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 foundation courses emphasizing teaching and educational methods, as well as 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 instruction, campus-based classes, distance learning, blended and online courses, and clinical experiences.

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 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.


Foundation Courses
TESP 501Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 13
TESP 511Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design 13
TESP 502Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 13
TESP 512Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners 13
TESP 503The Soul of Teaching: 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 Schools (7-12)2
TEP 533The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner (7-12)3
TEP 534Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment (7-12)2
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 Process3
EDUC 538Current Issues in Education3
EDUC 539Capstone Seminar2
Elective Courses 2
EDUC 547Special Topics in Educational Technology 33
Total Units 444-47

NOTE: A maximum of 8 units may be taken per 8-week session. 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.

NOTE: Candidates who hold an Intern Credential must enroll in an intern support course (TEP 590) during each 8-week session (fall or spring) in which they are not enrolled in a clinical practice course.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Engage and support all students in learning.
  2. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
  3. Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
  4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
  5. Assess student learning.
  6. Develop as a professional educator.