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MA in Teaching, Secondary Education with 2042 Single Subject Credential

Combine your 2042 Single Subject Credential with your Master of Arts in Teaching and you’re ready to teach a single subject at the middle or high school level. Plus, our Internship Pathway Campaign allows you to become intern eligible after just four classes!

Become an Engaging Middle or High School Teacher

By combining this California teaching credential with a Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education, we’ve streamlined the process to become a middle or high school teacher. Our CTC-accredited Single Subject Teaching Credential prepares you to engage students as a school’s “biology teacher” or “French teacher,” whatever your subject is. You’ll start with coursework to lay your teaching foundation, moving into strategies tailored to pre-teen and teenage learners. After your first four classes, you’ll be intern eligible, enabling you to start teaching, earning a salary while completing your credential coursework. With only three additional courses, you’ll also have earned your Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education.
  • MAT Opens More Doors - Beyond teaching, an MAT opens doors to other roles such as instructional coach, curriculum specialist, assessment director, grade level lead, administration, teaching at a community college, and more.
  • Curriculum Design, Classroom Management - You’ll use California content standards to learn to design engaging secondary education lessons, to understand and differentiate instruction for varying needs, and to assess student progress.
  • Specialty Content Teaching Strategies - We offer the following content areas — English, World Languages, Math, History/SS, PE/Health, Science, and Music/Art.

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Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

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Online

Program Benefits that Benefit You.

Just Three Classes to Your MAT

With just three additional courses, you’ll earn your Master of Arts in Teaching along with your California Teaching Credential.

CTC Approved

UMass Global’s MAT and credentials are recognized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Free Credential Test Prep

All students enrolled in the program receive complimentary credential test preparation from Teach Us, along with additional support to help you excel in your CalTPA and CSET examinations.


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University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the teaching credential program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts showing a conferred Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    California Only

    Successful completion of this program leads to state licensure, which is limited to the state of California and approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

    Letter of Good Standing

    Applicants transferring from another institution's teaching credential program must supply a letter from that institution's Education Department attesting to the applicant's good standing in the program. The letter should be written on institutional letterhead by the Dean, department chair, director of teacher education, or someone in a similar position

    Prior to Admission

    Subject matter competency must be fulfilled to qualify for enrollment in student teaching or internship. Candidates must sign an intent to satisfy the subject matter competency requirement through one of the following: CSET exam; subject matter preparation program; approved coursework aligned with subject matter domains; or approved academic degree.

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    Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education with Single Subject Credential Curriculum

    In the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education with a 2042 Single Subject Credential and English Learner Authorization program at UMass Global, students can complete a comprehensive curriculum in just 12 months, totaling 42 credits. The curriculum includes specific courses tailored to equip candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge for teaching in secondary education settings. Additionally, an embedded support course assists candidates in meeting all state credential requirements. Two credential pathways, internship, and student teaching, are offered, with students initially enrolled in the internship pathway. However, if preferred or necessary, students can switch to the student teaching option. It's important to note that internship placement is contingent upon securing a paid position, as it is not guaranteed.
    • Code Course Name Credits
      Introductory Block

       

      EDUU 510*  Introduction to Teaching

      3

      EDUU 511*  Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling

      3

      EDUU 512*  The Art & Craft of Teaching

      3

      Content Area Block

       

      EDSU 532*  Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject Candidates

      3

      *Candidates may be intern eligible after taking the above 4 courses

       

      EDSU 530  Theories, Methods, and Materials for Teaching English Learners

      3

      EDSU 531  Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms

      3

      EDSU 534  Preparing 21st Century Learners: A Collaborative and Integrated Approach

      3

       Single Subject Candidates will choose one of the following EDSU 5333 courses below:
      EDSU 533 - A  Effective English/ Language Arts Instruction for Single Subject Candidates 3
      EDSU 533 - B  Effective Instruction in Language Other Than English for Single Subject Candidates
      EDSU 533 - C  Effective Mathematics Instruction for Single Subject Candidates 3
      EDSU 533 - D  Effective History/Social Science Instruction for Single Subject Candidates 3
      EDSU 533 - E  Effective Health Science and Physical Education Instruction for Single Subject Candidates 3
      EDSU 533 - F  Effective Science Instruction for Single Subject Candidates 3
      EDSU 533 - H  Effective Music and Visual Arts Instruction for Single Subject Candidates 3
    • Code Course Name Credits
      EDUU 681 Cultural Diversity, Equity, & Global Perspectives in Education

      3

      EDUU 682 Paradigms, Practices, & Policies in Education

      3

      EDUU 683 Capstone: Exploring Problems of Practice in Education

      3

      Master's in Teaching Core Subtotal

      9

    • Code Course Name Credits
      Student Teaching

       

       Candidates select one from the EDSU 563 Single Subject series below:  
      EDSU 563 - A Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject English

      4.5

      EDSU 563 - B Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject World Languages 4.5
      EDSU 563 - C Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject Math 4.5
      EDSU 563 - D Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject History SS 4.5
      EDSU 563 - E Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject PE/Health 4.5
      EDSU 563 - F Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject Science

      4.5

      EDSU 563 - H  Initial Student Teaching - Single Subject Music/Arts
      4.5
      Candidates select one from the EDSU 564 Single Subject series below:

       

      EDSU 561 - A Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject English

      4.5

      EDSU 561 - B Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject World Languages 4.5 
      EDSU 561 - C Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject Math 4.5 
      EDSU 561 - D Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject History SS

      4.5

      EDSU 561 - E Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject PE/Health 4.5 
      EDSU 561 - F Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject Science 4.5 
      EDSU 561 - H Initial Clinical Practice - Single Subject Music/Art 4.5 
      Candidates select one from the EDSU 564 Single Subject series below:

       

      EDSU 562 - A Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single Subject English 4.5 
      EDSU 562 - B
      Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single Subject World Languages 4.5 
      EDSU 562 - C
      Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single Subject Math 4.5 
      EDSU 562 - D
      Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single Subject History SS
      4.5 
      EDSU 562 - E
      Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single Subject PE//Health
      4.5 
      EDSU 562 - F
      Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single Subject Science
      4.5 
      EDSU 562 - H
      Final Intern Clinical Practice-Single SubjectMusic/Arts
      4.5 
      *Additional Internship Requirements  
       EDUU 588  Intern Continued Supervision  0
       Total Credits   42

       

      *Interns that have completed Initial and Final Clinical Practice but have not satisfied all requirements for the credential must be continuously enrolled in EDUU 588, Intern Continued Supervision, and maintain a 3.0 GPA until requirements are completed. EDUU 588 is a 0-credit course which requires a $250 fee for each session a candidate is enrolled in.

      Interns enrolled in EDUU 588 who complete their program requirements are encouraged to apply for the preliminary teacher credential as soon as they fulfill all requirements. Candidates do not need to wait until the end of EDUU 588 to start the application process.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Browse through frequently asked questions about masters in teaching and learning degree and credential programs.

    How long does it take to earn an MA in Teaching, along with a 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential at UMass Global?

    To earn the credential portion, you will need to complete 33 credit hours — 24 introductory block and content area block course hours, along with nine hours of internship teaching or student teaching. From there, earning your Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education will require an additional nine credit hours (three courses).

    This timeframe assumes you take two courses per eight-week session, and it may vary depending upon the session in which you start. The credential can be earned as quickly as 10 months, with the MAT adding two to four extra months.

    Can I pursue an MA in Teaching, Secondary Education with a 2042 credential online?

    At UMass Global, our coursework is delivered 100% online, although in this case there will be in-person requirements in the classroom, such as teacher interviews, observations, and tutoring students. This also doesn’t include your internship/student teaching, which must be done in the classroom. Still, the 24 credits/8 courses prior to your internship/student teaching are for the most part online, enabling you to keep working while earning your credential and MAT.

    How does adding a Master of Arts in Teaching benefit me beyond having my bachelor’s degree and teaching credential?

    Earning a master’s in teaching has numerous benefits for an educator. Here are a few key benefits:
    • Expertise — You’ll expand your skills as an educator through the additional courses needed to earn your MAT, which all focus on broader issues in education. Adding your master’s degree allows you to delve more deeply into what’s happening in today’s classrooms.
    • Increased salary potential — Most school districts offer higher pay tiers depending on the level of education.
    • Career options — Having a master’s degree expands career options into areas such as curriculum coordinator, department head, assessment director, and various administrative roles.
    • Expanded teaching — With a Master of Arts in Teaching, you can also move beyond the K-12 realm, should you desire, teaching at community colleges, doing educational consulting, working at education nonprofits, and other options.

    What are the benefits of having a 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential?

    A Single Subject Teaching Credential allows you to specialize in a subject you’re passionate about, teaching that subject in middle and high schools. You’ll be a school’s physics or algebra teacher, it’s Spanish or P.E. teacher…whatever your subject is. Because you’re able to delve more deeply into a single subject, rotating through different classes throughout the day, this can be your opportunity to hook the interest of students, possibly fueling their future career ambitions. This specialization leads to job flexibility, significant impact on students' futures, and personal fulfillment. It opens doors to professional development related to their subject area and can increase marketability, especially in high-demand fields like mathematics, science, and foreign languages. Furthermore, it provides a pathway for career advancement, including roles such as department heads or curriculum developers, making it a rewarding choice for those looking to deeply engage in a specific academic discipline. This is especially true when you concurrently earn your MAT and your single subject credential in this program at UMass Global.

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