Masters of Arts in Education


The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) is an on-going Summer Intensive Program (SIP) enabling candidates to earn a graduate degree in three to six summers.  It is available to candidates who have completed their undergraduate degree and possess a preliminary or clear multiple subject or single subject credential with preparation that includes teaching English learners and special needs candidates.

Program Distinctives

The MAE program is grounded in

  1. Biblical doctrine
  2. Theory and knowledge base of teacher education
  3. California State adopted academic content standards.

The MAE SIP program is a 36 semester unit, non-conventional curriculum designed for individuals such as teachers and school administrators who are actively involved in schools. This modular based program enables candidates to earn a graduate degree at their own pace within six summers.  This plan allows each candidate to pursue in-depth training in the field of education while continuing in his or her current teaching position.

Program Sequence

Concentration courses are 18 post bachelor degree units required for a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential.

Core Studies - 14 semester units

  • ED600 Action Research Design and Analysis in Education (2)
  • ED610 Pre Adolescents, Adolescents, and Schooling (2)
  • ED620 Christian Philosophy of Education (2)
  • ED630 Connecting Cognitive Research to Best Teaching Practices (2)
  • ED640 Issues in School and Society (2)
  • ED650 Advanced Curriculum and Design (2)
  • ED660 Differentiated Learning (2)
  • Capstone Assessment – 4 semester units
  • ED690 Capstone Assessment Design (2)
  • ED691 Action Research Project (2) or
  • ED692 Showcase Portfolio (2)

Contact Information

The Master’s College
Teacher Education Department