Preliminary Single Subject Credential (Middle and High School)
The Department of Education offers a post-baccalaureate program to prepare students for the California Single Subject Credential. This credential, which is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, authorizes candidates to teach in departmental subject areas, usually in a middle or high school setting. Students will complete two student teaching experiences along with their professional coursework.One semester of student teaching is spent at the junior high/middle school level and one semester in a high school setting within the academic area of the credential. NDNU students are placed in public school districts with which we have contracts, and work with culturally-diverse students from a variety of socioeconomic background. School districts occasionally offer qualified Single 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 Teacher 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 the Master's degree.
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
Susan Bedford, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2003
BA, Stanford; MA, San Jose State 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
Cathelyn Ennon, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2008
BS, Credential, Notre Dame de Namur University; MA, Professional Clear Administrator Credential, California State University, East Bay
Jackie Estes, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2007
BA, Northeastern State University; MS, California State, East Bay
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
Jennifer Hofmann, Lecturer in Education
Harriet Winifred Kum, Senior Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 1997
BA, MA (2), San Francisco State University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Brian Lee, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 2009
BA, Secondary Education Credential, MA, San Francisco State University
Dona Carmack Loustalot, Lecturer in Education, at NDNU since 1992
PHN, BS, MA, San Francisco State University; School Nurse Credential, University of
California, 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
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 since 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.,
Lu Chang, Ed.D., Program Director
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