Undergraduate Single Subject Teacher Credential

Required Courses

EDUG 401 Foundations of Learning (3 Credits)

Introduction to the field of education—its history, philosophy, sociocultural context, diversity, pedagogy, educational psychology, legal issues, and educational reform. Integrates traditional educational thinking with culturally relevant perspectives and current research practices. Field experiences required with observations and reflections. Not open to students who have received credit for EDUC 501. 
Prerequisite: permission to enroll in Teacher Credential courses from the School of Education.

EDUG 411 Foundations of Literacies (3 Credits)

Examines the relationship between language, power, and signifying practice from the perspective that literacies are multiple, distinctive, situated social practices. Considers the role of oral language, critical literacy, and situated literacy in a linguistically and culturally diverse society. 

EDUG 402 Single Subject Methods I: Critical Pedagogy and Instructional Design (3 Credits)

Engages candidates in the creation of culturally responsive curricula with an understanding that diversity differences affect learning. Teacher candidates investigate effective and meaningful instruction and assessments based on subject matter knowledge, content standards, and use of technology through the theoretical lens of social justice and critical theory. 
Prerequisites: EDUG 401 and permission from the School of Education.

EDUG 404 Single Subject Methods II: Literacies for Diverse Learners (3 Credits)

This course examines factors related to classroom-based work with at-risk learners, including ELL's, special needs students and others whose profiles require care. Topics include language development, assessment, curriculum development, leadership, and research based on the needs of such learners. A critical theory lens is adopted in viewing relevant critical issues.
Prerequisites: EDUG 401 and permission from the School of Education.

EDUG 406 Single Subject Methods III: Content Area Teaching (3 Credits)

Development of methodology and strategies related to advanced curriculum and instructional methods, assessment and diagnostic strategies pertaining to the content areas in secondary schools. Focus includes inclusive teaching, content area literacy, and assessment methodology through the theoretical orientation of critical theory. Field experience required. 
Prerequisites: EDUG 401 and permission from the School of Education.

EDUG 408 Single Subject Methods IV: Content Area Literacy and Assessment (3 Credits)

Explores principles, and practices related to curriculum design, assessment and methods applicable to candidates' content areas. Candidates apply curricular and assessment design principles, investigate specific content-area literacy strategies, and apply micro-teaching approaches. Formative and summative assessments explored relative to subject area. A critical theory lens embraces course content.
Prerequisites: EDUG 401 and permission from the School of Education.

EDUG 452 Teaching Seminar (2 Credits)

Culmination of the Teacher Credential Program. Consists of a series of topics designed to further develop candidates’ professional preparation. Serves also as a summary of course and fieldwork experience. Provides time for candidates to link theory to daily practice and prepares them for seeking a position in a school district. Not open to students who have received credit for EDUC 552. 
Prerequisite: permission from the School of Education.

EDUG 453A Student Teaching I (5 Credits)

Supervised classroom experiences in Pre–K through grade 12. Full-day student teaching required for one semester, constituting a fulltime job. Student teaching placements are arranged prior to student teaching by the Director of Fieldwork Experiences. EDUG 453A must be scheduled concurrently with EDUG 452 Teaching Seminar. Not open to students who have received credit for EDUC 553A. 
Prerequisite: permission from the School of Education. 

EDUG 453B Student Teaching II (5 Credits)

Supervised classroom experiences in Pre–K through grade 12. Full-day student teaching required for one semester, constituting a full-time job. Credit for both 453A and 453B precedes recommendation for a multiple or single subject credential. Student teaching placements are arranged prior to student teaching by the Director of Fieldwork Experiences. Not open to students who have received credit for EDUC 553B. 
Prerequisite: permission from the School of Education. 
Corequisite: Must be taken concurrently with EDUG 452.

Undergraduate students are not eligible for internships.