California State Teaching Credential, California State Teaching Credential, Master of Arts in Teaching
The preliminary Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials are offered in conjunction with the following Master of Arts in Teaching programs. All programs can include the Bilingual Authorization.
- Catholic School Teaching
- Digital Media and Learning
- Teaching Reading
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- Teaching: Urban Education & Social Justice
Teachers learn to deliberate, from different perspectives, on historical controversies that continue to shape debates about educational purposes, content, and pedagogies. They develop detailed unit plans for their own classrooms that support the learning of academically, culturally, and linguistically diverse students, using the understanding by design model.
“The Teacher Education Master's program gives students the opportunity to get practical experience alongside a theoretical component. With the knowledge and insight that I have gained I feel as prepared as possible. After a long day is done these classes still provide a space to reflect on the theory, on the profession, on our values and on the meaning of education.” – Kathryn Marcouiller, Teaching MA - Single Subject Credential
USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.