Multiple Subject: Mandatory Orientation

Fall Semester 2015

Date: Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28
Location: MND 1005

The orientation will be a mix of instruction and community building. The following experiences will encompass the orientation. Please dress comfortable and in clothing that will allow you to move around. 


Thursday, August 27

  • 8:30 - 8:40am (Welcome)
  • 8:40 - 10:00am (IDEAL SOCIETY Activity)
  • 10:00 - 12:00pm (Nuts and Bolts)
  • 12:00 - 1:15pm: LUNCH (Potluck Lunch)
  • 1:30 - 4:00pm (Community Building/Bafá Bafá Cross-Cultural Simulation)
  • 4:30 - 6:50pm (Former Teacher Candidate Panel)

Friday, August 28

  • 9:00 - 12:00pm (Science Methods for Two Semester and History/Social Studies for Three Semester) 
  • 12:00 - 12:30pm LUNCH (Bring your Own/Campus Eateries)
  • 12:45 - 2:30pm (Signature Components for the Multiple Subject Program)
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm  (Community Building/Long Introductions)

MAKE A FEW SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS: We would like to alert you to a few schedule changes in effect for August 27th through September 4th ONLY. The activities for orientation (August 27th and August 28th) and JumpStart week (August 31st through September 4th) are outlined in the following tables:

Two Semester click here 

Three Semester click here 

Please make a note of the days and times of JumpStart week requirements and plan accordingly. The changes to the schedule for JumpStart week are not permanent; the posted schedule (available here: will be in effect from September 7th until the end of the fall term.


Please complete the assigned summer readings prior to the first day of orientation.  These readings form the foundation of our program’s philosophy and therefore pertain, in some way, to all of your program experiences. They are, in addition, required readings for the EDTE334A/B Principles of Teaching course. (Books should be purchased through Amazon where they will be less expensive than the Hornet Bookstore. Books will be used all year long so renting is also a good option.)

  • ALL CANDIDATES: Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and his Students, by Gregory Michie, 2013

Check on MySacState for your EDTE334A/B section – then see reading assignments below.

  • CANDIDATES IN EDTE 334A/B SECTIONS WITH BAKER & OWENS: Classroom Management: A Guide for Urban School Teachers, by Sean B. Yisrael, 2012.
  • CANDIDATES IN EDTE 334A/B SECTION WITH BEDDOW: The Cleopatra Teacher Rules: Effective Strategies for Engaging Students and Increasing Achievement, by Sean B. Yisrael, 2014.
  • CANDIDATES IN EDTE 334A/B WITH DALY: Learning to Trust, by Marilyn Watson, 2003


  • Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Field Placement Handbook (For TWO Semester)
  • Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Field Placement Handbook (For THREE Semester Candidates) 

Other books required for the PT class during the fall semester will be (purchase these now if possible): 

  1. Teaching to Change the World, by Oakes and Lipton, 2012, 4th edition;
  2. Setting Limits in the Classroom, by MacKenzie and Stanzione, 2010, 3rd Edition;
  3. Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities, by Jeanne Gibbs, 2006, 30th Anniversary version. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Teaching Credentials Office.