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Master of Arts in Teaching

USA

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What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Teaching prepares students to become educators who want to shape the future of California’s youth, families, and communities by becoming an influential elementary, middle, or high school teacher. The MA Teaching program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is specifically designed to prepare educators to meet the needs of California’s diverse student population, emphasizing language development, cultural diversity, and humanistic approaches to the learning process.

Students enrolled in the MA Teaching program complete 45 total units: 33 units of credential coursework and 12 units of advanced coursework. MA Teaching students can expect to complete their degree in 2.5–3 years. For the advanced courses, students may select a concentration that is relevant to their professional goals:

  • Teaching and Learning - 2 years
  • Educational Technology - 3 years
  • Teacher Leadership - 3 years (La Verne campus only)
  • Inclusive Education - 3.5 years
  • Child Development - 3 years (La Verne campus only)

Which department am I in?

LaFetra College of Education

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $725 per unit; USD $32,625 for total fees
Application deadline

1 April 2023, 1 June 2023, 1 December 2023

Start date

30 January 2023, 5 June 2023

Venue

Santa Clarita Campus

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd,

SANTA CLARITA,

California,

91355, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $725 per unit; USD $32,625 for total fees
Application deadline

1 April 2023, 1 June 2023, 1 December 2023

Start date

30 January 2023, 5 June 2023

Venue

Bakersfield Campus

10800 Stockdale Hwy,

BAKERSFIELD,

California,

93311, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. (Doctoral programs may also require a master’s degree.)

For international students

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a preferred GPA of 2.75 or above in undergraduate work and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in any graduate work.

TOEFL - 80 iBT or higher, 550 pBT or higher; Duolingo English Test - 105 or higher; IELTS - 6.5 overall band score or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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