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Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary or Secondary Education

A graduate program devoted to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Urban Education.

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree develops high quality teachers and other school professionals to become more effective in teaching and supporting diverse learners. Students in the program expand their knowledge about the lives and educational needs of diverse children and youth. The program provides professional growth in the following:

  • understanding and utilizing the cultural strengths of diverse students
  • teaching English learners through effective instructional practice
  • addressing the achievement gap as a systemic issue
  • creating inclusive classrooms that support all learners
  • developing engaging, culturally relevant curriculum
  • improving the academic performance and schooling outcomes for students living in poverty 
  • engaging in comparative analysis of global perspectives in education


 The program design features include:  

  • Two years degree completion attending part-time (Two evenings per week, Fall & Spring semesters)
  • 30 total units, up to 6 accepted from credential program or prior graduate study (total of 24 units or 8 courses for most students)
  • Options include:
    • MAT degree with strong practitioner focus
    • MAT with English Language Development Certificate
    • MAT with Dual Language Certificate

Visit the Project Core website for more information (link in right hand column)

Program of study will be available soon (printable version)

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For more information please contact:

Dr. Valerie Pang


For more information about the Language Certificates, visit the Project Core website.


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