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Lung cancer_Special Education Advanced Credential Masters Brochure

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									                                                                             College
                                                                             Of
                                                                             Education
                    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS



                          SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
                           FOR CREDENTIALED TEACHERS

                                Preliminary Level I Education Specialist
                Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe with English Learner Authorization

                          Internship Preliminary Level I Education Specialist
                Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe with English Learner Authorization

                                  Clear Level II Education Specialist
                Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate Severe with English Learner Authorization

                                        Master of Arts in Special Education



                            College of Education Application: www.csusm.edu/COE/
                                   University Application: www.csumentor.edu
                           College of Education Student Services Center: (760) 750-4277


                  THE PROGRAM IS CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING (CCTC) AND
                 NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION (NCATE) APPROVED.
                             Requirements are subject to state and federal changes in credential law.

                                                 MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the College of Education Community is to collaboratively transform public education by preparing thoughtful
educators and advancing professional practices. We are committed to diversity, educational equity, and social justice,
exemplified through reflective teaching, life-long learning, innovative research, and ongoing service. Our practices
demonstrate a commitment to student centered education, diversity, collaboration, professionalism, and shared governance.


                                                                                                   Updated: 11/22/2012 3:22:11 PM
                       Preliminary LEVEL I Education Specialist Mild/Moderate
                and/or Moderate/Severe Credential with English Learner Authorization
                                   Including Master of Arts Options

                Designed for teachers who have completed a basic credential program and
             have satisfied California subject matter competency for Multiple or Single Subject
                       (An emergency or substitute permit is not a basic credential.)


This credential program prepares teachers for the delivery of special education services to children and youth
with identified disabilities. This path is for teachers who hold a valid basic teaching credential (or equivalent) and
are seeking both the Level I Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe Disability Education Specialist Credential(s)
with English Learner Authorization, and who may wish to obtain a Master of Arts in Special Education.



                   Application Requirements for Preliminary Level I with basic credential:

1. Credential. A copy of the applicant's valid basic teaching credential is required.
2. Verification of subject matter competency – copy of credential or passing CSET scores, if required.
3. Graduate Application. Complete a Graduate application and declare an MA in Special Education as your
   objective. Apply online at www.csumentor.edu. Official transcripts, including posted bachelor’s degrees,
   from each college or university attended must be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions.
4. College of Education Application and Transcripts: College of Education (COE) applications will be
   available online at www.csusm.edu/COE. For Summer entry, the filing period is approximately January 15th
   through mid-March. For Spring entry, the filing period is approximately August 15th through mid-October.
   Bachelor's Degree and date from a regionally accredited institution must be posted. The application to the
   COE needs to include all supporting documents as listed in this brochure. See #3 above for further
   information regarding transcript requirements.
   College of Education Application Fee. A $25 credential application fee is due upon application to a
   credential program. Please submit a $25 check payable to CSUSM with the application and supporting
   documents.
5. Recommendations.           Three letters of recommendation must be submitted from anyone who is
   knowledgeable about the applicant's teaching competence and personal qualities and potential.
6. Personal Interview: Interview with the Special Education Program faculty.
7. CLAD/BCLAD or the new SB 2042 English Language Learner Authorization: Current holders of a
   CLAD/BCLAD certificate or emphasis or the new SB 2042 credential do not need the following courses:
                  EDUC 602 and EDUC 641
8. Statement of Purpose. A statement is required that tells about you and why you wish to pursue this
   credential. Your goals, ideals experiences, special skills, community service may be included.
9. Tuberculin Clearance must be on file in the COE Student Services Center before beginning the
   program and must be valid through completion of the program. The clearance may be obtained at a
   private physician's office, the County Health Department or the Cal State San Marcos Student Health Center.
   This is different than the immunization clearance required for University admission.



There may be additional requirements for out of state and foreign trained teachers, please refer to the California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing at www.ctc.ca.gov or the College of Education – Student Services Center for
more information.




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                            Preliminary Level I Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe
                            with English Learner Authorization and/or Master of Arts
PREREQUISITE COURSES required if equivalency                               For those who completed a Preliminary Level I
has not been determined:                                                   Mild/Moderate credential at an institution other than
                                                                           CSUSM:
EDST 630 (or completion of SB2042 program)                         3       EDMX 632                                           3
   Current Issues and Research in Educational                                   Technology and Communication for
   Technology                                                                   Special Populations
EDUC 501 or completion of SB2042 program                           3
   Instruction for Students with Special Needs                             EDMX 627                                                         3
                                                                              Assessment for Planning and Instruction
Current holders of a CLAD/BCLAD certificate or emphasis                    (EDMX 631 or equivalent is a prerequisite to this course)
or the new SB 2042 credential do not need the following
                                                                           EDMX 633                                                         3
courses:
                                                                              Community Access through Supported
EDUC 602                                           3
                                                                              Environments
   Schooling in a Multicultural Society
EDUC 641                                           3                       EDMX 634                                                         4
   Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Learning                            Working With Students with Severe Disabilities
Note: EDUC 602 is required if seeking MA degree.                           Current holders of a CLAD/BCLAD certificate or emphasis
                                                                           or the new SB 2042 credential do not need the following
REQUIRED COURSES FOR LEVEL I:                                              courses:
Summer                                                                     EDUC 641                                           3
EDMX 631                                                           3          Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Learning
   Foundations in Law, Ethics, & Procedures of
   Special Education                                                       EDUC 602                                                         3
                                                                              Schooling in a Multicultural Society
Fall                                                                       Note: EDUC 602 is required if seeking MA degree.
EDMX 627 (Also offered in Spring)                              3
     Assessment for Planning and Instruction                               MASTERS COURSES (recommended after or near end of
(prerequisite: EDMX 631 or equivalent)                                     completion of Level I Coursework) – 21 units in residency at CSUSM is
                                                                           required for the MA in Education.
EDMX 622                                                           3                             nd
   Literacy for Education Specialists                                      Summer or Fall 2 Year
(prerequisite: EDMS 521 or equivalent)                                     EDUC 602                                                         3
                                                                              Schooling in a Multicultural Society
Spring                                                                     EDUC 622                                                         3
EDMX 572                                             7                        Research Methods in Education
    Education Specialists: Special Education Student                                  nd
                                                                           Spring 2 Year
    Teaching                                                               EDUC 698                                                         3
EDMX 632                                                           3           Master’s Thesis/Project
   Communication, Technology & Social                                      Units of Electives (To total a minimum of 30 units)
   Competence for Special Populations                                      EDEX 550 (May be repeated one time)                 1
EDMX 633                                                           3           San Diego Summer Leadership Institute in
    Community Access through Supported                                         Special Education
    Environments                                                           EDEX 640A                                                        3
Total                                                       22-28             Beginning Process Communication:
                                                                              Reaching All Students
Additional Required Courses for Single Subject
Credential Holders:                                                        EDEX 640B                                                        1
EDMS 521: Elementary Literacy I                                    3          Advanced Process Communication:
EDMS 543: Elementary Mathematics Education                         3          Reaching All Students
   (or EDMX 543 – Mathematics Education in Inclusive Classrooms)
                                                                           EDEX 636                                                       1–3
Additional Requirements for Moderate/Severe                                   Contemporary Professional Issues:
Certification:                                                                Research & Best Practice Seminar
For those who completed a Preliminary Level I                              (May be repeated for a total of 9 units)
Mild/Moderate credential from CSUSM:
EDMX 634                                                           4                                         (continued next page)
     Working With Students with Severe Disabilities

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                   The Culminating Experience and Advancement to Candidacy
                                  for Master of Arts Candidates

All students are required to complete their programs with a culminating experience in their respective
fields. This expectation allows master's candidates to conduct their own research study and/or engage
in a collaborative effort to enhance curricular and programmatic needs in relevant school settings.
Students engage in the planning, preparation, and completion of the thesis or project under the
direction of a faculty committee made up of the chair and at least one other faculty member. The
program emphasizes collaborative master's projects. Students will be encouraged to work in small
groups or pairs on master's projects which are applied in nature and, when possible, are field-based
and may include experiences working with a particular population of learners. Collaboration among
master's students and school districts is encouraged. Students begin the formal preparation of this
culminating project following successful completion of an option and advancement to candidacy. Note:
students must continually enroll in EDUC 698 until successful completion of thesis or project.

Candidates can find the Advancement to Candidacy form, along with other important forms and policy
information on the Graduate Studies website at: http://www.csusm.edu/graduate_studies/

All Master’s candidates are assigned a faculty advisor to develop a program of study that totals a
minimum of 30 units. Candidates are required to complete 21 semester credit hours in residence at Cal
State San Marcos. Up to nine semester credit hours from previous work may be included in the
program of study with the advisor’s approval. These credits may only be those which have not been
applied to any other degree program. Coursework older than 5 years is not eligible for inclusion in
a program of study.


                           Clear Level II Education Specialist Preparation

Clear Level II preparation is required of all initial Preliminary Level I credential holders. This Level II
preparation is intended to be a support mechanism for the successful induction of newly credentialed
special educators into the professional level. All candidates completing Level I preparation must begin
a Level II program within 120 calendar days after employment as a specialist and complete a Clear
Level II Education Specialist credential program within five (5) years of the date of issuance of the Level
I Credential. Level II credential requirements include possession of a Preliminary Level I Specialist
Credential and 2 years of experience as a special educator while holding a Level I Credential.




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                                  Internship – Preliminary Level I Education Specialist
                                      Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe Disabilities
                                             with English Learner Authorization
                          INTERNSHIP PARTNERSHIP WITH SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
                         INTERNSHIP PARTNERSHIP WITH CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
        Internships are available through school district partnerships in San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties.
           Please contact CSUSM College of Education Student Services Center for more information: 760/750-4277.


                       Designed for teachers who have completed a basic credential program and
                    have satisfied California subject matter competency for Multiple or Single Subject
                                 (An emergency or substitute permit is not a basic credential.)




                 Application Requirements for Internship – Preliminary Level I Education Specialist

1.   Credential: A copy of the applicant’s valid basic teaching credential is required.

2.   Verification of Subject Matter Competency – copy of credential or passing CSET scores.

3.   Graduate Application: Completed a Graduate application and declare an MA in Special Education as your objective.
     Apply online at www.csumentor.edu. Official transcripts from each college or university attended must be mailed
     directly to the Office of Admissions.

4.   College of Education Application and Transcripts: College of Education (COE) applications will be available online
     at www.csusm.edu/COE. For Summer entry, the filing period is approximately January 15th through mid-March. For
     Spring entry, the filing period is approximately August 15th through mid-October. Bachelor's Degree and date from a
     regionally accredited institution must be posted. The application to the COE needs to include all supporting documents
     as listed in this brochure. See #3 above for further information regarding transcript requirements.

     College of Education Application Fee. A $25 credential application fee is due upon application to a credential
     program. Please submit a $25 check payable to CSUSM with the application and supporting documents.

5.   District Application: Application also must be made with the district. For San Diego Unified Intern Applicants: You
     must apply online at www.sandi.net. For Capistrano Unified Intern Applicants: Please contact the district directly for
     instructions.

6.   Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted from anyone who is knowledgeable about
     the applicant’s teaching competence and personal qualities and potential.

7.   Personal Interview: For qualified candidates, an interview is conducted by a committee consisting of university faculty
     and district administrators. The applicant is notified by mail or telephone of the interview process after the application
     deadline.

8.   Statement of Purpose: A statement is required that tells about you and why you wish to pursue this credential. Your
     goals, ideals, experiences, special skills, community service may be included.

9.   Tuberculin clearance must be on file in the COE Student Services Center before beginning the program and
     must be valid through completion of the program including through intern teaching. The clearance may be
     obtained at a private physician's office, the County Health Department or the Cal State San Marcos Student Health
     Center. This is different than the proof of immunization required for admission to the University.



There may be additional requirements for out of state and foreign trained teachers, please refer to the California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing at www.ctc.ca.gov or the College of Education – Student Services Center for
more information.



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                            INTERNSHIP – PRELIMINARY LEVEL I MILD/MODERATE AND/OR
                                     MODERATE/SEVERE CREDENTIAL PROGRAM
                     Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe Disabilities with English Learner Authorization


PREREQUISITE COURSES (required if equivalence
has not been determined)
EDST 630 (or completion of 2042 program)        3
    Teacher Leadership: Current Issues and
    Research in Educational Technology
EDUC 501 (or completion of 2042 program)        3
    Instruction for Students with Special Needs


                                               INTERN TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

1. Bachelor’s Degree. Official transcript verifying bachelor’s degree required.
2. U.S. Constitution requirement must be completed.
3. Basic Skills Examination.
4. CSET Multiple Subject examination.
5. English Learner Training (CLAD or SB2042, EDUC 602 or 641)
6  Fingerprint Clearance. Because you are a credentialed teacher, you have met the fingerprint clearance requirement.
   However, you must be issued an internship credential before beginning intern teaching.
7. Tuberculin Clearance must be on file in the COE Student Services Center before beginning the program and must be
   valid through completion of the program including through intern teaching.
8. Successful progress in the program.



There may be additional requirements for out of state and foreign trained teachers, please refer to the California Commission
on Teacher Credentialing at www.ctc.ca.gov or the College of Education – Student Services Center for more information.

YEAR I
Summer Year I
EDMX 631                                       3
   Foundations in Law, Ethnics, and Procedures
   of Special Education                                           Spring Year I
                                                                  EDMX 622                                           3
EDUC 602 (those with CLAD or SB2042 are exempt)     3                 Literacy for Education Specialists
   Schooling in a Multicultural Society                           (Prerequisite: EDMS 521 or equivalent)
Note: EDUC 602 is required if seeking MA degree.
                                                                  EDMX 632                                           3
Fall Year I                                                          Technology and Communication for
EDUC 641 (those with CLAD or SB2042 are exempt)     3                Special Populations
     Sociocultural Contexts of Language
     and Learning                                                 EDMX 672                                           7
EDMX 627 (Also offered in Spring)                   3                Education Specialists Special Education
   Assessment for Planning and Instruction                           Student Teaching II
(Prerequisite: EDMX 631 or equivalent)
                                                                  EDEX 660 (for interns only)                        2
EDMX 633                                            3                Induction Plan Development
   Community Access Through Supported
   Environments

EDMX 671                                            7                                          (continued next page)
   Education Specialist Special Education
   Student Teaching I




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Additional Required Courses for Single Subject
Credential Holders Only                                                       MASTERS COURSES (recommended after or near end of
EDMS 521                                                          3           completion of Level I Coursework) – 21 units in residency at
    Elementary Literacy I                                                     CSUSM is required for the MA in Education.
EDMS 543                                                          3           Summer or Fall 2 Year
                                                                                                    nd
    Elementary Mathematics Education                                          EDUC 602                                                 3
  (or EDMX 543 – Mathematics Education in Inclusive Classrooms)
                                                                                 Schooling in a Multicultural Society
Additional Requirements for Moderate/Severe                                   EDUC 622                                                 3
Certification:                                                                   Research Methods in Education
For those who completed a Preliminary                   Level         I                  nd
Mild/Moderate credential from CSUSM:
                                                                              Spring 2 Year
EDMX 634                                                          4           EDUC 698                                                 3
   Working With Students with Severe Disabilities                                 Master’s Thesis/Project

For those who completed a Preliminary Level I                                 Units of Electives (To total a minimum of 30 units)
Mild/Moderate credential at an institution other than                         EDEX 550                                            1
CSUSM:                                                                            San Diego Summer Leadership Institute in
EDMX 632                                                          3               Special Education
   Technology and Communication for
   Special Populations                                                        EDEX 640A                                                3
                                                                                 Beginning Process Communication:
EDMX 627                                                3                        Reaching All Students
Assessment for Planning and Instruction
(EDMX 631 or equivalent is a prerequisite to this course)                     EDEX 640A                                                1
                                                                                 Advanced Process Communication: Reaching
EDMX 633                                                          3              All Students
   Community Access through
   Supported Environments                                                     EDEX 636                                              1–3
                                                                                 Contemporary Professional Issues:
EDMX 634                                                          4              Research & Best Practice Seminar
   Working With Students with Severe Disabilities                             (May be repeated for a total of 9 units)

Current holders of a CLAD/BCLAD certificate or emphasis                       *EDUC 602 is required if seeking MA degree.
or the new SB 2042 credential do not need the following
courses:
*EDUC 602                                           3
    Schooling in a Multicultural Society
EDUC 641                                            3
    Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Learning


                                    The Culminating Experience and Advancement to Candidacy
                                                   for Master of Arts Candidates

All students are required to complete their programs with a culminating experience in their respective fields. This expectation allows
master's candidates to conduct their own research study and/or engage in a collaborative effort to enhance curricular and programmatic
needs in relevant school settings. Students engage in the planning, preparation, and completion of the thesis or project under the
direction of a faculty committee made up of the chair and at least one other faculty member. The program emphasizes collaborative
master's projects. Students will be encouraged to work in small groups or pairs on master's projects which are applied in nature and,
when possible, are field-based and may include experiences working with a particular population of learners. Collaboration among
master's students and school districts is encouraged. Students begin the formal preparation of this culminating project following
successful completion of an option and advancement to candidacy. Note: students must continually enroll in EDUC 698 until successful
completion of thesis or project.

Candidates can find the Advancement to Candidacy form, along with other important forms and policy information on the Graduate
Studies website at: http://www.csusm.edu/graduate_studies/

All Master’s candidates are assigned a faculty advisor to develop a program of study that totals a minimum of 30 units. Candidates are
required to complete 21 semester credit hours in residence at Cal State San Marcos. Up to nine semester credit hours from previous
work may be included in the program of study with the advisor’s approval. These credits may only be those which have not been
applied to any other degree program. Coursework older than five years is not eligible for inclusion in a program of study.




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                               CLEAR LEVEL II EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL
                       WITH ENGLISH LEARNER AUTHORIZATION AND MASTER OF ARTS OPTIONS
                             Designed for teachers who have completed a basic credential program and
                          have satisfied California subject matter competency for Multiple or Single Subject
                                    (An emergency or substitute permit is not a basic credential.)

The Level II Education Specialist Credential Program prepares teachers in advanced leadership skills for the delivery of special education
services to children and youth with identified disabilities. This option is for teachers who already hold the Level I Mild/Moderate and/or
Moderate/Severe Disability Education Specialist Credential(s) and who need to complete the Clear Level II coursework in order to retain
their education specialist credential and who may also wish to obtain a Master of Arts in Special Education. This path also is appropriate
for special educators who hold a Learning Handicapped or equivalent credential and wish only to obtain a Master of Arts in Special
Education.
                                                     Co-requisite Requirements
                                  (To be completed before recommendation for Level II Credential)
1.   Completion of Level II coursework, as outlined below.
2.   Health Education:
          A health course must be completed which covers nutrition; physiological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol,
           narcotics and drugs; and, use of tobacco
     and
          CPR training certification which covers infant, child and adult CPR
3.   Verification of Employment: Verification of two years of successful experience in a full-time special education position
     from the school district personnel office while holding a Preliminary Level I credential.


There may be additional requirements for out of state and foreign trained teachers, please refer to the California Commission on
Teacher Credentialing at www.ctc.ca.gov or the College of Education – Student Services Center for more information.

LEVEL II REQUIRED COURSES:                                               MASTERS COURSES (recommended after or near end of
                                                                         completion of Level II Coursework) – 21 units in residency at
                                                                         CSUSM is required for the MA in Education.
EDEX 660     (Must be first course in program)                  2
   Induction Plan Development                                                                  nd
                                                                         Summer or Fall 2 Year
                                                                         EDUC 602                                                       3
EDEX 638                                            3
                                                                            Schooling in a Multicultural Society
   Shared Leadership in Educational Excellence for All

EDEX 639   (On Line Course)                         3                    EDUC 622                                                       3
   Data-Based Instruction to Improve the Learning                           Research Methods in Education
   Outcomes for Students who are Difficult to Teach                                 nd
                                                                         Spring 2 Year
EDEX 651                                                       3         EDUC 698                                                       3
   Advanced Technology, Transition, & Inclusive                              Master’s Thesis/Project
   Education
                                                                         Units of Electives (You may add electives from the list below
EDEX 652                                                       2         with advisor approval to complete your 30 unit program of study.)
   Crisis Prevention & Management
                                                                         EDEX 550 (May be repeated up to 3 units.)                      1
EDUC 646                                                       3            San Diego Summer Leadership Institute
     Second Language Acquisition: Research and Practice                     in Special Education
(Note: Two years of induction may exempt student from this
course. Verification and approval required.)
                                                                         EDEX 640A                                                       3
Current holders of a CLAD/BCLAD certificate or emphasis or the              Beginning Process Communication: Reaching
new SB 2042 credential do not need the following two courses, all           All Students
others do. (Note: EDUC 602 is required if completing Masters
Program.)
                                                                         EDEX 640B                                                      1
EDUC 641                                           3                        Advanced Process Communication: Reaching
   Sociocultural Contexts of Language and Learning                          All Students
EDUC 602                                           3
       Schooling in a Multicultural Society                              EDEX 636                                       1–3
                                                                            Contemporary Professional Issues: Research &
EDEX 661      (Must be final course in program)                2            Best Practice Seminar
   Portfolio Review & Site Visitation                                    (May be repeated for a total of 9 units)

Program Total                                             15-21
                                                                                                            (continued next page)
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                  The Culminating Experience and Advancement to Candidacy
                                for Master of Arts Candidates

All students are required to complete their programs with a culminating experience in their respective
fields. This expectation allows master's candidates to conduct their own research study and/or engage
in a collaborative effort to enhance curricular and programmatic needs in relevant school settings.
Students engage in the planning, preparation, and completion of the thesis or project under the
direction of a faculty committee made up of the chair and at least one other faculty member. The
program emphasizes collaborative master's projects. Students will be encouraged to work in small
groups or pairs on master's projects which are applied in nature and, when possible, are field-based
and may include experiences working with a particular population of learners. Collaboration among
master's students and school districts is encouraged. Students begin the formal preparation of this
culminating project following successful completion of an option and advancement to candidacy. Note:
students must continually enroll in EDUC 698 until successful completion of thesis or project.

Candidates can find the Advancement to Candidacy form, along with other important forms and policy
information on the Graduate Studies website at: http://www.csusm.edu/graduate_studies/

All Master’s candidates are assigned a faculty advisor to develop a program of study that totals a
minimum of 30 units. Candidates are required to complete 21 semester credit hours in residence at Cal
State San Marcos. Up to nine semester credit hours from previous work may be included in the
program of study with the advisor’s approval. These credits may only be those which have not been
applied to any other degree program. Coursework older than five years is not eligible for inclusion
in a program of study.




                          GRADING POLICY FOR ALL PROGRAMS


All courses, except student teaching, are graded A, B, C, D, F. Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) is
given for student/intern teaching. The minimum acceptable final grade for the courses in the
professional education sequence including prerequisite courses is C+ (2.3), but a B (3.0)
average must be maintained.




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