The joint Single Subject Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is intended for those interested in teaching in the middle school, junior high, or high school setting.
Graduates of this 35-unit, one year, full-time credential program and 8-unit master's program emerge as highly competent professionals who are effective teachers in public and private schools as well as leaders in their schools and districts.
The program of study includes highly qualified professors, who are effective educational leaders, and practitioners, both of whom collaborate to support the professional growth of the candidates. The curriculum is aligned with and incorporates the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. The coursework includes supervised teaching placements in culturally and socioeconomically diverse settings. Both experienced master teachers and knowledgeable college supervisors support the candidates during their placements.
"The requirement that all student teachers must teach in a Title I school prepares them for the reality of schools today. ...My SMC training has given me the tools to stand apart from others. I feel like I'm still part of the School of Education community. I speak to my instructors and cohort classmates often."
- Kelly Lara, Single Subject Credential, Administrative Credential & Master's Program Graduate; Principal, Alameda High School