Online Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching

Become an Empowered Educator

Positive learning outcomes should be accessible to all students. With the University of Redlands’ online master of arts in learning and teaching (MALT) program, you will help make that happen. An integrative blend of a teaching credential and a master's degree, the MALT program prepares individuals to serve as K-12 educators and advocates for diverse learners in public and private school settings. Accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CCTC), this innovative, interdisciplinary program can be completed in as few as 18 months.

As a student, you will:
  • Explore historical and contemporary perspectives of cultural diversity, special education, and inclusion
  • Design, implement, and assess differentiated culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Apply advanced techniques for utilizing student assessment data
  • Design, conduct, interpret, and report on research and assessments
  • Understand ethical decision-making aligned with the goals of educational justice

Online MALT Fast Facts:

  • Designed for individuals who wish to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities in K-12 classrooms
  • Meets the state of California’s requirements for the Education Specialist Preliminary Credential
  • 36-39 credit hours
  • Cost per credit hour — $748
  • Complete in as few as 18 months
  • Six start dates per year
  • No GRE required
  • Flexible, online format
  • Take one, seven-week course at a time

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.

Take a look at the course requirements