Integrated Teacher Preparation Program

Total program: 57 semester hours
24 minimum (B.A.) + 33 (Credential)

The Integrated Teacher Preparation Program (B.A. Educational Studies + Credential) is designed as an accelerated four-year B.A/Credential program at La Verne. This track is designed for students pursuing a career in teaching in public or private schools. Coursework focuses on content preparation for the subject matter competency and pedagogy in teacher education. The program includes student teaching experiences.

The Integrated Teacher Preparation program requires a 2.75 GPA for admission with a minimum 3.0 required for credential courses, a writing assessment, and a face-to-face interview with the program chair or designee. Students must be fully matriculated into the program by the end of the fall semester of their freshman year. Semester advising appointments are required throughout the four years to monitor progress according to the requirements of the accelerated GPA and portfolio requirements. Students who do not progress according to the requirements of the accelerated program may be counseled into the traditional B.A. Educational Studies program.

Upon successful completion of the second year of the Integrated Teacher Preparation program, students will interview with the Director of the Teacher Education program or designee for authorization to advance to prerequisites for the credential portion of the program. Advancement will be determined by an interview, current GPA (minimum 3.0 required) and recommendation from the B.A program chair. All Integrated Teacher Preparation students must obtain cleared fingerprints. Applicable fees apply. A record of current immunizations must be on file.

For Prerequisites, Admission Requirements, and Undergraduate (BA) Graduation Requirements, see the Educational Studies section in the Undergraduate Studies section of this catalog.

Advancement to Candidacy requires the completion of 21 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0, an application for graduation, and the completion of specific assessments required by the College’s assessment system.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses

24 semester hours

EDUC 306Writing With Purpose4
EDUC 310Schools in Society (Must be taken in residency)4
EDUC 350Child Psychology and Development (Must be taken in residency)4
EDUC 385History, Culture, & Society4
EDUC 407Technology & Digital Literacy4
EDUC 499ISenior Seminar for the Integrated Teacher Preparation Program4
Total Semester Hours24

Credential Courses

33 semester hours

EDUC 425Language and Literacy, Multiple Subject4
EDUC 426Introductory Teaching Practices, Multiple Subject4
EDUC 440Intermediate Teaching Practices, Multiple Subject4
EDUC 441Advanced Teaching Practices, Multiple Subject4
EDUC 491Subject Specific Pedagogy - History, PE, and Visual/Perf Arts4
EDUC 492Subject Specific Pedagogy - Math and Science4
EDUC 497Introductory Supervised Teaching, Multiple Subject3
EDUC 498Advanced Supervised Teaching6
Total Semester Hours33

Other Program Components

Student Teaching Program Prerequisites

All students must complete fieldwork hours in the state of California. Student teaching candidates must complete an application and be accepted by the faculty into the student teaching sequence with the following:

Introductory Supervised Teaching Requirements:

  • Certificate of Clearance or equivalent fingerprint clearance
  • Demonstration of personal dispositions necessary for teaching (as outlined by the LaFetra College of Education)
  • CPR for adults, infants and children
  • Current TB clearance
  • Verification of Basic Skills Competence as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Successful completion of all pre-student teaching coursework as defined by a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Speech course or verification
  • US Constitution course or passing test score
  • Health Education/Nutrition/Drug Prevention/Tobacco/Sexually Transmitted Diseases Course
  • Verification of Subject Matter Competence as defined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Advanced Supervised Teaching Requirements:

  •  Successful completion of all requirements for Introductory Supervised Teaching

Teacher Performance Assessments

The California Teacher Assessment Program (TPA) provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the teaching performance expectations. The TPA consists of two tasks embedded within the student teaching experience.

Preliminary Credential Application Requirements

To apply for a preliminary credential with the state of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates must have:

  • Maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework
  • Successfully completed clinical teaching requirements
  • Received a B or better in EDUC 498 Advanced Supervised Teaching
  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completed an “Application for Credential”
  • Completed CPR Certification for Adults, Infants, and Children
  • Passed all required TPAs
  • Passed the RICA (Multiple Subject only)
  • Must be cleared by the credential analyst for all remaining requirements
  • Submit a Development/Induction Plan

Clear Credential Application Requirements

To apply for a Clear Credential with the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, candidates must have completed a professional induction program through their employer within five years of the issuance date of their Preliminary Credential.