Teaching, MA

Teaching, MA

Summer Term Priority Deadline: March 1st

The final deadline for the Master of Arts in Teaching program is April 1st, 2024.

*For HNU Students: Contact our admissions team at ksoe@stmarys-ca.edu to learn more about transfer assistance*



The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAIT) from the Kalmanovitz School of Education is an individualized, project-based graduate program for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of how to teach their subject, as well as enhance their pedagogical content knowledge.

As an educator, you understand the challenges and rewards of the classroom. The Master of Arts in Teaching offers you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of student learning, as well as to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues in education.

Our inquiry-based program is open to elementary, secondary, and special education teachers who have earned a California preliminary teaching credential. We also encourage in-service teachers currently working in accredited private/independent schools who are qualified to teach in California to apply.


Learn More

We're here to help you navigate the application process every step of the way. Here are some resources to give you more information about what you'll need as you get started.

Program Duration

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This sequence of 5-6 courses can be completed in as few as seven months but the program typically takes eleven months (June to the following May).

Learning Environment

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This program meets in-person, with additional learning support occurring online.

Average Class Size

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15-18 learners per cohort. Cohort members in the program form a learning community. Your success starts with connections.

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Meet With Us

Going back to school is a big step - our team is here to help you through it. To find out if our program meets your needs, fill out a quick form to schedule a meeting with an Admissions Counselor!

Why the MA in Teaching?

With a Master of Arts in Teaching, you can not only increase your salary, but also, contribute more intensively to the education profession. In short, you can become a more effective teacher. What can you do with a Master's degree in teaching?

+ Become a teacher-leader in your classroom and school
+ Develop new educational products, like innovative curricula, multimedia resources, or web-based materials
+ Create and deliver professional development to your peers
+ Become a coach in your subject area
+ Go on to doctoral studies in education or train as a school administrator

Program Highlights

Benefits of our Master of Arts in Teaching program:

+ A professional degree that culminates with a Capstone Project
+ Can be completed in as few as six months
+ Faculty members are highly qualified professors and educational leaders
+ Includes individualized learning based on your choice of topics
+ Technology is fully integrated throughout program
+ Project-based program 
+ Small class sizes
+ Admission every summer term
+ Summer classes start in early June and end by early August

Questions? Contact admissions at ksoe@stmarys-ca.edu