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Why Earn Your Credential at UC Davis?

What Makes Our Program Unique

We Offer:

  • Hands-on year long teaching experience as a student teacher in a public school, with an emphasis on regional diversity
  • An opportunity to earn your credential in one academic year
  • The ability to teach full-time while earning your masters degree in two part-time quarters
  • Coursework using a theoretical-practical approach to the teaching-learning process
  • An opportunity to obtain both a Master of Arts in Education degree AND a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential (optional Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development – BCLAD – emphasis)
  • You can earn an elementary multiple subject credential or a secondary (7-12) single subject credential in the following subjects: English, mathematics, social science, science (biology, chemistry, geo-science, physics), and agricultural education
  • Coursework using a theoretical-practical approach to the teaching-learning process
  • An opportunity to complete a credential and masters in less than two years
  • Expert faculty who are experienced public school teachers
  • Cohorts of students moving through the program together
  • Small classes
  • Accessible faculty, staff, and administration
  • High passage rates for required credential assessments
  • Effective preparation to teach California’s diverse school-age population
  • Immediate application of course content through year-long student teaching
  • Development of professionals who collaborate with teachers and parents to improve education for all students
  • Focus on educational equity and high achievement for all of California’s children
  • Development of teacher-leaders through classroom inquiry and teacher reflection

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