Get hands-on preparation whether moving into a new teaching career or serving as an intern teacher with our Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Teaching and credential.

Welcome

You can earn your Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Teaching and credential in just 12 months via a hybrid online/face-to-face format. Also, you can choose to earn either a multiple-subject credential for elementary education or a single-subject credential for secondary education. Our program begins each June, when the cohort forms.

Credentials Offered

The MA in Education with a concentration in Teaching offers hands-on preparation for students moving into a new teaching career or those serving as intern teachers. Students can pursue their master's while earning a credential in:

  • Elementary Education - multiple subject
  • Secondary Education - single subject
  • Special Education - Mild/Moderate (M/M), and Moderate/Severe (M/S)

Stockton

Program location

Hybrid (in person & online)

Course format

12 months

Course length

Overview

Our MA, Teaching + Credential allows students to obtain a master's and credential in just twelve months by offering classes during our summer sessions. Candidates take summer courses at the beginning of their program, to become eligible for a paid teaching internship, as the teacher of record in the fall. During fall and spring semesters, they are enrolled in night classes that are two to three nights per week. The following summer, candidates enroll in five more weeks of summer courses completing their 12-month program. We also provide the option of completing the program over two years.

Our courses are designed to be hands-on, interactive and to address the real-world needs of students in our local K-12 schools. Throughout the program, candidates learn and apply behavioral and classroom management strategies, academic and pedagogy approaches, and varied supports for diverse learners pertinent to their continuous experiential learning in the field as an educator.

Interning

Interns are paid teachers of record with their own students. Most of our master's students pursue this option. If you do not have a position, the Program Lead provides assistance in preparing to apply for an internship through edjoin.org. With the support of a cohort and placements in diverse schools with outstanding mentor teachers, you'll be ready to inspire and engage K-12 learners. One of the distinctive elements of our program is the quality and depth of the support that our interns receive from Pacific.

Student Teaching

Student teachers work alongside mentor teachers and are coached by university supervisors in a semester-long final field experience culminating in teaching independently for several weeks.

Sequence of Courses

Total Units You must earn a minimum of 32 units

Multiple Subject Single Subject
Summer
EDUC 140: Transforming Teaching & Learning
EDUC 259: Teaching English Learners
EDUC 250: Teaching and Assessment

Summer III: Need to have CBEST and CSET passed in order to be intern eligible for the fall term.
Summer
EDUC 140: Transforming Teaching & Learning
EDUC 259: Teaching English Learners
EDUC 267: Adolescent Development in Secondary Schools

Summer III: Need to have CBEST and CSET passed in order to be intern eligible for the fall term.
Fall
SPED 295E: Positive Behavior Supports in the Classroom
EDUC 261: Literacy Development
EDUC 270: Professional Practice — Internship
Fall
EDUC 255E: Teaching in the Content Areas
EDUC 256: Content & Disciplinary Literacy Development
EDUC 254: Productive Learning Environments for Diverse Secondary Schools
EDUC 270: Professional Practice — Internship
Spring
EDUC 253: Teaching STEM
SPED 225X: Teaching Exceptional Learners
EDUC 272: Professional Practice Seminar
EDUC 270: Professional Practice — Internship as needed
Spring
EDUC 265: Teaching in the Content Areas II
EDUC 225X: Teaching Exceptional Learners
EDUC 272: Professional Practice Seminar
EDUC 270: Professional Practice — Internship as needed
Summer
EDUC 201: Techniques of Research
EDUC 270: Professional Practice — Internship as needed
Summer
EDUC 201: Techniques of Research
EDUC 270: Professional Practice — Internship as needed

Note: Course sequence subject to change

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Benerd College
209.946.2683

3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211