Most students in our program sign up for the Flexible Program Option. As the name implies, this course of study emphasizes flexibility in course sequence, scheduling and unit load. For example, students may choose to focus student teaching at one school in a yearlong experience, or divide their student teaching at a different schools for each of the two semesters, for variety in school setting or grade levels (i.e., middle- and high school.)
The majority of students who choose the Flexible Program Option enroll full-time (12-14 units per semester) and complete the program in three semesters (18 months). Students have the option of switching to part-time study if the need arises. However, all students must complete a full-time semester in their final semester of student teaching.
Some students cannot commit to full-time study. To accommodate their schedules, we offer a two-year Part-Time Flexible Program which begins with one year of part-time study (6 units each semester,) and transitions to a second year of full-time study (12-14 units each semester) to complete Phase I and II Student Teaching. Students have the option of prolonging their part-time study (for an additional year) or switching to full-time study sooner if the need arises. However, all students must complete a full-time semester in their final semester of student teaching
- Full-time or part-time study
- Daytime and evening classes
- Flexible program plans
- Cohort classes
- Experienced mentor teachers and university supervisors
- Option to student teach in a single yearlong placement or across two different settings
The Full-time and Part-time Flexible program option is open to all students in our program.
Learn more about program option at the Applicant Information Sessions.