Program at a Glance

  • Program Credits

    18 credits
    • Major/Concentration: 18
  • Accreditation

    WSCUC

The Secondary Education minor, consisting of 18 credits, will allow students to start single subject credential courses in approved subject areas simultaneously with their major. These courses will prepare the student in lesson planning, classroom technology, psychology and reading. Students will receive repeated opportunities to observe and participate firsthand in the methods used by cooperating teachers during fieldwork placements. A semester of student teaching taken at the graduate level will conclude the credential program. After completion of coursework and the associated requirements, candidates will be formally recommended for their California SB2042 Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential. See the Teacher Preparation Program page for more details.


Courses

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. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

Core Courses

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. Approximately $130 for livescan and application fees will be required. 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.
Restrictions: Must not be Freshman Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

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.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200; LEDU 301 or MUSC 205.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $50.

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. Prerequisites: LEDU 330.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. 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.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization. Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. 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.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject candidates relate the Common Core and the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for candidates in their specific subject area to major concepts and principles in their discipline, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Art: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Art candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Art (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - English: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject English candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in English (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Methods of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Modern Language candidates learn, understand, and use specific teaching strategies and activities for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 Foreign Language Framework and Student Academic Content Standards for students learning Spanish (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Health Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Health Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Health Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - History/Social Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject History/Social Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for History/Social Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Mathematics: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Mathematics candidates acquire a deep understanding of the interrelated components of a balanced program of mathematics instruction: computational and procedural skills; conceptual understanding of mathematics; and problem solving skills in mathematics, and acquire pedagogical skills that assist students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Mathematics (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Physical Education: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Physical Education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Physical Education (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Science candidates relate the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Science (Grades 7–12) to major concepts, principles and investigations in the science disciplines, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction.
  Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 436, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings. 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 #3.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools. 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.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 436.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.