Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching 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 understanding of contemporary educational issues.

As a credentialed teacher, you understand the challenges and rewards of the classroom. The MA in Teaching degree 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 teaching credential or are qualified to teach in California.

Program Details

Program Duration

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

This program meets in a face to face setting with additional learning support occurring online.

Average Class Size


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


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 little as eight months, or during summers only
+ 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 with personal electronic portfolio
+ Hybrid delivery combines on-campus and online learning
+ Small class sizes
+ Admission every summer term
+ Summer classes start in early June and end by August

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