At a Glance

  • Units: 30
  • Cost Per Unit: $621
  • Typical Program Duration: 18 months

Master of Arts in Teaching

Clear Credential

The online Master of Arts in Teaching, Clear Credential is a 30-unit practitioner’s degree program designed to allow candidates to clear their California SB2042 preliminary teaching credential while simultaneously earning their masters degree.
The Master of Arts in Teaching, Clear Credential is a 30-unit program that can be completed in 18 months.  View program sheet (PDF).

The program has three distinct elements:

  • Core coursework (14 units)
  • A concentration of Clear Credential coursework (15 units)
  • A capstone experience (1 unit)
Core Coursework
SEED 501: Philosophy & Values in School & Society (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction (3)
SEED 553: Writing Literature Reviews (2)
SEED 570: Introduction to Spiritual Formation for the Educator (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ or Approved Elective or Other approved TTBE course (3)

Clear Credential Concentration
SEED 593: Clear Credential Candidate Professional Development (3)
Approved electives

Note: Students admitted to the Multiple or Single Subject Clear Credential program at Biola University will enroll in a 3-unit course for each of four semesters (a maximum of 12 units toward M.A.T. credit). After four semesters, the course can be taken additionally without credit. In some cases, candidates may be able to complete the Clear Credential requirements in less than four semesters.

Approved Electives
SEED 523: Behavior and Classroom Management (3)
SEED 549: Studies in Children’s Literature (1)
SEED 554: Professional Writing (3)
SEED 555: Seminars in Education (1-3)
SEED 560: Family, Community & Academic Partnerships (3)
SEED 597: Independent Studies (1-3)
SEED 594: Action Research (1)

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

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