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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155
Benerd@pacific.edu

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Curriculum

General Information | Admissions Process | Tuition, Fees, and Scholarship     

Overview
Our MA, Teaching + Credential allows students to obtain a master's and credential in just twelve months by offering classes during our summer sessions. Candidates take summer courses at the beginning of their program, to become eligible for a paid teaching internship, as the teacher of record in the fall. During fall and spring semesters, they are enrolled in night classes that are two to three nights per week. The following summer, candidates enroll in five more weeks of summer courses completing their 12-month program. We also provide the option of completing the program over two years.


Our courses are designed to be hands-on, interactive and to address the real-world needs of students in our local K-12 schools. Throughout the program, candidates learn and apply behavioral and classroom management strategies, academic and pedagogy approaches, and varied supports for diverse learners pertinent to their continuous experiential learning in the field as an educator.

Interning
Interns are paid teachers of record with their own students. Most of our master's students pursue this option. If you do not have a position, the Program Lead provides assistance in preparing to apply for an internship through edjoin.org. With the support of a cohort and placements in diverse schools with outstanding mentor teachers, you'll be ready to inspire and engage K-12 learners. One of the distinctive elements of our program is the quality and depth of the support that our interns receive from Pacific.


Student Teaching
Student teachers work alongside mentor teachers and are coached by university supervisors in a semester-long final field experience culminating in teaching independently for several weeks.

Sequence of Courses
Total Units You must earn a minimum of 32 units 

Multiple Subject Single Subject 
Summer 
EDUC 140: Transforming Teaching & Learning 
EDUC 259: Teaching English Learners
EDUC 250: Teaching and Assessment 

Summer III: Need to have CBEST and CSET passed in order   to be intern eligible for the fall term.


Fall 
SPED 295E: Positive Behavior Supports in the Classroom 
EDUC 261: Literacy Development 
EDUC 270: Professional Practice -Internship

Spring
EDUC 253: Teaching STEM 
SPED 225X: Teaching Exceptional Learners 
EDUC 272: Professional Practice Seminar 
EDUC 270: Professional Practice -Internship as needed

Summer
EDUC 201: Techniques of Research 
EDUC 270: Professional Practice -Internship as needed

Summer 
EDUC 140: Transforming Teaching & Learning 
EDUC 259: Teaching English Learners
EDUC 267: Adolescent Development in Secondary Schools

Summer III: Need to have CBEST and CSET passed in order   to be intern eligible for the fall term.

Fall 
EDUC 255E: Teaching in the Content Areas
EDUC 256: Content & Disciplinary Literacy Development 
EDUC 254: Productive Learning Environments for Diverse Secondary Schools 
EDUC 270: Professional Practice -Internship

Spring
EDUC 265: Teaching in the Content Areas II
EDUC 225X: Teaching Exceptional Learners 
EDUC 272: Professional Practice Seminar 
EDUC 270: Professional Practice -Internship as needed

Summer
EDUC 201: Techniques of Research 
EDUC 270: Professional Practice -Internship as needed


NOTE: Course sequence subject to change

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Curriculum Questions about Elementary Education? Contact Dr. Gregory Potter, gpotter@pacific.edu or 209.946.2672
Curriculum Questions about Secondary Education? Contact Dr. Kellie Cain, kcain@pacific.edu or 209.946.2687
Admissions Process Questions? Contact Morgan Lagomarsino, mlagomarsino1@pacific.edu, 209.946.2677

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