The Master of Arts in Teaching program is for those who want to shape the future of California’s youth, their families, and community by becoming an influential elementary, middle, or high school teacher. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of California’s diverse student population, emphasizing language development, cultural diversity, and humanistic approaches to the learning process. Integrated throughout the programs are methodologies to deliver comprehensive instruction to English learners and to work with special populations in the general education classroom.
In the Master of Arts in Teaching Program of the LaFetra College of Education, we prepare open-minded, reflective practitioners dedicated to the craft of becoming highly skilled, socially conscious teachers who advocate for equity for every student.
Enhanced Intern Credential
If a student has successfully completed the Constitution requirement, completed the first term courses (EDUC 425 and EDUC 426 OR EDUC 427 and EDUC 428), completed subject matter competence, has a 3 or better on the writing assessment, and has a contract in a public school, he/she will be eligible to apply for an enhanced intern credential.
Fieldwork and Student Teaching
The program requires supervised fieldwork and student teaching across all courses. The University’s Clinical Teaching Office will assist students in finding placements for this work.
Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching Multiple or Single Subject program complete 33 units of credential coursework and 12 units of advanced coursework. For the advanced courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, students may choose from a menu of options depending on their professional interests and career goals. For additional information on courses, please consult the University catalog.
Option 1 – Teaching and Learning:
This degree program is designed for students who seek a focus on current issues in the field of education and skills for action research. It is practical in nature and culminates in a project or paper structured to help teachers improve their instructional and leadership abilities.
Option 2 – Educational Technology:
This degree program is designed for students who seek a focus on technology. The program emphasizes teaching, pedagogy, theory, tools, resources, and applications used in traditional classrooms and flipped instruction classrooms. The program culminates in a project structured to help teachers implement technology in meaningful ways throughout the educational system.
Option 3 – Teacher Leadership:
This degree program is designed for students who seek a focus on teacher leadership. The program emphasizes teaching, coaching, and collaboration with colleagues to implement research supported practices that enhance student success. The program culminates in a faculty panel review of the student’s ePortfolio, compiled throughout the course sequence.
Option 4 – Special Education:
This degree program is designed for students who seek a focus on special education. The program emphasizes working with learners with mild/moderate special education needs and the structures that can be utilized to support such students. The program culminates in a faculty panel review of the student’s ePortfolio, compiled throughout the course sequence.
Option 5 – Child Development:
This degree program is designed for students who seek a focus on child development. The program emphasizes understanding the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children. The program culminates with a capstone research project.
Admission & Financial Aid
Students may enroll in the Multiple or Single Subject Credential only program if they have undergraduate financial aid eligibility. For questions concerning financial aid, please call (800) 649-0160. Information regarding the TEACH Grant can be found online or by asking our Financial Aid office . Admission requirements are listed on the University catalog.
La Verne Campus Representative:
Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Fall 2017: August 28
Spring 2018: February 5
Curriculum & Tuition
Tuition: $730 per unit