

EDFN

452

Statistics in Education (4)

And one of the following:

EDFN

500

Evaluation of Education Research (4) or

EDFN

553

Educational Research and Decision Making (4)

And  the following  three courses:

EDCI

415

Teaching for Thinking (4)

EDCI

560

Principles and Practices of Curriculum in Urban Schools (4)

EDCI

583

Application of Hypermedia in Instruction (4)

And one of the following:

EDCI 535

Teaching for Cross-Cultural and Global Awareness (4) or

EDSE 590

Teaching in Multicultural Middle and  Secondary Classrooms (4)

Requirements for the degree also include completion of Area of Concentration (12 units) and the Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project  (7 units)

EDSE

596

Comprehensive Examination  (3 units, first quarter; 4 units second quarter) or

EDCI

599A

Thesis or Project Planning (3) and

EDCI

599B

Thesis or Project (2) and

EDCI

599C

Thesis or Project (2)

Areas of Concentration (12 units)

Select one of the following concentrations:

Concentration One:

Reform in Middle and Secondary Urban Schools

Select 12 units from the following:

EDCI

453

Teaching in Bilingual/Cross cultural Schools (4)

EDCI

504

Theory, Trends, and Practice in School Reform (4)

EDFN

510

Learning Theory and Education (4)

EDFN

525

Educational Sociology (4)

Concentration Two:

Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development

This concentration leads to CLAD Certification if applicants take one course in each of the following 5 prescribed domains for a total of 19 units and 9 units of foreign language or the equivalent.

ENGL

301

Introduction to Language (4) or

ENGL

401

English Language in America (4)

EDCI

549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts Skills in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Individuals (4)

EDCI

453

Teaching in the Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Schools (4)

EDEL

405

Proseminar: Language Development in the Elementary Classroom (3) or

EDEL

430

Using ESL Techniques in the Content Areas (3)

EDCI

535

Teaching for Cross-Cultural and Global Awareness (4)

Concentration Three:

Content Area Specialization

Select 12 units of advanced coursework in a single subject area of specialization. Selection is limited to those disciplines or subject areas in which CSULA offers credentials, such as English, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Foreign language, Art, Music, Physical Education, etc.

Concentration Four:

Integrating Critical and Reflective Thinking Throughout the Curriculum.

In this area of concentration, students undertake coursework, projects, and research to enlarge their theoretical and strategic knowledge of teaching that has the integration and growth of thinking as its primary focus.

Candidates complete the following courses (12 units) in philosophy that focus on the development of critical thinking:

PHIL 480

Philosophy of Language (4)

PHIL 485

Philosophy of Science (4)

PHIL 580

Seminar: Critical Thinking Models  and Strategies (4)

Concentration Five:

Language Arts/Literacy

In this area of concentration, students investigate theory and practice in the language arts at the middle and secondary levels.  Includes study of advanced techniques for integrating discussion, listening, reading, and writing into the language arts curriculum.

Complete the following courses (12 units)

EDCI

523

Principles and Practice of Teaching Writing (4)

EDCI

513

Reading  as a Cognitive Process (4)

EDCI

521

Seminar: Research In Teaching Reading/  Language Arts (4)

Concentration Six:

Mathematics Pedagogy

In this area of concentration, students will undertake course work, projects and research to enlarge their theoretical and practical knowledge of mathematics instruction in middle and secondary schools.

Select 12 units from the following:

EDCI

584

Learning Theories and Cognitive Science  in Math Education (4)

EDEL

431

Proseminar: Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics in Middle Schools  (4)

EDEL

433ABCD

Special Topics in Mathematics (1 each)

EDEL

435

Use of Calculator in Teaching Mathematics (2)

EDEL

480

Teaching Problem Solving with LOGO (4)

EDEL

531

Seminars: Research in Teaching Elementary School Subjects (4)

EDEL

535

Seminar: Assessment Strategies in Mathematics (4)

EDEL

580

Computer Applications for Teaching Mathematics and Science (2)

EDSE

594

Selected Studies in  Secondary Education (Mathematics) (4)

EDSE

598

Graduate Directed Study (1-4)

Concentration Seven: Science Pedagogy

In this area of concentration, students will undertake course work, projects and research to enlarge their theoretical and practical knowledge of science instruction in middle and high schools.

Select 12 units from the following:

EDSE

428C

Processes of Science (4)

EDCI

552

Scientific Processes and Authentic Assessment Strategies (4)

EDCI

553

Environmental Science Education in the Urban Setting (4)

EDCI

555

Seminar: Teaching Middle School Science Research (4)

EDEL

580

Computer Applications for Teaching Mathematics and Science (2)

EDSE

594

Selected Studies in Secondary Education (1-4)

EDSE

598

Graduate Directed Study (1-4)

Concentration Eight: Instructional Technology

Candidates selecting this area of concentration are encouraged to develop projects or pursue a thesis which entails the investigation and implementation of current technologies applicable to educational settings.

Select 12 units from the following:

EDIT

435

Computer Systems in Education (4)

EDIT

451

Survey of Instructional Media and Teaching (3)

EDIT

472

World Builders (4)

EDIT

484

Computer Authoring Tools (4)

EDIT

550

Instructional  Applications of Interactive  Video (4)

EDIT

554

Video Technology in Education (4)

EDIT

556

Technology Leadership in Schools (5)

EDIT

557

Computer Assisted and Managed  Instruction  (5)

EDIT

560

Internet and the World Wide Web in Education (4)

or other courses with approval

Master of Arts Degree in Education:  Option in Reading

The Master of Arts degree in Education, Option in Reading, fulfills the requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, as well as the International Reading Association's Guidelines for Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches.

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must:

(1)      Meet the university requirements for admission to graduate study,

(2)      Have a 3.0 or higher grade point average in their last 90 quarter (or 60 semester) units attempted, and

(3)     Have completed a. basic course/s in teaching reading and writing (EDEL 415 and EDEL 416, or EDSE 423, or equivalent) or hold a basic

     teaching credential issued by California or any state. (Candidates who wish to teach in K-12 public schools must have a Multiple Subject or

     Single Subject Teaching Credential. For information on how to earn these credentials, see Student Services in King Hall D2078.)

Requirements for the Degree  (45 units)

A minimum of 45 units is required, including at least 23 in 500-level courses. Students must pass a comprehensive examination or submit a thesis or project.

Required Courses  (29–31 units)

EDCI

513

Reading as a Cognitive Process  (4)

EDCI

521

Seminar: Research in Teaching  Reading/Language Arts (4)

EDCI

522

Reading/Language Arts Assessment  and Instruction for Classroom Teachers (4)

EDCI

524

Reading/Language Arts Assessment and  Instruction for Reading/Language Arts Specialists  (5)

EDCI

540A

Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum I (2)

*EDCI

540B

Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum II (2)

EDCI

541

Field Work in Reading and Language Arts  (4)

EDFN

500

Evaluation of Educational Research  (4)

*EDCI 540B may be repeated once to a total of 4 units.

Directed Electives (4 units)

Select from the following:

COMD 400

Hearing Science (4)

COUN 532

Diagnosis of Learning Problems and Remedial Procedures (4)

EDCI  527

Issues and Trends in the Use of Children's Literature (4)

EDEL 412

Emergent Literacy (4)

EDEL 413

Children's Reading Materials in Spanish (4)

EDEL 427

Using Multicultural Children's Literature in the Classroom (4)

EDEL 525

Reading/ Language Arts Across the Curriculum (4)

EDSP 400

Foundations of Special Education (4)

Suggested Electives  (4–12 units): 

To complete the 45 minimum units, select, with advisor approval, additional classes from the directed electives above, or any of the following:

COMD 456

Development of Verbal Behavior in Childhood (4)

COMD 461

Descriptive Phonetics (4)

COMM 494

Communication Behavior in Childhood (4)

COUN 501

Behavior Analysis in School, Home and Agency Settings (4)

EDCI 523

Principles and Practices of Teaching Writing in the Schools (4)

EDCI 549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts Skills in Bilingual/Crosscultural Individuals (4)

EDFN 452

Statistics in Education (4)

EDFN 510

Advanced Study: Learning Theory and Education (4)

EDFN 530

Advanced Study in Human Development (4)

ENGL 400/
ANTH 471

Introduction to Linguistics (4) or

ENGL 401

English Language in America (4)

ENGL 406

Writing Nonfiction (4)

ENGL 430

Children's Literature (4)

ENGL 432

Literature for Adolescents (4)

PSY 412A

Psychology of Human Development: Infancy and Childhood (4)

PSY 412B

Psychology of Human Development: Adolescence and Young Adulthood (4)

PSY 422

Social Psychology (4)

TESL 560

Theories of Teaching and Learning Second Languages (4)

Comprehensive Examination or Thesis or Project  (0, 7 units)

EDCI

596

Comprehensive Examination  (0) or

EDCI

599A

Thesis or Project Planning  (3) and

EDCI

599B

Thesis or Project  (2) and

EDCI

599C

Thesis or Project  (2)

Students who select the comprehensive examination (EDCI 596) should take it after they have completed all course work in their program and must comply with College and Division requirements. Under special circumstances, and with prior approval from their M.A. program coordinator, students may take EDCI 540B or EDCI 541 during the quarter they take their comprehensive examination.

A California Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential and/or a California Reading Certificate can be earned concurrently with this M.A. by completing a specific route through this program.

For admission to the program(s) and for information on how to earn a Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential and/or a Reading Certificate issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing concurrently with an M.A. in Education: Option in Reading, see a faculty member who advises for the programs. A list of these faculty members and their office hours is available in King Hall C2097.

Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential

The Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential is issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. It fulfills the requirements of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, as we'll as the International Reading Association's guidelines for Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches. It authorizes the holder to provide the following services as a reading specialist in any grade level K-12, or in classes organized for adults:

·     Develop and coordinate reading programs at the school, district, or county level

·     Select and adapt reading instruction materials; plan and conduct reading staff development

·     Assess student progress and monitor student achievement in reading

·     Provide direct reading intervention work with students

·     Assist and support the classroom teacher in reading instruction and teaching strategies.

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must:

(1) Meet the university requirements for admission to graduate study,

(2) Have a 3.0 or higher grade point average in their last 90 quarter (or 60 semester) units attempted, and

(3) Have completed a basic course/s in teaching reading and writing (EDEL 415 and EDEL 416, or EDSE 423, or
     equivalent) or hold a basic teaching credential issued by California or any state.

Requirements for the Specialist Credential (45 units)

Students must complete 45 units of required course work, fulfill additional corequisites listed below, and pass the comprehensive examination (EDCI 596) for the M.A. Degree in Education: Option in Reading.

Required Courses  (45 units)

EDCI

513

Reading as a Cognitive Process  (4)

EDCI

521

Seminar: Research in Teaching  Reading/Language Arts (4)

EDCI

522

Reading/Language Arts Assessment  and Instruction for Classroom Teachers  (4)

EDCI

523

Principles and Practices of Teaching Writing in the  Schools (4)

EDCI

524

Reading/Language Arts Assessment and  Instruction for Reading/Language Arts Specialists  (5)

EDCI

527

Issues and Trends in Use of Children’s Literature (4) or

EDEL

412

Emergent Literacy (4) or

EDEL

413

Children’s Reading Materials in Spanish (4)

EDCI

540A

Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum I (2)

EDCI

540B

Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum II (2)

EDCI

541

Field Work in Reading and Language Arts  (4)

EDCI

549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts  Skills in Bilingual/Crosscultural Individuals (4)

EDEL

525

Reading/Language Arts Across the Curriculum (4)

EDFN

500

Evaluation of Educational Research  (4)

Corequisites

In addition to the above requirements, student must satisfy the following:

·     Complete ENGL 400 (4), or ENGL 401 (4), or TESL 400 (4), or an equivalent course in linguistics by the
     end of the second quarter in the program.

·     Have a preliminary basic California Teaching Credential (i.e., A      Multiple Subject, Single-Subject, or Educational
     Specialist Teaching Credential). Students may work towards the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential while
     they are completing the requirements for their preliminary teaching credential.

·     Have verified completion of three years of successful full-time teaching experience after receiving a basic teaching credential
     at any grades  authorized by their credential, and 20 clock hours of successful experience with elementary or secondary
     students in grades not included in their basic teaching credential.  (The latter requirement can often be met through successful
     completion of EDCI 540A and EDCI 540B.) Students who finish the program before they complete their experience requirements
     will be eligible for the specialist credential once they finish this requirement

Comprehensive Exam (0 units)

EDCI 596 Comprehensive Examination

Students should take the comprehensive examination for- the M.A. degree in Education: Option in Reading Program (EDCI 596) after they have completed all course work in their program and must comply with college and division requirements. Under special circumstances, and with prior approval from their program coordinator, students may take EDCI 540B or EDCI 541 concurrently during the quarter they take their Comprehensive Examination.

An M.A. in Education: Option in Reading and/or a California Reading Certificate (issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) can be earned concurrently with this Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential.

For admission to the program(s) and for information on how to earn an M.A. in Education: Option in Reading and/or a California Reading Certificate concurrently with the Reading and Language Arts Specialist Credential, see a faculty member who advises for the programs. A list of these faculty members and their office hours is available in King Hall C2097.

Certificate Programs

California Reading Certificate

The California Reading Certificate is issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. It authorizes the holder to assess student reading and provide reading instruction in response to those assessments. Certificate holders may perform the following services at one or more school sites at the grade level authorized by their prerequisite teaching credential:

·     Develop and implement reading curriculum
·     Adapt reading content curriculum
·     Assist classroom teachers in these areas

Admission to the Program

For admission to the program, applicants must:

(1)     Meet the university requirements for Admission to graduate study,
(2)     Have a 3.0 or higher grade point average  in their last 90 quarter (or 60 semester) units attempted, and
(3)     Have completed a basic course/s in teaching reading and writing (EDEL 415 and EDEL 416, or
     EDSE 423, or equivalent) or hold a basic teaching credential issued by California or any state.

Requirements for the Certificate  (22 units)

Students must complete 22 units of required course work and fulfill the additional corequisites listed below.

EDCI

513

Reading as a Cognitive Process (4)

EDCI

522

Reading/Language Arts Assessment and Instruction for Classroom Teachers (4)

EDCI 

540A

Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum I (2)

EDCI

549

Developing English Reading/Language Arts Skills in  Bilingual/Crosscultural Individuals (4)

EDEL

525

Reading/Language Arts Across the Curriculum (4)

EDCI

527

Issues and Trends in Use of Children's Literature (4) OR

EDEL

413

Children's Reading Materials in Spanish (4)

Corequisites

In addition to the above requirements, Students must satisfy the following:

·     Complete ENGL 400 (4), ENGL 401 (4), or TESL 400 (4), or an equivalent course in Linguistics
     by- the      end of the second quarter in the program.

·     Complete EDEL 412 (4) or an equivalent course in emergent literacy.

·     Have a preliminary basic California Teaching Credential (i.e., A Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or
     Educational Specialist Teaching Credential).  Students may work towards the reading certificate while they
     are completing the requirements for their preliminary teaching credential.

·     Have verified completion of three years of successful full-time teaching experience after receiving a basic teaching
     credential at any grade issued by California or any state. Students who finish the program before they complete their
     experience requirement will be eligible for the reading  certificate once they finish this requirement.

The California Reading Certificate Program closely corresponds with the first half of the reading and language arts specialist credential program. All the classes in the reading certificate program are in the M.A. in Education: Option in Reading Program.

For admission to the program(s), see a faculty member who advises for the program. A list of these faculty members and their office hours is available in King Hall C2097.

Certificate Program in Storytelling

The certificate program in Storytelling is designed for persons with an interest in the techniques, theories, and literature associated with the ancient and modern art of storytelling.  The certificate is especially valuable for teacher use in language arts instruction and for improving communications skills; it can also be used effectively by librarians and recreation leaders.  This program is open to matriculated, upper division undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students. Completion of this credit certificate program requires 32 units in core and elective courses.

Requirements for the Certificate  (32 units)
Completion of this credit program requires 32 units in required courses and elective courses.
Required Courses  (20 units)

EDEL

424

Methods of Using Creative Dramatics with Children  (4)

EDEL

427

Using Multicultural Children's Literature in the Classroom (4)

EDEL

473

Storytelling for Teachers  (4)

ENGL

430

Children’s Literature  (4)

COMM

490

Studies in Children’s Speech Arts  (4)

Field work  (4 units)

EDEL

598

Graduate Directed Study  (1–4) and/or

COMS

595

Graduate Performance  (1–4)

Electives (8 units)

Select from  the following:

ANTH

445

Myth and Folklore (4)

CHS

420

Mexican and Chicano Folklore (4)

EDEL

413

Children's Reading Materials in Spanish (4)

TA

401

Advanced Creative Dramatics (4)

With adviser approval, students may include courses in the folklore of an ethnic culture.

List of Courses  - Undergraduate Level

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)

Subcollegiate Course

EDCI 093  Development of Study Skills:  Reading  (4)

Prerequisite:  Recommendation of a counselor or an instructor.  Developing reading study skills necessary for academic success at university level.  Current general education textbook material used to reinforce college-level reading.  Graded CR/NC.  May be repeated to maximum of 12 units.  No credit toward baccalaureate.

     

Upper Division Courses

EDCI 300 Introduction to the Teaching Profession  (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to University and Charter College of Education. Analysis, application and evaluation of strategies to prepare Multiple and Single Subject candidates to teach in urban schools. Requires verification of completion of 45 hours of early field experiences in a K-12 public school classroom. Graded CR/NC.

EDCI 400-level Courses

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements except the following, subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser

EDCI 402  Introduction to Instructional Design, Assessment and Classroom Management Methods (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all requirements for formal admission to the multiple subject credential program.  Exploration of the fundamental principles of instructional design, strategies for addressing learner needs, assessment methodology, and classroom management strategies.  Restricted to pre-service candidates enrolled in Block One of program. 

EDCI 402I  Integrated Instructional Design, Assessment and Classroom Management for Field-Based Degree Candidates (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all requirements for formal admission to the multiple subject credential program.  Integration of the fundamental principles of instructional design, strategies for addressing learner needs, assessment methodology, and classroom management strategies.  Restricted to field-based candidates currently employed as full-time teachers and enrolled in Block One of the program.

EDCI 415 Teaching For Thinking (4)

Perspectives and practices to integrate problem-solving, critical thinking, and  the development of reflection and self-regulation into all content area course instruction.

EDCI 453 Teaching in Bilingual/Crosscultural Schools  (4 each)

Prerequisite:  Teaching credential.  Specialized teaching techniques and materials for bilingual/crosscultural schools.  School and community field assignments.

EDCI 453C Chinese

EDCI 453K Korean

Elementary Education (EDEL)

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements except the following, subject to limits established by the division and approval of the graduate adviser: EDEL 400, 415419, 431, 465 

EDEL 400 Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Reading/Language Arts  (4 each)

Prerequisites:  Admission to credential program;  EDFN 413 (may be taken concurrently).  Strategies for teaching reading and writing in various milieu, emphasizing reading skills and writing development.  Field experience required.  Offered in English or a second language as listed below.

EDEL 400S Spanish

EDEL 402 Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Social Science and Science  (4 each)

Prerequisites:  Admission to credential program; EDFN 413 (may be taken concurrently). Analysis, application and evaluation of strategies for teaching social science and science in various socioeconomic and cultural milieu.  Laboratory experience provided.  Offered in English or a second language listed below:

EDEL 402S Spanish

EDEL 403 Directed Teaching:  Multiple Subject   (10)

Prerequisites.  Completion of all professional education courses in Blocks One-Three, EDFN 440, EDSP 440.  Corequisite:  EDEL 403C.  On-site laboratory experience consisting of teaching multiple subjects under direction of University supervisor with cooperation of supervising classroom teacher(s).  May be repeated for credit with division approval. Graded CR/NC.

EDEL 403C Reflection, Synthesis and Assessment of Directed Teaching (2)

Prerequisites:  Completion of all courses in Blocks One-Three, EDFN 440, EDSP 400.  Corequisite:  EDEL 403 or EDEL 489.  Seminar to accompany directed teaching to provide candidates opportunities for self- and peer- reflection, professional growth, and summative program portfolio assessment. 

EDEL 404 Directed Teaching II:  Multiple Subject  (12)

Prerequisites or corequisites:  EDEL 403, EDFN 414.  On-site laboratory experience teaching multiple subjects under direction of University supervisor with cooperation of supervising classroom teacher(s). Concurrent weekly seminar.  Graded CR/NC.

EDEL 405 Proseminar:  Language Development in the Elementary Classroom  (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all requirements for formal admission to multiple subject credential program.  Analysis application, evaluation of strategies for teaching language acquisition/language arts and related cultural aspects in elementary classrooms, including primary language development, ESL, and sheltered English strategies.  Includes laboratory experiences in a field setting.  Course restricted to candidates enrolled in Block One of program.

EDEL 412 Emergent Literacy (4)

Basic concepts of emergent  literacy, strategies for teaching beginning reading/writing, phonemic awareness, phonics and other word-attack skills, assessment, linguistic diversity, children’s literature, and related legislative actions and initiatives.

EDEL 413 Children’s Reading Materials in Spanish  (4)

Prerequisite:  Proficiency in Spanish at 300B level.  Spanish reading materials suitable for development or enrichment of reading at elementary level; oral and written language skills in bilingual/crosscultural classroom.

EDEL 414 Elementary Classroom Management (3)

Identification, analysis and interventions for effective classroom management for pre-and in service teachers, grades K-6.

EDEL 415 Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Reading/Language Arts (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all courses in Block One of multiple subject credential program.  Analysis, application, and evaluation of strategies for teaching reading in various milieu, emphasizing comprehension, phonics and other decoding skills and strategies.  Includes laboratory experiences in a field setting.  Offered in English or a second language as listed below: 

EDEL 415C Chinese

EDEL 415K Korean

EDEL 415S Spanish

EDEL 416 Proseminar: Curriculum and Teaching of Writing/Language Arts (4) 

Prerequisite: Completion of all courses in Blocks One and Two of multiple subject credential program.  Analysis, application, and evaluation of teaching writing and related language arts in various milieu, emphasizing skills and strategies addressing spelling, grammar, handwriting, children's literature, oral language, and listening.  Includes laboratory experiences in a field setting.  Offered in English or a second language as listed below:

EDEL 416C Chinese

EDEL 416K Korean

EDEL 416S Spanish

EDEL 417 Proseminar: Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics (4)

Prerequisites:  MATH 110 or equivalent and completion of all courses in Block One of Multiple Subject Credential program.  Analysis, application and evaluation of strategies for teaching mathematics in various socioeconomic and cultural milieu.  Laboratory experience provided.  Offered in English or a second language listed below: 

EDEL 417C Chinese

EDEL 417K Korean

EDEL 417S Spanish

EDEL 418 Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Science (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all courses in Block One of multiple subject credential program.  Analysis, application, evaluation of strategies for teaching science in various socioeconomic and cultural milieu.  Course consists of lecture and laboratory activities.

EDEL 418S Spanish

EDEL 419 Proseminar:  Curriculum and Teaching of Social Science (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all courses in Blocks One and Two of the multiple subject credential program. Analysis, application, evaluation of strategies for teaching social science in various socioeconomic and cultural milieu. Assessment point for progress on professional protfolio.

EDEL 419S Spanish

EDEL 421 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary School  (4)

Prerequisite:  Teaching experience.  Intensive study in teaching language arts in elementary school.  Exploration, analysis, interpretation, and implementation of modern teaching trends and issues, with urban emphasis.

EDEL 424 Methods of Using Creative Dramatics with Children  (4)

Prerequisite:  COMM 490.  Methods of using creative dramatics and educational drama as essential to language arts and literacy across the curriculum for K-8 students. A preservice or inservice course for librarians and teachers.  Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour.

EDEL 427 Using Multicultural Children's Literature in the Classroom  (4)

Survey, analysis, and use of multicultural children's literature as core curriculum in reading, language arts, and literacy.  An introduction to the use of multicultural children's literature in the classroom.

EDEL 431 Proseminar: Curriculum and Teaching of Mathematics in Middle Schools  (4)

Prerequisite: EDEL 417 or equivalent. Analysis, application and evaluation of strategies for teaching middle school mathematics in various socioeconomic and cultural milieu.

EDEL 432 Teaching Mathematics for Early Childhood  (4)

Prerequisite:  Teaching experience.  Professional course presenting methods and materials for teaching mathematics to children, prekindergarten through grade three.

EDEL 433ABCD Special Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teachers  (1 each)

Prerequisite:  EDEL 417.  Instructional laboratory for elementary teachers; current strategies, materials, and terminology for teaching specific strands from Mathematics Framework for California public schools.

433A Metric Measurement

433B  Problem Solving

433C Geometry

433D Logic

EDEL 435 Use of  Calculator in Teaching Mathematics (2)

Prerequisite:  EDEL 417.  Laboratory that examines how  the calculator can be used in teaching mathematics, with a special emphasis on problem solving.

EDEL 451 Teaching Science in Elementary School  (4)

Prerequisite:  Teaching experience.  Intensive study in teaching science in elementary school; exploration, analysis, interpretation, and implementation of modern teaching trends, issues, and materials, with urban emphasis.

EDEL 452 Developing Critical Thinking Through Science, K-7 (4)

Prerequisite:  EDEL 402.  Investigation of strategies and research in science education which assists children to develop critical thinking, problem solving strategies, and higher order thinking through science exploration and investigations.  Includes 20 hours of laboratory.

EDEL 454 The Science, Technology and Society Curriculum   K-7 (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 402, 452.  Exploration of how society uses the accumulated knowledge from science and other disciplines to control and alter the way things work, and it helps in understanding science and technology –related societal issues.  Includes 20 hours of laboratory.

EDEL 461 Curriculum Procedures and Materials for Early Childhood Education  (4)

Curriculum, instructional procedures/materials in early childhood education. Focus on designing learning experiences to address developmental characteristics of preschool/kindergarten children in diverse urban settings. Observation/participation in early education classrooms required.

EDEL 463 Preschool-Kindergarten Education: Language and Literacy (4)

Instructional strategies bridging preschool and kindergarten in diverse urban settings; including theoretical frameworks, first -and second-language and literacy acquisition, and authentic assessment practices.

EDEL 464 Prekindergarten Education in Metropolitan Areas  (4)

Corequisite:  EDUC 437.  Selection of objectives, student population, curriculum content, materials and instructional procedures for teachers in public prekindergarten schools in various socioeconomic and cultural milieu.

EDEL 465 Directed Teaching:  Preschool  (12)

Prerequisites:  EDEL 461, 462; see Multiple Subject CLAD/BCLAD Credential with Prekindergarten Option requirements.  Directed teaching for credential at preschool level.  Graded CR/NC.

EDEL 466 Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Classroom:  Needs and Opportunities  (4)

Multicultural education and anti bias curriculum development for early childhood education; focus on cross-cultural perspectives and their effects on behavior, learning, and teaching.

EDEL 467 School/Family/community Partnerships in Urban Learning (4 units)

Examination of family, community, societal, cultural, and ideological influences on children's learning and schooling. Emphasis on strategies to integrate urban family members, as well as community resources, into the teaching-learning process. Field-based experiences required. 

EDEL 470AB Introduction to Elementary Curriculum  (3, 3)

Prerequisites:  COMD 456, 461.  Overview of curriculum, methods, and materials used by elementary teachers in presenting reading, mathematics, and language arts.  Meets needs of Communicative Disorders majors pursuing Special Class Authorization of Severe Language Handicapped and/or Aphasic Pupils.  May not be used for Multiple Subject  CLAD/BCLAD credential.

EDEL 473 Storytelling for Teachers  (4)

Developing skills of storytelling, selecting appropriate literature, and including storytelling in the elementary school curriculum.  Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour.

EDEL 480 Teaching Problem Solving with LOGO (4)

Theory and methods for teaching the programming language LOGO, with emphasis on problem-solving.  (Hands-on computer laboratory.)

EDEL 488A,B,C Support Seminar in Field Experiences (4,4,4)

This seminar provides emergency and internship credential teachers with support in field experiences as they develop, implement, and modify instruction based on reflection about teaching practices.  This course is restricted to students who have been admitted to the CSULA CLAD/BCLAD University Internship Program (CR/NC).

EDEL 489 Demonstration of Instructional Competencies  (10)

Prerequisites:  Completion of all professional education courses in Blocks One-Three, EDFN 440, EDSP 400.  Corequisite:  EDEL 403C.  Demonstration of competencies related to instructional skills specified for components leading to completion of approved preliminary multiple subject credential program requirements.  Restricted to field-based candidates currently employed as full-time teachers.  May be repeated for credit with division approval. Graded CR/NC.

EDEL 490 Problems in Elementary Education  (2–5)

Prerequisite:  Instructor consent.  Investigation of unique problems in elementary education.  Specific topic announced in Schedule of Classes.  May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes.

EDEL 499 Undergraduate Directed Study  (1–4)

Prerequisite:  Instructor consent to act as sponsor.  Project selected in conference with sponsor before registration; progress meetings held regularly and final report submitted.  May be repeated for credit.

Secondary Education (EDSE)

Lower Division Courses

EDSE 190 Exploring Science in the Classroom, School, and Community (2)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the undergraduate Natural Science major with an option in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience or Physics/teacher preparation for the Single Subject (Better Educated Science Teacher) program.  Sixty hours of early field exploration of teaching science in public middle schools and high schools.

Upper Division Courses

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements, subject to limits established by the division and approval of the graduate adviser.

EDSE 401 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Teaching  (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all requirements for formal admission to single subject credential program. Course restricted to preservice candidates to be taken in block one of the program. Theoretical and practical aspects of instructional design along with developing skills and understandings required by prospective and beginning secondary school teachers for effective instructional planning implementation, assessment, classroom management, and evaluation of instructions; analysis of special instructional and curricular problems in secondary schools.

EDSE 401S Instructional Strategies in Secondary Teaching Spanish (4)

Prerequisite: SPAN 200C or 205B or equivalent. Prerequisites or corequisites: EDCI 300.  Skills and understandings required by prospective and beginning secondary school teachers for effective planning, implementation, and evaluation of Spanish/English bilingual instruction; analysis of special instructional and curricular problems in secondary schools.

EDSE 415 Classroom Management in Secondary Schools  (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of all requirements for formal admission to single subject credential program. Course restricted to preservice candidates to be taken in block one of the program. Identification and resolution of classroom management and control problems in secondary schools; study and application of selected strategies, teacher control techniques, and related research.   

EDSE 421 Instructional Methods for Secondary School Subjects  (3- 4 each)

Prerequisite:  Formal admission to single subject teaching credential program, and as specified for individual subjects below, and completion of all courses in Blocks One-Two.  Instructional strategies and curricular themes in specific subjects taught in secondary schools.  Single subject teaching credential candidates must complete one methods course to meet credential requirements

EDSE 421C Science (4)

EDSE 421G Economics and General Business (4)

Methods and materials for teaching such high school subjects as economics, consumer economics, general business, and business law.

EDSE 421H Health and Safety Education (4)

EDSE 421I Industrial Education (4)

Prerequisite:  TECH 300AB.

EDSE 421L Languages Other than English (4)

Prerequisite:  Six upper division units in the language.

EDSE 421M Mathematics (4)

EDSE 421N English and Language Arts (4)

Prerequisites:  ENGL 401; 406 or 410; completion of all but two courses in English program for Single Subject credential.

EDSE 421P Physical Education (3)

EDSE 421R Art (4)

EDSE 421S Social Science (4)

EDSE 421U General Music (4)

Prerequisite:   MUS 423

EDSE 423 Literacy in Middle and High School Content Classrooms (4)

Prerequisite:  EDSE 401, 415, 442A, EDFN 440.  Integrating literacy development with learning in middle and high school content classrooms.  Understanding and assessing literacy processes; vocabulary development; strategic literacy instruction; literacy development for all learners.  Tutorial field experience. 

EDSE 423S Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools - Spanish (4)

Prerequisite: SPAN 200C or 205B or equivalent. Suggested corequisite: EDSE 442B or 489 or current secondary school classroom employment. Reading in secondary school content areas; reading as an instructional tool in bilingual secondary classes; strategies to improve reading at secondary level; provision for field experience.

EDSE 428C Processes of Science (4)

Exploration of the methodologies, logical procedures, and explanatory systems that  characterize the natural sciences. Focal point will be the role of the science educator in a constructivist teaching/learning environment.

EDSE 430 Using ESL Techniques in the Content Areas  (4)

Prerequisites:  EDFN 440, EDSE 401, 415, 442A. ESL and sheltered English/SDAIE instructional strategies that increase English skills and comprehensibility of core curricular subject matter for second language learners. 

EDSE 442C Directed Teaching in Science in Secondary Schools (7)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the undergraduate Natural Science major with and option in Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience or Physics/teacher preparation for the Single Subject (Better Educated Science Teacher) program.  Formal admission into the Charter College of Education Credential Program.  Completion of all other program coursework.

EDSE 442I Proseminar: Learning Environments and Instruction in the Secondary Teaching Internship (4)

Prerequisite: Formal admission to the single subject internship credential program. Support to intern teachers in organizing learning environments and instructional practices in urban middle and secondary classrooms. Field experience in teaching.

EDSE 445A Proseminar:  Learning Environments and Instruction in Secondary Schools (4)

Corequisites or prerequisites:  EDCI 300, EDFN 413.  Organization of learning environments and instructional practices to support student learning with the socio-cultural context of urban secondary classrooms.  Observation and participation in secondary schools. 

EDSE 445B Proseminar:  Inquiry into Curriculum, Teaching, and School Culture (4)

Prerequisites:  EDFN 440, EDSE 401, 415, 423, 430, 445A .  Corequisite:  EDSE 421.  Understanding of dimensions of school culture in curriculum and instruction.  Using school culture information to develop and deliver curriculum and assessment.  Observation and participation in secondary schools.

EDSE 445C Directed Teaching in Secondary Schools (10)

Prerequisites:  Formal admission to the credential program; completion of credential courses in Blocks One through Three; completion of subject matter preparation program and recommendation of the subject department. Corequisite:  EDSE 445D.  Four periods per day of directed teaching in an assigned school.  CR/NC only. 

EDSE 445D Proseminar:  Assessment of Teaching Performance (2)

Prerequisites:  EDFN 440, EDSE 401, 415, 421, 430, 423, 445A, 445B, EDSP 400.  Corequisite:  EDSE 445C, 489.  Reflections on teaching practices in secondary schools. Summative review of portfolio evidence of teaching practices.

EDSE 489 Demonstration of Instructional Competencies  (10)

Prerequisites:  Formal admission to the credential program; completion of credential courses in Blocks One through Three; completion of the subject matter competency. Corequisite:  EDSE 442E.  Demonstration of teaching competencies for full-time secondary teachers.  Must include two periods in subject area of credential.  Meets California Single Subject teaching credential requirement for directed teaching.  Four periods per day of directed teaching at an approved school site. May be repeated for credit with division approval.  Graded CR/NC.

EDSE 490 Problems in Secondary Education  (2–5)

Prerequisite:  Instructor consent.  Investigation of unique problems in secondary education.  Specific subject announced in Schedule of Classes.  May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes.

EDSE 499 Undergraduate Directed Study  (1–4)

Prerequisite:  Instructor consent to act as sponsor.  Project selected in conference with sponsor before registration; progress meetings held regularly; final report submitted.  May be repeated for credit.

Graduate Level Courses

Classified graduate standing is required for admission, except that postbaccalaureate students may enroll in 500-level courses that are required in a credential program.

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master’s degree requirements, subject to limits established by the division and approval of the graduate adviser.

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)

EDCI 504  Theory, Trends, and Practice in School Reform (4) 

Exploration of the theory behind school reform movements, resulting trends, and changes in practice including a focus on school level reforms, curriculum reforms, and the changing role of teachers.

EDCI 511 Advanced Classroom Assessment in the Urban School (4) (Also listed as EDFN 511)

Prerequisite; Level I credential, enrollment in an induction or Master of Arts degree in Education program, or permission of instructor. This course is an advanced treatment of the field of classroom assessment emphasizing authentic methodologies focusing on urban classroom settings.

EDCI 513 Reading as a Cognitive Process  (4)

Prerequisites:  EDEL 415 or EDSE 423, or equivalent, or EDUR status. Advanced study of current issues and programs in reading instruction; application of recent research findings to reading curriculum.

EDCI 521 Seminar: Research in Teaching Reading/Language Arts (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 415 or EDSE 423, or EDUR status, and EDFN 500 or equivalents.  Analysis of the research knowledge base for K-12 reading/language arts instruction and learning, and application of research to the solution of reading/language arts problems.

EDCI 522 Reading/Language Arts Assessment and Instruction for Classroom Teachers  (4)

Prerequisite:  EDEL 415 and 416, or EDSE 423, or equivalent, or EDUR status.  Formal and informal diagnostic methods; remedial reading methods within integrated whole-language classroom; instruction for elementary through secondary levels;  supervised diagnostic experience.

EDCI 523 Principles and Practices of Teaching Writing in the Schools (4)

Prerequisite: EDEL 415 and 416 or EDSE 423, or EDUR status, or equivalent.  Analysis of writing development and the teaching of written composition skills in K-12 through various writing forms, and use of authentic evaluation procedures. Requires advanced research project.

EDCI 524 Reading/Language Arts Assessment and Instruction for Reading/Language Arts Specialists  (5)

Prerequisite:  EDCI 522.  Advanced diagnosis of severely disabled readers and/or writers; supervised experience in diagnosis and small group instruction with students who need assistance.  Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours.

EDCI 527 Issues and Trends in Use of Children's Literature  (4)

Issues and trends in using children’s literature to teach reading, language arts, and other school subjects;  analysis of research on literature-based instruction.

EDCI 535 Teaching for Cross-Cultural  and Global Awareness (4)

Instructional strategies, materials, resources for examining cross-cultural and global education issues in the classroom.

EDCI 537 Teacher Leadership in the Urban School: Issues, Trends, and New Directions (4) (Also listed as EDAD 537)

Prerequisite: Level I credential, enrollment in an induction or Master of Arts degree in Education program. This course presents a new paradigm in teacher leadership to enable teachers to explore the rewards and responsibilities of effective leadership in urban school settings. It also serves as a foundational course for teachers seeking National Board Certification.

EDCI 539 Instructional Strategies for Inner City Schools  (4)

Prerequisite:  Teaching credential.  Instructional strategies, resources, and organizational patterns designed for teaching children and youth of inner city schools.  Field work included. 

EDCI 540A Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum I (2)

Prerequisites:  EDCI 524, instructor consent. Supervised experience in small-group instruction with beginning readers, ELL students and students with reading difficulties.

EDCI 540B Reading/Language Arts Clinical Practicum II (2)

Prerequisites: EDCI 524, EDCI 540A, instructor consent. Supervised experience in small-group instruction with beginning readers, ELL students and students with reading difficulties at early and intermediate levels of reading acquisition. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units.

EDCI 541 Field Work in Reading and Language Arts  (4)

Prerequisites:  EDCI 540A, and instructor consent. Supervised field experience in organization, administration, and supervision of district/school level reading/language arts programs. This course requires service learning.

EDCI 549 Developing English Reading/Language Arts Skills in Bilingual/Crosscultural Individuals  (4)

Prerequisites:  EDEL 415, and 416, or EDSE 423, or equivalent, or EDUR status,  Analysis of research, curriculum design and selection of materials and strategies for the development of English reading/language arts skills for the culturally/linguistically diverse student.

EDCI 550AB Advanced Fieldwork in Curriculum and Instruction in the Classroom (2, 2)

Prerequisite: Level I credential, enrollment in an induction or a Master of Arts degree in Education program. This is an advanced fieldwork course in curriculum and instruction. It is designed to support and assess beginning teachers' skills and knowledge necessary to be effective practitioners and to become knowledgeable about California teaching standards and frameworks. Course includes field experiences in the classroom. Graded CR/NC.

EDCI 551 Reflection, Synthesis, Assessment: Induction Portfolio (2)

Prerequisites: Level I teaching credential and teaching experience; Corequisite: EDCI 596. This is a capstone course designed for teachers pursuing a Level II Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential. Teachers demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills of advanced coursework and teaching experience reflective of present competence and assessment of professional and academic growth achieved during the program. Graded CR/NC.

EDCI 552 Scientific Processes and Authentic Assessment Strategies (4)

Prerequisite:  EDEL 418 or EDSE 421C or equivalent. The course emphasizes scientific behavior through the process of scientific inquiry.  It explores the field of assessment to provide insights into the acquisition of scientific behaviors by students and teachers.  Includes 20 hours of laboratory.

EDCI 553 Environmental Science Education in the Urban Setting  (4)

Prerequisite: EDEL 418 or EDSE 421C or equivalent.  An intra-disciplinary course, illustrating the interaction of science application and the environment.  Exploration of urban environmental sources for research and experimentation, provides field laboratory experiences.  Includes 20 hours of laboratory.

EDCI 555 Seminar: Teaching Middle School Science Research, 4-7 (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 418 or EDSE 421C or equivalent. Exploration of research in science education curricula containing embedded assessment and multicultural components.  Participants learn scientific research through application of long term science projects with their pupils.  Includes 20 hours of laboratory.

EDCI 560 Principles and Practices of Curriculum in Urban Schools (4)

Curricular trends in historical perspective; sociological change, research in child growth and development, basic philosophies.  Objectives, practices, materials, evaluation in curriculum development process.

EDCI 583 Application of Hypermedia in Instruction  (4)

Prerequisites:  EDIT 430, teaching credential.  Hands-on instruction in uses of hypermedia for teaching in K-12 schools;  strategies for use of hypermedia by both teachers and students to enhance instruction.

EDCI 584 Learning Theories and Cognitive Science in Math Education (4)

Survey and analysis of theories and research in cognitive science and learning theories in mathematics education: cognitive technologies, students  systematic errors, gender and cultural issues.

EDCI 596 Comprehensive Examination  (0)

See the Comprehensive Examination in the requirements for the Masters Degree section of this chapter.

EDCI 599A, Thesis or Project Planning (3)

Prerequisites: EDFN 452 and 500, advancement to candidacy, written approval of thesis chair.  Prior to completion, student will have completed draft of thesis or project proposal, selected a thesis committee, and submitted draft of thesis or project proposal to thesis committee.  Graded CR/NC.

EDCI 599B, Thesis or Project (2)

Prerequisites: EDCI 599A, written approval of  thesis committee chair.  Prior to completion student will have submitted a final draft of  thesis or project proposal  to thesis committee.  Graded CR/NC.

EDCI 599C, Thesis or Project (2)

Prerequisites: EDCI 599B, written approval of thesis committee chair.  Completion of thesis or project under direct supervision of thesis committee.  Graded CR/NC. Courses in Elementary Education  (EDEL)

Doctoral Courses in Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)

EDCI 602 College Teaching Practicum (4)

Prerequisites: Advanced Ed.D. standing, and consent of instructor. A minimum of one quarter supervised teaching in college level classes under the supervision of the course instructor. Required of all doctoral candidates in the UCR/CSU Joint Doctoral Program. Fulfills teaching portion of Ed.D. requirements. Graded CR/NC.

EDCI 630A Curriculum Theory and Praxis in Education (4)

Prerequisite: Admission into UCR/CSU Joint Doctoral Program. Covers analysis  of curriculum theories, trends innovations, and instructional strategies.

EDCI 635 Teachers, Leadership, and Power in Urban Schools (3*)

Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Analysis of research, policy, and practice on teacher leadership in instruction and school culture; barriers created by school structures and teaching culture; teacher leadership impact on school reform, student outcomes. Graded ABC/NC.

EDCI 659 Research Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: Completion of advanced methodology courses and consent of the instructor. Research reports on topics in educational domains, such as curriculum and instruction. Seminar, 2 hours. Graded credit or no credit. May be repeated for credit.

EDCI 660 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Urban Settings: Equity, Access, and Achievement (3*)

Prerequisite: Admission into doctoral program. Historical, political, and sociohistorical, perspectives of curriculum theory and its relationship to schooling; curricular foundations of instructional leadership for equity in urban schools; curriculum as context for teaching and learning.

EDCI 669 Topics in Education (4)

Prerequisite: Admission into doctoral program. Covers a single topic not contained in a regular course. Course will function as a proseminar in School Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, introducing Ed-D. students to CSU and UCR faculty in this area and their research.

EDCI 675 Advanced Pedagogical Strategies for Achieving Equity (3*)

Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. Cultural competence necessary to promote instructional, policies and practices that value difference and ensure equity in effective organizations; advanced instructional strategies that stimulate cognitive and academic development of diverse students.

EDCI 677 Leadership in Curriculum and Assessment for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Urban Students (3*)

Prerequisite: Admission into doctoral program. Theories/practices or curriculum and assessment; curriculum contexts, change, continuity, articulation, and censorship; cutting edge content trends; resource optimization for transforming curriculum; constructing evidence-based decision-making cultures that improve student outcomes. Graded ABC/NC.

EDCI 699 Doctoral Dissertation (6)

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of instructor to act as sponsor. Continuous enrollment required while student is working on dissertation. May be repeated to maximum of 12 units.

*Semester Units

Elementary Education (EDEL)

EDEL 525 Reading/Language Arts Across  the Curriculum  (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 415 or equivalent, teaching experience.  Investigation of comprehensive reading/language arts instruction research base and applications. Literature-based action research project across the curriculum.

EDEL 531-551 Seminars:  Research in Teaching Elementary School Subjects  (4 each) 

Prerequisites:  EDFN 500, teaching experience.  Analysis of research on instruction and learning; application of implications of research to the solution of classroom problems.  An  action research project, including an extensive review of the literature, is required.

EDEL 531 Mathematics

EDEL 535 Seminar:  Assessment Strategies in  Mathematics  (4)

Prerequisites:  EDEL 431, teaching credential, teaching experience.  Analysis of and practice in the use of assessment models that focus on mathematical thinking.

EDEL 541 Social Studies

EDEL 551 Science

EDEL 554 Research in Thematic Science: Integrating Language Arts, K-7 (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 402, EDEL 452, EDEL 552.  Research into the positive use of the thematic approach to teaching a rigorous motivational science program that contains inter-disciplinary sciences with language arts components.  Includes 20 hours of laboratory.

EDEL 560 Design and Management of Early Childhood Public Educational Programs  (4)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Early Childhood/Primary Education M.A. option or consent of instructor. Design and management of early childhood public educational programs; leadership, goals, budget, accountability, differentiated staffing, management, proposal writing, articulation.

EDEL 563 Seminar:  Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education  (4) 

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Early Childhood/Primary Education M.A. option or consent of instructor. Persistent problems in early childhood education; review of literature concerning challenges and controversies in the field.

EDEL 564 Seminar: Advanced Methodologies in Early Childhood Education (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 461 or consent of instructor. Intensive research-based study of early childhood education methodologies offered through course sections in assessment, interdisciplinary curriculum approaches, play, school-family partnerships. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

EDEL 580 Computer Applications for Teaching Mathematics and Science  (2) 

Prerequisite: EDEL 480 .  Development of criteria for selecting courseware and strategies for using it in the teaching of mathematics and science in elementary and middle schools.

EDEL 589 Seminar:  Elementary Education  (4)

Prerequisite:  Completion of or concurrent enrollment in last 10 units for M.A. degree in Education:  Elementary Teaching option.  Identification and analysis of problems and trends in urban elementary education. 

EDEL 590 Creating a Healthy and Effective Classroom Climate (4)

Prerequisites: EDEL 414, EDSE 415, or EDCI 402 or equivalent.  Creating advanced examination of the area of classroom management; strategies for creating a healthy classroom environment. 

EDEL 594 Selected Studies in Elementary Education  (1-4)

Prerequisite:  Consent of division chair.  Intensive study of designated problems in elementary education.  May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes.

EDEL 595 Advanced Field Work:  Early Childhood Specialist Instructional Credential  (5)

Prerequisites:  EDEL 560, teaching credential, formal admission to Early Childhood Specialist instructional credential program.  Specialized fieldwork assigned on individual basis.  Scheduled fieldwork; tutorial session required.  Graded CR/NC

EDEL 596 Comprehensive Exam (0)

See the Comprehensive Examination in the requirements for the Masters Degree section of this chapter. Graded CR/NR

EDEL 597 Graduate Research  (1–4)

Prerequisites:  EDFN 500, instructor consent to act as sponsor, division approval of project prior to registration.  Independent research under guidance of faculty.  May be repeated for credit.  Graded CR/NC

EDEL 598 Graduate Directed Study  (1–4)

Prerequisites:  A B (3.0) grade point average in all graduate work in education, consent of division chair and of instructor to act as sponsor.  Independent directed study of advanced topics in field; regular conferences with sponsor.  May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units for credit. 

Secondary Education (EDSE)

EDSE 500 Introductory Seminar: Reflections on Teaching (4)

Inquiry into theories and principles guiding classroom practice in middle and secondary schools. Addresses instructional problems and issues as well as methods for their investigation and solution.

EDSE 590 Teaching in Multicultural Middle and Secondary Classrooms (4)

Examines research-based strategies for designing, implementing and evaluating culturally-sensitive, learner-centered curriculum and instruction in multicultural/multiethnic middle and secondary classrooms.

EDSE 591 Problems of Metropolitan Secondary School Students  (4)

Prerequisites:  Secondary credential, secondary teaching experience.  Consideration of typical and special problems of adolescents, with emphasis on their perception of such problems; investigation of selected aspects of adolescent attitudes, interests, and behavior. 

EDSE 594 Selected Studies in Secondary Education  (1-4)

Prerequisite:  Consent of division chair.  Intensive study of designated problems in secondary education.  May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units for credit as subject matter changes.

EDSE 595 Seminar:  Metropolitan Secondary Education  (4) 

Prerequisite:  Instructor consent or completion of or concurrent enrollment in final units of program for Master of Arts degree:  Option in Secondary Teaching.  Identification and analysis of persistent problems as they affect metropolitan secondary education.

EDSE 596 Comprehensive Examination (3,4)

The comprehensive examination for the Master of Arts degree  in Education with an option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Instruction will require candidates to engage in extended inquiry by completing an interlocking set of structured activites such as field research, teacher research, literature reviews, grant writing, and program development. Candidates electing to take these comprehensive exams will be monitored and guided over two quarters while they are enrolled in EDSE 596. Graded CR/NR

EDSE 597 Graduate Research  (1–4) 

Prerequisites:  EDFN 500, instructor consent to act as sponsor, division approval of project prior to registration.  Independent research under guidance of faculty.  May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units for credit.  Graded CR/NC

EDSE 598 Graduate Directed Study  (1–4) 

Prerequisites:  A B (3.0) grade point average in all graduate work in education, consent of division chair and of instructor to act as sponsor.  Independent directed study of advanced topics in field; regular conferences with sponsor.  May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units for credit.