MA in Education

MA in Education with Teacher Credentialing

California is experiencing a shortage of teachers and to help fill that need we are still accepting applications the application deadline for the fall quarter has been extended for the education department.

Candidates seeking a Teacher Credentialing program may also choose to earn a Master of Arts in Education, designed for individuals who are interested in leadership roles in schools or other education-related ventures. Our classes cover such diverse topics as neuroscience, ecoliteracy, social justice, educational reform, grass-roots organizing, systems thinking, and leadership.

Students who have completed either of the two AULA Teacher Credentialing programs may continue their studies to earn a Master of Arts in Education.

  • 4 additional quarters of half-time study
  • Two classes per week (generally Wednesday nights from 4pm to 10pm)

Program Overview

Our combined master’s and credential program prepare teachers to meet the day-to-day challenges inside America’s urban, underserved, under-performing or specialized classrooms. Candidates learn how to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, individualized attention, and social awareness. Candidates also become equipped to teach students with diverse backgrounds and needs, becoming conduits for student success within their classroom and their school.

Career Outcomes

Earning a teaching credential gives educators the tools to employ the most effective methods in their classroom, and raises the profile of the school in which they work. Earning an MA in Education gives both educators and professionals the skills to take on leadership roles in educational settings, which often require an advanced degree. Our graduates have been accepted to top-tier doctoral programs in education and our master’s degrees provide a strong foundation for future academic study.

Graduates of all of AULA’s Education Department programs have found success providing instruction, leadership, and guidance in positions that include:

  • Child advocates
  • Civic leaders
  • Classroom teachers and aides
  • Community organizers
  • Coordinators in educational nonprofits
  • Curriculum development leaders
  • Educational researchers
  • Faculty members in institutions of higher education
  • Leaders in schools and school districts

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Key Benefits:

AULA’s Education programs are at the forefront of developing the next wave of progressive teachers, leaders, and activists looking to bring about lasting, positive reform. Students say that our friendly, flexible, and student-centered atmosphere makes all the difference. The Los Angeles and Santa Barbara campuses of Antioch University offer mission-consistent options that are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Small class sizes for more personalized attention
  • A cohort model that encourages an engaging, collaborative environment
  • Narrative grades and learning assessments rather than letter grades
  • A curriculum that emphasizes liberation pedagogy, teaching the “ought” of what education can and should be versus the status quo
  • The ability to apply to the program with evidence that you are registered for the CBEST
  • A Capstone Project enabling students to integrate theory into their personal and professional practices
  • Personalized support when applying for a TEACH Grant or Financial Aid
  • The ability to fast track into the Teacher Credentialing program from the BA program

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of six half-time quarters where candidates develop a systems approach to social justice and sustainability-oriented educational leadership perspectives along with a variety of elective courses to best suit their area of interest and Department goals. The degree culminates with candidates sitting an oral Capstone experience that is based on research and learning they will have conducted within the program.

Candidates are assigned to a faculty advisor when they are accepted into the Program and work closely with their advisor to tailor the degree to meet their needs and allow them to pursue their individual interests.

First Year of Study — Courses Required for the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential (SB2042):

  • TEP 545 – Language Development & Acquisition (3 credits)
  • TEP 544 – Child Development & Learning (3 credits)
  • TEP 504 – Social Science and Children’s Experience (3 credits)
  • TEP 505 – Reading Instruction in Elementary Classrooms (3 credits)
  • TEP 507 – Real World Mathematics (3 credits)
  • TEP 510 – Science: Discovery Teaching, Action Learning (3 credits)
  • TEP 511 – Language Arts Curricula: Theory and Methods (3 credits)
  • TEP 512A – Student Teaching With Professional Seminar (12 credits)
  • TEP 513 – The Arts in Culture and Learning (3 credits)
  • TEP 515A – Student Teaching with Professional Seminar II (12 credits)
  • TEP 519 – Educational Technology (2 credits)
  • TEP 525 – Physical Education and Movement (1 credit)
  • TEP 533A – Field Practicum (6 credits)
  • TEP 536 – Foundations of Social Justice Education (4 credits)
  • TEP 537 – Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Schools (3 credits)
  • TEP 538 – Classroom Organization Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • TEP 565 – Adaptation Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • TEP 599 – TPA Workshop (0 credits)
  • TEP 601A – Social and Legal Dimensions of Special Education (2 credits)
  • TEP 601B – Teaching and Accommodating Students with Disabilities (1 credit)
  • TEP 602 – Advocating for Healthy Children (2 credits)

First Year of Study – Courses Required for the Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate (M/M) Credential:

  • TEP 544 – Child Development & Learning (3 credits)
  • TEP 545 – Language Development & Acquisition (3 credits)
  • TEP 505 – Reading Instruction in Elementary Classrooms (3 credits)
  • TEP 507 – Real World Mathematics (3 credits)
  • TEP 533A – Field Practicum (6 credits)
  • TEP 536 – Foundations of Social Justice Education (4 credits)
  • TEP 565 – Adaptation Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • TEP 599 – TPA Workshop (0 credits)
  • TEP 601A – Social and Legal Dimensions of Special Education (2 credits)
  • TEP 601B – Teaching and Accommodating Students with Disabilities (1 credit)
  • TEP 602 – Advocating for Healthy Children (2 credits)
  • TESE 509 – Assessment in Special Education (3 credits)
  • TESE 512A – Student Teaching With Professional Seminar (12 credits)
  • TESE 515A – Student Teaching Mild/Moderate With Professional Seminar II (12 credits)
  • TESE 516 – Understanding and Teaching Students With Mild and Moderate Disabilities I (4 credits)
  • TESE 517 – Understanding & Teaching Students With Mild & Moderate Disabilities II (4 credits)
  • TESE 518 – Family Dynamics & Communication for Special Education Services (3 credits)
  • TESE 538 – Comprehensive Behavior Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3 credits)
  • TESE 541 – Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 credits)
  • TESE 601B – Individualized Education Design and Policy Implementation (1 credit)

Second Year of Study – Courses Offered for the Master of Arts in Education degree
Required Courses:

  • TEP 526 – Systems Thinking (3 credits)
  • TEP 623 – Review of Educational Research (3 credits)
  • TEP 629A – Educational Research: Inquiry II (3 credits)
  • TEP 638 – Leadership & Change (3-4 credits)
*Elective Courses:
  • TEP 500B – Grassroots Organizing for Social Justice (3 credits)
  • TEP 531C – Enhancing English Language Development With Literature (3 credits)
  • TEP 603B – Graduate Seminar (1-6 credits)
  • TEP 603H – Graduate Seminar: History of Ideas (3 credits)
  • TEP 606 – Diversity in Schools (3 credits)
  • TEP 634 – Critical Media Literacy (3 credits)
  • TEP 637 – Global Perspectives in an Era of Change (3 credits)
  • TEP 639 – Global Perspectives in an Era of Change II (3 credits)
  • TEP 642 – Current Trends in Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • TEP 644 – Education-Community Contexts & Interactions (3 credits)
  • TEP 645 – An Intro to Ecoliteracy (3 credits)
  • TEP 647 – Grant Proposal Development (3 credits)
* This list represents potential course offerings. Not all courses will be available to all students.

For additional curriculum details, please visit our online catalog.

Admissions Process

Three easy steps to apply:
1. Complete an online application.
2. Submit official transcript indicating Bachelor’s degree conferral from a regionally accredited college or university to AULA Admissions.
3. Learn more about the specific application requirements for this program.

Please submit all materials to: Admissions Office, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230.

Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for the following term(s):

QuarterInternational Application*Priority Application**Final Application***Classes Begin
Winter 2017October 24, 2016October 24, 2016ClosedJanuary 3, 2017
Spring 2017January 26, 2017January 26, 2017February 17, 2017April 3, 2017
Summer 2017April 24, 2017April 24, 2017May 19, 2017July 5, 2017
Fall 2017July 24, 2017July 24, 2017August 18, 2017October 2, 2017

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH)

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Contact the financial aid office for more information. More information on the TEACH Grant here.

Tuition

Number of Units taken in a Quarter Cost per Quarter
24+ units $7,000 (plus $700 per each unit over 23 units)
13-23 units $7,000
5-12 $4,200
1-4 units $700 per unit
Please note: Additional fees for all Antioch University Los Angeles programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks. For a complete list of applicable fees, please visit the AULA Catalog.

For further information, contact Student Accounts at (310) 578-1080 ext. 405, or 413.

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