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California State University San Marcos

College of Education

EDMS 511

Elementary Teaching and Learning I (3 units)

Spring 2006

Instructor:    Constance J. Fish, Ed.D., (760) 731-1239, cfish@csusm.edu

Instructor:Bonnie Drolet, Ed.D., (760) 942-5501, bdrolet@csusm.edu

Instructor:Carol Leighty, Ed.D., (858) 549-4393, cleighty@csusm.edu

Office Hours:  by appointment or email

Mission Statement of the College of Education, CSUSM

The mission of the College of Education Community is to collaboratively transform public education by preparing thoughtful educators and advancing professional practices. We are committed to diversity, educational equity, and social justice, exemplified through reflective teaching, life-long learning, innovative research, and on-going service. Our practices demonstrate a commitment to student-centered education, diversity, collaboration, professionalism and shared governance.

Infused Competencies

Authorization to Teach English Learners Senate Bill (SB) 2042

This program has been specifically designed to prepare teachers for the diversity of languages often encountered in California public school classrooms.  The authorization to teach English learners is addressed by SB 2042.  The competencies needed to teach these students are met through the infusion of content and experiences within the Multiple Subject Program, as well as additional coursework.

Special Education

Consistent with the intent to offer a seamless teaching credential in the College of Education, this course

will demonstrate the collaborative infusion of special education competencies that reflect inclusive educational practices.


This course infuses technology competencies to prepare our candidates to use technologies, emphasizing their use in both teaching practice and student learning. Candidates are expected to use technology as part of their professional practice, as well as to research the topics discussed in this course.

Course Description

This course requires participation in public schools and other education-related contexts.  

This course is designed:

to extend preservice candidates’ understandings about numerous philosophies of teaching and learning;

to inform preservice candidates about key concepts and procedures as they relate to students learning English and students with special education labels;

to encourage further infusion of technology into curriculums.

Course Objectives

The purposes of this course are threefold:

Fish/Drolet/Leighty, Spring 20061

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