Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (Elementary School)
The Department of Education offers a post-baccalaureate program that prepares students for the California Multiple Subject Credential. This credential, approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, authorizes service in self-contained classrooms, usually in an elementary school setting. Students will complete two student teaching experiences in addition to their professional coursework. One semester of student teaching is spent at the primary level and one semester in the intermediate grade level. NDNU students will be placed in two of the many public school districts with which the department has contracts, and will work in a culturally-diverse setting with students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. School districts occasionally offer qualified Multiple Subject candidates the opportunity for a paid internship in lieu of student teaching.
Autism Authorization Add-On
Notre Dame de Namur University offers an add-on teaching authorization for teaching students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This authorization can be added to an existing special education teaching credential to expand the scope of instruction for current teachers. It can also be added on to any base credential, whether it was obtained at NDNU or somewhere else. Additionally, there may be general education teachers or related service personnel who may choose to enroll in this course sequence to better their understanding of ASD.
- All Department of Education supervisors are selected because of previous experience as teachers and administrators in public and private schools.
- The Teacher Education Program allows NDNU students enrolled in its credential programs after Spring 1999 to articulate up to five specific credential courses toward certain master's degrees.
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
William Barry, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Education and Director of PACT (Performance Assessment for California Teachers), at NDNU since 2012
BA, Western Connecticut State University; MAT, Sacred Heart University; Sixth Year, Sacred Heart University; Ph.D., The Nottingham Trent University
Lu Chang, Professor of Education and Director, Single Subject Credential Program, at NDNU since 1994
BA, University of International Business and Economics; MA, California State University, Northridge; Ed.D., University of the Pacific
Kristi Chenette, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2007
BA, San Francisco State University; Credential, MA, Notre Dame de Namur University
Robert Ferrera, Professor of Education and Director, Multiple Subject Credential Program, at NDNU since 1992
BS, University of San Francisco; MA, San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of Southern California
Anabel Jensen, Professor of Education, at NDNU since 1993
BA, ME, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Gina Lencioni, Lecturer in Education
Ed.D., University of San Francisco.
Colin Quinton, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2010
BS, University of Illinois; Credential, Loyola Marymont University; MA, Notre Dame de Namur University
Tamara Schilling, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2009
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara; Teaching Credential, MA, Notre Dame de Namur University
Irv Rollins, Core Faculty in Education, at NDNU since 1979
BA, MA, San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Laura Tebbe, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2005
BA, MA, Northwestern University
Kim Tolley, Professor of Education and Director, Master of Arts in Education program, at NDNU 1996
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, Ed.D., University of California, Berkeley
Kelly Vaughn, Assistant Professor in Education, at NDNU since 2009
BA, MED, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Stanford University
William Barry, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Director of PACT (Performance Assessment for California Teachers)
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Susan Raffo, MA, Multiple Subject Coordinator, Student Teacher Placement
(650) 343-7358, email@example.com
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