Fall 2022 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
Fall 2022 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Education

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Designed for working adults, the Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Education major allows candidates to concurrently work on an initial teaching credential while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree.  This major, offered at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Mission Valley and Bakersfield campuses, is ideal for aspiring teachers wanting to teach K-12 students.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Point Loma Nazarene University Institutional Learning Outcomes guide the development of each program learning outcome within the Integrated Studies Degree. Because this degree is housed in the School of Education, Student Learning Outcomes in each course are aligned within the overarching conceptual framework of “Equip, Transform and Empower.”

Equip by

Learning:  Informed by our faith in Christ

  1. Evaluate the educational, cultural, interpersonal, and social environments within the professional workplace from an ethical and Christian context
  2. Demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making skills within the context of a diverse educational environment.

Transform by

Growing: In a Christ-centered faith community

  1. Distinguish how the role of a teacher-leader needs to continually adapt in relation to individual student needs,

Empower by

Serving:  In a context of Christian faith

  1. Evaluate personal, interpersonal, social strengths and weaknesses, and incorporate personal style to effectively and ethically influence the workplace.

Common Courses

These common courses are required for a preliminary credential in Multiple/Single Subject and Special Education.

All candidates who earn any of these preliminary credentials will have an English Learner Authorization listed on their credentials.

Multiple Subject Courses

Multiple Subject candidates complete the courses listed in the common section as well as the unique list below.


All candidates who earn the Education Specialist (Ed. Sp.) Credential will be getting all five (5) Added Authorizations: Autism, ED, OHI, OI, TBI, and Deaf Blind). This allows Ed. Sp. candidates to teach students who hold a primary disability in one of these categories. Each Ed. Sp. candidate will also complete 200 hours of early clinical practice hours.

Clinical Practice Requirements

All candidates for an initial preliminary credential must complete eight (8) units of Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) along with the required seminars for a total of ten (10) additional units. 

An additional four (4) units of Clinical Practice is required for each credential added to an initial credential.

Graduation Requirements

In order to earn or receive a baccalaureate degree, credential, or certificate under the Adult Degree Completion Program, a student must satisfy all of the following:

  • Filing of an Application for Degree Candidacy.
  • Satisfactory completion of all applicable academic and program requirements.
  • Payment in full of all tuition, fees, and other financial obligations owed to the university, including a degree processing fee.

All candidates must complete all the requirements as outlined for Adult Degree Completion programs - with a minimum of 120 units with all the major requirements completed at Point Loma Nazarene University.

In addition, to be eligible for a credential, candidates must take and pass the California Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPAs), as well as the required testing for the credential as required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

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