Secondary Education (SED) Credential Pathways
ACT student teachers participate in two-semester supervised fieldwork and student teaching experiences--one in the fall semester and the other in the spring semester. Student teaching is expected to be completed in classrooms of coaches in LAUSD’s Local District B or collaborating teachers in other approved sites.
Interns will participate in two semesters of supervised fieldwork. In the first two semesters, they are under the supervision of a University Supervisor. In the final, third semester of supervised fieldwork, they are under the supervision of a University Supervisor and Master Teacher. The Intern will also have a school-site Support Provider who will observe and assist the intern, but who will not evaluate the Intern. The Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP) Web site can be accessed at http://www.csun.edu/education/sed/intern/.
Traditional student teachers participate in two-semester supervised fieldwork and student teaching experiences, under the supervision of an experienced, single subject credentialed Supervising Mentor Teacher (aka Master Teacher) in a public school. One semester of fieldwork is in a middle school setting, and the second semester is in a high school setting, or the reverse.
The Department of Education offers a four-year integrated program in math and English, in which students complete their teacher credential at the same time they earn a Bachelors degree. Students complete their first and second semester fieldwork (student teaching) in Year 4 of their program.
More information on the FYI English pathway can be found at http://www.csun.edu/educ/sed/fyi/english_fyi.pdf and on the math pathway at http://www.csun.edu/educ/sed/fyi/math_fyi.pdf. For additional information on the requirements of the FYI and JYI pathways, prospective candidates can contact the Department of Secondary Education at (818) 677-2580 or the CSUN Credential Office at (818) 677-3002.