Notre Dame de Namur University

School of Education and Leadership

Teaching (Credential Programs)

Address:

1500 Ralston Avenue

Belmont, CA 94002

United States

Phone:

(800) 263-0545

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Teaching (Credential Programs)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

NDNU's Department of Education offers a program of professional preparation for the California Multiple Subject Credential and California Single Subject Credential, approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Multiple Subject Credential Program
This credential authorizes service in self-contained classrooms usually in an elementary school setting. NDNU's Multiple Subject Credential Program is postbaccalaureate and requires a full fifth year, or 33 semester units, of study. The concurrent program at NDNU offers students the opportunity to complete the professional course work and two student teaching experiences within a calendar year. NDNU students enrolled in its credential programs may articulate up to 15 units toward the Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Curriculum and Instruction.

Single Subject Credential
This credential authorizes service in departmentalized settings usually in middle schools and high schools. NDNU's Single Subject Credential program is postbaccalaureate and requires a full fifth year, or 31 semester units, of study. The concurrent program at NDNU offers students the opportunity to complete the professional course work and two student teaching experiences within a calendar year. NDNU students enrolled in its credential programs may articulate up to 15 units toward the Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and up to 12 units toward the Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Disciplinary Studies.

Educational Specialst Credential
NDNU's Education Specialist Credential program prepares students to teach in special education programs in public and private schools. Students choose one of two concentration options: mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities.

Credential holders with a mild/moderate authorization will be able to teach students in Resource Specialist Program classes (K-12) and students in special day classes for learning disabilities. Credential holders with a moderate/severe authorization will be able to teach students in grades K-12 whose needs are more severe. A student may elect to complete the requirements for both options. This can be accomplished while in the program with the addition of the appropriate adaptations course (EDU4234 or EDU4237) and an additional semester of fieldwork in an appropriate educational setting. If requirements for both are completed during the program the candidate will be recommended for both authorizations.

Special Education candidates may discover opportunities to serve as paid interns while earning the credential. Building upon the Education Specialist Credential, this program enables students to complete an additional 3-unit course in order to earn a master's degree.

 

Accreditation:

Notre Dame de Namur University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001179

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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