Teacher Education Courses

TEC  600 - Teaching, Learning and Technology (2)

Introduction to the California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) as the basis for organizing credential candidate portfolios. Explores state subject matter standards and the use of technology as a tool to support student learning and expression, lesson planning and teacher productivity tools. Students must have a basic skill in using word processor, email and internet search tools.

TEC  601 - Teacher Portfolio Development (1)

Review of evidence collected by students as mastery of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE) and construction of students' final summative portfolio. Completed portfolios will be used to support assessment of students' teaching achievement.

TEC  602 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Visual and Performing Arts (1)

Study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching visual and performing arts within the elementary school curriculum.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  604 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science for Ed Specialist (3)

This course is designed for the Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist program students and it will deliver the study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching mathematics and science within the elementary school curriculum.

TEC  605 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching II - Fieldwork (3)

Full-time classroom teaching and other related school activities carried out under the supervision of a master teacher and a university supervisor. Done at a different school and grade level than Student Teaching I. Includes the weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  606 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching III - Fieldwork (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Student must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  607 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching III - Bilingual Authorization (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II for Bilingual Authorization candidates, which must be done in an approved Bilingual Authorization classroom. Instruction must be delivered in the language of emphasis. Prerequisites include completion of or concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Authorization courses, as well as demonstrating proficiency (FSI Level 3) in the language of emphasis. Inlcudes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  610 - Learning and Teaching (3)

Application of theories and principles of learning, motivation, social behavior, human development, individual differences, and educational measurement to the analysis of instructional problems in school settings. May require fieldwork outside of class time at an approved school site, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  611 - Education of Bilingual Children: Theory and Practice (3)

Examination of key aspects of bilingual cross-cultural education: theories of first and second language development; legal evaluation and basis; school programs for second language learners; effective instructional strategies; empowerment and deficit issues. May require fieldwork outside of class time at an approved school site, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  612 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Language Arts in the Intermediate Grades (3)

Study of research and practice related to subject matter content, instructional methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching language arts, art, and music within the elementary school curriculum.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  613 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science (4)

Study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching mathematics and science within the elementary school curriculum.

TEC  614 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: English and Social Studies (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching English and Social Studies within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  615 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Math or Science (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching Math or Science within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  616 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching I - Fieldwork (2)

Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Observation and participation two half-days per week (8 hours total) for 12 weeks in elementary classrooms (K-2 or 3-5 grade level) culminating in the development and teaching of at least one unit of instruction. Includes a weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.

TEC  617 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Teaching Fields (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching (Art, Music, Physical Education, Languages Other than English, Health Science, Business Education, or Home Economics) within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  618 - Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3)

Examination of schooling in contemporary U.S. society through a comparative analysis across diverse cultures. Cross-cultural contact and interactions within the classroom, school site, and society. Exploration of how trends in migration and immigration influence schooling.

TEC  619 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Teacher Education which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.
Prerequisites: GEDU 603 with a minimum grade of B- or GEDU 605 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  620 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Teaching Fields (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 617 Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Teaching Fields, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media, and technology appropriate for teaching within middle and high school curriculum in the designated subject content area.

TEC  621 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Early Literacy (3)

Exploration of knowledge base and effective instructional practices defining a balanced approach to primary reading instruction. Investigation of relationship between reading, writing and spelling; phonemic awareness and phonics instruction; reading comprehension; planning and delivery of appropriate reading instruction based on assessment and evaluation. Fifteen (15) hours of tutoring required in K-2 public school classrooms, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  622 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Academic Literacy (3)

Focus upon the academic skills and practices in middle and high schools to strengthen the reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking abilities essential for functioning in an increasingly complex world. Exploration of the development of reading and writing proficiently for acquiring knowledge across all content areas.

TEC  625 - Teaching Adolescents (3)

Adolescence is a unique stage of life between childhood and adulthood which presents today's youth - as well as their teachers - with daunting challenges. This course provides Single Subject credential candidates with the theoretical and practical tools to understand adolescence as experienced by students in U.S. secondary schools. Central themes addressed in this course are: examining adolescent development, exploring cultural identity, valuing youth popular culture, getting to know students and their interests, creating an engaging curriculum, and building a safe classroom community.

TEC  626 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching various subjects in math within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  627 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Science (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the various sciences within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  628 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: English (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching English within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  629 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Social Science (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching Social Science within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  630 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies (2)

In this course credential candidates will discuss the mission of social studies education, consider the diversity of children in today's social studies classrooms, address the social studies curriculum, and explore effective social studies instruction, including using technology as a means to social studies learning, and expanding social studies across the curriculum. Emphases on the California and NCSS standards and their classroom applications. Participants will apply educational concepts with specific classroom examples and field-tested lesson plans.

TEC  631 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: English (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 628, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching English writing, grammar, and literature within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 628 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  632 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Math (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 615, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the mathematics within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 615 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  633 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Science (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 615, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the sciences within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 615 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  634 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Social Science (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 629, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the social sciences within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 629 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  635 - Language and Culture of Emphasis: Spanish (2)

The study of the language and culture of Latino populations in the U.S. Focuses on Spanish language characteristics and Latino culture, both origin and contemporary: origins and characteristics, migration and immigration in U.S. and California, contributions, relationship between Latino culture and the dominant culture, relationships among different Latino groups. Instruction is conducted bilingually in English and Spanish.

TEC  636 - Methods and Materials in the Language of Emphasis: Spanish (2)

Study of Methodology and materials in primary language. Focuses on the teaching of Spanish as a subject and using it as a medium of instruction. Instruction is conducted solely or primarily in Spanish.

TEC  642 - Health Education (1)

Study of the subject-matter content and instructional methods, materials, media, and technology used in teaching personal, family, and community health, including hygiene, nutrition, and the psychological and social effects of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and dangerous drugs. CPR CERTIFICATE NOT INCLUDED.

TEC  643 - Education of Exceptional Children (3)

Introduction to special education that recognizes the differences and the similarities of the needs of exceptional and non-exceptional pupils, utilizes nondiscriminatory assessment of such needs, and applies diagnostic information toward modification of school curricula and instructional methods and materials, including study of assistive and adaptive technologies for the classroom.

TEC  655 - Single Subject Student Teaching II - Fieldwork (3)

Full-time classroom teaching and other related school activities carried out under the supervision of a master teaching and a university supervisor. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering from this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  656 - Single Subject Student Teaching III - Fieldwork (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  657 - Single Subject Student Teaching III - Bilingual Authorization (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II for Bilingual Authorization candidates, which must be done in an approved Bilingual Authorization classroom. Instruction must be delivered in the language of emphasis. Prerequisites include completion of or concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Authorization courses, as well as demonstrating proficiency (FSI Level 3) in the language of emphasis.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  658 - Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies in Urban Education (3)

This course is designed to give students access to theoretical and grounded research in the field of critical pedagogy. Special attention is given to enacting research and teaching tools to create pedagogical units that align theory and practice with a focus on examining and achieving social equity. Students will be given access to research and examples of advanced pedagogies that stimulate the cognitive and academic development of historically marginalized students.
Prerequisites: TEC 618 with a minimum grade of B- and TEC 611 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  659 - Action Research and Service-Learning for Urban Teachers (3)

This course will prepare students to analyze classroom-related data to conduct a field component project. It will prepare students to engage in practical critical reflection that recognizes the complexity of context specific conditions and supports their efforts to create local solutions for local problems.
Prerequisites: TEC 618 with a minimum grade of B- and TEC 611 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  660 - Single Subject Student Teaching I - Fieldwork (2)

Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Observation and participation two half-days per week (8 hours total) for 12 weeks, in middle or high school classrooms, culminating in the development and teaching of a least one unit of instruction. Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses will be applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Includes a weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.

TEC  661 - Assessment and Intervention with Struggling Readers (3)

Topics in this course will include the planning and delivery of appropriate reading and writing instruction based on formal and informal assessment of students. Students will develop a knowledge base for selection, use and interpretation of reading and writing assessment instruments for students, including English language learners, and students with reading disabilities and difficulties.

TEC  662 - Tutoring Practicum: Primary Level (1)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables MATR students to integrate reading theory and practice regarding assessment and intervention strategies for struggling readers. Tutoring fieldwork will include individualized reading instruction for both primary and intermediate level students. Course requires tutoring fieldwork during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
Prerequisites: TEC 664 and TEC 668

TEC  663 - Tutoring Practicum: Intermediate Level (1)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables MATR students to integrate reading theory and practice regarding assessment and intervention strategies for struggling readers. Tutoring fieldwork will include individualized reading instruction for both primary and intermediate level students. Course requires tutoring fieldwork during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
Prerequisites: TEC 664 with a minimum grade of B- and TEC 668 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  664 - Developing Fluent Readers (2)

Topics in this course include research-based skills and knowledge about instructional strategies for developing fluent reading in students at all grade levels, including speakers of English and English Language Learners. Areas to be examined include phonemic awareness; phonics/linguistics, including the phonological and morphological structure of the English Language; decoding/word attack strategies, including systematic instruction in sound symbol relationship; decodable text; and spelling instruction.

TEC  668 - Teaching Comprehension Strategies (3)

This course will cover topics on current research-based skills and knowledge about reading comprehension, including foundational skills in academic language, background knowledge, concept formation and vocabulary development. Course will emphasize skills for teaching comprehension and study strategies, including narrative and expository text structure analysis; thinking strategies, such as inference, summarization, predicting, questioning, and clarifying and independent reading. Students will acquire experience with concepts and practice relating to comprehension strategies.

TEC  670 - Issues in Reading Research: Theories and Practice (3)

This course will examine traditional and current research theories and research-based practice pertaining to how students learn to read; the structure of the English language, second language acquisition; relationships among language, spelling, reading and writing; and psychological and sociolinguistic aspects of reading and writing. In addition relevant research and theories pertaining to assessment and evaluation will be examined.

TEC  671 - Reading Practicum: Supervised Field Experiences (3)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables students to integrate reading theory, practice, assessment and evaluation. Fieldwork will include work with beginning readers, English Language Learners, and students with reading difficulties. Students will be engaged in assessment of struggling readers at early and intermediate levels of reading acquisition. Also required will be tutoring or small group instruction of struggling readers at two or more reading levels.

TEC  673 - Curriculum: Currents and Controversies (3)

What should schools teach? This course focuses on the forces and conflicts that have shaped K-12 public school curricula, including the standards based accountability movement. We relate curriculum history, theory, and policy to contemporary classroom teaching.

TEC  674 - Curriculum Development and Design (3)

What do educators select to teach, and how do they adapt and develop curricula that can provide all students with equal access to rich learning opportunities? This course focuses on curriculum development and is the capstone experience for the Masters of Arts in Teaching. The core project is designing a cohesive instructional unit that addresses students' diverse learning needs.

TEC  697 - Directed Study (1 - 6)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic. Permission of instructor and permission of Dean required.

TEC  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Teacher Education.

TEC  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation committee.

TEC  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation advisor and committee. Advancement to candidacy required.

TEC  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

TEC  798 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)