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      Why Join the ACT Program                                                                                         California State University
                                                               Complete online CSUN graduate admissions
                                                                application at
                                                              Request and complete Credential Program packet
                                                                from Credential office; also available online
                                                                By email:
                                                                By phone: (818) 677-2586                                         Accelerated
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                                                                 for ACT Program
                                                                                                                         Preparation Program for
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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
     supervision and exemplary cooperating teachers
 Emphasis on meeting the needs of diverse urban
     learners through a neurodevelopmental approach
     to teaching
 Tuition costs significantly lower than many other
 Forgiveness loans and/or other financial aid
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Accelerated and Convenient                                                        website:
 Completion of program in two semesters              
 Late afternoon and evening courses                                         or contact the ACT Office
 Enrollment in courses guaranteed                                       Education Building Room 3101D
                                                                           Secretary: Mairead Saelens
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
   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                                                                         
    obtain a teaching position, and
    continued to provide resources
    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

                                                                                     SPED 541B         Urban Schools (1+1 unit)       SPED 542B           Students in Urban Schools
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                                                                                     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

                                                                                     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
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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)

     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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