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How Do I Apply? Why Join the ACT Program California State University Complete online CSUN graduate admissions application at www.csun.edu Request and complete Credential Program packet from Credential office; also available online Northridge By email: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone: (818) 677-2586 Accelerated QuickTime™ and a Complete and submit downloadable application form Collaborative TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. for ACT Program http://www.csun.edu/education/cred/credentials/act/ Teacher Preparation Program for Siinglle Subjject S ng e Sub ect High Quality ACT university and K-12 faculty committed to Credential Candidates preparing exemplary teachers An Award-Winning Credential Personalized advisement and mentoring Program to Prepare Urban School Progression through the program as a cohort Ongoing classroom support through university Teachers supervision and exemplary cooperating teachers Emphasis on meeting the needs of diverse urban learners through a neurodevelopmental approach to teaching Affordable Tuition costs significantly lower than many other institutions Forgiveness loans and/or other financial aid For more information please visit our QuickTime™ and a available TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Accelerated and Convenient website: Completion of program in two semesters http://www.csun.edu/education/cred/credentials/act/ Late afternoon and evening courses or contact the ACT Office Enrollment in courses guaranteed Education Building Room 3101D Secretary: Mairead Saelens Mairead.email@example.com What ACT Graduates Say… (818) 677-2567 It was an unforgettable experience. A wonderful, Offered Collaboratively by the ACT Secondary Education Coordinator balanced, fast-paced program MICHAEL D. EISNER Dr. Judy Lombardi* that was very beneficial. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for empowering me to and (818) 677-3063 learn. This was boot camp for DISTRICT 2, LAUSD (*Email is preferred method of contact) future teachers. ACT prepared me well, helped me www.csun.edu/education/cred/credentials/act/ obtain a teaching position, and continued to provide resources 1/09 for ongoing teaching The ACT Program May Be For You! ACT Single Subject Credential Program (sample schedule) . Fall Semester Spring Semester ELPS 541A Introduction to Teaching in ELPS 542A Meeting the Needs of All Core SPED 541B Urban Schools (1+1 unit) SPED 542B Students in Urban Schools QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. M 4-6 pm M 4-7 pm Poly (2+1 unit) Poly HS HS EPC 420OL Educational Psychology of SED 521 Literacy, Language, and M 7-10pm Adolescents (3 units) W 4-7 pm Learning (3 units) (Meets online) Poly HS ACT is an accelerated, two-semester preliminary SED 525 Specialized Teaching Methods HSCI 496ADO Health Concerns of the credential program offered collaboratively by the Michael Specialization T or W 4-7pm (3 units) Th 6-7:50pm Adolescent (1 unit) D. Eisner College of Education and LAUSD District 2. CSUN CSUN The ACT Program focuses on addressing the diverse needs of urban school learners and has received support SED 511 Fundamentals of Teaching in from the Orfalea Foundation to prepare K-12 educators in Th 7-10pm Multi-ehnic/Multi-lingual neurodevelopmental methodology, an innovative and Secondary Schools (3 units) research-based educational approach. The ACT QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor Program is housed at the DELTA Professional SED 514 Computers in Instructional are needed to see this picture. Development Center on LAUSD’s Francis Polytechnic F 1-4pm Programs (3 units) High School Campus. Since its inception in 1998, ACT CSUN has over a 90% program completion and high employment rate. ACT Program Components SED 554 Supervised Fieldwork and SED 555 Student Teaching Experience Core Courses: A two-course series (fall and spring) Th 4-6pm Seminar (3 units) (5 units) taught by a team of LAUSD-CSUN faculty focusing on foundational knowledge and skills for teachers SED 554S Seminar (1 unit) SED 555S Seminar (1unit) Fieldwork serving diverse urban learners alternate Specialization Courses: Classes each semester Th 4-6pm Must be available 1 Must be available 1 that target appropriate specialization areas period per day on a period per day on a Fieldwork: Classroom assignments with exemplary middle or high middle or high school teacher-coaches that increase in duration and school campus for 20 campus for 20 weeks intensity weeks of student of student teaching. teaching. Placements Placements are made are made by subject by subject area Awards Received area coordinators. coordinators. Urban Impact Award given by the Council of the Great City Schools for outstanding school-based project What you need for admission: Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution Quality of Education Award given by the California Council on Teacher Credentialing for exemplary 45 observation hours in chosen specialization school/university collaboration Approved subject matter program or passage of CSET exam Basic Skills Requirement (taken prior to admission) Other preliminary credential program requirements: U.S. Constitution passed prior to student teaching. Writing Proficiency requirement (CBEST writing score of 41 or better, a score of 10 or better on the UDWP Exam, approved course with a “C” or better, or CSET writing requirement).
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