MSTE Curriculum & Course Schedule

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program is recognized as one of the best around. By successfully completing our one-year, 38-unit program, you will be qualified to teach in public and/or private schools (K-8 grades) in California.


Course Schedule


2024 Program of Study & Credential Requirements (38 units*)

First Term Summer 2024 (12 units)

Orientation–Tuesday May 28 2024 from 9:45-11:15 AM 

TED 501      Learning, Development and Culture (3)

TED 503      Introduction to Special Education (3) 

TED 502      Teaching Emergent Multilingual Students (3)

MSTE 517   Introduction to Field Experience (3)


Second Term Fall 2024 (12 units)

MSTE 563   Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy I (3)

MSTE 511   Supervised Teaching I Seminar (2) & Fieldwork (1)

MSTE 545   Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies (3)

MSTE 550   Curriculum & Instruction: Math (3)


Third Term Jan 2025 (3 units)

MSTE 523   Technology in the Classroom (1)

MSTE 542   edTPA Practicum (1)

MSTE 575   Health & Physical Education (1)


Required for Daily Supervised Teaching (MSTE 521) fieldwork:

Completion of all course prerequisites with a grade of B- or better

Incomplete grades must be cleared in all coursework


Final Term Spring 2025 (11 units)

MSTE 564   Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy II (3)

MSTE 521   Seminar Teaching Placement II (2)

MSTE 522 Supervision Placement II (3)

MSTE 549   Curriculum & Instruction: Science (3)


Required for Preliminary Credential:

Credential coursework with a B- or better in each course.

Verification of US Constitution knowledge by exam/course(s)

Verification of CPR (adult, infant and child) certification.

Official documentation of passing the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) and Subject Matter Skills Requirement (SMCR)


Master of Arts in Teaching (plus 12 units*) 

Begin after credential coursework by submitting Opt-In form. See course descriptions and schedules at MAIT.

MAIT 601 Introduction to Inquiry (1)

MAIT 602 Content Knowledge (3) 

MAIT 603 Pedagogical Knowledge (3) (offered Summer, Fall)

MAIT 610 Special Topics in Education (3)  (offered Summer, Fall, Spring)

MAIT 604 Capstone Project (2)


If you completed one term of MAIT 604-01 and your capstone project is in-progress:

  • register in the continuation course, MAIT 604-02, each Fall/Spring until completion of project
  • pay $250.00 In-Progress fee for continuation course, MAIT 604-02, each term until completion of project

*To be eligible for aid, students must enroll a minimum of 6 units per term for fall and spring graduate semesters, and 3 units for the summer semester. Withdrawal from courses may disqualify the student from receiving financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for any questions.


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