SSCP Program Course Sequence

 

Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)
Course Sequence

Coursework and Fieldwork

Course

Units

Name and Description

Grade
Requirement

Prerequisites (12 units, 45 hours fieldwork)

Average GPA of 3.0 required across prerequisite courses

EDSC
310

3

The Teaching Experience:Participation

History, philosophy, and sociology of secondary education. Introduction to California Teaching Performance Expectations and Teaching Performance Assessment, needs of special populations, English learners, and struggling readers, content standards, and major curriculum reform documents.  Includes 45 hours of observation in public schools on specific course requirements. 

C or better

EDSC
320

3

Adolescent Development

Biological, cognitive and socio-cultural development of adolescents.Contexts of adolescent development, including family, peers, school, work and leisure.Health and safety issues
of adolescents. 

C or better

EDSC
330

3

Developing Literacy in Secondary Schools

Strategies for developing content-based reading/writing abilities, comprehension skills, and vocabulary of secondary students. Methods of teaching reading, writing and language skills for English learners and native English speakers.  Diagnostic assessment strategies.

C or better

EDSC
340

3

Diversity in Secondary Schools

Principles of educational equity and diversity. Strategies for providing students equitable access to the core curriculum. How teaching is shaped by diversity in California society.  Analysis of personal and institutional bias.

C or better

First
Semester  (15 units,  150 hours fieldwork)

EDSC
410

3

Teaching English Learners in Secondary Schools

Research-based approaches and strategies for teaching English learners in secondary schools. Theories of second language acquisition.Cognitive, linguistic, socio-cultural and political factors that affect English language development.Laws pertaining to the education of English learners.

B- or better

EDSC
440F

2

SupervisedFieldwork in Secondary Schools

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Credential Program.

Corequisite: EDSC 440S.

A 60-hourfield experience in a single subject in public schools.

Credit/ No Credit

B- required for Credit

EDSC
440S

4

General Pedagogy of Secondary School Teaching

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Credential Program.

Corequisite: EDSC 440F.

Interrelationship of pedagogical theory and practice, classroom management, instructional planning, assessment of student learning, engaging all students, and teacher professionalism.

B- or better

442

3

Teaching in the Secondary School

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Credential Program.

Corequisite: 449E.

Strategies and techniques for teaching a single subject in the public schools.

B- or better

449E

3

First Semester Student Teaching

Prerequisite: Admission to Single Subject Credential Program.

Corequisite: 442.

Supervised fieldwork of 90-hours in collaborative teaching in a single subject in public schools.

Credit/ No Credit

B- required for Credit

 

Second Semester(16 units, 300 hours fieldwork)

449I

10

Second Semester Student Teaching

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDSC 440S, 440F, 442, 449E. Corequisite:  in EDSC 449S.

A 300-hour practicum in a singlesubject in public schools.

Credit/ No Credit

B- required for credit

 

449S

3

Seminar in Secondary Teaching

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDSC 440S, 440F, 442, 449E.

Corequisite:  449I.

Student teaching in a single subject in public schools.

Credit/ No Credit

B- required for credit

 

EDSC
460

3

Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EDSC 442 and successful completion of TPA SSP and submission of TPA DI.

Preparation for completion of Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA), which is required for Level I Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Credit/ No Credit

B- required for credit

 

Additional Course Requirement

Course required by program completion if not completed as part of SMPP

EDSC
304

3

Educational Technologies for Secondary Teachers

Develop personal proficiency in educational technologies to facilitate teaching process. Develop digital literacy through use of presentation, spreadsheet, word processing and publication software, and interactive online tools; internet search and retrieval; information literacy; electronic communication and collaboration; awareness of legal and ethical issues in the digital world.Meets state requirement for Single Subject Preliminary Credential.

C or better


 

 

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