With a unique focus on the use of technology in the classroom, this program provides students with the tools necessary to become successful, well-rounded and competent instructors. The Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Secondary Education and combined Single Subject Credential program utilizes Common Core and other California state content standards to ensure graduates have the abilities to design engaging lessons, create differentiating instruction, manage a classroom and deploy educational assessments.
Students become qualified to teach a single subject in the secondary school level while coming to appreciate and understand the highly influential role of the teacher in the lives of students. The secondary education program includes the required coursework for a 2042 Single Subject credential, preparing students to teach a specific content area in a California K-12 classroom. It is typically sought with the objective to teach at a middle school or high school level. Students also have the option of completing the teaching credential as a stand-alone program at Brandman. In addition to Secondary Education with Single Subject Credential alternative emphasis areas available for the degree program include:
Applicants must complete the formal application process and all required documents, which include:
Applicants seeking one or more of these teaching credential must make formal application to the teacher credential program before beginning any coursework other than prerequisites.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Applicants must possess a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter credits) completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.
Applicants using the Brandman University Admissions Option Two must possess a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter credits) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward another credential, to be admitted to the graduate MAT degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:
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. Exceptional admission candidates must submit all required admission documents and each of following:
|Please note that the required Prerequisites and fieldwork component for the credential are completed outside of the degree program.|
Prerequisites (8 credits)
|EDUU 513||Student Health and Safety||2|
|EDUU 551*||Educational Application of Computers, Level One||3|
* A waiver of the technology requirement may be granted upon successful completion 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 Block (15 credits)
|EDSU 530||Theories, Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Learners||3|
|EDSU 531||Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDSU 532||Effective Literacy for Single Subject Candidates||3|
|EDSU 533||Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series)||3|
|EDSU 534||Preparing 21st Century Learners: A Collaborative and Integrated Approach||3|
Clinical Practice (10 credits)
|EDSU 592||Directed Teaching I and EDUU 544 Student Teaching Seminar I||3, 2|
|EDSU 593||Directed Teaching II and EDUU 545 Student Teaching Seminar II||3, 2|
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||3|
|EDUU 611||Action Research Development||3|
** EDUU 600 must be taken prior to EDUU 610.
***EDUU 610 must be taken prior to EDUU 611
|Total Credits (not including prerequisits)||39-49|