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 within 12 months via hybrid online/in-person classes.

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.

 

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)
Dr. Brittany Auenerig
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Belkis Choiseul-Praslin
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Please visit the GradCAS website for more information and to apply.

Stockton campus


Hybrid (in person & online) course format


12-month program

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

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.

Fall
  • SPED 295E — Positive Behavior Supports in the Classroom
  • EDUC 261 — Literacy Development
  • 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
Summer
  • EDUC 201 — Techniques of Research
  • EDUC 270 — Professional Practice — Internship as needed

Note — Course sequence subject to change

Total Units: You must earn a minimum of 32 units

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
  • 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 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

Note — Course sequence subject to change

Total Units: You must earn a minimum of 32 units

Summer
  • EDUC 216 — Nature and Conditions of Learning
  • EDUC 259 — Teaching English Learners
  • SPED 295E — Positive Behavioral Support in the Classroom
  • EDUC 201 — Techniques of Research
Fall
  • SPED 224 — Assessment of Special Education Student
  • SPED 242 — Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate/Sever Disabilities
  • EDUC 261 — Literacy Development
Spring
  • SPED 228 — Advanced Programming for Students with Mild/Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 295A — Crucial Issues in Special Education
  • SPED 298 — Directed Teaching: Special Education
Summer
  • SPED 231 — Evidence-Based Practices in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • SPED 293 — Building Family-Professional Partnership

For elementary and secondary curriculum questions please contact Dr. Charlane Starks by email, cstarks@pacific.edu, or by phone, 209.946.2335.

For special education questions please contact Belkis Choiseul-Praslin by email, bchoiseulpraslin@pacific.edu, or by phone, 209.946.2683.

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As Benerd College’s graduate programs are hybrid, distance learning opportunities, University of the Pacific cannot issue Forms I-20 or DS-2019 for prospective students seeking sponsorship via F or J visas.  Should you have any follow-up questions, please contact the Office of International Programs and Services at IPS@pacific.edu.

 

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