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 MEd with Multiple Subject Credential Program adheres to high academic standards that prepare candidates to teach in California’s elementary classrooms:
- Achieve expertise in content area instruction, collaboration, inclusion and individualized instruction, while learning to work comfortably with new technologies and alternative methods of instruction.
- Gain civic literacy skills to prepare students for participatory citizenship in a culturally diverse, interdependent society through character development, civic education, and community building.
- Strengthen your identity as a teacher by developing advocacy skills and deepening your self-knowledge. AUSB provides close faculty supervision through student teaching and professional systems for lifelong learning and support.
- Prepares you for teaching the common core
This is a 90-credit program that can be completed in 15 months. The program is full-time for the first year (four quarters). After successfully completing these four quarters, students are eligible for a Preliminary Credential. The fifth and final quarter is half-time low-residency used to complete Master’s course work and your portfolio project. While applications are accepted throughout the year, students can only enter during the summer quarter.
All Antioch University classes are held on weekday afternoons and evenings and on some weekend days. Three to five classes are held each quarter. Students must be available, however, during the school day for field work and student teaching.
- 90 quarter units
- Residency of four (4) full-time quarters and one part-time quarter
- Successful completion of student teaching in a K-6 classroom
- Action Research Inquiry Project
- Child Development and Learning
- Language Development & Acquisition
- Research Ethics
- Teaching & Accommodating Students with Disabilities
- Mediation & Conflict Resolution in Schools
- Foundations of Social Justice Education (& Lab)
- Reading Instruction in Elementary Classrooms
- Social & Legal Dimensions of Special Education
- Classroom Organization Theory & Practice
- Educational Technology for Universal Design
- Real World Mathematics
- Field Practicum
- Reading Instruction in the Elementary School Classroom
- Inquiry Project Planning, Data Collection & Analysis
- The Arts in Culture and Learning
- Social Science & Children’s Experience
- Language Arts Curricula: Theory & Methods
- Science: Discovery Teaching, Action Learning
- Advocacy and Activity for Healthy Children
- Student Teaching with Professional Seminar I
- Student Teaching with Professional Seminar II
- Portfolio Development
- Resilience & the School Community
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.
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