- Track A Requirements
- English Language Learner Pre-service Requirement for Interns in Fall
- Credential Analysts
- Frequently Asked Questions
Track A Requirements
Note: In both Tracks A and B, candidates will complete the credential first, prior to deciding on a completion date for the master’s degree.
The cohort model begins with entry in Summer II, Fall I, or Spring I term. Candidates may enter at other times with official advisement only. A maximum of eight units may be taken per term.
TEP 506Educational Foundations and Classroom Management (K–8)
TEP 516Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (K–8)
TEP 566AField Experience I (K–8)
|Pass RICA Exam|
TEP 526Methods of Teaching Mathematics (K–8)
TEP 556Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (K–8)
TEP 566BField Experience II (K–8)
|To proceed with Modules 3 and 4, candidates must apply and be cleared by the Department of Teacher Education.|
TEP 536Methods of Teaching Science (K–8)
TEP 586Student Teaching Seminar (K–8)
TEP 576AClinical Practice I (Student Teaching, K–8)
TEP 546Methods of Integrating the Humanities (K–8)
TEP 576BClinical Practice II (Student Teaching, K–8)
|Additional Credential Courses|
EDUC 504Teaching and Cultural Diversity
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology
|Credential Total||33 units|
|Required Courses for Master of Arts in Education: Teaching|
|Core Courses||6–9 units|
EDUC 571Curriculum Foundations
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology
EDUC 573Philosophy/Ethics and History of Education
|Elective - Advanced Course (select one)||3 units|
EDUC 505Advanced Literacy Development
EDUC 507Family, Community, and School Connections
EDUC 508Assessment and Evaluation in Multicultural Classrooms
EDUC 509Special Topics in Education
EDUC 554Instructional Principles and Practices
EDUC 574Current Issues in Education
|Capstone Courses - Required||3–7 units|
|(To be taken after credential is completed.)|
EDUC 589AResearch for Educators: Beginning Process
EDUC 589BResearch for Educators: Finish Reporting*
EDUC 590Seminar in Research Methods
*Taken at the end of the master’s degree and requiring access to a classroom.
**Students may choose the thesis option in place of EDUC 589A and B and one elective in their areas of concentration offered at the end of the students’ programs.
|Total Units||Credential Only||33 units|
|Both Credential and Master’s||45–49 units|
Note: Completion of all credential requirements, including all examinations, coursework, and other requirements, must be met before a candidate may participate in the graduation ceremony for the Master of Arts in Education: Teaching and have their degree posted.
English Language Learner Pre-service Requirement for Interns in Fall
Any Multiple-Subject teaching candidate desiring to begin an internship in the fall semester must complete Pre-Service training during the Summer II session. This summer session consists of two three-unit classes over six weeks and one English Language Learner Workshop/Pedagogy during the seventh week.
Credential analysts are liaisons between graduate education candidates, school districts, and California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). They process requests for fingerprint clearance (Certificates of Clearance), and applications required to file credentials with the CTC. They review all potential candidate files as part of the admissions process. For more information, please contact (626) 815-5346.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many units do I take each semester?
Students may take no more than 8 units per nine-week term, which includes a maximum of two methods or education classes and their corequisite field experiences (if appropriate).
How long is a semester?
Each semester has two terms (Fall I and Fall II, Spring I and Spring II). Each term is nine weeks in length. The 18-week student teaching semester covers Fall I and II or Spring I and II.
How many hours does each class session require?
Each class requires that students meet for approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes, once a week.
How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
Students meet one night a week for nine weeks, plus a Saturday final exam session.
Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?
Students are required to complete a thesis/capstone project for this program.
How soon can I finish this program?
This program can be completed in a year. Depending upon the desired course load, working individuals usually finish this program in 12–18 months.