Multiple Subject Teacher Education (MSTE)

Becoming a teacher is elementary.

The Justice, Community and Leadership concentration in Multiple Subject Teacher Education (MSTE) prepares future K-8 educators to become classroom teachers. With a strong emphasis on social justice education and inclusive pedagogy, our integrated 4-year BA program emphasizes early placement experience, critical pedagogy, and research-based teaching practices. We are dedicated to preparing educators to teach and lead in schools that represent the linguistically, socially, and economically diverse population of the State of California. 

Incoming freshman students and qualifying sophomores can declare this concentration. This special program enables students to integrate education credentialing coursework and field experience in grades K-8 with their undergraduate course of study.

Students earn their Bachelor of Arts and complete their preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at the end of four years.

 Key features of the credential program:

  • Integrated curriculum: teacher preparation courses taught along with liberal arts courses.
  • Early classroom experience as an undergraduate
  • Student teaching experience in your fourth year that goes beyond state requirements
  • Cohort based program with personal attention from responsive, supportive cooperating teachers and college supervisors.
  • Faculty members are highly qualified professors and educational leaders
  • Supervised teaching placements in diverse settings with a focus on urban education
  • An emphasis on the importance of working as partners with communities and schools to investigate, analyze, and reflect on best practices
  • Admission to the credential program starts in the fall of Sophmore year

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Schedule an appointment with Isabella Navarro, JCL Teacher Education Coordinator. She is available to connect with you in person or by phone, 925-631-4304 or imn1@stmarys-ca.edu.