MA in Teaching, Secondary Education with 2042 Single Subject Credential

With this combined master’s in secondary education and California Single Subject Credential, you’ll be prepared to teach a single subject at the middle school or high school level, employing the newest learning strategies and technology.

A Combined Master’s and Teaching Credential Program, Online

This Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education also includes your 2042 Single Subject Credential accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to teach a specific subject area in a California middle or high school. Your coursework will improve your curriculum creation, your understanding of learning theory, and your overall teaching.

As a student of this combined master’s and teaching credential program online, you will:

  • Use theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Differentiate instruction based on the needs of students.
  • Use a variety of assessment data to inform instruction.
  • Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Apply subject matter pedagogical skills in authentic settings and continually reflect on and evaluate the effects of decisions and actions on others.
  • Create an action research proposal that seeks to solve a personal educational dilemma.

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Our MAT combines a master’s degree with a Single Subject Credential into one program to help you gain the knowledge you need to become the teacher that you always wanted to be.

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

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Our MAT utilizes technology to help you differentiate your instruction and adapt to the ever-changing tools, platforms and resources. Create engaging lesson plans that you can utilize inside the brick and mortar classroom, teaching online or hybrid.


University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

California Commission on Teaching Credentialing

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

    This program requires state licensure which is limited to the state of California and approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Program fieldwork which includes but is not limited to observation hours, practicum, student teaching, or internship must be met in the state of CA, at a pre-approved school site.

    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.


    MAT Program Curriculum

    • Code Course Name Credits
      Introductory Courses


      EDUU 510 Introduction to Teaching


      EDUU 511 Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling


      EDUU 512 The Art & Craft of Teaching


      Introductory Block Subtotal


      Content Courses


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


      EDSU 531 Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms


      EDSU 532 Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject Candidates


      EDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series)


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


      Content Block Subtotal


      Advanced Core Courses


      EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods **


      EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory


      EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies


      EDUU 610 The Teacher As Scholarly Practitioner ***


      EDUU 611 Action Research Development


      Advanced Core Courses Subtotal


       *Clinical Practice Options  0-12
       *Clinical Practice Options: Student Teaching or Internship  
       Student Teaching*  
       EDSU 592  Directed Teaching I: Secondary School 0-3
       EDUU 544  Student Teaching Seminar I 0-2
       EDSU 593  Directed Teaching II: Secondary School 0-3
       EDUU 545  Student Teaching Seminar II 0-2
       or Internship    
       EDSU 590-A  Supported Teaching I: Secondary School 2
       EDSU 590-B  Supported Teaching I: Secondary School 2
       EDSU 590-C  Supported Teaching I: Secondary School 2
       EDSU 591-A  Supported Teaching II: Secondary School 2
       Supported teaching credits vary depending on when the intern begins.  
       Intern Seminars  
       EDUU 556  Intern Seminar A 2
       EDUU 557  Education Specialist Student Teaching Seminar B 2
      *clinical Practice Subtotal



      If student teaching is waived because candidates are completing the MAT program under the Private School SB-57 Option with 3-5 years of private school experience, then the student teaching credits are not required to be replaced in the degree.


      EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods must be taken prior to EDUU 610 The Teacher As Scholarly Practitioner


      EDUU 610 The Teacher As Scholarly Practitioner must be taken prior to EDUU 611 Action Research Development

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    ESL stands for “English as a Second Language.” Teachers who specialize in this area help non-native speaking students learn the formal vocabulary, grammar and verbal pronunciation of the English language. Training may vary and can be embedded in a formal degree, teaching credential or add-on certification program. 

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