At Humphreys University, our Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program educates motivated and determined students who desire a quality academic program. The credential program is designed to prepare teacher candidates for the challenges of and opportunities for teaching at the elementary and middle school levels (K-8) of California’s highly diverse schools. Integrated coursework, highly engaging instruction, and hands-on teaching experiences emphasize effective, result-oriented teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, instructional technology integration, and practical real-world skills necessary to manage classrooms within differing organizational structures (e.g.; combination classes, traditional and block schedules). Our program is designed so that busy adults can juggle courses with the demands of every-day life by attending courses in both face-to-face and hybrid formats.
Our professors are experts in their fields and understand how to integrate real-world experiences into classroom instruction. Because we keep our classes small – five to twenty students – you receive the guidance and support you need to succeed.
The program provides the rigorous training and experience necessary for candidates to successfully earn the California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. You can begin the program at the start of any of our 11-week quarters. Our quarters begin in early October, January, April, and July. The application process is easy, and counselors are available to walk you through the financial aid process.
Students in our MSTC program will be able to:
• create lesson plans and units that incorporate student’s interest to maximize engagement and learning comprehension.
• integrate culturally relevant curriculum based on equity and collaboration.
• create a positive classroom culture built on respect, equality, and honoring each students’ experience.
• develop a “toolbox” of instructional strategies effective in all grade levels to create an inclusive classroom.
• successfully implement the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) as identified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
• implement both Instruction for English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Designed Academic Instruction Delivered in English (SDAIE).
What makes us different:
• All of our faculty are actively working in local school districts.
• Our faculty continuously model the instructional strategies they teach.
• Our program emphasizes integrating technology into course materials and instruction to meet the needs of 21st century learners.
• Our program uses Google Classroom which is commonly used in area schools.
• Our students are able to continue taking courses as they study for the CSETs.
• CSET and RICA Test Preparation programs are included in program tuition.
• Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (40 Units)
To learn more about degree requirements and courses offered for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, see pages 150-158 in our current Academic Catalog.
Meet Our Faculty
Ms. Williams-George is the Director for the Center of Innovative Teaching. She received her B.A. from Mt. Holyoke College in both Education and Special Education and her M.Ed. from Cambridge College, Harvard. She is currently a doctoral student at UC Davis where her dissertation reflects her work here at Humphreys University. In 2018, she presented her dissertation proposal at the International Education Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. She has 20+ years of experience that spans multiple educational environments.
Ms. Olinger is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She received her Bachelor Degrees in Linguistics and Nursing and her doctoral degree in Educational leadership at the University of California, Davis. She has taught college and adult students for close to 30 years in adult schools, California community colleges, and universities (both public and private). She has also been a principal and administrator of a small private K-12 school in Mendocino County. She has taught clinical nursing, basic GED skills, linguistics, cultural diversity, ESL, EFL (English as a foreign language), college-level English for multilingual learners, and Student Success and Career Skills. She is passionate about teaching and modeling with esteem, equity and
empathy. She has lived in multiple countries in Asia and Africa and has traveled to most the countries in different continents.
Ms. Lucas is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She has worked in the field of education for 20+ years. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and junior high teen moms. She holds a Master’s degree and is an instructional coach in the areas of classroom management and Principal Designee.
Mr. Geigle is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. He has worked in the field of education for 8 years with Aspire Public Schools. He has taught 10-12th grades, and early college. He holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of the Pacific and is an instructional coach in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment; student services, and; special education.
Ms. Jacobs is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She has worked in the field of education for 30 years. She has taught 3rd, 4th, and 8th grades, and special education. She holds a Master’s degree and three credentials. Her expertise is in lesson design– hitting standards in an engaging way that provides universal access for all learners.
ANNITA MCMANUS WHITE
Ms. White is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She has worked in the field of education for 28 years. She has taught high school grades for Stockton Unified and Center Unified. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Irvine. Her expertise is in building culture in the classroom, planning and coaching instruction, and instruction for English learners.
Ms. Sondeno is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She has worked in the field of education for 30 years. She has taught 1st through 8th graders at four school districts. She holds three credentials, Administrative Credential, CA Teaching Credential, and General Science Credential.
Ms. Sisco is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She has worked in the field of education for 28 years at three schools from the same school district. She has taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, combo, and 6th grades. She is a leader in the areas of: language & literacy, history & science, teacher induction, UDL, and SEL.
Ms. Martiniuc is an instructor for Graduate Studies at Humphreys. She received a Bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU, Sacramento. She has over 14 years of experience teaching K-12 mathematics. She is College Prep Mathematics (CPM) certified and has two years experience as Director of Mathematics & Science K-5. She trained with Jim Knight’s Intensive Instructional Coaching Institute and has CEST Math and Science Teacher Prep experience.
Why Choose Humphreys University?
Accreditation is important; Humphreys University is accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College & University Commission.
As a non-profit institution, we emphasize community, academics, and affordability, all while giving you the resources you need to succeed.
Courses are conveniently offered on our Stockton and Modesto campuses— evenings and online.
Applications for enrollment are accepted all year. Apply soon to begin during one of our upcoming quarters.
Get the aid you need for the degree you want. We offer grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study funds for qualifying students.
Support services are provided to all students. Including computer facilities, tutoring and library services, and career counseling.
Your Future in
Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our graduates usually end up teaching at the elementary-school level, where the MSTC is the most beneficial and useful, though graduates may also go on to teach at the middle- and high-school levels, and in other settings, as well. Graduates may also consider any of these careers:
• Classroom Materials Creator
• Adult & Secondary Educator
• Professional Tutor
• Policy Maker