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  Sep 22, 2017
 
Catalog 2011-2012 [v2] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TeachersCHOICE Education: Preliminary Single Subject Credential (credential only)


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All HSOE credential and authorization preparation programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Application for California Teaching or Administrative Services credentials or authorizations is made through the university’s Credential Analyst. Candidates who concurrently enroll in both the MAE Program and the Credentialing Program are required to meet admissions standards and requirements for both tracks. All credential programs receive CLAD/CTEL authorization embedded within the credential program. The Hufstedler School of Education TeachersCHOICE teacher preparation programs recognize and support that Candidates bring many different skills, experiences and capacities to our program. Multiple routes to preliminary credentialing are offered to reflect such. Candidates enrolled in / admitted to either the General Education: Student Teaching or Standard Intern Teaching tracks are also concurrently admitted to / enrolled in the MAE: Teaching program. Additional MAE course requirements discussed in previous section. Candidates enrolled in / admitted to the Education Specialist, Autism Authorization, or General Education (Multiple of Single Subjects Credential Program) : ECO (Early Completion Option) Programs select, upon admission, to either be admitted to the MAE + Credential program OR the Credential only program. Additional MAE course requirements discussed in previous section.

TeachersCHOICE offers preparation in the following credential areas through the following tracks, all California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) approved:

General Education: multiple and single subject credential programs leading to a preliminary teaching credential:

  • Student Teaching
  • Standard Intern Teaching
  • Early Completion Option (ECO) Intern Teaching (Multiple Subject or Single Subject: English, Science, or Mathematics credentials only)

Education Specialists: Mild/Moderate Disabilities:

  • Intern credential leading to a preliminary credential
  • Clear credential

Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential Program Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: 

  • Make subject matter comprehensible to all students
  • Assess student learning
  • Engage and support all students in learning
  • Plan instruction and design learning experiences
  • Create and maintain effective environments for learning
  • Develop as a professional educator

GPA Requirement 
Once admitted to the Program, applicants must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in all coursework. Students failing to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the end of any term will be placed on academic warning and must correct the deficiency by the following semester or be subject to academic dismissal from the program.

Degrees are posted to the official university transcript through the Registrar’s Office at Candidate request. Completion of degree program is verified by the Registrar as per the Master Plan of Study. All courses below are three units (3) unless otherwise noted.

Transfer of Credit
Transfer of credit may be awarded on the following basis:

  1. A maximum of:
    a.  EdD Program: 24 semester units beyond the master’s degree may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution. All such coursework must have been earned in addition to the master’s degree required coursework.
    b.  MAE / Credential Programs: 6 semester units beyond the bachelor’s degree may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution. All such coursework must have been earned in addition to the bachelor’s degree required coursework.
  2. The request to accept credit to be transferred must be approved by the program director.
  3. Credit that has been used to complete a second master’s degree may be considered for transfer to the EdD Program.
  4. Credits must have been earned within seven years prior to the request for transfer. Waivers of this requirement may be considered by program faculty on a case by case basis. All waivers must be approved by the dean.
  5. Extension courses or continuing education courses are not, in standard cases, acceptable for graduate transfer. However, courses completed at high levels through an accredited university or local district program may be considered by the program director and approved by the Dean of the Hufstedler School of Education for partial credit transfer.
  6. Coursework being considered for transfer must be equivalent to Alliant coursework for which it is being applied. Students are required to submit transcripts, catalog course descriptions and other documentation.
  7. All coursework must be completed successfully at credit or B levels or higher.

SERC 
The HSOE SERC (Student Evaluation Review Committee) may be convened by the campus program director when there is concern that a HSOE student or program candidate may not successfully complete the program’s coursework or comprehensive examination and move into Candidacy, may not successfully complete Candidacy, or may not be recommended for a credential. The SERC process involves several faculty members in the program and campus student support services staff. The SERC meets with the student to discuss concerns, reasons for referral, reasons for dismissal from the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education, plans for remediation, and SERC recommendations. The SERC committee is a recommending body and the ultimate decision based on the SERC process is made by the System-wide Director. This decision can then be appealed to the HSOE Dean. Please refer to the Alliant International University Student Handbook for additional information regarding the “Student Code of Conduct” and “Problem Solving and Informal Dispute Resolution Guidelines.” 

Requirements for Admission


Applicants to Educational Leadership and Management programs and Teacher Education programs must satisfy the requirements stipulated in the “Application Procedures” section of the Alliant University catalog, and must also meet the following criteria:

Degrees: Candidates must possess at least a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution of higher education that is regionally accredited in the US, or from its international equivalent.

GPA: Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (some programs require a higher GPA, see below for exceptions)

Recommendations: Each candidate must provide two written confidential recommendations from those who can attest to the applicant’s abilities, interests, and proven accomplishments in education.

Transcripts: Official transcripts must be submitted from all accredited institutions of higher education attended by the candidate. When official transcripts are not immediately available, candidates may supply unofficial documents and be admitted on a conditional basis.

Personal essay: A two-page personal essay describing the following is required:

  • the professional organizations to which you belong,
  • honors, activities and other creative accomplishments, and
  • a brief autobiographical statement including future professional plans.
  • Interview : Student must have an interview with the relevant HSOE Admissions Committee.

Upon receipt and review of all documentation, the candidate will be considered for final admission. Final admissions decision will be made by the Program Faculty. 

Additional Requirements:

-       Applicants to the Teaching, Educational Specialist, and Administrative Services Credential Programs must also give evidence of passing CBEST scores.

-       All Intern Program applicants must concurrently be successfully recommended for the relevant CCTC Intern Teaching credential.

-       Applicants to the Administrative Services Credential Program must submit a valid CCTC Teaching or Services Credential.

Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential Program: Standard Intern (31 units/credential program)


Note: A CCTC Intern teaching credential is required for admission to and matriculation in this program. See “Credential Requirements” below.

Required Courses:

 
 

Applied Linguistics Seminar

  or
 

Instructional Pedagogy: Multiple Subject Credential

 
 
 
 

OR: Single Subject Credential
TCH 6999: Special Topics: Integrated Secondary Teaching Methods

  
 

Fieldwork: Multiple Subject:

 
 
 
 

OR: Single Subjects:

 
 
 
 

Teachers employed with an Intern credential are required to be enrolled in their sponsoring university with, at a minimum, field supervision. If the above field work courses are completed or SERC so recommends, these course are offered in place of above field work:
  (multiple subject) or   (single subject) – Intern Interim Mentoring
EDU 6099 (multiple subject) or EDU 6199 (single subject) – Advanced Intern Mentoring
 

Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential Program: Early Completion Option (ECO) Intern (21 units/credential program)


Note: A CCTC Intern teaching credential is required for admission to and matriculation in this program. See “Credential Requirements” below.

Required Courses: Multiple Subject:

 
 
 
 
 

OR: Single Subjects:

 
 
 
 
 

Teachers employed with an Intern credential are required to be enrolled in their sponsoring university with, at a minimum, field supervision. If the above field work courses are completed or SERC so recommends, these course are offered in place of above field work:

   (multiple subject) or  (single subject) – Intern Interim Mentoring  
EDU 6099 (multiple subject) or EDU 6199 (single subject) – Advanced Intern Mentoring
 

Credential Requirements


Admission to the semester of Student Teaching in the student teaching track (multiple and single subjects) requires verification of/confirmation of the following by the university Credentials Analyst:

  • Fully admitted to the university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in teacher education coursework
  • Completion of 14 units of teacher education coursework, at least 8 units of which must have been completed in resident at Alliant (including school site practicum, student teaching only)
  • Verification of passing the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) or obtain a Single Subject matter equivalency letter from a CCTC-approved California University in their appropriate subject area (for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential only) prior to beginning student teaching placement.
  • Statement of Release for Student Teaching
  • Negative TB test completed within 2 years of placement date
  • CCTC Certificate of Clearance
  • Receipt of Livescan Fingerprinting and Background Clearance
  • Affidavit for Certificate of Clearance
  • Student Teaching Placement Form completed
  • Recommendation by Program Director

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