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Courses | Multiple Subject Credential

Below are some of the courses you'll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the types of available courses. Also, be sure to review the official program requirements in the Biola University catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program's academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program

Teacher Preparation Program
All teacher preparation and pedagogy coursework must be completed with a grade of "B-" or higher with an overall 3.0 GPA.

This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken or basic skills requirement met during this course for acceptance to a credential program. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students. Grade Mode: A.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1. Grade Mode: A.

Methods and materials for teaching reading to students in elementary schools; attention to a variety of approaches and techniques; consideration of the needs of pupils with varied cultural and language backgrounds. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2. Grade Mode: A.

The course emphasis is curriculum and instruction through the planning and teaching of a variety of developmentally and ability-appropriate instructional strategies for all learners, including Universal Design of Learning and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTTS), differentiation, and assessment. Candidates will complete 60-hours of fieldwork. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local elementary schools.

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester with approval. Must register for LEDU 442 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 512/513). Grade Mode: A.

See LEDU 440. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program

Pedagogy Courses
All teacher preparation and pedagogy coursework must be completed with a grade of "B-" or higher with an overall 3.0 GPA.

Developing and preparing art assignments suitable for elementary school pupils. Grade Mode: A.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping grades K–6 students learn the state-adopted academic content standards for Math and Science. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject candidates learn content-specific teaching strategies that are effective in achieving the goals of the acceptance of personal responsibility for lifelong health; respect for and promotion of the health of others; understanding of the process of growth and development; and informed use of health-related information, products, and services. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping grades K–6 students learn the state-adopted academic content standards for History-Social Science. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the historical perspectives on children's literature through picture books and young adult novels reflecting different genres. Literature representative of a variety of cultures and ethnic groups will be analyzed and discussed in order to strengthen cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis will be upon developing responses to literature through art, drama, and writing in order to strengthen children's literacy development in the elementary classroom. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.
Instruction in materials for teaching music in the elementary school. Notes: Non-music majors. Grade Mode: A.

Graduate Teacher Preparation Courses

Teacher Preparation Courses
All teacher preparation and pedagogy coursework must be completed with a grade of "B-" or higher with an overall 3.0 GPA.

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and university supervisors. University on-campus seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Restricted to formal application and approval. Must register for SEED 513 if completing student teaching in one semester. Grade Mode: A.

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and university supervisors. University on-campus seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Restricted to formal application and approval. Grade Mode: A.

This course is the first course in the credential sequence and is designed to introduce the candidate to foundations of education and qualities required for teacher effectiveness. This course includes intensive study in lesson planning, creating a healthy and safe learning environment, technology in education, and support strategies for special needs students and English Language Learners. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour field practicum component is required, 10 hours required for teachers under contract. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to livescan submission and valid negative TB test results. This course is waived if LEDU 301 or MUSC 205 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

The methods and materials for teaching reading to students in elementary schools using a variety of approaches and techniques. The needs of pupils with varied cultural backgrounds will be considered. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour field practicum component is required, 10 hours for teachers under contract. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. Grade Mode: A. 

Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: This course waived if LEDU 301 and LEDU 330 were taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

The course emphasis is curriculum and instruction through the planning and teaching of a variety of developmentally and ability-appropriate instructional strategies for all learners, including Universal Design of Learning and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTTS), differentiation, and assessment.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: This course is waived if LEDU 341 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. Grade Mode: A.


Graduate Teacher Preparation Courses

Pedagogy Courses
All teacher preparation and pedagogy coursework must be completed with a grade of "B-" or higher with an overall 3.0 GPA.

A study of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for teaching and developing teaching credits, lesson plans, and art projects in the elementary classroom. Notes: This course is waived if ARTS 306 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.
A study of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for teaching music in the elementary classroom. Notes: This course is waived if MUSC 310 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping grades K–6 students learn the state-adopted academic content standards for Math and Science. Notes: This course is waived if LEDU 309 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

Candidates study content-specific teaching strategies effective in promoting a variety of motor skills and abilities in students; recognition of a healthy lifestyle; games and sports; and the role of self-confidence and self-worth in relation to physical education and recreation. Notes: This course is waived if PEED 201 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject candidates learn content-specific teaching strategies that are effective in achieving the goals of the acceptance of personal responsibility for lifelong health; respect for and promotion of the health of others; understanding of the process of growth and development; and informed use of health-related information, products, and services. Notes: This course is waived if LEDU 336 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping grades K–6 students learn the state-adopted academic content standards for History-Social Science. Notes: This course is waived if LEDU 337 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.
Focus is on how to effectively use children's literature to enhance and strengthen children's literacy development. Special emphasis is placed upon connecting students' language, interests, and cultural background in order to increase their motivation and academic achievement. Active engagement in a wide range of responses to literature including art, music, drama, and writing provide current and future teachers with a repertoire of strategies to use in elementary school classrooms. Notes: This course is waived if LEDU 380 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

Fieldwork (Undergraduate)

You are required to fulfill fieldwork hours for the courses below. Biola will arrange your placements with partnering districts.

This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken or basic skills requirement met during this course for acceptance to a credential program. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1. Grade Mode: A.

Methods and materials for teaching reading to students in elementary schools; attention to a variety of approaches and techniques; consideration of the needs of pupils with varied cultural and language backgrounds. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2. Grade Mode: A.

The course emphasis is curriculum and instruction through the planning and teaching of a variety of developmentally and ability-appropriate instructional strategies for all learners, including Universal Design of Learning and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTTS), differentiation, and assessment. Candidates will complete 60-hours of fieldwork. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local elementary schools.


Fieldwork (Graduate)

You are required to fulfill fieldwork hours for the courses below. Biola will arrange your placements with partnering districts. Most graduate students work full time and, with permission from their employers, they can utilize personal or vacation time to arrange for their fieldwork hours in the schools.

This course is the first course in the credential sequence and is designed to introduce the candidate to foundations of education and qualities required for teacher effectiveness. This course includes intensive study in lesson planning, creating a healthy and safe learning environment, technology in education, and support strategies for special needs students and English Language Learners. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour field practicum component is required, 10 hours required for teachers under contract. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to livescan submission and valid negative TB test results. This course is waived if LEDU 301 or MUSC 205 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Grade Mode: A.

The methods and materials for teaching reading to students in elementary schools using a variety of approaches and techniques. The needs of pupils with varied cultural backgrounds will be considered. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour field practicum component is required, 10 hours for teachers under contract. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. Grade Mode: A. 

The course emphasis is curriculum and instruction through the planning and teaching of a variety of developmentally and ability-appropriate instructional strategies for all learners, including Universal Design of Learning and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTTS), differentiation, and assessment.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: This course is waived if LEDU 341 was taken as an undergraduate. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. Grade Mode: A.

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