Teacher Preparation Program

Teacher Preparation Program

LMU offers teacher preparation programs in both elementary education and secondary education. The Center for undergraduate Teacher Preparation provides matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to Undergraduate students preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. CUTP is located in UNH 3346.  Please contact cutp@lmu.edu for more information.

Liberal Studies (Elementary Education)

BCLA’s “blended program” in elementary education enables you to earn your B.A. in Liberal Studies while simultaneously earning a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential. Liberal Studies students with a concentration in History may also complete a History minor by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • HIST 1010
  • HIST 1050 or HIST 1060
  • HIST 1300, HIST 1301, or HIST 1401
  • 1 lower-division World Regions course (HIST 15xx, HIST 16xx, HIST 17xx, HIST 18xx, HIST 25xx, HIST 26xx, HIST 27xx, HIST 28xx)
  • HIST 4412
  • 2 upper-division History courses

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History)

The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (STPP) for Social Science (History) is designed for students who anticipate teaching history and social sciences in grades 6-8 or 9-12. Because of the rigorous standards set by the State of California for teacher credentialing, the Program at LMU is very specific in terms of the coursework you will be taking. With careful planning, however, it is possible to complete a History major, the University’s Core Curriculum requirements, the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for Social Science (History), and the School of Education credential requirements in four years. The requirements are as follows:

History Major Requirements:

10 courses (40 semester hours), distributed as follows:

  • 1 lower-division seminar: HIST 2000, HIST 2050, HIST 2200, HIST 2450, HIST 2500, HIST 2600, HIST 2700, HIST 2800, or HIST 2910 4 semester hours
  • HIST 4412 History of California 4 semester hours
  • 1 5000-level seminar: HIST 5000-5899 4 semester hours
  • At least 4 additional upper-division courses: HIST 3xxx, HIST 4xxx, HIST 5xxx
  • Students may complete the History major by following either the Generalist Track or the Specialist Track (See the History B.A. for more information):
    • Generalist Track: 2 courses in each of the three geographical regions (Europe, US, World Regions)
    • Specialist Track: 1 course in each of the three geographical regions (Europe, US, World Regions) AND 3 courses in one concentration.

Social Science Course Requirements:

5 courses (20 semester hours), distributed as follows:

  • ECON 1050 Introductory Economics 4 semester hours
  • GEOG 1000 Human Geography OR GEOG 2000 World Geography 4 semester hours
  • POLS 1200 U.S. Politics 4 semester hours
  • POLS 1400 Comparative Politics OR POLS 1600 International Relations 4 semester hours
  • THST 1080 Comparative Theology OR THST 1500 World Religions of Lost Angeles 4 semester hours

School of Education Requirements:

EDES 501: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Communities 3 semester hours

EDES 502: Creating and Leading Effective Classroom Environments 3 semester hours

EDES 503: Language Theory and Pedagogy: Second Language Acquisition 3 semester hours

EDES 504: Individual Assessment to Inform Instruction for Diverse Students 3 semester hours

EDES 505: Perspectives and Policies That Guide Education 2 semester hours

EDES 506: Using Technology in the Classroom 1 semester hours

EDES 507: Integrated Teaching Methods for Diverse Populations 4 semester hours

EDES 513: Secondary Content Methodology in Social Studies 4 semester hours

EDES 511: Content Literacy for Single Subject Educators 4 semester hours

School of Education Credential Requirements (Non-Degree Requirements):

Students fulfill the Single Subject student teaching requirement for the preliminary teaching credential by completing 5-8 semester hours of EDES 518: Secondary Directed Teaching Seminar, which are applied toward both the semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree in Social Science (History) and the requirements for the preliminary credential within the state of California. Student teaching is met through elective units taken as EDES 518: Secondary Directed Teaching Seminar.

Advising:

Students should consult with the Director/Advisor for the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History), Lance Blakesley at lblakesl@lmu.edu, to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study, especially their History and Social Science courses.

The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is also available to assist students interested in teaching careers in elementary, secondary, bilingual, and special education. Students interested in a career in teaching should consult with the CUTP Director to discuss their options.  All students in the teacher preparation pipeline work with a dedicated CUTP advisor for all education coursework.  CUTP has a library of information and advice for prospective teachers as well as sponsors several informational sessions every year. CUTP is located in UNH 3346.  Please contact cutp@lmu.edu for more information.

School of Education Admission:

Students interested in adding a preliminary credential in Social Science (History) must apply for admission to the School of Education to formally add the preliminary credential to their program. Students should work with the STPP Director and their advisor in CUTP to determine when to apply. Instructions on this process can also be found here.

Four Year Plan for Social Science (History) Major:

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar 3 or 4 semester hours
  • HIST 1300 Becoming America, HIST 1301 America and the Atlantic World, OR HIST 1401 The U.S. and the Pacific World 4 semester hours
  • THST 1080 Comparative Theology OR THST 1500 World Religions of Los Angeles 4 semester hours
  • POLS 1200 U.S. Politics 4 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts 3 or 4 semester hours
  • HIST Lower-Division 4 semester hours
  • GEOG 1000 Human Geography OR GEOG 2000 World Geography 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • EDES 501: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Communities 3 semester hours
  • EDES 502: Creating and Leading Effective Classroom Environments 3 semester hours
  • HIST Lower-Division Seminar (HIST 2000, HIST 2050, HIST 2200, HIST 2450, HIST 2500, HIST 2600, HIST 2700, HIST 2800, HIST 2910) 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • EDES 503: Language Theory and Pedagogy: Second Language Acquisition 3 semester hours
  • EDES 504: Individual Assessment to Inform Instruction for Diverse Students 3 semester hours
  • HIST Lower or Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • HIST 4412 History of California 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • EDES 505: Perspectives and Policies That Guide Education 2 semester hours
  • EDES 506: Using Technology in the Classroom 1 semester hour
  • HIST Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • HIST Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • POLS 1400 Comparative Politics OR POLS 1600 International Relations 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours           

Spring Semester

  • HIST Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • HIST Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • ECON 1050 Introductory Economics 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • EDES 507: Integrated Teaching Methods for Diverse Populations 4 semester hours
  • EDES 513: Secondary Content Methodology in Social Studies 4 semester hours
  • HIST Upper-Division Seminar 5000-5899 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • EDES 511: Content Literacy for Single Subject Educators 4 semester hours
  • EDES 518: Secondary Directed Teaching Seminar 5 to 8 semester hours

 

See also:

LMU Bulletin: STPP Social Science (History)