The Master of Arts in Teaching is skillfully designed for students seeking to complete educational research and earn a multiple subject or single subject teaching credential for use in public or private school. Taught by scholar-practitioners who possess both academic and practical experience, this one evening a week program efficiently covers 42 units of teaching preparation courses. Built around a cohort model, candidates in the program quickly bond and grow as they learn together. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. We offer credential programs for Multiple Subject, Math, and English.
It seems like everyday I hear about the unmet demand for teachers in public, private and international schools. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program allows you to earn a California Teaching credential and a master’s degree in an accelerated one-night-a-week cohort model.
Our knowledgeable and dedicated faculty and staff are committed to your success. They will partner with you from your initial questions to program completion and beyond. You can expect a program with purposeful coursework, fieldwork, and character development that culminates in a thesis. This program prepares you to be an effective teacher who understands how to utilize research and reflect on your preparation and instruction with the goal of improving student learning.
You might ask why character development is important. We believe effective teachers demonstrate an authentic care and love for students, instruction, curriculum, and others. Think of your favorite teachers, they were most likely people of exceptional character. That is why in the M.A.T., you not only explore knowledge for your head and the skills for your hands, but also character for your heart!