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Preparing for a Career in Teaching (PACT)
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Location: BGS 314 [map]
Phone: (949) 582-4733
Fax: (949) 347-7363
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7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: (949) 582-4208
Office BGS 103
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If you are interested in teaching elementary school, consider taking
EDUC 90- Intro to Elementary Education (3 units)
Introduces concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, Kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). In addition to class time, the course requires 45 hours of structured fieldwork in approved public school classrooms.
If you are interested in teaching secondary school, consider taking
EDUC 115-Secondary School Teaching (4units)
This course provides an overview of the teaching profession for students
who are considering a career in secondary education. 40 hours of
fieldwork will be required.
If you are interested in Special Education, consider taking
EDUC 118- Exceptional Children (3 units)
An introduction to special education for K-12 students. Offers a survey and study of various characteristics of exceptional children. The primary focus will be on the categories of children with disabilities, but will include children at risk, and children from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Visit Preparing for a Career in Teaching (PACT) and Teacher Preparation Pipeline (TPP) to learn more about becoming a teacher.
Visit Teach California, to learn the different pathways to become a teacher. This website is administered by the California Department of Education.
Contact one of the teacher preparation counselors listed below for more information about transferring.
Jennifer Forster 949-582-4328 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Lerman at 949-582-4328 email@example.com