Credentials & Authorizations

University of Massachusetts Global, located on 25 campuses throughout California and Washington, offers an array of credentials and authorization programs designed to support your career in education.

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Build your career in education in as little as a year*! Become the teacher who inspired you with in-depth training focused on subject matter, student age ranges, developmental needs and the skills to help you meet your career goals.

UMass Global’s School of Education credential and authorization programs:

  • Broaden the expertise of new and established educators
  • Meet requirements for those working or planning to work in the California Department of Education
  • Provide fieldwork placement and internship support
  • Allow you to apply what you learn today in your classroom tomorrow
  • Offer classes online
*Based on an average full-time class load.
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Applying for a master's or doctoral degree program? Research the requirements for your specific program, fill out the graduate admissions application (online), and request/order your transcripts. 

Learn about financial aid available for graduate and professional degree students in the form of institutional and outside scholarships, as well as non-need based loans.

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Added Authorization, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Education

This state-approved, autism specialist certificate is a 4-course, 12-unit program providing either a CTC-designated authorization to serve learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders or a Certificate of Completion.

Online

Added Authorization, Early Childhood Special Education

Education

This authorization program allows teachers with special education credentials to add an authorization to teach children with disabilities, birth through age 5. ECSE programs can be administered by school districts, county offices of education, regional centers, or in private childcare settings and family homes.

Online

Added Authorization, Multiple Subject Credential

Education

This authorization program, comprised of just two courses, is designed for teachers who already hold a Single Subject Credential in California and want to teach in both multiple- and single-subject environments.

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Added Authorization, Single Subject Credential

Education

This program is for teachers interested in adding a single subject credential to a multiple subject credential in order to teach in both single- and multiple-subject environments at a junior high and high school level.

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Added Emphasis Education Specialist Credential, Extensive Support Needs

Education

This education specialist credential program is designed specifically for current California teachers who have already achieved their Preliminary Education Specialist mild/moderate credential and wish to further expand their expertise in the field by adding the moderate/severe credential.

Online

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)
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Brandman* has taught me a lot about teaching to different levels of students.
Dawn P. | MA, Special Education
*Brandman University is now UMass Global

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