Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Teacher Education, Preparation and Advanced Studies


14271 Story Rd

San Jose, CA 95127

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Education, Master of Arts in Teaching and Catholic School Teaching Credential, Abbreviated Preliminary Teaching Program for Catholic School Teachers, and Clear Teaching Credential for Catholic School Teachers, Certificate in Alternative and Correctional Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MATTC program is the first step for individuals who want to attain their multiple subject (MS) or single subject (SS) preliminary teaching credential. At the conclusion of the program, candidates earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and a recommendation for a California SB2042 Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. It is not possible for a student to pursue only a teaching credential or only a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. The MATTC program prepares individuals to become effective, equitable, and ethical teachers. The program fully integrates: (a) the professional coursework and clinical field experiences required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; (b) master’s-level expectations for academic rigor and richness; and (c) focused engagement in and consideration of the ethical dimensions of teaching practice. Courses are taught by professors who have previously been classroom teachers and or educational administrators. A cohort model is followed to facilitate collaboration and promote co-learning experiences in the classroom as well as in the field. A strong alumni association assists with networking with previous graduates.


California Commission of Teacher Credentialing

International Student Requirements:

- Online application - Two letters of recommendation - Resume or CV - A minimum of 30 hours of recent experience working with groups of children or youth in an organized, formal setting (paid, non paid, volunteer, internship, observation) - TOEFL exam score of 90 or an IELTS score of 6.5 - International education evaluation by a NACES approved agency - Copy of passport - Proof of funds (if admitted, only)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 63

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $538 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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