At a Glance

  • Units: 38
  • Cost Per Unit: $621
  • Typical Program Duration: 2-3 years while teaching full-time

Master of Arts in Education

Clear Credential

This concentration is designed for teachers who are working toward clearing their California SB2042 preliminary teaching credential and are employed at WASC-accredited schools where induction programs are not available.  The program consists of courses that are parallel to the material and personalized support provided through local induction programs and can be taken on-campus, online, or a combination of both. 

The Master of Arts in Education with Clear Credential is a 38-unit program that can be completed in 2–3 years while teaching full time.  View program sheet (PDF).

The program has three distinct elements:

  • Core coursework (22 units)
  • A concentration of Clear Credential program coursework (15 units)
  • A capstone experience (1 unit)

Core Coursework
SEED 501: Philosophy & Values in Schools & Society (3)
SEED 502: Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
SEED 503: Educational Research and Statistics (3)
SEED 504: Advanced Curriculum & Instruction (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction (3)
SEED 554: Professional Writing (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ (or other approved TTBE course) (3)
SEED 596: Professional Development Module (1)

Clear Credential Program Coursework
SEED 593: Clear Credential Candidate Professional Development (3)
     Online course only. May be taken up to four times for credit (12 units)
Approved electives (to total 15 units requirements for concentration)

(select one)
SEED 598: Research Project (1)
SEED 599: Thesis (1)

To see this program’s admissions requirements, click here.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639