MA/C Admitted Student Welcome

Congratulations, we are pleased to have you join the 2016-2017 UCSC MA/Credential Program!

The UCSC MA/Credential Program is intensive, full-time, and twelve months in duration. The 2016-2017 MA/Credential Program begins Monday, July 18, 2016 and ends Friday, July 14, 2017. After successfully completing all of the requirements, you will exit the program with a California SB2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential and a Master of Arts Degree in Education.

During the first and last summer quarter, you will complete coursework only, however, during the academic year, you will attend UCSC classes and complete your student teaching practicum in a local school. During fall quarter, you will complete Beginning Student Teaching; during winter quarter, Intermediate Student Teaching; and in the spring you will be in your student teaching placement full-time as you complete Advanced Student Teaching.

Please note: Although Fall classes do not begin until September, you will also complete 10 hours of classroom observation in your new placement sometime between mid-August and the first week of September—the dates depend upon local school district calendars which have not yet been published.  

Our New Student Orientation will take place on the first day of classes, Monday, July 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  

The Office of Financial Aid presentation will take place Tuesday, July 19th, be from 4:00-4:45pm, followed by a university required training on sexual harassment from 5:00-6:30pm.

Student Teaching Orientation will take place on August 11th.  

Please review the Admitted - Now What? page on this website in order to take the important next steps towards your MA and teaching credential!