Student Outcomes

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Secondary Education

Department of Learning and Teaching

Alumni Outcomes

Graduates of this program go on to receive their Preliminary Single Subject Credential from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Our credential analyst works with each of our students one-on-one to guide them through the process of completing the requirements for the credential. USD Career Services staff also assist students and alumni by helping them to identify and apply for teaching positions.

Graduates of this program are highly sought after. SOLES has been preparing teachers for decades, and in 2008 the decision was made to offer our secondary teaching credential program in conjunction with a M.Ed. through our innovative Master's Credential Cohort (MCC) Program. In the five years since the founding of the MCC model, the program has seen 100% employment rates post-graduation in most years.

Alumni Jobs

"Teachers applying to Del Lago Academy from the USD credentialing program often rise to the top of our applicant pool. They are simply well prepared for our approach to educating our scholars." - Keith Nuthall, Principal, Del Lago Academy

Cohort I - Class of 2009

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • Teacher, San Diego High School
  • Teacher, Gompers High School (Multiple)
  • Teacher, High Tech High Chula Vista
  • Teacher, Magnolia Science Academy (Multiple)
  • Teacher, Sacramento Middle School
  • Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
  • Teacher, National City Middle School
  • Teacher, Marshall Middle School, San Diego
  • Teacher, New York (Multiple)
  • Teacher, High Tech High International
  • Teacher, Innovations Academy
  • Teacher, School of Digital Media & Design, Kearny High School, San Diego Unified

Current Jobs (if different)

  • PhD Candidate, University of San Diego
  • Instructor, Chapman University
  • College Counselor, University of Washington
  • TESOL Instructor, Beijing
  • Teacher, Christian American School, Guatemala
  • Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts
  • Director, Innovations Academy

Cohort II - Class of 2010

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • Teacher, Gompers High School
  • Teacher, High Tech Middle
  • Teacher, Innovation Middle School, San Diego
  • Teacher, Correia Middle School
  • Teacher, Texas
  • Teacher, High Tech High (Multiple)
  • Teacher, Torrance Middle School

Current Jobs (if different)

  • Teacher, Maryland
  • Teacher, Classical Academies

Cohort III - Class of 2011

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • Teacher, Victory Collegiate High School, New York
  • Teacher, Dozier-Libby Medical High School, Antioch, California
  • Substitute, Grossmont School District
  • Special Education Assistant, 4J School District
  • Teacher, Summit Prep Charter High, Redwood City, California
  • Teacher, Foxrige Middle School, Colorado
  • Teacher, High Tech Middle Chula Vista
  • Tutor, High Tech High

Current Jobs (if different)

  • Teacher, Salem Keizer Public Schools, Oregon

Cohort IV - Class of 2012

Post-Graduation Jobs (100% employment)

  • English Teacher, Antioch High School
  • Middle School History Teacher, Beverly Vista Middle School
  • Math Teacher, Harper Junior High School, Davis, California
  • Math, Physics, and Chemistry Teachers, High Tech High Chula Vista (Multiple)
  • History Teacher, Monterey Middle School
  • Social Studies Teacher, Bishop O'Connell High School, Arlington, Virginia
  • Teacher, Gompers Preparatory Academy

Cohort V - Class of 2013

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Post-Graduation Jobs

  • Teacher, Del Lago Academy
  • Teacher, High Tech High Media Arts
  • Teacher, High Tech High International
  • Long Term Substitute, St. Patrick's School, Carlsbad
  • Long Term Substitute,  Earl Warren Middle School, San Dieguito

Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will demonstrate content knowledge specific to their areas of study.

Outcome 2: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will apply learning theories and relate the application the theories to specific sociocultural contexts.

Outcome 3: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will apply appropriate pedagogical approaches in specific learning environments.

Outcome 4: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will apply the research and analysis tools for thinking about and investigating educational questions through research.

Outcome 5: M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction students will demonstrate growth in ethical behavior, positive values, and inclusive and respectful approach to diversity. Candidates will reflect on and gain an understanding of how to support the development of diverse learners through their curricular and instructional decisions.