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MA in Teaching

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Become a Teacher in Just 11 Months

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary teaching credential) is designed for students who wish to pursue a master's degree in conjunction with a teaching credential. This full-time program prepares students to succeed in the classroom with the skills and tools needed to become confident leaders. This degree can be completed in just 11 months.

Program Overview

Program Length/Units

11 months/34 units

Unit Cost


Start Terms

Fall, Spring

Campus Locations

West Los Angeles, Calabasas (Please note that your campus of choice cannot be guaranteed. Campus offerings are contingent upon availability and subject to change.)

This program focuses on hands-on, practical experience and culminates with a capstone experience in place of a thesis. Course work is linked to classroom experiences through rigorous explorations of theoretical foundations and solid research-based methodologies. Students may choose to pursue either a multiple-subject or single-subject credential.

Our hybrid format allows students to complete this 11-month program through face-to-face and online instruction. Utilizing a cohort learning model, this program weaves in clinical practice from the moment students begin, ensuring a robust experience in diverse schools.

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Program Benefits

  • Prestigious program combines theory with practical application for an exceptional professional foundation
  • Nationally-recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with extensive educational experience
  • Small class sizes provide an environment for faculty mentorship, close peer interaction, and lifelong professional relationships
  • Professional development training
  • Dedicated career services department
  • Far-reaching alumni network more than 20,000 people strong

Career Outcomes

A master's degree in teaching provides professional value both inside and outside of the classroom. After earning your degree, you may pursue employment in a variety of teaching and administrative roles, including:

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • School Principle
  • Department Chair

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Nearly 1.9 million job openings for Preschool through Postsecondary School Teachers are projected between 2014 and 2024
  • The average annual wage for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in California was over $77,000 in 2017
  • California had the highest employment level of Elementary School Teachers nationwide in 2017