Program Schedule - Residency Teacher Certification

The total semester credit hours:
MAE with Elementary teacher certification: 38 (non-thesis option) or 42 (thesis option)
MAE with Secondary teacher certification: 36 (non-thesis option) or 40 (thesis option)

PLU’s MAE with Residency Certification program is a full-time program.  Candidates can expect to be in their practicum sites and in courses from morning until the late afternoon, early evening.  This schedule varies each term and the time commitment will vary from day to day. Students should refer to the class schedule to see specific times for courses.

(Note: days/times are approximate and subject to change)

Summer Schedule (June – August):
Classes and a field component.  Candidates can expect to be in courses or in the field all day Monday – Thursday with the occasional Friday or Saturday course.

For elementary studentsFor secondary students
EDUC 544 (2)
Sociocultural Foundations of Education
EDUC 544 (2)
Sociocultural Foundations of Education
EPSY 566 (2)
Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning
EPSY 566 (2)
Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning
SPED 583 (2)
Current Issues in Exceptionality
SPED 583 (2)
Current Issues in Exceptionality
EDUC 510 (3)
Teaching Reading and Language Arts
EDUC 510 (3)
Teaching Reading and Language Arts
EDUC 520 (1)
Issues of Child Abuse & Neglect
EDUC 520 (1)
Issues of Child Abuse & Neglect
SPED 577 (2)
The Inclusive Classroom
EDUC 556 (2)
Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching

Fall schedule (September – December):
Candidates will spend days split between a K-12 classroom and attending courses at PLU.  Please consult the fall schedule for specific times.

For elementary studentsFor secondary students
EDUC 562 Schools and Society (2)EDUC 562 Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)EDUC 563A Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)
EDUC 565 Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Social
Studies (2)
EDUC 561 Instructional Methodology for Secondary
Teachers (4)
EDUC 566 Elementary Math and Science (2)
SPED 520 Teaching Elementary Students with Special Needs (2)

J-Term Schedule (January):
Courses will be offered in the afternoon/early evening with the possibility of meeting times on Saturdays.  Candidates will continue their field work from the Fall.

For elementary studentsFor secondary students
EDUC 528 Reading & Writing Across the K-8 Curriculum (2)EDUC 529 Reading & Writing Across the Secondary
Curriculum (2)
EDUC 564 The Arts, Mind, & Body (2)SPED 577 The Inclusive Classroom (2)

Spring Schedule ( February – May):
Candidates are full-time in their student teaching placements and attend a student teaching seminar at PLU one night a week.

For elementary studentsFor secondary students
EDUC 563B Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)EDUC 563B Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)
EDUC 568 Internship in Teaching (6)EDUC 568 Internship in Teaching (6)

Summer Schedule (June*):
Complete the culminating seminar.  This course is typically two weeks, full-time in June. (Note*: candidates pursuing the thesis option should expect to continue working through August) Candidates that successfully complete all program requirements receive their diploma in August. Additionally candidates must pass all state required licensure requirements to receive their WA State Residency Certificate, including the edTPA (an externally assessed performance assessment of teaching).

For elementary studentsFor secondary students
EDUC 590 Culminating Seminar (4) EDUC 590 Culminating Seminar (4)
EDUC 599 Thesis (4) [Optional]EDUC 599 Thesis (4) [Optional]