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Plan ahead for Summer and Fall, 2015!

Advisement Sessions - Spring dates are posted

Advisement Guide - 

Application Deadlines

Multiple Subject CSET Review Sessions 







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 


Department of Elementary Education 

Program Learning Goals

for the MA in Education (Curriculum and Instruction)

Mapped to the University Learning Goals



Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)


University Learning Goals (ULGs)


Understand foundational and theoretical literature related to education in a specific content area (e.g., literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, etc.).



Specialized Knowledge

Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by program learning outcomes



Understand how to critically examine and evaluate methods of instruction including those used with struggling K-12 learners and non-native speakers of English.



Intellectual Skills

(a)  Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology, and graphical representation



Use on-going assessment data to teach students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.



Applied Knowledge

(b)  Ability to apply knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems

(c)  Ability to work productively and in groups


Discuss and critique different perspectives of curriculum and explore how these perspectives relate to K-12 classrooms and schooling.



Applied Knowledge

(a)  Ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem-solving to address practical issues



Discuss and identify the important aspects of history, language, and culture undergirding assumptions, values, and beliefs of competing perspectives in education.



Social and Global Responsibilities

(a)  Ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities

(b)  Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community


Review and critique theoretical and research literature in one’s field of interest.

(Lit. Review)


Intellectual Skills

(c)  Skills and abilities necessary for life-long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities



Design and implement a study to address a question in one’s field of interest that supports a defensible conclusion and considers relevant implications.

(Research Study)


Broad Integrative Knowledge

(a)  Mastery of each step of an investigative, creative, or practical project

(b)   Understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in societal context