Our credential programs assist candidates in becoming reflective, collegial professionals who exercise values of social justice, collaboration, and democracy in education. Over time we hope each candidate will become a leader in her/his educational community and will develop the skills to create a dynamic learning environment and to assess student learning in order to organize subject matter by planning and delivering effective lessons.
Our credential programs are designed to encompass both the practical teaching component (field practicum) and the curriculum component (course work). These dual experiences provide our candidates with the opportunity to immediately implement methods and strategies. As part of a team that spends the entire program together, candidates receive unparalleled support from peers and from team faculty.
The College of Education and Allied Studies is fully accredited by:
- NCATE: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- CTC: Commission on Teacher Credentialing
- Elementary School Teacher Preparation: Multiple Subject Credential Program (Regular / Foundational Level Science)
- Middle / High School Teacher Preparation: Single Subject Credential Program (Regular / Foundational Level Science / Specialized)
To earn a secondary science teaching credential, candidates should demonstrate subject matter competency and complete a program of professional preparation.
Candidates with a regular credential in a science area are authorized to teach in their discipline as well as general and integrated science, including middle school science.
Candidates with a Specialized credential in a science area are authorized to teach only in their specific discipline.