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Please note that the curriculum listed here is a sample curriculum.  For the most current requirements and policies, as well as for course descriptions, please visit our 2012-2014 course catalog.

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program (35 units)

Students may enter the full-time program in mid-August only.  Students may enter the part-time program in the summer, fall or spring semesters.  University classes are held in the evening or late afternoon.  Field work in the schools takes place during the day.  Coursework listed is for the student teaching model though an intern option is available.

EDUC 5000 (3 units)   Education and Culture
EDUC 5056 (4 units)  English Language Development
EDUC 5130 (4 units)  Elementary Curriculum
EDUC 5131 (2 units)    Elementary Curriculum
EDUC 5140 (3 units)  Elementary Reading
EDUC 5150 (3 units)  Observation/Preparation for Student Teaching
EDUC 5151/5251 (1 unit)  Using Technology in Classrooms
EDUC 5160 (12 units)   Student Teaching
EDUC 5161 (2 units)   Professional Development Seminar
EDUC 5164 (1 unit)   Teaching Performance Assessment

Single Subject Teaching Credential Program (35 units)

Students may enter the full-time program in mid-August only.  Students may enter the part-time program in the summer, fall or spring semesters.  University classes are held in the evening or late afternoon.  Field work in the schools takes place during the day.  Coursework listed is for the student teaching model though an intern option is available.

EDUC 5000 (3 units)   Education and Culture
EDUC 5056 (4 units)  English Language Development
EDUC 5230 (4 units)  Secondary Curriculum
EDUC 5231 (2 units)    Secondary Curriculum
EDUC 5240 (3 units)  Literacy and Writing 
EDUC 5250 (3 units)  Observation/Preparation for Student Teaching
EDUC 5251 (1 unit)  Using Technology in Classrooms
EDUC 5260 (12 units)   Student Teaching
EDUC 5262 (2 units)   Professional Development Seminar
EDUC 5264 (1 unit)   Teaching Performance Assessment

Education Specialist Preliminary:  Mild/Moderate
Teaching Credential Program (43 units)

Candidates may enter the program in summer, fall or spring.  The program typically takes three or four semesters to complete.  Classes are held in the late afternoon and early evening.  Coursework listed is for the student teaching model though an intern option is available.

EDUC 5056 (4 units)  English Language Development
EDUC 5130/5230 (4 units) Elementary/ Secondary Curriculum
EDUC 5140 (3 units)  Reading in Elementary Schools
EDUC 5150/5250 (3 units) Observation and Preparation for Student Teaching
EDUC 5151/5252 (1 unit)  Using Technology in Classrooms
EDUC 5301 (3 units)  Introduction to Special Education
EDUC 5302 (3 units)  Program Design and Curriculum Development
EDUC 5304 (3 units)  Formal and Informal Assessment
EDUC 5306 (3 units)  Behavior Intervention and Support
EDUC 5307 (12 units)  Student Teaching and Professional Induction Planning
EDUC 5309 (3 units)  Advanced Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5364 (1 unit)  Teaching Performance Assessment

Education Specialist Preliminary: Mild/Moderate
for Multiple or Single Subject Teacher Credential Holder Program (21-23 units)

Candidates who already hold a multiple or single subjects teaching credential may add an Education Specialist Preliminary:  Mild/Moderate credential. Students are encouraged to begin by enrolling in the fall intensive course in late July.  The program typically takes two semesters to complete.

EDUC 5301 (3 units)  Introduction to Special Education
EDUC 5302 (3 units)  Program Design and Curriculum Development
EDUC 5304 (3 units)  Formal and Informal Assessment
EDUC 5306 (3 units)  Behavior Intervention and Support
EDUC 5307 (6 units)  Student Teaching and Professional Induction Planning 2
EDUC 5309 (3 units)  Advanced Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5350 (1 unit)  Observation and Preparation for Student Teaching
EDUC 5364 (1 unit)  Teaching Performance Assessment 1

  1. Not required for SB 2042 credential holders or candidates with a passing grade on a Teaching Performance Assessment.
  2. The student teaching requirement must be accomplished in a special education setting.

Dual Credential Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program (50 units)

Dual credential candidates complete requirements for both credentials in a combined program course sequence.  The program typically takes four semesters to complete.  Coursework listed is for the student teaching model though an intern option is available.

EDUC 5000 (3 units)  Education and Culture
EDUC 5056 (4 units)  English Language Development
EDUC 5130 (4 units)  Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 5131 (2 units)  Elementary Curriculum
EDUC 5140 (3 units)  Elementary Reading
EDUC 5150 (3 units)  Observation and Preparation for Student Teaching
EDUC 5151 (1 unit)  Using Technology in Classrooms
EDUC 5160/5307 (12 units) Student Teaching
EDUC 5162 (2 units)  Professional Development Seminar
EDUC 5164 (1 unit)  Teaching Performance Assessment
EDUC 5301 (3 units)  Introduction to Special Education
EDUC 5302 (3 units)  Program Design and Curriculum Development
EDUC 5304 (3 units)  Formal and Informal Assessment
EDUC 5306 (3 units)  Behavior Intervention and Support
EDUC 5309 (3 units) Advanced Curriculum and Instruction

Dual Credential Single Subject Teaching Credential Program (50 units)

Dual credential candidates complete requirements for both credentials in a combined program course sequence.  The program typically takes four semesters to complete.  Coursework listed is for the student teaching model though an intern option is available.

EDUC 5000 (3 units)  Education and Culture
EDUC 5056 (4 units)  English Language Development
EDUC 5140 (3 units)  Elementary Reading
EDUC 5162 (2 units)  Professional Development Seminar
EDUC 5164 (1 unit)  Teaching Performance Assessment
EDUC 5230 (4 units)  Secondary Curriculum
EDUC 5231 (2 units)  Secondary Curriculum
EDUC 5250 (3 units)  Observation and Preparation for Student Teaching
EDUC 5252 (1 unit)  Using Technology in Classrooms
EDUC 5260/5307 (12 units) Student Teaching1
EDUC 5301 (3 units)  Introduction to Special Education
EDUC 5302 (3 units)  Program Design and Curriculum Development
EDUC 5306 (3 units)  Behavior Intervention and Support
EDUC 5304 (3 units)  Formal and Informal Assessment
EDUC 5309 (3 units) Advanced Curriculum and Instruction

Education Specialist: Level II Mild/Moderate (15 units)

This program is offered to holders of a valid Education Specialist Preliminary:    Mild/ Moderate teaching credential.  All courses are offered in the late afternoon to accommodate the work schedules of teachers.

SPED 5401 (2 units)  Professional Induction Planning
SPED 5403 (3 units)  Advanced Curriculum and Instruction
SPED 5404 (3 units)  Advanced Assessment
SPED 5405 (3 units)  Advanced Behavior Support
SPED 5406 (3 units)  Current Issues and Practice in Special Education
SPED 5407 (1 unit)  Professional Summative Seminar

Note: In addition to these units, candidates must complete five additional university or non-university credit hours as outlined in SPED 5402: Professional Development in Specialized Areas. The candidate may choose from a variety of non-university training options that support advanced professional development.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization (12 units)

This program is offered to holders of a valid Education Specialist Preliminary: Mild/ Moderate teaching credential. All courses are offered in the late afternoon to accommodate the work schedules of teachers.

The Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization program is organized into four courses offered in a two-semester format, as follows:

SPED 5801 (3 units)Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 5802 (3 units)Assessing and Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
SPED 5803 (3 units)Collaborative Field Experience Seminar
SPED 5804 (3 units)Supervised Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Master of Science in Education: Curriculum & Instruction or Special Education (15 Units)

For those graduates of Dominican’s credential programs, there are 15 additional units required to complete a master’s degree.  These courses are designed for working educators.

EDUC 5900 (3 units)  Research Methodologies in Education
EDUC 5901 (3 units)  Proposal Development
EDUC 5910 (3 units)  Leadership and Change in Education
EDUC 5920 (3 units)  Cultural Pluralism in Education
EDUC 5998 (3 units)  Directed Research in Education


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