Learn about our Teacher Preparation Programs
At Ukiah Center, we offer two flexible options for our teacher preparation programs: student teaching and internships. You can choose the one that best fits your personal, professional and academic needs.
The student teaching program option provides candidates the opportunity to complete their coursework over a two-, three- or four-semester period. Candidates engage in professional coursework and field experience in the beginning of their program, and continue with professional coursework and full-time student teaching under the direct supervision of an experienced teacher in their last semester.
The Ukiah Center offers an accelerated format. This requires a full-time commitment for preparation over a two-semester period. During the first semester, each teaching credential candidate engages in professional course work and field experience in schools (observation and preparation), and in the second semester continues with professional course work and full-time supervised student teaching. The accelerated program is available for the multiple and single-subject credential programs.
The internship option is designed for candidates who are currently teaching in participating school districts, and wish to obtain their preliminary teaching credential. Teachers who meet the requirements for an Internship Credential may use their full-time teaching experience, in lieu of a supervised student teaching placement, to obtain their preliminary teaching credential while continuing to work full time. Intern candidates take 8-9 units each semester, in the transition format, for up to four semesters. Candidates transferring to the intern program from the student teaching program are required to teach on an Intern Credential for a minimum of two full semesters. The intern program is available for Multiple-Subject, Single-Subject and Education Specialist placements in San Rafael and Ukiah.
The completion of the master’s degree core classes requires the completion of 15 units beyond the core teacher preparation program. The Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree is designed to meet the professional career needs of practicing teachers, with an emphasis on teacher-as-researcher and teacher-as-scholar.
Master's in Education coursework focuses on cultural pluralism and leadership and change in education, with critical readings related to the theories of education for a democratic society. Master’s degree candidates formulate a research question and develop a proposal of study. They conduct a review of the literature, design an approach to gathering data, and analyze and report findings.
Courses are offered in a hybrid format, both online and on campus. Master's classes are scheduled on Saturdays to meet the needs of working professionals. Admission is open for fall semester admission only.
The following five master’s courses complete the degree requirements: Research Methodologies in Education (EDUC 5900), Proposal Development (EDUC 5901), Leadership and Change in Education (EDUC 5910), Cultural Pluralism (EDUC 5920), Directed Research in Education (EDUC 5998).
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