MA 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 Single Subject Teaching Credential program 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. Note: The preparation for a Single Subject Preliminary Credential is available in the following subject areas: art, business, English language arts, mathematics, music, physical education, science, social science, and world languages.
Computer and Software Requirements
Each student must have a Mac or PC laptop or notebook running the latest operating system with a word processing program and a stable internet connection.
|TESP 501||Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Teaching 1||3|
|TESP 502||Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn 1||3|
|TESP 503||The Soul of Teaching: Tapestry of American Education||3|
|TESP 504||Schools and Educational Systems||3|
|TEP 511||Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design||3|
|TEP 512||Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners||3|
|TEP 531||Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7-12)||3|
|TEP 532||Secondary Pedagogy I: Teaching in Secondary Schools (7-12)||2|
|TEP 533||The Differentiated Classroom: Maximizing Capacity of Each Learner (7-12)||3|
|TEP 534||Secondary Pedagogy II: Content-Specific Strategies, Teaching, and Assessment (7-12)||2|
|TEP 561||Clinical Practice I: Single Subject Credential||2|
|TEP 562||Clinical Practice II: Single Subject Credential||2|
|EDUC 530||Introduction to Research for Practitioners||1|
|EDUC 536||Family, Community, and School Connections||3|
|EDUC 537||Curriculum Development, Revision, and Evaluation Process||3|
|EDUC 538||Current Issues in Education||3|
|EDUC 539||Capstone Seminar||2|
|Elective Courses 2|
|EDUC 547||Special Topics in Educational Technology 3||3|
|Total Units 4||44-47|
These courses must be completed prior to beginning clinical practice.
Electives can be used towards the master’s degree only for individuals needing additional units to complete the degree. Elective courses cannot be used to replace foundation, specialization, or emphasis course requirements.
May be taken for credit up to three times as an additional elective as long as topics are not repeated.
This program is designed to be completed with 44 units; the use of elective units to complete the degree may increase the unit total.
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 a candidate support and supervision course (TEP 590) during each 8-week session (fall or spring) in which they are not enrolled in a clinical practice course.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to submit a credential application through the Office of Credentials upon completion of a credential program to receive his/her California educator credential. This request may be submitted to the credentials office up to one month before completion of all credential requirements.
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Engage and support all students in learning.
- Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.
- Understand and organize subject matter for student learning.
- Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all students.
- Assess student learning.
- Develop as a professional educator.