Q: Can I get a Credential without getting a Master’s Degree?
A: Yes. A California teaching credential is required for admission to the Master’s in Education Program.
Q: Can I get a Master’s Degree without getting a Teaching Credential?
A: No. The Master’s in Education program at The Master’s College requires a California teaching credential for admission.
Q: How many course units are in the Master’s Degree?
A: There are 35 semester units required in the Master’s in Education program.
Q: Can all of my teacher preparation coursework units taken at The Master’s College be used towards my Master’s Degree?
A: Only 18 units of the credentialing program can be counted towards the Master’s Degree in Education. The 12 units of student teaching cannot be counted.
Q: I did not complete my Teacher Preparation Program at The Master’s College. Can any of the units that I completed for my credential at another institution be used towards my MAE Degree?
A: Units from credential programs from other institutions will be evaluated for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.
Q: How long will it take me to complete the MAE degree?
A: Candidates have up to five summers to complete the MAE program.
Q: I took some of my credentialing coursework as an undergraduate. Can those units count towards my MAE?
A: No. Only coursework taken as a graduate may be considered towards the MAE degree.
Q: My credential is expired and I have not been in the classroom for several years. Can I still be accepted into the MAE program?
A: Candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Q: How much does the MAE program cost?
For detailed information on the costs of the MAE program, please visit the Financial Information
Q: Are housing and meals for the weeks I am required to be on campus provided in the cost of the program?
A: Housing and Meals are included in cost of Room and Board.
Q: Is there financial aid available for the MAE program?
The Master's College offers various types of financial aid for graduate students. To view all options, please visit the Financial Aid
Q: When is the application deadline?
A: The application deadline for the Master’s in Education Summer Institute Program is March 15. (SIP)
Q: When can I expect to receive my materials for the Pre course work?
A: If you submit your complete application by the March 15 deadline, you should receive your Pre course work by April 15.