Program Schedule - Alt 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 17 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 2021 Cohorts

Summer 2021 Semester

June-August attend classes at PLU

EDUC 544 – Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)

EDUC 520 – Issues of Child Abuse & Neglect (1)

SPED 583 – Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)

SPED 577 – The Inclusive Classroom (2)

Fall 2021 Semester

Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU on six Saturdays

EDUC 565 – Elem Reading, Language Arts & Socia Studies(2)

EDUC 566 – Elem Math & Science (2)

J-term 2022

These courses are optional but are required for the MAE. Candidates may choose to take them now or the following year:

EDUC 528 – Reading & Writing Across K-8 Curriculum (2)

EDUC 564 – Arts, Mind, & Body (2)

Spring 2022 Semester

Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU only a few Saturdays

EDUC 568 – Internship in Teaching (6)

EDUC 563B – Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)

SPED 520 – Teaching Elem Students w/ Special Needs (2)

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

EDUC 510 – Teaching Reading & Language Arts (3)

EDUC 562 – Schools and Society (2)

EDUC 563A – Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)

EPSY 566 – Advanced Cognitive Development & Learning (2)

EDUC 590 – Culminating Seminar (4)

Summer 2021 Semester

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 583  Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)

Fall 2021 Semester

Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU on six Saturdays

EDUC 561     Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers (4)

J-term 2022

These courses are optional but are required for the MAE. Candidates may choose to take them now or the following year:

SPED 577 – The Inclusive Classroom (2)

EDUC 529 – Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)

Spring Semester 2022

Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU only a few Saturdays

EDUC 568 – Internship in Teaching (6)

EDUC 563B – Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)

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

EDUC 510 – Teaching Reading & 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)

EDUC 590 – Culminating Seminar (4)

EPSY 566 – Advanced Cognitive Development & Learning (2)

SPED 577 – The Inclusive Classroom (2)

Summer 2021 Semester

June-August attend classes at PLU

4 courses (7 credits) – 500 Level – $6,265 3 courses (18 credits) – 900 Level – $4,500

EDUC 544 – Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)

EDUC 520 – Issues of Child Abuse & Neglect (1)

SPED 583 – Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)

SPED 577 – The Inclusive Classroom (2)

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 2021 Semester

EDUC 565 – Elem Reading, Language Arts & Social

Studies (2) EDUC 566 – Elem Math & Science (2)

J-term 2022

These courses are optional but are required for the MAE. Candidates may choose to take them now or the following year:

EDUC 528 – Reading & Writing Across K-8 Curriculum(2)

EDUC 564 – Arts, Mind, & Body (2)

Spring 2022 Semester

Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU only a few Saturdays

EDUC 568 – Internship in Teaching (6)

EDUC 563B – Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)

SPED 520 – Teaching Elem Students w/ Special Needs (2)

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

EDUC 510 – Teaching Reading & Language Arts (3)

EDUC 562 – Schools and Society (2)

EDUC 563A – Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2)

EPSY 566 – Advanced Cognitive Development & Learning (2)

EDUC 590 – Culminating Seminar (4)

Summer 2021 Semester

June-August attend classes at PLU

EDUC 544 – Sociocultural Foundations of Education (2)

EDUC 520 – Issues of Child Abuse & Neglect (1)

SPED 583 – Current Issues in Exceptionality (2)

EDUC 556 – Critical Issues in Secondary Teaching (2)

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 2021 Semester

IEDUC 561 – Instructional Methodology for Secondary Teachers (4)

J-term 2022

These courses are optional but are required for the MAE. Candidates may choose to take them now or the following year:

EDUC 529 – Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)

SPED 577 – The Inclusive Classroom (2) 

Spring 2022 Semester

Internship in the schools Monday-Friday and attend class at PLU only a few Saturdays

EDUC 568 – Internship in Teaching (6)

EDUC 563B – Integrating Seminar: Internship (2)

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

EDUC 510 – Teaching Reading & Language Arts (3)

EDUC 529 – Reading & Writing Across the Secondary Curriculum (2)

SPED 577 – The Inclusive Classroom (2) 

EDUC 562 – Schools and Society (2) 

EDUC 563A – Application of Technology Tools for Teachers (2) 

EPSY 566 – Advanced Cognitive Development & Learning (2) 

EDUC 590 – Culminating Seminar (4)