General Catalog 2020-2021

Bachelor of Education

United States University is in the process of seeking program approval for Title IV funding for this program. Students may use other methods of payment such as Monthly Payment Plan, Cash, Scholarships, as well as outside private loans in the meantime.

 

The Bachelor of Education degree provides students with the understanding and skills necessary to prepare them for careers or professions teaching or working with children in various roles.  The curriculum for the education degree involves more than one discipline, fostering the understanding of people, nations, institutions, history, arts, sciences, and core courses for educators including a required two term, full time, student teaching experience. The Bachelor of Education is a Multiple Subject Credential Preparation program for students in California interested in teaching at the TK-6 level. 

 

Requirements for all Credential Program Candidates 

 

All credential candidates must provide evidence of passing the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) before or during the term in which they reach junior status and provide Certificate of Clearance (fingerprint clearance).

To stay on schedule for graduation and to be recommended as a candidate to the CTC students seeking a credential pathway must show proof of attempting or passing the California Subjects Examination Test (CSET) prior to beginning any EDU coursework. It is highly recommended that candidates take this exam as early in the program as possible.

Student Teaching Requirements

Completed and passed the CSET for the credential being sought.

CPR Certification

Required observation hours completed

Complete 600 hours of full-time student teaching in an approved classroom(s) over 2 eight-week sessions regardless of holidays or vacation days

Students are advised not to work during their student teaching experience as it is a full-time commitment requiring 40 plus hours each week

Substitute teaching and non-sequential or unapproved placements may not be counted towards the 600 hours of required practicum

Students may be required to travel to distant school sites as assigned- specific school schedule requests or school sites may or may not be accommodated

In order to progress to the second student teaching session (EDU563) a minimum of 1 EdTPA task must be completed

All student teaching must be completed in a California classroom.

 

Program Completion Requirements

  • Complete program with a Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Passed EdTPA Tasks*
  • Passed the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  • Complete a Professional Teaching Portfolio
  • Exit Interview
  • Exit Survey

* Preliminary Teacher Credential Candidates are required to successfully complete two (2) EdTPA Instructional Cycles as part of their summative assessment for teacher credentialing as defined in Standard 17 of the 2042 credential document.


Teacher Credentialing and Licensure

Per the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) all students must meet the specific requirements in effect at the time of candidate application for credential. While the United States University program prepares California teacher candidates it does not guarantee teacher licensure. All credential candidates are encouraged to check the commission requirement page on a regular basis as requirements may change. HTTPS://WWW.CTC.CA.GOV/DOCS/DEFAULT-SOURCE/LEAFLETS/CL560C.PDF?SFVRSN=8DB75DFC_16

In order to be recommended to the California Teaching Commission for a Multiple Subject credential candidates must complete the following requirements:

  • Complete a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • Satisfy the basic skills requirement (Passage of the CBEST exam).
  • Achieve a passing score on required subject matter exams (CSET).
  • Pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).
  • Complete a course in the provisions and principles of the US Constitution.
  • Complete a Commission-approved multiple subject teacher preparation program.
  • Obtain a formal recommendation for the credential by the program sponsor.

Outcomes

1: Engaging and supporting all students in learning

2: Creating and maintain effective environments for student learning

3: Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning

4: Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students.

5: Assessing student learning

6: Developing as a professional educator

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

EDU205Health Nutrition, and PE for Teachers

3

EDU501Affirming and Valuing Diversity in the Classroom

3

EDU503Foundations of Education

3

EDU504Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU510Introduction to Classroom Instruction

3

EDU525English Language Developmental Strategies for English Language Learners

3

ENG403Multi-Ethnic Children's Literature

3

HIS320California History

3

MAT221Math for Elementary Teachers I

3

MAT222Math for Elementary Teachers II

3

PSY285Child Development

3

SCI222Science for Elementary Teachers

3

Multiple Subject Requirements

EDU534Curriculum and Instruction I

3

EDU535Curriculum and Instruction II

3

EDU536Language Arts and Reading K-6

3

EDU561Student Teaching (Clinical Practice) I

5

EDU562Directed Student Teaching Seminar I

1

EDU563Student Teaching (Clinical Practice) II

5

EDU564Directed Student Teaching Seminar II

1

Elective Requirements

Students are required to take 18 credits of electives selected from the list below.

AST101Astronomy

3

AST101LAstronomy Lab

1

BIO150LGeneral Biology Lab

1

BUS101Introduction to Business

3

BUS110Data Analysis and Communication Tools

3

BUS220Introduction to Business Law

3

BUS331Business Ethics

3

CHM102Principles of Chemistry

3

CHM102LPrinciples of Chemistry Lab

1

CIS101IT Fundamentals

3

CNT100Fundamentals of Networking

3

FIN310Introduction to Finance

3

HCA101Healthcare Delivery in the United States

3

HCA201Terminologies and Classification Systems

3

HED300Introduction to Health Education

3

HRM210Introduction to Human Resource Management

3

HSC101Health and Society

3

HSC105Cultural Competence in Healthcare

3

HSC215Survey of Public Health Biology

3

MGT321Organizational Behavior and Management

3

MGT332Introduction to Project Management

3

MGT334Organizational and Business Communication

3

MGT410Leading Organizations

3

MGT441Negotiation and Conflict in Management

3

MGT442Leading Diverse and Dispersed Teams

3

MKT210Principles of Marketing

3

PHI105Introduction to Ethics

3

General Education Requirements

ART160Visual and Performing Arts

3

BIO150General Biology

3

CIS120Introduction to Digital Literacy

3

COM104Speech

3

COM105Intercultural Communication

3

ENG130English Composition and Reading

3

ENG140English Composition and Critical Thinking

3

ENG205Information and Media Literacy

3

HIS120United States History I

3

HIS122United States History II

3

HUM499Senior Seminar: Humanities

3

MAT105College Algebra

3

PHI399Applied Philosophy and Ethics

3

PSY101Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC101Introduction to Sociology

3