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Becoming a Teacher

Discover how to make a greater impact in the classroom with a Master of Arts in Education with an option to pursue a single or multiple-subject teaching credential. Our teacher credential program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and you may choose to complete your degree and qualify for your California teaching credential in as little as one year. Pepperdine University‚Äôs community partnership leads to excellent job placement for our graduates.

The Master of Arts in Education with a Teaching Credential program features:

  • Faculty whose expertise spans all areas of education
  • Curriculum that addresses the whole student, including the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional facets of becoming a teacher
  • Opportunities to work in real classrooms and link your learning to practice
  • Small class sizes in a supportive environment
  • Convenient class schedules offered on weeknights and occasional weekends
  • Four convenient campus locations in Southern California
  • Active involvement in the local community, particularly in underserved schools


Download a program brochure to learn more about this program.