As a highly focused and ambitious educator, it is possible for you to earn the Multiple Subject and the Mild-to-Moderate Education Specialist credentials simultaneously through our MA in Education with dual credentials program. Learn to support all learners in the classroom with an enhanced education experience that places a special emphasis on identifying the unique learning needs of students with different learning challenges. It also provides the skills and knowledge in leadership to become an active voice in education reform. By pairing traditional classroom learning with the required thesis project, you’ll gain valuable expertise on a topic of your choosing.
The two-year MA in Education with dual credentials program prepares candidates to teach the Common Core State Standards. Candidates work as a team with their Multiple Subject cohort to support all learners in a continuum of services and programs, including the general education classroom. Students will find opportunities to reflect on one’s strengths and challenges and to examine one’s own reasoning, values, and interpersonal skills. Our curriculum includes “place based education” strategies, teaching respect for ecological systems, as well as the skills necessary to work with second language learners’ English Language Development.
- A full-time year (Quarters I-IV) during which candidates participate in a well-defined sequence of study designed to integrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to meet the CA Commission on Teacher Credential requirements for both credentials.
- A second part-time year (Quarters VI-VIII) that focuses on education leadership and reform, and educational research. Each of the research courses will focus on applying the material studied and the development of effective interpersonal group skills. Students will address contemporary problems, participate in active problem solving, and work collaboratively in groups. The research course sequence prepares students to write the literature review, method section, data analysis and discussion of their research project.
- Nine months of field experience: one quarter of practicum in a general K-6 classroom, and two quarters of student-teaching in a K-12 special education setting.
This program begins in Summer quarter.
Prerequisites to the program:
- Child Development & Learning
- Language Development & Acquisition
- Reading Instruction in the Elementary School Classroom
- Foundations of Social Justice Education
- Foundations of Social Justice Education Lab
- Mediation & Conflict Resolution in Schools
- Social & Legal Dimensions of Special Education
- Exploratory Practicum in Special Education
- Individualized Education Design & Policy Implementation
- Real World Mathematics
- Educational Technology for Universal Design
- Field Practicum
- Exploratory Practicum in Special Education II
- Comprehensive Behavior Assessment & Positive Behavior Support Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Language Arts Curricula: Theory & Methods
- Assessment in Special Education
- Student Teaching Mild/Moderate with Professional Seminar I
- Understanding & Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities I
- Advocacy & Activity for Healthy Children
- Student Teaching Mild/Moderate with Professional Seminar II
- Understanding & Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities II
- Family Dynamics & Communication for Special Education Services
- Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Research Ethics Modules
- Foundations of Educational Research
- Critical Evaluation of Educational Research
- Producing & Disseminating Educational Research
- Resilience & the School Community
- Thesis Study
- Passage of the CBEST and CSET
- Successful completion of all courses in the required sequence of instruction
- Passage of the RICA (Reading Instruction Competence Assessment)
- Successful completion of student teaching
- Completion and documentation of the U.S. Constitution requirement
- Completion of Adult, Infant, and Child CPR
- Recommendation by the Program Chair on completion of the course of study
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUSB 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.
The Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals in grades K-12 and up to the age of 22, with specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate mental retardation, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, and autism spectrum disorders within the disability area.
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