The UCSC MA/Credential Program prepares future teachers to do the following:
- See students' varying abilities, interests and perspectives as resources for learning and teaching.
- Engage their K-12 students with challenging curriculum in meaningful ways.
- Include innovative approaches to instructional practices, lessons design, and performance assessment.
- Engage their K-12 students in the critical analysis of social issues aimed at building a just and democratic society.
The preliminary Multiple Subjects teaching credential program*:
Prepares candidates to be elementary school teacher who teach in self-contained classrooms, typically grades K-8, where all subjects are taught by the same teacher.
*Bilingual Authorization (in Spanish) available.
The preliminary Single Subject teaching credential program*:
Prepares candidates to be secondary school teachers who teach in a departmentalized setting where the teacher is generally responsible for one subject area, typically grades 7-12 (middle school and high school). The single subject credential is offered in the following areas:
- Social Sciences