- Track A Requirements
- English Language Learner Preservice Requirement
- Credential Analysts
- Frequently Asked Questions
Track A Requirements
The program begins with entry in Summer II, Fall I, or Spring I. Candidates may enter at other times with official advisement only. A maximum of 8 units may be taken per term.
TEP 508Educational Foundations and Classroom Management (7–12)
TEP 518Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7–12)
TEP 568AField Experience I (7–12)
TEP 528Teaching Strategies (7–12)
TEP 558Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (7–12)
TEP 568BField Experience II (7–12)
|To proceed with Modules 3 and 4, candidates must apply and be cleared by the Department of Teacher Education.|
TEP 548Curriculum Planning and Assessment (7–12)
TEP 578AClinical Practice I (Student Teaching, 7–12)
TEP 588Student Teaching Seminar (7–12)
TEP 578BClinical Practice II (Student Teaching, 7–12)
|Additional Credential Courses|
EDUC 504Teaching and Cultural Diversity
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology
|Credential Total||30 units|
|Required Courses for Master of Arts in Education: Teaching|
|Core Courses||6–9 units|
EDUC 571Curriculum Foundations
EDUC 572Advanced Educational Psychology
(if not taken for credential)
EDUC 573Philosophy/Ethics and History of Education
|Elective – Advanced Course (select two)||6 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|
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.
|Credential Only||30 units|
|Credential and Master’s||45–52 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 Preservice Requirement
Any single-subject teaching candidate desiring to begin an internship in the fall semester must complete Preservice training during the Summer II session. This summer session consists of two 3-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.