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Accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2018 now! 

Advisement Sessions 

Advisement Guide - revised 10/18/2017

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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 obtain 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 our Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP), including details about the application process and a list of the required courses and contact numbers. For your information, we offer the following MSCP models: Traditional Student Teaching; Intern; and MSCP with Bilingual Authorization. We also offer a 1-year/3-semester MSC/Master of Arts in Education Program (called Critical Research Academy). I encourage you to read the material carefully and begin your application process by attending a General Advisement Session. For those of you with a valid teaching credential, we offer a MA in Education that focuses on literacy across the curriculum for an equitable society (LACES). The LACES program will help you earn both a Reading Certificate (as an added authorization) and a Reading/Language Arts credential. 

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. Our programs will provide you with every opportunity to learn and apply best practices in teaching and develop a knowledge base for justifying those practices that we know 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.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 



F. D. Rivera

Chair, Department of Elementary Education








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