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Program Structure

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program complete 33 units of credential coursework and 12 units of advanced coursework. For the advanced courses, students may choose from a menu of options depending on their professional interests and career goals.

Option 1
Teaching and Learning
  • Emphasizes current issues in education and skills for action research
  • Culminates in a project or paper focused on improving instructional and leadership abilities
Option 2
Educational Technology 
  • Emphasizes teaching, pedagogy, theory, tools, resources, and applications used in traditional and flipped instruction classrooms
  • Culminates in a project structured to help teachers implement technology in meaningful ways
Option 3
Teacher Leadership
  • Emphasizes teaching, coaching, and collaboration with colleagues to implement research supported practices that enhance student success
  • Culminates in a faculty panel review of the student’s ePortfolio compiled throughout the course sequence
Option 4
Special Education
  • Emphasizes working with learners with mild to moderate special education needs and the structures utilized to support them
  • Culminates in a faculty panel review of the student’s ePortfolio compiled throughout the course sequence
Option 5
Child Development
  • Emphasizes understanding the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children
  • Culminates with a capstone research project