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Credential in Designated Subjects Career Technical Education and Special Subjects - Track A

Credential in Designated Subjects Career Technical Education and Special Subjects - Track A

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Required (19 units)
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Orientation for Designated Subjects Credentials Program

This orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program provides individuals interested in obtaining a Designated Subjects teaching credential with an understanding of the eligibility requirements to become a Career Technical Education or Special Subjects teacher, an overview of the program’s structure, requirements, and processes for obtaining and clearing the credential. The orientation is mandatory for applicants entering UCR Extension's Designated Subjects Credential program for a CTE or Special Subjects teaching credential.

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DS Early Orientation to Teaching

Introduction to Career Technical Education (CTE) program concepts, equity and diversity in the classroom, legal and ethical issues, lesson planning and strategies for teaching and managing an effective classroom environment are introduced in this early orientation for CTE teachers.

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2 units

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DS Classroom/Laboratory Management and Safety

Classroom management strategies that ensure student safety and develop and maintain an effective learning environment. A plan for preventative maintenance and a class budget will be developed.

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2 units

DS Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum development and instructional planning skills in relation to specific occupations. Coordination of goals, objectives, instructional strategies and activities that engage students in learning, safety considerations, materials, and assessments in the preparation of unit and lesson plans.

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4 units

DS Assessing Student Learning

Strategies for planning instruction relevant to both the diverse needs of students and occupations. Methods for determining students' prior knowledge, establishing objectives and assessing and evaluating student achievement in order to improve instruction are presented.

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3 units

DS Teaching English Learners and Students with Special Needs

Instructional strategies that provide all students with access to CTE curriculum. Methods for making content comprehensible to English learners and strategies for teaching special populations in CTE classrooms will be addressed. Relevant state and federal laws, current research and factors that affect language acquisition are presented.

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3 units

DS Foundations and Professional Legal/Ethical Responsibility

Concepts, themes and skills related to the CTE teaching profession including the history and traditions of CTE, its role in public education, and current ethical and legal issues related to professional conduct, misconduct and moral fitness for teachers.

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1.5 units

Implementation of Health Instruction Framework for California Schools

Practical ideas to use in implementing the goals of the Health Instruction Framework for California schools. Topics discussed will include mental health, family health, infectious diseases, nutrition, and the physiological and sociological effects of abuse of alcohol, narcotics, drugs and the use of tobacco.

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2 units

CPR and Basic First Aid

Basic first aid training that meets standards established by the Emergency Medical Services. This course will certify teachers who became credentialed in California after September 1, 1992 with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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1 units

U.S. Constitution Examination

This course introduces students to the basic concepts in the study of American government. Essential elements of the United States Constitution as it was originally formulated, and its meaning as it has developed through amendment and judicial interpretation are covered. The primary objectives will be the origin and development of the Constitution; the Congress; the Presidency; the Judiciary; and federalism, civil rights, and legal guarantees. Material presented, plus completion of out-of-class assignments, should prepare the student to pass the examination of the United States Constitution required for a teaching credential in the State of California. The examination is offered at the last class meeting.

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