San José State University (SJSU) has been in the forefront of innovation in education for over 100 years and has a long history of meeting challenges that require changes in society and in schools. Preparing teachers for California's schools since 1857, SJSU was established as the first public normal school west of the Mississippi River. The oldest public institution of higher education in the state of California, San José State University is located in an area of rapidly increasing cultural diversity and technological complexity. One of the largest universities of the 20-campus California State University system, San José State University has an enrollment of over 30,000 students from every state in the United States and numerous other countries around the world.The Division of Teacher Education, in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education at San José State University, houses basic credential programs for elementary and secondary teachers (called Multiple and Single Subject Credentials in California); offers master's degrees in education.The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program (MSCP) offers in-depth and comprehensive preparation for teacher candidates who will teach in classrooms often marked by great diversity and a majority of language minority students. San José State University's Teacher Education Program operates on the assumption that an effective classroom teacher is committed to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of teaching and learning for all children. Teachers must have high expectations for themselves and for the young people they teach. We expect our teacher candidates to cultivate reflective habits of mind, and believe that candidates must consider the implications of their actions to make thoughtful decisions that place the interests of their student at the forefront. At San José State University, the Teacher Education Program is committed to the preparation of teachers who can meet the challenges of today and those of tomorrow. We seek to admit students to the Teacher Education Program who reflects the diversity of our community in ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background.What follows is a description of San José State University’s response to the Standards of Program Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Preparation Programs for the Multiple Subject Credential Program.The California SB2042 Multiple Subject Preliminary Credential Program Standards can be found at www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/standards/AdoptedPreparationStandards.pdf
Judith Schierling and David Whitenack. "Student Teaching Field Experience Guide 2011-2012" Faculty Publications (2011).