Program Schedule - Alternate Routes

If you are currently employed or have strong relationships with a school, we will work creatively with you to explore the possibility of an appropriate internship where you are. The MAE-ARC program is heavily, but not entirely, based in the field. During the field-based portion of this program, candidates are assigned mentors in a school district in addition to their cooperating teacher.

Typical internships begin on the first teacher report day of the school year and continue through the school year. In rare cases, early completion can be arranged but the typical internship will last until at least mid-spring. During this time, the candidate spends all day, every day in their internship gaining an intimate knowledge of how schools work.

When the candidate and supervisor agree that the candidate is ready and prepared, the university supervisor will oversee the completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). When the candidate has successfully completed the TPA and completed his/her internship he/she may be recommended for a Residency Teaching Certificate with the appropriate endorsement(s).

After candidates have completed the initial certification portion of the program, they will have three years to complete the remaining credits in the MAE degree. These classes will be made available on nights and weekends so candidates are able to work while finishing the degree.

Course Schedule for Summer 2022 Cohort

Summer 2022 (June August):
Attend classes at PLU

EDUC 520: Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
EDUC 544: Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)
SPED 580: Foundations and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (4)

Fall 2022 (September – December): 

EDUC 565: Elementary Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies (2)
EDUC 566: Elementary Math and Science (2)

J-term 2023 (January):

EDUC 528: Reading and Writing Across the K-8 Curriculum (2)
EDUC 564: The Arts, Mind, and Body (2)

Spring 2023 Semester (February – May):
Internship at schools Monday-Friday and attending class at PLU for a few Saturdays.

SPED 520: Teaching Students with Special Needs (2)
EDUC 563B: Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)
EDUC 568: Internship in Teaching (6)

Remaining coursework to be finished within 3 years of start of program

EDUC 510: Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
EDUC 562: Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A: Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)
EPSY 566: Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning (2)

Summer 2022 (June August):
Attend classes at PLU.

EDUC 520: Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
EDUC 544: Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)
EDUC 556: Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching (2)
SPED 580: Foundations and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (4)

Fall 2022 (September December):
Internship at schools Monday-Friday and attending class at PLU for a few Saturdays.

EDUC 561: Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers (4)

(Optional) J-term 2023 (January):
Required for master’s degree, not required for certification.

EDUC 529: Reading and Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)

Spring 2023 (February  May):
Internship at schools Monday-Friday and attending class at PLU for a few Saturdays.

EDUC 563B: Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)
SPED 520: Teaching Students with Special Needs (2)
EDUC 568: Internship in Teaching (6)

Remaining coursework to be finished within 3 years of start of program

EDUC 510: Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
EDUC 529: Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)
EDUC 562: Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A: Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)
EPSY 566: Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning (2)

Summer 2022 (June – August):
Attend classes at PLU.
3 courses (7 credits) – 500 Level  |  8 courses (18 credits) – 900 Level (Continuing Education coursework)

EDUC 544: Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)
EDUC 520: Issues of Child Abuse & Neglect (1)
SPED 580: Foundations and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (4)
SPED 912: Team Building & Collaboration (2)
SPED 910: Foundations, Assessment, Evaluation (3)
SPED 914: Procedures for Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
SPED 917: Severe & Profound Disabilities (2)
SPED 915: Behavioral Disabilities (3)
SPED 911: Developmental Disabilities (2)
SPED 921: Autism (1)
SPED 916: Issues in Early Childhood Special Education (2)

Fall 2022 (September – December): 

EDUC 565: Elem Reading, Language Arts & Social Studies (2)
EDUC 566: Elem Math & Science (2)

J-term 2023 (January):

EDUC 528: Reading & Writing Across K-8 Curriculum (2)
EDUC 564: Arts, Mind, & Body (2)

Spring 2023 (February – May):
Internship at schools Monday-Friday and attending class at PLU for a few Saturdays.

SPED 520: Teaching Students with Special Needs (2)
EDUC 563B: Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)
EDUC 568: Internship in Teaching (6)

Remaining coursework to be finished within 3 years of start of program

EDUC 510: Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
EDUC 562: Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A: Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)
EPSY 566: Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning (2)

Summer 2022 (June – August):
Attend classes at PLU.
4 courses (9 credits) – 500 Level  |  8 courses (18 credits) – 900 Level (Continuing Education coursework)

EDUC 520: Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
EDUC 544: Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)
EDUC 556: Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching (2)
SPED 580: Foundations and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (4)
SPED 912: Team Building & Collaboration (2)
SPED 910: Foundations, Assessment, Evaluation (3)
SPED 914: Procedures for Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
SPED 917: Severe and Profound Disabilities (2)
SPED 915: Behavioral Disabilities (3)
SPED 911: Developmental Disabilities (2)
SPED 921: Autism (1)
SPED 916: Issues in Early Childhood Special Education (2)

Fall 2022 (September – December):

EDUC 561: Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers (4)

(Optional) J-term 2023 (January):
Required for master’s degree, not required for certification.

EDUC 529: Reading and Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)

Spring 2023 (February– May):
Internship at schools Monday-Friday and attending class at PLU for a few Saturdays.

EDUC 563B: Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)
SPED 520: Teaching Students with Special Needs (2)
EDUC 568: Internship in Teaching (6)

Remaining coursework to be finished within 3 years of start of program

EDUC 510: Teaching Reading and Language Arts (3)
EDUC 529: Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)
EDUC 562: Schools and Society (2)
EDUC 563A: Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)
EPSY 566: Advanced Cognition, Development, & Learning (2)