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MA in Teaching

Frequently Asked Questions

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

You need to have completed a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. 

A candidate with a degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Studies, or any other degree in Education will only be allowed to earn a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential per Assembly Bill No. 170. All Bachelors degrees must be earned at a regionally accredited institution of higher education and the institution's regional accreditation status must have been in place at the time the degree was earned.

The amendment of AB 170 allowing candidates for Multiple Subject teaching credentials to hold a Bachelor's degree in Education does not extend to Single Subject credential candidates who must still hold a Bachelor's degree in a subject other than Education.

How long is the program?

The MAT program is designed to be completed in 11 months. 

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.

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

Seven years.

Where are classes held?


Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary teaching credential) is offered at the West Los Angeles (fall and spring) and Calabasas (fall) campuses.