The K-8 Elementary Education with English Language Learners (ELL) program begins in summer quarter only and is five quarters of full-time, mostly daytime, study and clinical practice for the certificate only. Your day may begin as early as 7 a.m. and there may be occasional evening components. Students wishing to also obtain a master’s degree can usually complete this in an additional year of part-time evening study which is conducive to a working teacher’s schedule.
The Master of Education Program with a focus on Teacher Education features an introduction to teaching in all areas of the elementary and middle school curriculum, preparation for non-curricular aspects of the teacher's role, reflection on contemporary issues in education and frequent supervision. Mentor teachers and university faculty work together to provide students with a program that ensures integration of course content with hands-on experience. Student candidates will begin their Autumn Quarter Clinical Practice the first day of public schools, or earlier to attend building orientations or professional development days. Please note you may need to start your clinical practice as early as mid to late August.
This program is based on the most current educational research and theory. Our goal is to ensure that our graduates have a positive impact on student learning. Students will earn certification in K-8 Elementary Education and English Language Learners (ELL).