MA/C Admitted Student Welcome

Congratulations, we are pleased to have you join the 2023-2024 UCSC MA/Credential Program!

The UCSC MA/Credential Program is intensive, full-time, and twelve months in duration. The 2023-2024 MA/Credential Program begins Monday, July 24, 2023, and ends Friday, July 19, 2024 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 begin observation in your new placement in August — exact dates depend upon local school district calendars which have not yet been published.  

Our New Student Orientation and the Office of Financial Aid presentation will take place on the first week of classes, Tuesday July 25th, 1pm to 5pm and Friday July 28th, 1pm to 5pm. (Location TBD)


Student Teaching Orientations


McHenry 0266 (tentative)

Tuesday, August 5th, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

English/Social Science

McHenry 1253 (tentative)

Tuesday, August 6th, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Multiple Subjects

McHenry 1253 (tentative)

Monday, August 5th, 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Please review  Admitted - Now What? for important next steps towards your MA and teaching credential!