MAT, Secondary Education with 2042 Single Subject Credential

This degree program plus credential prepares teachers at the middle school or high school levels to teach a specific subject area using new technologies. Graduates will design engaging lessons, differentiate instruction, manage a classroom, and develop and analyze educational assessments.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education with Single Subject Credential prepares you to be a successful, well-rounded educator. Combined with the required coursework for the 2042 Single Subject Credential, you will graduate prepared to teach a specific subject area in a California secondary classroom and engage in systematic inquiry into your own teaching.

As a student, you will:

  • Use theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning.
  • Differentiate instruction based on the needs of students.
  • Use a variety of assessment data to inform instruction.
  • Evaluate curriculum design and curricular decisions as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students.
  • Apply subject matter pedagogical skills in authentic settings and continually reflect on and evaluate the effects of decisions and actions on others.
  • Create an action research proposal that seeks to solve a personal educational dilemma.


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Next Session

Spring II (Mar 05, 2018)

Estimated Cost

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Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Hanford Campus
325 Mall Drive, Hanford, CA 93230
Irvine Campus
16355 Laguna Canyon Road, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Menifee Campus
28237 La Piedra Rd, Bldg. 3000, Menifee, CA 92584
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • Statement of Intent
  • Three recommendation forms
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 3 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts showing a conferred Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Proof of a passing score on the CBEST or any CTC approved basic skills tests
California Residency

This program is only available to California residents

Letter of Good Standing

Applicants transferring from another institution's credential program must supply a letter from that institution's Education Department attesting to the applicant's good standing in the program. The letter should be written on institutional letterhead by the Dean, department chair, director of teacher education, or someone in a similar position

Graduate Level Exams

Candidates interested in the following credentials: Education Specialist, single subject or multiple subject credentials, must prove subject matter competency by providing evidence that they have registered for, taken or passed the appropriate subject matter examination (CSET) prior to admission to the program

Program Curriculum

  • Please note that the required Prerequisites and fieldwork component for the credential are completed outside of the degree program.

    EDUU 513 Student Health and Safety


    EDUU 551 Educational Applications of Computers Level I *


    PSYU 324 Adolescence


    Total Credits


  • Introductory Block


    EDUU 510 Introduction to Teaching


    EDUU 511 Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling


    EDUU 512 The Art & Craft of Teaching


    Introductory Block Subtotal


    Content Block


    EDSU 530 Theories, Methods, and Materials for Teaching English Learners


    EDSU 531 Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms


    EDSU 532 Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject Candidates


    EDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series)


    EDSU 534 Preparing 21st Century Learners: A Collaborative and Integrated Approach


    Content Block Subtotal


    Clinical Practice *


    EDSU 592 Directed Teaching I: Secondary School


    EDUU 544 Student Teaching Seminar I


    EDSU 593 Directed Teaching II: Secondary School


    EDUU 545 Student Teaching Seminar II


    Clinical Practice Subtotal


    Advanced Core Courses


    EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods **


    EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory


    EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies


    EDUU 610 The Teacher As Scholarly Practitioner ***


    EDUU 611 Action Research Development


    Advanced Core Courses Subtotal


    Total Credits



    If student teaching is waived because candidates are completing the MAT program under the Private School SB-57 Option with 3-5 years of private school experience, then the student teaching credits are not required to be replaced in the degree.


    EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods must be taken prior to EDUU 610 The Teacher As Scholarly Practitioner


    EDUU 610 The Teacher As Scholarly Practitioner must be taken prior to EDUU 611 Action Research Development

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