Multiple Subject: Mandatory Orientation

Fall Semester 2014

Date: Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Check in at 8:45 am) Both Days
Location: MND 1003

The orientation will be a mix of instruction and community building. The following experiences will encompass the orientation.


Thursday, August 28

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm (Welcome and Multiple Subject Program Overview)
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: LUNCH (Working Lunch/Brown bag only)
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Bafá Bafá Cross-Culture Simulation)

Friday, August 29

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm (Long Introductions)
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm LUNCH (Potluck - bring a main dish, salad, side dish or dessert. Sign up will be on Thursday, August 29)
  • 12:45pm - 4:00pm (Curriculum Design, Expectations for Student Teaching)

In addition to the August 28 and 29 dates, orientation activities will take place in addition to your regular class schedule for week 1 (week of September 1). If these dates/times are not already noted in your MySacState schedule, please be sure to make a note of these additional activities scheduled for the first week only: Wednesday, September 3 from 1:00-4:00pm, Thursday, September 4 from 1:00-4:00pm and Friday, September 5 from 1:00-4:00pm. Location information for these additional orientation activities will be provided on Thursday, August 28.

Textbook Information and Mandatory Reading Assignment

Required textbooks and readings for Principles of Teaching (EDTE 334A/B):

1. Setting Limits in the Classroom, 3rd Edition: A Complete Guide to Effective Classroom Management with a School-wide Discipline Plan by Robert J. Mackenzie (Author), Lisa Stanzione.

  • No summer reading

2. Learning to Trust, Marilyn Watson (Author) (2003).

  • Read entire book before orientation

3. Teaching to Change the World (2012) Jeannie Oakes (Author), Martin Lipton (Author), Lauren Anderson (Author), Jamy Stillman (Author)

  • Read:
    • About the Authors
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction (read this section carefully)
    • Conclusion Focal Point on page 385 from the work of Herbert Kohl who invites the reader to find satisfaction in the day to day hopeful work of Teaching for Social Justice.
  • Part One, Two and Three:
    • Read the Introduction in full
    • Read the Chapter Overviews in full
    • Browse through the chapters looking at chapter headings, stopping along the way to read closely if desired the chapters looking at chapter headings and focal points. Take time to stop from time to time to read the observations of teachers-in their own word.


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