At a Glance

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

Master of Arts in Teaching


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:

  • Core coursework (14 units)
  • A concentration of Induction 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)

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)

SEED 594: Action Research (1)

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

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