The Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential/MAT Program is focused on developing highly competent professionals who are effective teachers in grades K-8 in public and private schools and districts.

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All courses incorporate the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the Teacher Performance Expectations adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Specific learning outcomes include the following:

  • Teach the state-adopted academic content standards for their respective subjects;
  • Use progress monitoring to determine whether students are progressing adequately;
  • Understand and use informal, formal, formative and summative assessments;
  • Incorporate specific strategies, instructional activities, procedures and experiences that address state-adopted academic content standards;
  • Clearly communicate instructional objectives to students;
  • Use developmentally appropriate teaching practices;
  • Understand and apply pedagogical theories, principles, and instructional practices for comprehensive instruction of English learners;
  • Understand patterns of child and adolescent development;
  • Plan instruction that is comprehensive in relation to the subject matter and in accordance with state-adopted academic content standards;
  • Maximize student achievement;
  • Develop and maintain clear expectations for academic and social behavior;
  • Take responsibility for student learning outcomes; and
  • Evaluate their own teaching practices and subject matter knowledge.
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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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