The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) is an on-going program available to students who have completed their undergraduate degree and hold a current teaching credential. It provides opportunity for developing “a life of lasting contribution as evidenced by a continuing development of professional expertise,” as stated in the institutional mission statement.
The MAE program is grounded in:
- Biblical doctrine
- Theory and knowledge base of teacher education, especially as evidenced in the Teaching Performance Expectations
- California State adopted academic content standards
All classes require students to use content standards and state adopted curriculum materials, and all lessons are based on these materials and standards.
All coursework for the program will be taught at the College’s campus in Santa Clarita, California. The currently offered courses that support the credential program are taught on a normal fall/spring semester basis. The additional coursework specifically designed for the MAE program will be offered as a part of the College’s Summer Intensive Program (SIP) that takes place during the first three weeks of July each year. Courses will include pre and post assignments as well as attendance during one week per course on campus. Three courses will be scheduled each summer.
The MAE program is offered in one format:
- Summer Intensive Program (SIP)
The MAE SIP is a 35 semester unit, non-conventional curriculum designed for individuals such as teachers and school administrators who are actively involved in schools. The first 18 semester units (Concentration) of the MAE program come from units that the candidate took post baccalaureate degree to gain their initial Preliminary teaching credential. The next 14 units (Core Studies) are offered in SIP (Summer Institute Program) format. The last three units (Capstone Assessment) will consist of a two unit requirement course and a choice between ED 691 Action Research (1 unit) or ED 692 Showcase Portfolio (1 unit). Read more...
One of the best ways to evaluate a program is to actually speak with professors, administrators, and students on-site. We welcome any prospective students who would like to visit the school, meet with faculty, and attend classes.
Please contact the Teacher Education Department
to schedule a visit and arrange the details.
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