Online Master of Arts in Teaching (MALT Program)

University of Redlands Online MALT Fast Facts

  • Designed for K-12 teachers who wish to earn their master's degree while meeting the State of California-approved requirements for the Education Specialist Preliminary Credential with an emphasis in Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
  • No GRE required.
  • Flexible, online format.
  • Empowers educators to serve as advocates for the disenfranchised and underserved.
  • An advisor guides and supports students from program entry through graduation.
  • Positions you for leadership and administrative roles in schools, universities, and other education and human service organizations.

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Online Master of Arts in Teaching (MALT Program)

Be the One: Become a Transformational Leader

Positive learning outcomes should be accessible to all students. The online Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching (MALT) with an Education Specialist California Credential (EDSP) helps make that happen. Our underlying philosophy derives from social justice principles.

Empowered Educator

The Redland’s online  Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching  (MALT) is an innovative and transformational interdisciplinary program that broadens your understanding of education theory while building competencies through hands-on practice opportunities.


Below is a sample list of courses you will learn from while enrolled in the online MALT program.

MALT 601 Foundations of Learning (3 credits)*

Introduction to the field of education—its history, major philosophies, sociocultural context, diversity, pedagogy, educational psychology, legal issues, and educational reform. Integrates traditional educational thinking with culturally relevant perspectives based on current research on practice.
*MALT 601 waived for students holding a multiple or single subject credential

EDSP 610 Foundations of (Dis)ability and Special Education (3 credits)

This course critically examines the (dis)ability studies movement, past and present, as it relates to our past, present, and future political climate both in and outside of school. Students will explore the impact of othering, while simultaneously engaging with mandated material required of them as special education teachers. Students will become aware of the tensions between (dis)ability studies and special education and learn how to navigate those tensions while practicing self-reflexivity and advocating for their students with (dis)abilities.

MALT 610A Foundations of Inquiry: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Schools (3 credits)

Equips beginning researchers with the tools to conduct meaningful teacher research to inform classroom practice. Educational research is evaluated to understand the relationship between theory and practice when conducting inquiry.

EDSP 616 Inclusion, (Dis)ability, and Classroom Community (3 credits)

Students will explore the ways in which they make sense of student behavior and will learn evidence-based instructional practices that are grounded in person-centered values. Students will become familiar with the application of Response to Intervention (RtI), Behavior Support Plans (BSP), Positive Behavior Interventions (PBI), and IEP goal-writing.

EDSP 625 Diagnostic Reading and Specialized Interventions (3 credits)

Candidates will study the design and implementation of evidence- and standards-based instruction and interventions for a full range of learners, with consideration given to collaboration, MTSS, communication needs, augmentative and assistive technology, and cultural and linguistic factors through the theoretical orientation of critical theory. Field experience is required.


If you would like to view a full list of courses and their descriptions, get your program brochure now.