Education

A division of the School of Education

Faculty

Dean: June Hetzel, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean: Tim Stranske, Ph.D.
Chair: Lorena Vidaurre, Ph.D.
Professors: Hetzel, Stranske
Associate Professors: Bishop, Block, Curtis, Eastman, Johnson, LaBarbera, Serna, Taylor, Vidaurre
Assistant Professors: Cid, Reid, Stein

Courses

Education (LEDU)

LEDU 301 - Introduction to TeachingCredits 3

This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken during this course.
Approximately $130 for livescan and application fees will be required. Note(s): Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be Freshman Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 309 - Elementary Math/Science MethodsCredits 2

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping grades K-6 students learn the state-adopted academic content standards for Math and Science.
Paid Taskstream subscription required for credential candidates. Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 420.
Corequisites: LEDU 431, LEDU 432.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $25.

LEDU 330 - Psychological Foundations of EducationCredits 3

Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Note(s): Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200; LEDU 301 or MUSC 205.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $50.

LEDU 335 - Child Development: Birth through AdolescenceCredits 3

Basic concepts of cognitive development, including psychosocial, moral and language development. Define concepts related to the development of personality and temperament. Examine scope of physical development of children and the connections between health and learning. These theories are investigated in light of classroom implications for identifying and describing individual differences in the development of children. Covers the impact of genetic, sociocultural and socioeconomic factors on the development of children and young adolescents. Note(s): This class is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for non-credential students.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200.
Restrictions: Must not be Freshman Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.

LEDU 336 - Elementary Health Curriculum and MethodsCredit 1

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject candidates learn content-specific teaching strategies that are effective in achieving the goals of the acceptance of personal responsibility for lifelong health; respect for and promotion of the health of others; understanding of the process of growth and development; and informed use of health-related information, products, and services.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 420.
Corequisites: LEDU 431, LEDU 432.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required for credential candidates.

LEDU 337 - Elementary History-Social Science Curriculum and MethodsCredit 1

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Multiple Subject education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping grades K-6 students learn the state-adopted academic content standards for History-Social Science.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Corequisites: LEDU 420.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required for credential candidates.

LEDU 341 - Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse StudentsCredits 3

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 330.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

LEDU 356 - Early Childhood CurriculumCredits 3

This course examines ways to create meaningful curriculum that is aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) program standards, the California Preschool Learning Foundations, and the California Common Core and Content Standards. Teacher candidates develop curriculum plans that integrate language and literacy, mathematics, and play for children ages 3 to 8. Particular attention is given to the key role of adult-child interactions and teaching strategies supporting physical, social and intellectual development for all children.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 9-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Restricted to livescan submission. Early Childhood permit candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301, LEDU 335.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 357 - School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban SettingsCredits 3

The focus of this course is to provide an examination of family, community, societal, and cultural influences on children's schooling and learning. It highlights strategies for integrating family members and community resources into the learning process. Emphasis will be given to the exploration of culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches that support all children and their families.
Lecture/Lab Hours: An 18-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Restricted to livescan submission. Early Childhood permit candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301, LEDU 335.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 358 - Classroom Management in Early Childhood SettingsCredits 3

This course offers an overview of childhood behaviors and effective strategies for managing these behaviors in the classroom. It includes a review of learning and developmental theories. The course introduces effective strategies that facilitate active learning and differentiated instructional practices that support diverse learning needs are introduced.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 9-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Early Childhood permit candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 356.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 359 - Observation and Assessment of Young ChildrenCredits 3

This course explores the selection and use of formal and informal assessments to determine initial information for facilitating individual learning strategies and environments. Candidates enhance observational skills, assessment abilities, and communication reporting to families. Particular attention is given to the selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation of results obtained from assessments of young children to determine skills and abilities for the purpose of curriculum planning, learning environment design, and accommodations for children with special needs.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 12-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Early Childhood permit candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 356.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 360 - Early Childhood PracticumCredits 3

This course provides an opportunity for child development permit candidates placed in practicum sites to explore the relationship between theory and practice. Developmental issues, the role of the early childhood educator, and the relationship between programs and families will be examined. Child development permit candidates will explore and practice techniques for the observation and recording of behavior, examine environments; and plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant practices for your children.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 75-hour fieldwork practicum component is required.
Note(s): Early Childhood permit candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for practicum.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 357, LEDU 358, and LEDU 359.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 361 - Issues in Special EducationCredits 3

This course provides a basic introduction to the history and educational philosophy of special education. It includes study of mild/moderate disabilities (specific learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, and emotional and behavioral disturbances). The course examines legal issues and laws pertaining to special education giving attention to school compliance and student and parent rights.
Note(s): Education Specialist Credential and Certificate candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 362 - Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional LearnersCredits 3

This course introduces the types and uses of assessments to identify the strengths and needs of exceptional learners and evaluate results to develop meaningful educational practice. It provides knowledge and skills necessary for selecting, administering, interpreting and reporting results of tests related to cognitive, affective, psychomotor and social development. Emphasis will be given to translating assessment data into making informed educational decisions.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Education Specialist Credential and Certificate candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 363 - Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities in Inclusive SettingsCredits 3

The focus of this course is to provide teacher candidates with knowledge of learning disabilities including definitions, causes, and characteristics of learning disabilities in children. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to make accommodations and modifications (including adaptations with technology) for individuals with mild to moderate disabilities. Particular emphasis will be given to working on Student Study Teams to design instruction to meet the individual needs of underperforming students, to making referrals with appropriate documentation and to writing Individual Education Plans for students with identified learning disabilities.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Education Specialist Credential and Certificate candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 364 - Behavior and Classroom Management for Students with Special NeedsCredits 3

This course focuses on principles and procedures for modifying behavior in the classroom with emphasis given to the identification of factors that contribute to behavioral problems, systematic data collection, objective reporting, and implementation of various methods of reinforcement.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Education Specialist Credential and Certificate candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 365 - Current Issues in Technology and InstructionCredits 3

Instruction includes a critical look at how technology informs teaching in an online environment by investigating issues, theories, operating systems, and practical strategies within schools.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

LEDU 366 - Innovative Usage of Multimedia within SchoolsCredits 3

Instruction includes how to use emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning in school. This course will demonstrate how to use multimedia devices to support and engage all students within K–12 classrooms.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 365
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

LEDU 367 - World Wide Web DesignCredits 3

Instruction includes research and assessment of educational webpages and updated strategies on how to conduct Internet research. Students will design and create their own instructional webpage.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 365.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

LEDU 368 - Elements of Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance and RepairCredits 3

Instruction will include basic knowledge of computer hardware and software design, repair, and maintenance to assure proper usage and availability within a school.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 365.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

LEDU 369 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum DisordersCredits 3

This course offers an overview of student characteristics, theory and teaching applications for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Major theories, teaching approaches, trends, etiological and diagnostic issues, classroom structure and environmental arrangements, research based instructional strategies, and family involvement will be discussed.
Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour field practicum component is required.
Note(s): Education Specialist Credential and Certificate candidates must pass with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 378 - CalTPA RemediationCredit 1

Course provides individual or small group assistance in understanding the expectations of the CalTPA tasks. Remediation is only offered to those who need to resubmit a task. Note(s): Course by arrangement. May only be taken twice.
Grade Mode: C.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

LEDU 380 - Children's LiteratureCredits 3

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the historical perspectives on children's literature through picture books and young adult novels reflecting different genres. Literature representative of a variety of cultures and ethnic groups will be analyzed and discussed in order to strengthen cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis will be upon developing responses to literature through art, drama, and writing in order to strengthen children's literacy development in the elementary classroom.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: One of the following: ENGL 220, ENGL 230, ENGL 251, ENGL 252, ENGL 253, ENGL 281, ENGL 282, ENGL 283 or ENGL 290.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required for credential candidates.

LEDU 420 - Elementary Reading/Language ArtsCredits 3

Methods and materials for teaching reading to students in elementary schools; attention to a variety of approaches and techniques; consideration of the needs of pupils with varied cultural and language backgrounds.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Corequisites: LEDU 337.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

LEDU 425 - Secondary Content Area ReadingCredits 3

Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

LEDU 431 - Elementary CurriculumCredits 3

Introduction to the scope and sequence of the elementary school curriculum in mathematics, science, social studies and language arts; emphasis on a variety of teaching approaches, integration across content area, assessment, classroom management and resources.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 420.
Corequisites: LEDU 309, LEDU 336, LEDU 432.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

LEDU 432 - Elementary Curriculum FieldworkCredit 1

A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 431 Elementary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local elementary schools.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 420.
Corequisites: LEDU 309, LEDU 336, LEDU 431.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 433 - Single Subject PedagogyCredits 2

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject candidates relate the Common Core and the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for candidates in their specific subject area to major concepts and principles in their discipline, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Art: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Art candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Art (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - English: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject English candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in English (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Methods of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Modern Language candidates learn, understand, and use specific teaching strategies and activities for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 Foreign Language Framework and Student Academic Content Standards for students learning Spanish (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Health Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Health Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Health Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - History/Social Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject History/Social Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for History/Social Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Mathematics: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Mathematics candidates acquire a deep understanding of the interrelated components of a balanced program of mathematics instruction: computational and procedural skills; conceptual understanding of mathematics; and problem solving skills in mathematics, and acquire pedagogical skills that assist students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Mathematics (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Physical Education: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Physical Education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Physical Education (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Science candidates relate the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Science (Grades 7–12) to major concepts, principles and investigations in the science disciplines, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction.
 
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Corequisites: LEDU 436, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 436 - Secondary CurriculumCredits 3

Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

LEDU 437 - Secondary Curriculum FieldworkCredit 1

A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools.
Note(s): Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 436.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 440 - Elementary Student Teaching ICredits 6

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Note(s): Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester with approval. Must register for LEDU 442 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 512/513).
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 431 and LEDU 432.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $120.

LEDU 442 - Elementary Student Teaching IICredits 6

See LEDU 440.
Note(s): Special approval required. Restricted to formal application.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 440 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 450 - Secondary Student Teaching ICredits 6

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Note(s): Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester. Must register for LEDU 452 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 514/515).
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 436 and LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $120.

LEDU 452 - Secondary Student Teaching IICredits 6

See LEDU 450.
Note(s): Special approval required. Restricted to formal application.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 450 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

LEDU 480 - Directed StudyCredits 1-3

Subject matter and credit by arrangement. Note(s): An Add/Drop Slip and Arranged Course Form must be submitted. May be taken for a total of 6 credits.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.