The Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education program is a unique program that provides you with the tools necessary to become a successful, well-rounded, and competent instructor. You’ll become a master of multiple subjects at the elementary school level, emerging as a certified teacher who understands that the role of teacher extends far beyond being a source of academic information.
The elementary education program includes the required coursework for a 2042 Multiple Subject credential preparing you to teach all subjects in a California self-contained classroom (K-12).
This program is ideal for students who wish to begin their teaching career in a self-contained classroom (K-12) by earning both a master’s degree and teaching credential. This is the program typically sought by those who wish to teach in a California elementary school (K-6).
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University.
If using Option Two in the graduate admissions requirements, have a grade point average between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter units) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program including credits earned toward a credential are required to submit passing scores from one of the following standard admissions tests:
Applicants electing to use Option Four for admission to the MAT program with a GPA lower than 2.5 must also fulfill all exceptional admit criteria.
Passing the CBEST Proof of Registration, taken or passed CSET
How to Apply
Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers.
International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.
PLEASE DO NOT FAX TRANSCRIPTS OR TEST SCORES.
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit three Recommendation for Teacher Preparation Forms from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic/professional ability to undertake graduate study. Provide a letter of completion on institution letterhead and/or from registrar's office if you are currently completing a baccalaureate degree from an institution other than Brandman University. Submit a statement of intent explaining what teaching means to you and why you think you would be successful in this profession.
Specific Requirements (2012-13 catalog)
Prerequisites (12 units)
EDUU 395 Education Field Experience 3 EDUU 413/513 Student Health and Safety 2 EDUU 414/514 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 1 EDUU 451/551* Educational Application of Computers, Level One 3 PSYU 323 Child Development 3
* A waiver of the technology requirement may be granted upon successful completion of both subtests of the CSET Preliminary Educational Technology Exam, documentation of completion of regular education computers in education coursework from an accredited college or university, or submission of an electronic portfolio (under certain conditions).
Introductory Block (9 credits)
EDUU 510 Introduction to Teaching 3 EDUU 511 Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling 3 EDUU 512 The Art and Craft of Teaching 3
Content Area Block (12 credits)
EDMU 520 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I 3 EDMU 521 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II 3 EDMU 522 Mathematics and Science in K-8 Classrooms 3 EDMU 523 History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms 3
Capstone Course (3 credits)
EDUU 540 Wisdom Through Practice 3
Directed Fieldwork (9 credits from the following):
EDMU 580 Supported Teaching 3 EDMU 582 Directed Teaching I 3 EDMU 583 Directed Teaching II 3-6
Advanced Core Courses (15 credits)
EDUU 600** Research and Evaluation 3 EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3 EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies and Assessment 3 EDUU 610*** Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner: Action Research 3 EDUU 611 Action Research Development 3
Total credits (not including prerequisites) 39-48
If student teaching is waived because candidates are completing the MAT program under the Early Completer option or the SB-57 Option student teaching credits are not required to be replaced in the degree.
**EDUU 600 must be taken prior to EDUU 610*** EDUU 610 must be taken prior to EDUU 611