General Catalog

Master of Arts in Teaching

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The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program (MAT) provides students a pathway to complete their California teaching credential preparation program while also pursuing a Masters degree.  Students interested in teaching at the K-6 school level in the State of California must have completed a bachelors degree at a regionally accredited university, have passed the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) and have the capacity to pass the California Subjects Examination for Teachers (CSET), or have completed a commission-approved elementary subject-matter program.  Students interested in teaching at the 7-12 school level must have completed a bachelors degree at a regionally accredited university and have the capacity to pass the appropriate subject-matter examination (CSET), such as English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Science, World Languages (Spanish), or have completed a commission-approved subject-matter program.

Outcomes

PLO 1: Engaging and supporting all students in learning

PLO 2: Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning

PLO 3: Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning

PLO 4: Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students

PLO 5: Assessing student learning

PLO 6: Developing as a professional educator

PLO 7. Utilize data to inform decision making and address barriers to student success

PLO 8: Apply research and theory to educational planning in support of equitable outcomes for students, staff and the school community

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

EDU501Affirming and Valuing Diversity in the Classroom

3

EDU503Foundations of Education

3

EDU504Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU510Introduction to Classroom Instruction

3

EDU525English Language Developmental Strategies for English Language Learners

3

EDU698Educational Research in Action

3

EDU699MAT Capstone

3

Note: EDU699 is non-transferable and must be taken in last semester. 

Multiple Subject Credential Requirements

EDU534Curriculum and Instruction I

3

EDU535Curriculum and Instruction II

3

EDU536Language Arts and Reading K-6

3

EDU561Student Teaching (Clinical Practice) I

5

EDU562Directed Student Teaching Seminar I

1

EDU563Student Teaching (Clinical Practice) II

5

EDU564Directed Student Teaching Seminar II

1

Single Subject Credential Requirements

EDU540Secondary Teaching Strategies I

3

EDU541Secondary Teaching Strategies II

3

EDU542Reading in the Content Area

3

EDU565Student Teaching (Clinical Practice) I

5

EDU562Directed Student Teaching Seminar I

1

EDU567Student Teaching (Clinical Practice) II

5

EDU564Directed Student Teaching Seminar II

1

Optional Addition-Bilingual Authorization Requirements

EDU522First and Second Language Acquisition

3

EDU580Latinos in the United States

3

EDU581Desarollo del Lenguaje y Lectura

3