Master's Credential Cohort Program
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction / Secondary Education
Department of Learning and Teaching
Please note: We are excited to announce that beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, the Master’s Credential Cohort in Elementary Education program will transition into a Dual Credential program. The Dual Credential option will allow candidates to earn a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, an Education Specialist Credential and either a Preliminary Multiple Subject OR Single Subject Credential. These changes are in response to new Teacher Preparation Program requirements from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Master’s Credential Cohort Program is designed to prepare effective middle school and high school teachers through coursework and field experiences leading to an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction and preliminary single subject teaching credential. The program emphasizes the connection between theory and practice, weaving together university-based coursework and thoughtfully designed field experiences. Candidates in the program develop the knowledge, skills and strategies needed to flourish in their own classrooms, as well as the critical habits of mind and reflective practice that will allow them to grow as educators throughout their careers.
There are two formats to choose from: an accelerated 12-month program beginning in July or a two-year program beginning in the fall. The program includes two semesters of student teaching at two different grade levels and a cohort-based curriculum designed to foster collaboration and community. Applicants who are interested in the 12-month program should reach out to the admissions office before applying to the program.
Both formats currently offer discounted graduate tuition for all incoming students.
Upon graduation, students are recommended to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the preliminary single subject credential.
What can I do with this degree?
Who should apply?
Secondary Credential Subjects
- General Science
- Social Sciences
Students interested in completing credentials in other subject areas such as Music, Art, Physical Education, Business, and Home Economics should contact SOLES Admissions and Outreach for more information before applying.