Lesson Plan Policy

Candidates participate in 600 hours of fieldwork in public schools with an emphasis on lesson planning and implementation, assessment, and classroom management. This is a standards-based program with Common Core State Standards, California Content Standards and English Learner Development Standards addressed on each lesson plan.  The program includes an emphasis on the use of technology to support teaching and learning in 21st century earning environments. Program Policy dictates that candidates do not teach without a lesson plan.  See the complete text of the Lesson Plan Policy below.

Lesson Plan Policy

  • First Semester:   Candidates are required to submit lesson plans as part of the assignments for their First Semester courses. They are required to demonstrate proficiency in daily lesson planning before they may continue to Second semester.
  • Second Semester:    Candidates are required to submit lesson plan in advance of their teaching. lessons plans are required to be submitted to the 449I instructor no later than the Monday of the week of instruction.
  • Use of a Lesson Plan When Teaching:     Candidates are not allowed to teach without a formal, written lesson plan.  Plans may be initiated by the Master Teacher or the candidate AND include all the required elements of a subject-specific lesson plan. Lesson plans should be available to the Master Teacher and/or University Supervisor prior to the lesson being taught.  The Teacher Candidate must provide the University Supervisor a copy of the lesson plan  at least 24 hours  in advance of the scheduled observation of a classroom practice.  Failure to plan and follow a lesson plan when teaching may result in the Teacher Candidate being removed from the Single Subject Credential Program