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