The Teacher Education-Credential/MA program supports equal opportunity and seeks to enroll a diverse class of highly motivated students. What we are looking for is intellectual potential to undertake a rigorous program, values that are consistent with being a teacher, and demonstrated knowledge of the teaching profession.
Applicants are urged to familiarize themselves with the prerequisite and admission deadlines by reviewing our website and attending one of our Information Sessions.
The following information pertains to the 2017-18 academic year admitted students only. If you are considering the program for 2018-19, please check back in the fall for updated information.
The teaching credential/M.A. program can be completed in less than two years. The teaching credential program begins in August and ends in June. Upon earning a teaching credential, students complete the M.A. in two additional part-time quarters (Fall and Winter).
A great way to learn more about the UC Davis Teacher Credential/M.A. program is by attending a Credential Information Session. Sessions are typically conducted August to June. Plan to park in Parking Lot 5 for Information Sessions!
Thursday, August 24th, 5:00 PM at Voorhies Hall, Room 126 (across the street from the School of Education)
Tuesday, September 12th, 5:00 PM at Voorhies Hall, Room 126 (across the street from the School of Education)
Saturday, October 14th, 10:00 AM at School of Education, Room 174
During the session we will discuss the following topics:
Credential & Masters Program
What the UC Davis Teacher Education values and how our program incorporates these values
Why you should consider the UC Davis program
How Student Teaching works
When the year starts and when you will earn your credential
The benefits of completing your Masters degree and how our program allows you to earn your teaching credential and Masters of Arts in Education in less than two years
Prerequisites and Testing Information
How to meet the requirements
Which prerequisites to prioritize
What tests to take and when
When are the deadlines to apply
How to have a class reviewed to see if it is equivalent
How to have your G.P.A. evaluated
What to do if prerequisites can’t be met by application deadline
Attend a session!
To reserve your space or request more information about the a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Although an RSVP is not required, the info session date, time, or location can change. For this reason, please check back on the website the morning of an information session to confirm. If you have submitted an RSVP we will notify you of any changes.
Unless otherwise noted all sessions are held in the School of Education Building Room 174.