Academy for Catholic Teaching

Academy of Catholic Teaching (ACT) is an innovative three-year collaborative program that creates pathways for inspired education students to teach by example in San Diego's K-12 Catholic schools.

ACT is designed to provide K-12 school teacher in Catholic schools with rigorous coursework, field experiences that build towards earning a Dual Teaching Credential (MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential and Education Specialist Credential), involvement within the Catholic community, and spiritual development.  

Requirements for the Academy of Catholic Teaching

EDTE 500PDiversity, Inclusion & Schooling3
EDTE 501PMethods for Language & Literacy3
EDTE 502PElementary Methods I: Math & Science3
or EDTE 504P Secondary Methods I
EDTE 503PElementary Methods II: Humanities3
or EDTE 505P Secondary Methods II: Social Science
or EDTE 506P Secondary Methods II: Science
or EDTE 507P Secondary Methods II: Mathematics
or EDTE 508P Secondary Methods II: English
or EDTE 509P Secondary Methods II: World Language
EDTE 510PEducational Psychology3
EDTE 511PEquity & Advocacy in Educational Systems3
EDTE 512PMethods for English Learners3
EDTE 513PPositive Behavior Supports for Family, School, and Community Engagement3
EDTE 514Educational Research Methods3
EDTE 515SCapstone Seminar 3
EDTE 516Technology & Learning 3
EDTE 517PAssessment 3
EDUC 579Experimental Topics (Theology and Education)3
EDUC or EDTE Elective (500:599 or Study Abroad Course)3
Total Units42

Field Experience Support 

EDTE 555FField Placement Support 11

Grades of B- or better are required in all credential courses, including student teaching.

International Requirement

At SOLES, all masters and doctoral students participate in an international experience designed to support the growth of cultural competency. Our goal is to inform best practices in working with culturally diverse populations locally, nationally and globally.  International experiences are approved by each student's faculty advisor and can be credit based or non-credit based activities.

Exit Requirement - Masters

Capstone Research Project

Exit Requirement - Credential

California Teacher Performance Assessment (CalTPA)