MS in Education Plus Teacher Preparation

Become a leader in education while preparing to teach in California. Build your connections across the San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Sonoma, among others.

MSEDTPP Banner

Program Overview 

Kick start your teaching career in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our teacher preparation programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to prepare and recommend candidates for credentials. Graduates of our program are well-rounded, and prepared to instruct a diverse student population. Our highly successful teacher education program is recognized for its comprehensive and innovative training with our small class sizes, individualized attention and supportive learning community.

Merit-based scholarships of 10% to 30% are available! Visit our scholarship page for more information. 

 

Programs Offered

We offer the following teacher preparation programs: 

  • Multiple Subject 
  • Single Subject 
  • Education Specialist 
  • Dual Credential: Multiple or Single Subject/Education Specialist 

Visit our webpage for more information on the program. 

 

Admission Requirements

1. $50 application fee

2. Completed online application

3. Bachelor’s degree

    • Or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning

4. Official Transcript

    • From each college or university attended (undergraduate and graduate).
    • Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope sent directly from the college or university. 
    • A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for the last 60 units of graded undergraduate or graduate course work.

5. Two letters of recommendation

    • Academic or professional, on letterhead or electronically via online application

6. Resume

7. Statement of Purpose or Intent:
Please respond to each of the following in a typed essay:

    • Why have you chosen teaching as a profession? What qualities do you believe make you personally suited for teaching in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist)in which you intend to teach?
    • Recognizing that public school students are diverse in their cultures, languages, and learning needs, what do you think will be the implications for you as a classroom teacher?
    • What are your specific strengths and areas for growth as a prospective teacher?
    • What paid or volunteer experiences have you had working with students in the credential area (i.e., single subject, multiple subject, education specialist)in which you intend to teach? Please describe them.
    • What is your current knowledge and skill with computer-based technology? Describe your skill level.

8. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement
The basic skills requirement for admission may be met by submitting scores from one of the following:

    • The CBEST
    • The Multiple Subject CSET plus the CSET Writing Skills subtest
    • The College Board SAT (English score of 500 or above and a Math score of 550 or above)
    • The ACT (English score of 22 or above and a Math score of 23 or above)
    • College Board AP Examinations (Scores of 3 or above, contact Admissions for approved exams)
    • CSU EAP (“College Ready” or “Exempt”)
    • CSU Placement Exams (EPT score of 151 or above and a ELM score of 50 or above)

9. Completed Certificate of Clearance or valid credential

10. Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire, TB skin test, or chest X-ray.

    • Results must be current within 4 years of entering student teaching. TB tests are offered on campus at the Student Health Center. The cost is $10, or free to Kaiser Members with a valid insurance card.

11. Meet the Subject Matter Competency Requirements
The subject matter competency requirement for admission may be met in the following ways:

    • Completion of an approved academic content course of study 
    • Passing scores on the CSET, or confirmation of registration for the examination

12. Interview with the admissions committee, if needed

13. Additional Requirements for Internship Candidates

    • 120 hours of pre-service teaching experience
    • Basic Skill Requirement met (see program requirements for options)
    • Successful completion of a U.S. Constitution course or examination
    • Issuance of Certificate of Clearance or valid Emergency Permit, Pre-intern Certificate, or Internship Credential
    • Completion of an approved academic content course of study (secondary only) or submission of official passing scores on the CSET examination
    • Concurrent intern placement in a cooperating school district
Please note: International Candidates must meet additional admissions requirements, outlined here.

 

FAQs

Click here to view the most frequently asked questions from Teacher Preparation students.  

 

Application Deadlines  |  International Admission Requirements  |  Financial Aid / Cost to Attend