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HIU's Grad Program in Education Earns an "A"

Posted: January 31, 2020

 [SOURCE: National Council on Teacher Quality]

The HIU College of Education’s Master of Education in Elementary Education with Multiple Subject Credential program has earned an ‘A’ in its teacher preparation for Early Reading by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). HIU’s program was part of a small group - only about a quarter of programs nationwide - to qualify for an ‘A’ by providing a combination of the following:

  • Explicit instruction on each of the five components of reading instruction;
  • Support for instruction with high-quality textbooks that accurately detail established principles of scientifically-based reading practices; and,
  • Evidence that teacher candidates must demonstrate mastery through in-class assignments, tests, and fieldwork.

The Master of Education (Concentration in Elementary Education) at HIU is designed for educators seeking a master’s degree and a teaching credential for a career in California public K-6 elementary schools, or self-contained classrooms through grade 8. The program provides a background in theory, principles, materials, and teaching methodology for successful application in classroom settings. The emphasis prepares and entitles individuals to teach students who are English Learners (ELs). Students may complete the combined degree and credential program in 15-20 months by attending evening classes, completing coursework online, or a combination of both.

NCTQ is a nonpartisan research and policy group, committed to modernizing the teaching profession and based on the belief that all children deserve effective teachers.

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