Our combined master’s and credential program will prepare you to meet the day-to-day challenges inside America’s urban, underserved, under-performing or specialized classrooms. Clearing these hurdles requires fostering an educational atmosphere of mutual respect, individualized attention, and social awareness. Your classroom will be as diverse as the cities in which your students live, so we prepare educators to teach students with diverse backgrounds and needs, becoming conduits for student success within their school.
The MA in Education is for credential candidates who wish to continue beyond the credential in order to earn this degree. The combined master’s and credential program prepares teachers to take a greater leadership role in their schools. Coursework is offered as a half time program for an additional four quarters after completing the Multiple Subject or Education Specialist credential.
Students who have completed either of the two AULA Teacher Credentialing programs may continue their studies to earn a Master of Arts in Education.
- 4 additional quarters of half-time study
- Two classes per week (generally Wednesday nights from 4pm to 10pm)
The curriculum consists of four half-time quarters where candidates develop a systems approach to social justice and sustainability-oriented educational leadership perspectives along with a variety of elective courses to best suit their area of interest and Department goals. The degree culminates with candidates sitting an oral Capstone experience that is based on research and learning they will have conducted within the program.
Candidates are assigned to a faculty advisor when they are accepted into the Program and work closely with their advisor to tailor the degree to meet their needs and allow them to pursue their individual interests.
For detailed curriculum and degree requirements, please visit the AULA catalog.
Earning a teaching credential gives educators the tools to employ the most effective methods in their classroom, and raises the profile of the school in which they work. Earning an MA in Education gives both educators and professionals the skills to take on leadership roles in educational settings, which often require an advanced degree.
MA in Education with Teaching Credentials graduates have found success providing instruction, leadership, and guidance in positions that include:
- K -12 classroom teachers
- Curriculum development leaders
- Educational researchers
- Faculty members in institutions of higher education
- Leaders in schools and school districts
How to Apply
- Complete the Online Application.
- 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.
Please submit all materials to: Admissions Office, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230. All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
Admission to the education department will be determined by a personal one-on-one interview with the Department Chair which allows the applicant the opportunity to share their particular interests and qualifications.
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.
|Quarter||International Application*||Priority Application**||Final Application***||Classes Begin|
|Spring 2018||January 22, 2018||January 22, 2018||March 2, 2018||April 2, 2018|
|Summer 2018||April 23, 2018||April 23, 2018||June 2, 2018||July 2, 2018|
|Fall 2018||July 23, 2018||July 23, 2018||August 17, 2018||October 1, 2018|
|Education with Teaching Credential (MA)|
|Tuition per quarter|
|First Quarter (half-time)||$4,200|
|Second, Third and Fourth Quarter (full-time)||$7,000|
|Master's Quarters (half-time)||$4,200|
Please note: Additional fees for all AULA 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.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH)
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Contact the financial aid office for more information.
A majority of AULA 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 AULA.