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 Teaching degree.
The Master of Arts in Teaching with Induction is a 30-unit program that can be completed in 18 months. View program sheet (PDF).
The program has three distinct elements:
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)
SEED 594: Action Research (1)
To see this program’s admissions requirements, click here.