Online Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching Requirements

Online Masters in Learning and Teaching Requirements

  1. Ask an Admissions Advisor to email a link to the form and complete online application
  2. Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  3. One (1) official transcript issued by the Registrar of each institution attended, sent directly to the Office of Graduate and Professional Enrollment
  4. Two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work
  5. GPA 2.75
  6. Certificate of Clearance, for CCTC issue, to be cleared through the DOJ and FBI
  7. Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years
  8. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement
    • Individuals may satisfy the basic skills requirement by one of the following methods: 
    • Pass the CBEST 
    • Pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects Plus Writing Skills Examination 
    • Pass the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examinations 
    • Achieve Qualifying Score on the SAT or ACT 
    • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations 
    • Pass a Basic Skills Examination from Another State 
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  9. Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent - link to form
  10. Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop, or equivalent (workshops available through the University)
  11. Evidence of subject matter competency by completing one of the following:
    • For multiple subject applicants, passage of the CSET or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed
    • For single subject applicants, completion of a waiver program, passage of applicable CSET exam, or registration for the CSET, with the understanding that students cannot student teach or intern until all sections of the CSET are passed

    Course of Study

    The curriculum has two stages. Stage one is a series of six online courses which allow for multiple points of entry throughout the year. Stage two is a degree-completion pathway composed of courses related to student teaching. The program culminates in supervised teaching experiences in public school classrooms. As you work towards your online master’s in learning and teaching, you will receive dedicated support from faculty and your Student Success Advisor.

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