Master of Arts in Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for aspiring K–12 teachers looking to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become great teachers and help all students succeed. This teacher preparation program also prepares candidates to be recommended for a teaching credential.
MAT Program Overview
Our Master of Arts in Teaching program delivered online offers the same curriculum as our on-campus program. Students will complete coursework that blends theory with hands-on, field-based teaching experiences, allowing them to build positive classroom environments to meet the challenges of today’s high-needs schools.
Students in our MAT program choose from five concentrations:
Graduates in this program are eligible to be recommended for a California teaching credential. Students seeking to earn a credential or certification to teach in another state can work with our student services team, who will provide support and direction to identify the most direct and efficient path to local certification:
- Earn a California teaching credential, which then can be transferred to another state through interstate reciprocity; or
- Complete the program and apply directly for the local state’s credential.
For a complete list of state-by-state testing requirements, visit our Certification Map. This site offers a simple way to determine the requirements needed to become a teacher in each state.