The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program prepares Teacher Candidates to pursue careers as teachers. Subject Matter Concentrations of the program are offered at the Elementary (Multiple Subjects) and Secondary (Social Science, Science, English and Math) levels. The Special Education Certificate, Gifted Education Certificate , and Bilingual Authorization for Spanish Certificate may be obtained for additional course work. The curriculum focuses on preparing teachers to work with diverse K-12 populations. Teacher Candidates enrolled in the MAT Program will engage in supervised field experiences throughout the curriculum. MAT course work provides Teacher Candidates with theoretical foundations, teaching strategies and practical field-based experiences necessary to make a difference in schools across the State of California, the United States and the world.
The MAT Single Subject is designed for those interested in teaching at the secondary level. The emphasis offers specializations in English, Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geoscience or Physics), Mathematics and Social Science. The MAT Single Subject program requires a minimum of 28 units.
The Single Subject emphasis is available online.