The University of Redlands provides a multi-faceted teacher education program. After successful completion of the required course work and program requirements, students advance to student teaching or a teaching internship.
The regulations and requirements of our teacher education program are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). All teacher credentials candidates must demonstrate competency in their specific subject matter area prior to student teaching and the teaching seminar.
The coursework and the field experience segments of the program are delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Pathways are recommended for timely program completion.
Masters + Credential
Candidates pursuing a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist teaching credential are required by CTC to complete 600 hours of fieldwork across the arc of their program. These hours are divided between Early Fieldwork and hours completed while student teaching or a teaching internship.
Candidates will complete 40 hours of fieldwork during their Foundations and Methods courses. These courses are typically taken in the first 2-3 semesters in the program.
The instructors for each course will advise candidates on how many hours to complete as well as methods of completing the early fieldwork. Early Fieldwork hours must be tracked using the Early Fieldwork Log for each course.
While schools are closed due to COVID-19, candidates can complete Virtual Early Fieldwork.
For questions regarding early fieldwork, please contact the Coordinator of the MALT Program, Dr. Nicol Howard.
Student Teaching or Teaching Internship Fieldwork
While student teaching or interning, candidates will complete 560+ hours of fieldwork. This includes at least 4 weeks of solo-teaching.
For questions regarding student teaching or teaching internship, students should contact their OSS Academic Advisor.
All teacher candidates will complete either student teaching or a teaching internship as the culminating fieldwork experience for their program. In order to student teach or intern, teacher candidates must submit a complete application by the deadline of the semester they plan to complete the fieldwork. Please thoroughly read through the deadlines, requirements, and application instructions.
Once teacher candidates have completed their coursework, student teaching/teaching internship and all other credential requirements, they can apply for their Preliminary Teaching Credential.
See the Pathway to Credential to learn more about the process and requirements to be recommended for a Preliminary Credential.
Once Single Subject and Multiple Subject teacher candidates has received their Preliminary teaching credential, they may apply directly with CCTC to receive an additional teaching credential or content area.
Teacher candidates must meet subject matter competency for the second credential.