2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education

Dr. Robin Duncan

Dr. Rosenda Pike
Associate Dean

Ms. Raequel Patterson
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 951.343.4313
FAX: 951.343.4553

Faculty Information

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Dr. Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education of California Baptist University, a Great Commission University, to prepare professionals of high moral character and ethical behavior to serve throughout the world.

As part of the Great Commission, the faculty and staff are dedicated to their Christian responsibility outlined in Matthew 28: 19-20:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…and lo, I am with you
always, even unto the end of the world.

Graduate and Teaching Credential Programs in Education

The graduate programs in education are designed to equip individuals with the skills, techniques and qualities of leadership required for professional excellence as classroom teachers, instructional leaders, curriculum developers, and administrators. The programs provide a purposeful balance between theory, practice, and research. Graduates will be prepared to identify their strengths and make choices regarding their future role in the profession. Knowledge of human growth and development, theories of learning, rationales for curriculum design and research methods will be blended to provide the appropriate preparation to allow these choices.

California Baptist University offers a Master of Arts and a Master of Science degree in Education and a state-approved teacher education program for the following credentials: Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities, Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Administrative Services. Clear credentials are offered for Pupil Personnel Services in School Psychology and School Counseling. All credentials have internship options available with the exception of the Administrative Services credential. California Baptist University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the School of Education credential programs are approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students may complete a master’s degree, a credential program or both. The Graduate Program Advisor, Credential Program Advisors, and the Credential Analyst are available to assist in course selection, degree check and other academic information.

Teaching in the elementary classroom requires passing the appropriate state examination. It is recommended that students seeking a Single Subject Credential complete a BA/BS in the same subject area. Single Subject candidates may satisfy Subject Matter Competence by completing an approved academic program at the university, or by passing the appropriate state examination. Presently, the Credential Program includes three phases: prerequisites, professional coursework, and a culminating field experience.

The credential programs offered by California Baptist University are state approved programs and subject to revision at any time by state or federal law. The University and the Metcalf School of Education reserves the right to modify the credentialing requirements stated in this catalog when directed to do so by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Since credential legislation and regulations are subject to change, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the School of Education about current regulations. Students are subject to any changes the state may impose until the student is fully credentialed.

Internship Credentials

Internship Credentials are issued to individuals who have enrolled in Commission-approved internship programs. These one-to-two year programs are administered by California colleges and universities in partnership with local school districts. Internship credentials authorize the holder to serve, under the supervision of a commission-approved college or university and the intern’s employer, in the area or subject listed on the credential. California Baptist University sponsors university internship credentials in the following areas: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities) and Pupil Personnel Services in School Psychology and School Counseling. Students should see their credential advisor for a list of all requirements.