Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Our secondary education program provides you with a Single Subject Teaching Credential in the subject of your choice. The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes you to provide instruction in departmentalized classrooms in secondary schools (grades 7-12) and instructional services to provide English language skills and academic content to English learners in California.

Community

  • A single cohort of 35-45 passionate teacher candidates per year
  • A professional learning community in each subject area of 8-12 teacher candidates will allow you to share triumphs and struggles
  • A core group of 15 experienced teacher educators who will know, guide, and support you throughout your year
  • A dedicated network of local teachers and schools eager to support your growth as a teacher and a leader

Placements

In your student teaching placements, you will be on local school campuses from the first day of school until the last. Our secondary education program has three placements throughout the academic year. The Teacher Education Program secures placements for you through our strong partnerships with local schools. At each placement you will be mentored and supported by a university supervisor and a cooperating teacher in your credential subject, many of whom are graduates of our program.

Placement 1
Your first placement takes place during the K-12 fall semester for 8-9 weeks. You will be placed at either a junior high or high school.

Placement 2
Your second placement takes place during the K-12 fall semester for 8-9 weeks. You will be placed at the opposite school level than your first placement. During the last two weeks, you will be at your school site five days a week for the full school day. Here is what a typical week looks like during your first two placements:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
UCSB
Evening: UCSB   Evening: UCSB Evening: UCSB  

 

 

 

 

Placement 3
Your third placement occurs over the K-12 spring semester (February-June). You will be placed at either a junior high or high school, typically at the same site as one of your previous placements. During this placement, you will be at your school site five days a week for the full school day. Here is what a typical week looks like:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
All day:
K-12 schools
  Evening: UCSB Evening: UCSB Evening: UCSB