The Master of Arts in Teaching degree prepares Teacher Candidates to pursue careers as teachers. Subject Matter Concentrations of the program are offered at the Elementary (Multiple Subjects) and Secondary (English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science) levels. 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 Gifted Education Certificate may be obtained for additional course work.
The Education Specialist Mild/Moderate credential recommendation may also be earned by completing the Special Education pathway in EDUC 677 . Bilingual authorization in Spanish is available through the completion of the MAT program and passage of additional exams and fieldwork requirements.
The MAT Multiple Subject is designed for those interested in teaching at the elementary level. The MAT Multiple Subject program requires a minimum of 28 units.
The Multiple Subject emphasis is available online.
As a California-based licensure program, candidates enrolled in the MAT Multiple Subject program must satisfy requirements in addition to the courses listed below. Please refer to the information about these requirements here .
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