Master of Arts in Education: Teaching and Single Subject Teaching Credential

Azusa Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Education: Teaching and Single Subject Teaching Credential program prepares candidates to earn a Master of Arts in Education: Teaching degree along with an embedded California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. This program includes comprehensive foundations courses emphasizing methods alongside specialization courses providing content required for the single subject credential. Practical classroom and fieldwork experiences provide application to theory, preparing candidates to teach in diverse settings. Advanced coursework in the emphasis area of teaching provides the context for evaluation, analysis, and continuous improvement of teaching practices and programs, providing breadth to a rich and robust program. The mode of delivery includes face-to-face, campus-based classes, field experiences, and online courses.

The Master of Arts in Education: Teaching is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is transitioning to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Upon completion, the credential candidate will have earned both a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential and a Master of Arts in Education: Teaching.

Check with the Division of Teacher Education for locations at which this program is offered.

Course Requirements

Foundations Courses 1
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching3
TESP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design 3
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn3
TESP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners3
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: Finding One’s Place in the Tapestry of American Education3
TESP 504Schools and Educational Systems3
Specialization Courses
TEP 531Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7-12)3
TEP 532Secondary Pedagogy I: Teaching in Secondary Schools2
TEP 533The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner, Grades 7-123
TEP 534Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment2
TEP 561Clinical Practice I: Single Subject Credential2
TEP 562Clinical Practice II: Single Subject Credential2
Emphasis Courses
EDUC 530Introduction to Research for Practitioners1
EDUC 536Family, Community, and School Connections3
EDUC 537Curriculum Development, Revision, and Evaluation Process 3
EDUC 538Current Issues in Education3
EDUC 539Capstone Seminar2
Total Units44
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All Foundation Courses must be completed prior to beginning clinical practice.

NOTE: A maximum of eight units may be taken per term. Completion of all credential requirements—including all examinations, coursework, and other requirements—must be met before the master’s degree will be posted. An Intent to Commence and/or Graduate form must be completed and fees paid by the deadlines set by the registrar.