Preliminary Teaching Credential plus M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning
The GSE Teaching Apprenticeship provides an embedded, hands-on approach to teacher preparation. In Year One, candidates participate in an immersive student teaching experience in one of the 16 High Tech High (HTH) clinical sites, earning their California Preliminary Credential by the end of the academic year. In Year Two, candidates build on this foundation, earning an M.Ed. in Teaching & Learning while working as teachers of record in local schools. Throughout the program, candidates have extensive opportunities to practice and reflect on their teaching through personalized projects which integrate theory and practice.
HTH clinical sites are guided by four design principles ~ equity, personalization, authentic work and collaborative design ~ and provide an innovative and disruptive context for candidates to reimagine what is possible for K-12 education. Candidates learn how to design equitable learning environments which provide access and challenge to all learners through deeper learning and project-based pedagogies. For their Master’s Project, candidates use tools from design thinking and improvement science to design and implement an inquiry project which is connected to a problem of practice in their classroom.
Two-year, face-to-face program
Practice Thoughtful Inquiry & Reflection (IR)
Design Equitable Learning Environments for Deeper Learning (D)