Master's Credential Cohort Program
MEd in Curriculum and Instruction / Secondary Education
Department of Learning and Teaching
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.
Students may apply to one of three formats: an accelerated 12-month program beginning in July, an 18-month program beginning in late January 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.