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Master of Arts in Teaching with a Multiple Subject Credential

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The MAT with Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program prepares effective teachers for urban classrooms and includes a foundation in social justice and equity in all activities, tasks and learning.

  • Year 1 – Earn your teaching credential
  • Year 2- Earn the Master’s in Teaching (you have up to seven years from admission to return for this portion of the program)

Upon completion of the credential coursework, program candidates may complete an additional sequence of five Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) courses. Candidates will also create an original Teacher Action Research Inquiry Project using practice-based methods in diverse educational settings.

Career options

  • Preschool Teacher
  • K-8 Teacher
  • Private School Teacher
  • Education Consultant
  • Elementary Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Curriculum Evaluator

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Subject Matter Competency (i.e. CSET or subject matter program)
  • Basic Skills (i.e. CBEST)
  • Writing Proficiency
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 (or 2.75 in last 60 semester / 90 quarter units)
  • Minimum of 45 hours experience working with diverse learners within the age group/population you want to teach – strongly recommended but not required
  • 2 references (on required forms)
    • Academic reference
    • Reference who can attest to your experience with children
  • Essay (graduate writing sample with prompt provided)
  • Certificate of clearance (background check)
  • Group Interview