Program Overview

The UCSC Master of Arts in Education and Teacher Credential Program prepares teachers for California's culturally and linguistically diverse children and youth. Through a combination of coursework, classroom placements and research projects, students in our program learn to integrate theoretical perspectives with teaching practice. We seek to prepare our graduates to be informed, articulate, analytical leaders of educational reform within schools and the community.

The MA/Credential program is intensive, full-time and 12 months in duration. This five-quarter program is comprised of two summers and one academic year. Master's candidates are admitted to begin the program in the summer quarter only, and no candidate is admitted on a part-time basis. Upon completion, students earn a combined California SB2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential and Master of Arts Degree in Education. Graduates are prepared to teach K-12 English language learners.

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