South Valley Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

 

 

The South Valley Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) addresses a critical need for well-qualified, highly-committed teachers for learners in schools in the southern Central Valley of California. Currently, college students who wish to become teachers through an exemplary, evidence-based teacher education program need to travel to Fresno from their communities in the South Valley for coursework at California State University, Fresno; a trip of more than an hour, several times per week. Completion of the program takes a total of five and a half years.

In the new ITEP program, future teachers in the South Valley will complete their first two years of college work in a carefully aligned program at one of three community colleges:

  • College of the Sequoias
  • Porterville College
  • West Hills College Lemoore

Students transfer to Fresno State and complete their remaining coursework in an accelerated two-year program at the Fresno State Visalia Campus. They also will be engaged in learning how to teach through authentic experiences in schools in their home communities. Most importantly, they will complete their Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and their teaching credential in only two more years, shortening the total time from five and one half years to four years.

ITEP Teacher Pathway

South Valley ITEP Course Matrix

Years 1 & 2

Year 3

Year 4

College of the Sequoias Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2019

General Education

Major Courses

Prerequisites

Electives

    
Writing for the K-8 Classroom Linguistics & Reading Elementary Curriculum Science Methods Special Education
Communication & Learning Educational Applications of Technology Developmentally Appropriate Practices Math Methods Inquiry into Problems of Practice 3
California Studies Sociology of Race & Ethnicity Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy Integrated Curriculum & Disciplinary Literacies Student Teaching
Interdisciplinary Art Studies Exploring Mathematics Literacy Inquiry of Problems of Practice 2
Physical Education for Children Environmental Earth & Life Science Inquiry into Problems of Practice 1 Student Teaching

 

Class Schedule (Tentative)

Cohort 1

Fall 2018

COMM 114
Communications and Learning
Tuesday/Thursday
11:00am - 12:15pm

KINES 152
Physical Education for Children - Lecture
Tuesday/Thursday
3:10pm - 4:00pm

KINES 152
Physical Education for Children - Activity
Tuesday/Thursday
4:10pm - 5:00pm

LS 110W
Writing in the K-8 Classroom
Tuesday/Thursday
5:30pm - 6:45pm

IAS 108
Interdisciplinary Art Studies
Online

SSCI 110
California Studies
Online

Spring 2019

SOC 111 or SSCI 180
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity or Diversity in the US
Tuesday/Thursday
11:00am - 12:15pm

MATH 100
Exploring Mathematics
Tuesday/Thursday
2:30pm - 3:45pm

LING 132
Linguistics and Reading
Online

NSCI 115
Intro to Environmental Earth and Life Science
Online

CI 100
Educational Applications of Technology
Online

Cohort 2

Fall 2018

COMM 114
Communications and Learning
Tuesday/Thursday
9:30am - 10:45am

KINES 152
Physical Education for Children - Lecture
Tuesday/Thursday
1:00pm - 1:50pm

KINES 152
Physical Education for Children - Activity
Tuesday/Thursday
2:10pm - 3:00pm

LS 110W
Writing in the K-8 Classroom
Tuesday/Thursday
4:00pm - 5:15pm

IAS 108
Interdisciplinary Art Studies
Online

SSCI 110
California Studies
Online

Spring 2019

SOC 111 or SSCI 180
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity or Diversity in the US
Tuesday/Thursday
9:30am - 10:45am

MATH 100
Exploring Mathematics
Tuesday/Thursday
1:00pm - 2:15pm

LING 132
Linguistics and Reading
Online

NSCI 115
Intro to Environmental Earth and Life Science
Online

CI 100
Educational Applications of Technology
Online

 

For more information, contact an advisor.