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Master of Arts in Teaching

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Become a Teacher in Just 11 Months

Our Master of Arts in Teaching program will prepare students to succeed in the classroom with the skills and tools needed to become effective K-12 teachers. This program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

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 cohort-based program provides students with an exceptional professional foundation, combining explorations of theory with practical application. Employing the scholar-practitioner model of professional training, hands-on classroom experience is paired with rigorous coursework through face-to-face and online instruction, and culminates with a capstone experience in place of a thesis. Students will pursue a multiple or single subject preliminary teaching credential in conjunction with their degree.

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Program Benefits

  • Prestigious program at the #46-ranked university in the US*
  • Nationally-recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with extensive educational experience
  • Cohort model designed for strong peer support and lifelong professional relationships
  • Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions
  • Hybrid format with 75 percent face-to-face and 25 percent online instruction
  • Extensive networking opportunities through our alumni network with more than 20,000 professionals

* U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities

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