Master of Arts Teaching: Curriculum
The Secondary Education Master of Arts Initial Certification Track is designed for practicing professionals who wish to become certified teachers in their chosen field of study, for instance, a chemist becoming a chemistry teacher, or a history major becoming a social studies teacher. However, some students enrolled in the program are becoming certified in areas not related to their undergraduate work, such as an accountant becoming a mathematics teacher. In these cases, the student may need to take a large number of undergraduate content courses. In addition to course work, the program requires in-school field observations each semester and a full semester of in-school student teaching.
Total number of credits: 48 graduate credits for master's degree. The number of undergraduate required courses varies by area of desired certification. Students may be credited with undergraduate courses completed in their certification area.
Get a description of each of Cal U's Master of Arts Teaching courses from our Course Catalog.
Below is a recommended framework of courses to earn your certification.
Advisement Sheets - Initial certification in the following areas:
- Art (PDF) (Excel)
- Biology (PDF) (Excel)
- Chemistry (PDF) (Excel)
- Communications (PDF) (Excel)
- Earth Space Science (PDF) (Excel)
- English (PDF) (Excel)
- Mathematics (PDF) (Excel)
- Physics (PDF) (Excel)
- Social Studies (PDF) (Excel)
- Spanish (PDF) (Excel)