Master of Arts in Teaching ( with preliminary teaching credential) | Pepperdine University | Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

What education requirements do I need to have to apply to this program?

You need to have a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.

How long is the program?

The MAT program is designed to be completed in 11 months (if you pass the CSET by the second term).

What is the required GPA?

We ask that you have a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your bachelor's program; however, we review all applications holistically for individuals who show potential for success in our program. If you have concerns about your GPA, you're welcome to include a brief 'GPA Statement of Explanation' with your application.

On what days will I be in class?

The program is 75 percent face-to-face and 25 percent online at the West Los Angeles, Encino, Irvine, or the Westlake Village Graduate Campus. For the current schedule, contact us at

What is the maximum amount of time allowed for program completion?

Seven years.

On what campus will I be attending class?

Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary teaching credential) is offered at the West Los Angeles (fall, spring and summer), Encino (fall and spring), Irvine (fall and spring), Westlake Village (fall)