University of California, Irvine

Department of Education

Teaching & Education - MS or MAT w/Credential


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.T. - Master of Arts in Teaching with a single-subject state teaching credential;M.A.T. - Master of Arts in Teaching with a multi-subject state teaching credential; M.S. Chemistry; MS Mathematics, Master's degree with Teaching Credential

Format: Campus

Program Description:

UCI's Department of Education faculty offer three (3) programatic options by which you may earn your Master's Degree in Education:

1) The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)  w/ Credential is a rigorous, 15-month, academic program combining Master's Degree level coursework with credential coursework & student teaching experiences necessary to apply for a Teaching Credential. The goal of this combined program is to provide future teachers with a deep knowledge and the planning mastery needed to assess and implement effective teaching models.  Our MAT graduates are consistently recognized as leaders in their teaching discipline & exceptional teachers of our children.  They are seen and highly qualified & respected  having earned a degree from the prestigious University of California. An MAT graduate is exceptionally prepared to make a difference in their classroom & in their school at-large. In conjunction with the MAT program, UC Irvine offers three (3) different  credential programs from which you will choose one program to follow: i.e., the Single Subjects Credential for Secondary Teaching, the Multiple Subject Credential for Elementary Teaching, or the Intern Teaching Program.  After receiving the MAT & having taught for several years afterward,  our  graduates report back to us that their MAT education and training at UCI Irvine provided them with the cutting-edge  knowledge and strong skills needed to realize their full potential and become more effective & successful in their positions.  Whether you are new to teaching or a seasoned veteran,  UC Irvine's MAT program might be right for you.

2) The Master's of Science (MS) 


UC Irvine is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all graduate programs receive rigorous external reviews mandated by the University of California every five years.

International Student Requirements:

1. International Students and students who do not speak English as their native language must submit scores for TOEFL iBT ( overall minimum score of 80). As an option to TOEFL, you may submit scores from the IELTS exam (overall score = 7 .AND. with sub-scores = 6 on each individual IELTS module). 2. Applicants who qualify to serve as Teaching Assistants (TA) may be more competitive for admission. To be eligible to serve as a TA, a TOEFLibt score = 26 on the Speaking component, OR, an IELTS score = 8 on their Speaking module, OR, a score = 50 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English). Official Test Scores must be transmitted to UC Irvine. TOEFLibt scores will be transmitted to UC Irvine when you specify the following on your exam: Institutional Code = 4859, Departmental Code = 47 ** TOEFL/TOEFLibt or IELTS test scores must be = 2 years old as of the first day of classes. Older scores are NOT acceptable.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

Find Schools