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EDUC 1 often plays quick games (i.e., brain breaks) to help future teachers learn some options for quick way to get students moving and because many elementary teachers sometimes teach their own PE the course is also providing ideas for PE.

The games are introduced, played, and then discussed in terms of how the game can be altered to fit students' needs,  interests, and capabilities. For example, how the game can be made cognitively/physically harder, cognitively/physically easier and how to meaningfully include learners with specific needs (e.g., visually impaired, new to the English language). To see the full discussion for pizza delivery tag.

How do you become a teacher?

The Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Elementary Teacher Education program at MPC prepares you to become a classroom teacher. The program, created in partnership with California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB), provides a pathway from the MPC AA-T Elementary Education program to CSUMB for a Liberal Studies bachelor's degree with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential along with a California Subject Examinations for Teachers® (CSET) waiver. This is a cohort-based program. Students enrolling in the program will have the opportunity to take classes together and progress through the program together.

MPC has developed 2 scheduling formats for interested students. One format is full-time and allows students to attend class 4 days a week, between 8am and 1pm. Course sequence for full-time students. The second format is part-time and allows students to attend class 3 evenings a week, between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. Course sequence for part-time students.


The MPC-CSUMB 2+2 or 2+2+1 program allows students to choose to complete a 5-year program in 4 or 5 years, graduating with an AA-T degree in Elementary Teacher Education from MPC, a BA degree in Liberal Studies and a preliminary multiple subject teaching credential with or without a bilingual authorization or a preliminary special education teaching credential. Currently CSUMB credential graduates have a 98% job placement!