At a Glance

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

Master of Arts in Education


Most surrounding school districts offer a state-approved induction program. Through these two-year programs, districts provide support for the professional development of new teachers with their Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential.   Biola's graduate students may earn up to three units a semester toward their master's degree for being enrolled in an induction program for these credentials — for a total of 12 units (offered at one-third the tuition rate).  Biola student teaching units may be used in place of induction units with verification of enrollment in a district induction program.  Students must clear their credential prior to receiving the MA Education degree.

The Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Induction 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 Induction 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)

Induction Coursework
SEED 604: Induction I (3)
SEED 605: Induction II (3)
SEED 606: Induction III (3)
SEED 607: Induction IV (3)
Approved electives (to total 15 units required for concentration)

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

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

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