Plan ahead for Summer and Fall, 2015!
Advisement Sessions - Spring dates are posted
Thank you for considering the Lurie College of Education at San José State University
as your teacher preparation program. As the oldest public teacher preparatory school
in California, the SJSU Department of Elementary Education has a well-established
reputation for being one of the finest available. Teaching is a profession that involves
norms and expectations, and all K-8 teachers in California are expected to teach the
new content and practice standards in a coherent, focused, and rigorous manner. We
are thus prepared to support you in obtaining the necessary preparation that will
enable you to provide all your students with equitable access to learning that leads
to their academic success. We are deeply engaged and committed to preparing the highest
quality teachers who will address 21st century needs and hence look forward to assisting you join this premier rank.
Inside the Advisement Guide you will find information about the various program models offered in the Multiple Subject Credential Program, including details about the application process and a list of the required courses and contact numbers. I encourage you to read the material carefully and begin your application process by attending a General Advisement Session.
Teaching continues to be a challenging, exciting, and rewarding profession for individuals who desire to influence the lives of children and young adolescents in our community. In our Multiple Subject Credential Program, you will not only learn and apply best practices in teaching but you will also develop a knowledge base for justifying those practices that will serve you well throughout your professional career. In the process, you will learn about yourself as a person, educator, and contributor to changes in our world.
We welcome you to our Multiple Subject Credential Program and hope that the information contained in this guide will be helpful to you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
F. D. Rivera
Chair, Department of Elementary Education