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Teacher Education

College of Education

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Teacher Education - EDEL Courses

LOWER DIVISION

100. Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms (1)

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Integrated Teacher Education Program.
Addresses the qualities of an effective teacher, components and purposes of an effective professional portfolio, and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms.
Ten hours of field experience. Letter grade only (A-F).

200. Introduction to the Teaching Profession (3)

Introduction to the concepts and issues related to K-8 education in a democratic society.
Minimum 45 hours structured fieldwork in approved elementary, self-contained classroom required. A grade of "B" or better required for admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION

300. Equity and Justice in Diverse Schools (3)

Prerequisites: EDEL 100 and 200, or approved articulated course from non-ITEP credentialing pathways; admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program.
Intended for ITEP students only. Addresses equity, social justice, cultural, and religious diversity. Models of English Language Development, including bilingual education, are introduced.
Letter grade only (A-F).

380. Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society (3)

Corequisite: EDSP 303.
Professional, historical, social, philosophical, legal, and political concepts and issues related to K-8 education in contemporary society. 45 hours structured fieldwork in approved elementary, self-contained classroom required.
Required prerequisite for admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Letter grade only (A-F).

413. Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices (2)

Research-based theories and principles of development, learning, and motivation; developmentally appropriate teaching practices; subject specific pedagogy in health and physical education.
A minimum of 10 hours fieldwork in K-8 classrooms with a minimum 25% English Learners required. Letter grade only (A-F).

420. Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten and Primary Grades (3)

Theories, research, policies and current trends/debates surrounding teaching and learning in the kindergarten and primary grades. Integrates curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment with a special focus on diverse learners in the kindergarten and primary grades.
Ten hours of field work required.

430. Social and Cultural Diversity in US Schools (3)

Examination of personal attitudes towards social groups and diversity issues. Study of historical and structural factors that either empower or oppress people based on language, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or religion. Study of educational responses to diversity.
Letter grade only (A-F).

431. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools (3)

Multicultural education, including concepts of culture, educational equity, social justice, multiple forms of diversity, and anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum. Models of English language acquisition, bilingual education theory, and instructional accommodations for diverse students.
Ten hours fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as EDP 431 and LING 431. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 431.

439. SDAIE: Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (3)

Theories of second language acquisition and practical applications, including methods of teaching content to English language learners; oral, reading and writing strategies; and curriculum development with application to K-12 teaching.
Letter grade only (A-F).

442. Teaching and Learning Language Arts, K-8 (RICA) (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.
Language arts and visual/performance arts curriculum; developmentally appropriate practice, assessment- and research-based instruction in culturally/linguistically diverse classrooms; English Language Development; SDAIE; relationships among oral language, writing, spelling, reading, literature, and technology.
Ten hours fieldwork in K-8 classroom with a minimum 25% English Learners required. Letter grade only (A-F).

452. Teaching and Learning Reading, K-8 (RICA) (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program or Education Specialist Credential Program.
Content, methods, and assessment for teaching reading to all students in culturally diverse, literature-based classrooms, including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, comprehension, diagnosis, and the use of technology.
Ten hours fieldwork in K-8 classroom with a minimum 25% English learners required. Letter grade only (A-F).

452B. Teaching Reading in Spanish and English, K-8 (BCLAD) (1-3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential BCLAD (bilingual) Program.
Theory, research, and practice of teaching reading in two languages, including transfer of literacy skills from L1 to L2. Examines teacher beliefs and assumptions about literacy development among language minority students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

452C. Biliteracy: Teaching English and Chinese K-8 (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program or consent of instructor.
Content, methods, and assessment for teaching literacy in K-8 English and Chinese bilingual settings. Course lectures, activities, and assignments in English and Chinese. Ten hours fieldwork in elementary bilingual and sheltered English/Chinese classrooms required.
Letter grade only (A-F).

458. Newspaper in Education (1-3)

Use of the daily newspaper as an instructional tool in the classroom. Newspaper articles, features and editorials as a means of providing current content and bases for improvement of reading skills, interests, critical thinking and problem solving. Understanding mass media.
Same course as EDSE 458.Not open for credit to students with credit in EDSE 458.

462. Teaching and Learning Mathematics, K-8 (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.
Learning theories, research, and instructional practices for teaching mathematics to all students in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.
Ten hours fieldwork in K-8 classroom with minimum 25% English learners required. Letter grade only (A-F).

472. Teaching and Learning History-Social Science, K-8 (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subjects Credential Program.
Theory, research, and content for standards-based history-social science teaching in diverse classrooms.
Ten hours fieldwork in K-8 classroom with a minimum 25% English learners required. Letter grade only (A-F).

475. Teaching and Learning Science, K-8 (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.
Methods for teaching elementary school science. Development of sequenced, integrated, inquiry-based science lessons addressing the needs of all learners.
Sixty contact hours, however face-to-face contact is less due to an on-line distance component (see Schedule of Classes footnote). Ten hours fieldwork in K-8 classroom with a minimum 25% English learners. Completion of TPA Task 3 is partial fulfillment of this course. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Same course as SCED 475. Not open for credit to students with credit in SCED 475.

482. Student Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (8)

Prerequisites: Admission to 2042 Multiple Subject Credential Student Teaching including successful completion of Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Tasks 1 and 2.
Integrated student teaching in K-8 public schools with separate eight week assignments at two of the following levels: K-2, 3-5, or 6-8. Emphasis on teaching in diverse, mainstreamed classrooms. Weekly seminar.
Credit/No Credit grading only with an equivalent grade of “A” or “B” and satisfactory completion of TPA Task 4 required for credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units.

482B. Student Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms (8)

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential BCLAD Student Teaching.
Teaching assignment for one semester in a public school in grades K-6 with assignments at primary and intermediate levels, or one semester in a designated bilingual classroom. Emphasis on teaching experiences with children of limited English proficiency and on primary language instruction. Weekly seminar.
Credit/No Credit grading only, with an equivalent grade of “A” or “B” required for credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in the same semester.

482C. Student Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms (8)

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential BCLAD Student Teaching.
Teaching assignment for one semester in a public school in grades K-6 in a designated bilingual classroom under an emergency credential, with assignments at the primary and intermediate levels. Emphasis on teaching experiences with limited-English proficient speakers and primary language instruction.
Weekly seminar. Credit/No Credit grading only, with an equivalent grade of “A” or “B” required for credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in the same semester.

482D. Student Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (8)

Prerequisite: Admission to 2042 Multiple Subject Credential Student Teaching including successful completion of Teaching Performance Assessment Tasks 1 and 2.
One semester integrated student teaching assignment in a K-8 public school with assignments at two of the following levels: K-2, 3-5, or 6-8. Emphasis on experiences in diverse, mainstreamed classrooms with English Learners. One assignment includes gifted students, students with disabilities, or EL students.
Weekly seminar included. Credit/No Credit grading only with an equivalent grade of “A” or “B” required for credit including passage of TPA Task 4. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in different semesters.

482E. Student Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms-Asian Languages (8)

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Asian BCLAD Credential Program Student Teaching.
Integrated student teaching assignment in a K-8 public school at two of the following: K-2, 3-5, or 6-8 (one must be in an Asian Language/English bilingual setting). Emphasizes experiences in diverse, mainstreamed classrooms with English Learners whose native language is one of the following: Cantonese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin, or Vietnamese.
Seminar included. Credit/No Credit grading only with an equivalent grade of “B” or better required for credit including passage of TPA Task 4. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in the same semester.

482F. Student Teaching in Spanish Dual Language Development Classrooms (8)

Prerequisite: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential Student Teaching.
One semester integrated student teaching in a K-8 public school with assignments at two of the following: K-2, 3-5, or 6-8. Emphasizes experiences in diverse classrooms with English Learners. Practicum in using Spanish for instruction. Spanish primary language management for explanation, clarification, and review.
Seminar included. Credit/No Credit grading only with an equivalent grade of “B” or better required for credit including passage of TPA Task 4. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in the same semester.

490. Special Topics in Elementary Education (1-3)

Topics of current interest in elementary education selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes.

497. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units but no more than 3 units applicable to credential or major requirement.

GRADUATE LEVEL

572A. Multiple Subject Internship (8)

Prerequisites: Admission to 2042 Multiple Subject Internship and advancement to Intern Student Teaching.
The Intern is a full-time teacher in a public school district with which CSULB has an intern agreement. Intern Student Teaching is a two-semester or one-semester culminating fieldwork experience.
Weekly seminar. Credit/No Credit grading only with an equivalent grade of “A” or “B” required for credit including passage of TPA Task 4. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in different semesters.

572B. Multiple Subject Internship (8)

Prerequisites: Admission to 2042 Multiple Subject Internship and advancement to Intern Student Teaching.
The Intern is a full-time teacher in a public school district with which CSULB has an intern agreement. Intern Student Teaching is a two-semester or one-semester culminating fieldwork experience.
Weekly seminar. Credit/No Credit grading only with an equivalent grade of “A” or “B” required for credit including passage of TPA Task 4. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 units in different semesters.

599. Special Topics in Teacher Education (1-3)

Study of a special topic in teacher education. Students must be enrolled in a Masters or Advanced Credential or Specialist Program.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.