Take your degree beyond teacher credentialing.
Our Master of Education (MEd) with Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential does so much more than prepare you for teacher credentialing. With an emphasis on intellectual development, ecological literacy, diversity, and inclusive learning, our specially designed curriculum prepares you to meet the needs of California’s diverse learners. Through experiential education and hands-on learning opportunities, you’ll accelerate your knowledge beyond traditional professional preparation and be prepared for implementation in your classroom.
This degree is offered by AU Santa Barbara.
The Master’s in Education with a Multiple Subject Credential is 61 quarter until program – after completing the 53 quarter unit credential, candidates can proceed add 18 quarter units (6 courses) for the degree. The goal of the degree is to provide a deep dive into courses and ideas that could not be covered in the credential courses.
The Master’s in Education prepares educators with the skills needed to change the world through education. With our world-class faculty, cutting-edge research, seasoned leaders and practitioners, and a commitment to social justice, this degree is designed to help establish a long-term, impactful career in education. Courses are designed to tap into leadership potential, cultivate an ability to foster positive impact and create the conditions for meaningful learning and development. Whether you are seeking to further your career, develop new skills, or enrich and deepen your knowledge to make an even greater impact on the world, the degree will offer exceptional academic preparation, personal and professional development, and opportunities for real-world engagement in just 2 quarters beyond the credential.
Antioch Education courses are held on weekday afternoon and early evenings. The degree is 18 units and is designed to be completed in 2 half-time quarters
Successful completion of all credential classes
Utilizing the work of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and the connection to Induction course work, the following six courses make up the degree and all are required.
- TEP-6710: Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning
- TEP-6720: Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
- TEP-6730: Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
- TEP-6740: Planning Instruction & Designing Learning Experiences for all Students
- TEP-6750: Assessing Students for Learning
- TEP-6760: Developing as a Professional Educator
Within these courses, candidates will engage with the faculty instructor to broaden the topics covered that relate to their classroom experience.
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the Antioch Course catalog.
The Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach in self-contained classrooms such as classroom settings in most elementary schools. However, a teacher authorized for multiple subject instruction may be assigned to teach in any self-contained classroom (preschool, K-12, or in classes organized primarily for adults). In addition, the holder of a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential may serve in a core or team teaching setting.
Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Teacher Credentialing programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC/CTC), 1900 Capital Ave., Sacramento, CA 95811-4213; phone (916) 445-7254. All credential programs offered by Antioch University Santa Barbara are CCTC Approved Professional Preparation Programs. To view a report of recent pass rate assessment for our programs and other California institutions see (Reports, Appendix A of Report on Teacher Credentialing Programs): Annual Accreditation Report to the Commission on California Teacher Credentialing for the Academic Year 2015-2016. View: 2016-2017 State Exams Pass Report by Exam. View: 2016-2017 State Exams Pass Report by Title II Group
CBEST and CSET Requirements
- The CBEST must be passed by the end of the first quarter
- 2 sections of the CSET passed by the end of the second quarter
- 3rd section of the CSET passed by the end of the third quarter
Please review the registration deadlines and test dates as the CBEST is offered a limited number of times each year. For more information about the CBEST, visit cbest.nesinc.com.
Please note that all students who earn a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential MUST pass both the CBEST and CSET.
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application, including:
- Two letters of recommendation
- Current resume
- Admission Essay
- Submit the $50 non-refundable Application Fee.
- Official transcripts that post the Bachelor’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited college or university are required and request that they be sent to the Admissions Office. A student copy of a transcript may be submitted with your application, but official transcripts are required upon admission.
- Interview with Regional Director
- CBEST test scores, proof of registration, equivalencies (see list below), or proof of enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program,
- CSET: Multiple Subjects exam, proof of registration or scores, proof of completion of subject matter waiver program (for preliminary credential programs only) or enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program.
Please submit all materials to:
Antioch University Santa Barbara
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
AULA and AUSB campuses, of a one-system university, offer mission consistent options that are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
In 4-6 pages, please respond to the following questions. Question #10 is only required if your undergraduate GPA is below 2.8. Please use the following format guidelines: 12-point type, double-spaced, 1″ margins, top right header on every page (in all capital letters): first and last name, Teaching Credential, page number.
- What factors led you to undertake this education program at this time and how will the degree impact your professional goals?
- Describe your leadership skills and how they are used in the classroom, school, community, and/or other life situations.
- What reforms do you see needed in education today, and what visions do you have for achieving necessary changes?
- Describe a difficult situation you have had related to education or schools. Evaluate your handling of the situation, revealing any personal characteristics that enabled you to be an effective part of a solution.
- Describe any community action or organizing that you have been involved in, and how it impacts your perceptions of yourself as an educator.
- What experiences have you had that prepare you to work as an educator with people who differ from yourself?
- Please comment on your experience or interests in working toward or organizing for social change.
- Please describe in some detail your experiences in working and/or being with children. What were your roles, responsibilities? Who were the children? For applicants to the mild/moderate disabilities credential, please specifically highlight experiences with children with disabilities.
- What is your motivation to become a teacher/special education teacher?
- If your Bachelor’s degree cumulative GPA is below a 2.8: Discuss the factors that contributed to your current GPA and how, specifically, you will mitigate those factors to be successful in graduate-level coursework at Antioch University.
Provisional Admissions Requirements
(for credential programs only or with combined master’s degrees)
- Official transcript from a regionally-accredited college or university indicating Bachelor’s degree conferral
- CBEST test scores, proof of registration, equivalencies (see list below), or proof of enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program
- Interview with Regional Director
- CSET: Multiple Subjects exam, proof of registration or scores, or proof of completion of subject matter waiver program (for preliminary credential programs only), or proof of enrollment in Teacher Test Prep program
Full Admissions Requirements
By the end of the first quarter, passing CBEST scores must be submitted or equivalency.
- CSU EAP (‘Ready’ in English and Math) or CSU Placement Exams (English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM))
- SAT (Math 550, English Critical Thinking 500)
- ACT(Math 23, English 22)
- AP English (3 or higher) and AP Calculus or AP Statistics (3 or higher)
- Basic Skills Requirement from another state.
For more information on these additional options please see: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl667.pdf
|Final Application***||Classes Begin|
|Summer 2021||April 30, 2021||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||July 6th, 2021|
|Fall 2021||July 23, 2021||Applications accepted until seats have been filled.||October 4th, 2021|
*In addition to satisfying AULA’s admission requirements for a specific academic program, International Students have additional, general requirements that must be met for admission.
***All application requirements (all unofficial or official transcripts or program-specific requirements) must be submitted at the time of final application deadline
Cost & Aid
AUSB Teacher Credential Tuition
|Tuition Per Quarter Unit||$664|
|13-23 Quarter Units||$6,648|
|6-12 Quarter Units||$3,987|
Please note: Additional fees for all AUSB programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
A majority of AUSB students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUSB.
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