California Credentials & Authorizations

UMass Global, California's second-largest provider of teaching credentials, offers an array of credentials and authorization programs designed to support your career in education. For over 65 years, we've been training and credentialing California teachers.

Start Making A Difference…Sooner

With UMass Global credentials and authorizations, you can build your education career in as little as one year*! This in-depth training focuses on subject matter, student age ranges, developmental needs, and the skills needed to help you become a teacher who inspires generations of students. Plus, our extensive state network helps you find fieldwork and internship positions when your online coursework is complete.

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

  • Are authorized by the California Commission on Teaching Credentials.
  • Meet requirements to become a teacher in the California education system.
  • Consist of a combination of online coursework and in-person supervised fieldwork.
  • Focus and broaden the expertise of new and established teachers.
*Based on an average full-time class load.
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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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Meg V
The MAELA program was beyond invaluable. So much of what I was asked to do was relatable to my job. The people affiliated with the program know what works in education.
Meg V.
MA, Educational Leadership and Administration
My academic advisor was a great support system. He was my advisor throughout my program and he took the time to learn about me personally so we could make the best schedule to accommodate my life.
Steve L.
MA in Education, Teaching and Learning

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