2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cross Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education, B.A.


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Each course in this section requires 20 hours in a field palcement in order to meet the required field hours toward the California Preliminary Teaching Credential. 

Program Learning Outcomes


Cross-Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education prepares candidates for a successful K-12 teaching career.  Within the degree are credential courses approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Candidates who complete the program in Cross-Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate effective presentation skills, one-on-one and with groups.
  2. Produce effective written communication.
  3. Employ critical thinking and logic to solve problems in a variety of environments, to include the K-6 classroom.
  4. Demonstrate information literacy by acquiring and utilizing specific content information from a variety of sources for classroom instructional planning.
  5. Apply an interdisciplinary understanding of content regarding diverse and cross-cultural communities.
  6. Apply faith-based influences and beliefs within professional/educational settings.
  7. Reflect on and engage in spiritual and professional growth opportunities in personal and professional and educational settings.
  8. Serve effectively within their communities and in educational settings.

Upper Division Requirements in Education


Each course in this section has prerequisites and requires 20 hours in a field placement in order to meet the required field hours toward the California Preliminary Teaching Credential. See Notes ** 

Total: 14 Units


Teacher Credential Candidates


Teacher Education candidates who complete the above fourteen (14) units of Education coursework required for their bachelor’s degree may complete the remainder of the teaching credential within the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, specially choosing to also add the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization eight (8) units and six (6) elective units. 

Candidates who take additional education courses would apply as a graduate student to finish their credential coursework and then seek a Master of Arts in Education degree in their concentration of choice. 

Required Concentrations


The candidate majoring in Cross-Disciplinary Studies: Teacher Education chooses one 12-unit concentration from the following list of content areas available at PLNU.  At least 9 of the 12 units must be distinct from the major requirements, with the embedded general education requirements, that may have been satisfied. 

Reading, Language, and Literature


Visual and Performing Arts


Physical Education/Health


Math


Individualized programs will be designed with a Math advisor beginning with the sophomore year.

History and Social Science


** Note(s):


Completion of this program partially fulfills requirements for a Teaching Credential in the State of California. Refer to the School of Education website for further information.

Teacher Education majors must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses required by the major and in all 400-level elective courses to get credit towards the major.

All candidates are required to obtain a Certificate of Clearance, a clear TB test, personal liability insurance, and purchase of a Task stream account prior to registration in any Education course.

Passage of the California Basic Skills Test (CBEST) is required prior to registration in EDU306.

Failure to complete the fieldwork requirement in an Education (EDU) course will result in a non-passing grade for that course.

Candidates who entered the Cross-Disciplinary Studies major in the 2016-17 academic year and beyond, and who fulfill all major requirements, are covered by the Elementary Subject Matter Waiver and waived from the CSET exam toward the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. Candidates who fulfill major requirement listed in catalogs prior to 2016-17 must pass the Multiple Subjects CSET exam upon complete of 12 Education units. 

Teacher Credential Candidates


Teacher Education candidates who complete the above fourteen (14) units of Education coursework required for their bachelor’s degree may complete the remainder of the teaching credential within the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, specially choosing to also add the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization eight (8) units and six (6) elective units. 

Candidates who take additional education courses would apply as a graduate student to finish their credential coursework and then seek a Master of Arts in Education degree in their concentration of choice. 

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