Master’s Credential Cohort (MCC) Program

Combined MEd and Multiple, Single Subject or Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential

The Master’s Credential Cohort Program is designed to prepare effective elementary, middle and high school educators. The program emphasizes the connection between theory and practice, weaving together university-based coursework and thoughtfully designed field experiences. Candidates in the program develop the knowledge, skills and strategies needed to flourish in their own classrooms, as well as the critical habits of mind and reflective practice that will allow them to grow as educators throughout their careers. Faculty and students in the program are committed to teaching for social justice and promoting educational excellence and equity in all school settings. At the conclusion of the program, successful candidates will have earned a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and either a Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential or a Master’s in Special Education with a Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential. Please see here for program requirements for the MCC: Special Education Program.

Additional Requirements for Admission

Master’s Credential Cohort Program

See here for basic admission requirements.
See here for credential requirements.

Entrance semestersApplicants to the one-year program may start in Summer only.
Applicants to the two-year program may start in Fall only.
Application DeadlinesVisit https://www.sandiego.edu/soles/admission-and-aid/deadlines.php
Minimum Grade Point Average2.75 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework
Standardized Admission TestCBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers)
Passing score on both the CBEST and CSET exams required prior to student teaching
Additional RequirementsResume
Statement of Purpose
Two letters of recommendation
Interview for applicants who meet the preliminary selection criteria may be required
 

Program of Study - One Year - Summer Start (45-48 Units)
 

First Year
Semester I - Summer IHours
EDUC 540Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic3
EDUC 581CMulticultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society3
EDUC 582Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
Semester II - Fall
EDUC 532P
or 585P
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Today's Global Secondary Classrooms
Elementary Curriculum Methods for Global Classrooms
3-6
EDUC 534P
or 583P
Methods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools in a Global Society
Methods of Teaching Reading & Language Arts in Elementary
3
EDUC 551PMCC Extended Practicum2
EDUC 567SMCC Extended Practicum Seminar3
EDUC 584CMethods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts3
Semester III - Intersession
EDSP 589PHealthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society3
Semester IV - Spring
EDUC 552PMCC Student Teaching6
EDUC 557Action Research for MCC Candidates I3
EDUC 535
or 578
Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Learning and Technology
3
Second Year
Semester V - Summer II
EDUC 510Cognition and Learning3
EDUC 558Action Research for MCC Candidates II1
EDUC 5XX Elective: Choose three units of Electives with Advisor Approval3

Program of Study - Two Year - Fall Start (45-48 Units)

First Year
Semester IHours
EDUC 540Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic3
EDUC 532P
or 585P1
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Today's Global Secondary Classrooms
Elementary Curriculum Methods for Global Classrooms
3-6
EDUC 581CMulticultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society3
EDUC 582Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
Semester II
EDUC 534P
or 583P1
Methods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools in a Global Society
Methods of Teaching Reading & Language Arts in Elementary
3
EDUC 584CMethods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts3
EDUC 567SMCC Extended Practicum Seminar3
EDUC 551PMCC Extended Practicum2
EDSP 589PHealthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society3
Second Year
Semester I
EDUC 552PMCC Student Teaching6
EDUC 557Action Research for MCC Candidates I3
Semester II
EDUC 510
or 512
Cognition and Learning
The Struggle for Educational Equity
3
EDUC 535
or 578
Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Learning and Technology
3
EDUC 558Action Research for MCC Candidates II1
EDUC 5XX Elective: Choose three units of Electives with Advisor Approval3

Program of Study - 18 Month - Spring Start (45-48 Units)

First Year
Semester IHours
Spring 
EDUC 534P
or 585P1
Methods of Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools in a Global Society
Elementary Curriculum Methods for Global Classrooms
3
EDUC 584CMethods of Teaching English Language and Academic Development in Crosscultural Contexts3
EDSP 589PHealthy Environments and Inclusive Education in a Global Society3
Semester II
Summer 
EDUC 540Introduction to the Nature of Language and Linguistic3
EDUC 581CMulticultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education in a Global Society3
EDUC 582Psychological Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society3
Second Year
Semester III
Fall 
EDUC 532P
or 583P1
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Today's Global Secondary Classrooms
Methods of Teaching Reading & Language Arts in Elementary
3
EDUC 551PMCC Extended Practicum2
EDUC 567SMCC Extended Practicum Seminar3
Semester IV
Spring II 
EDUC 552PMCC Student Teaching6
EDUC 557Action Research for MCC Candidates I3
EDUC 535
or 578
Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Learning and Technology
3
Semester V
Summer II 
EDUC 510
or 511
Cognition and Learning
Educational Reform
3
EDUC 558Action Research for MCC Candidates II1
EDUC 5XX Elective: Choose three units of Electives with Advisor Approval3

1 Course for Multiple Subject Candidates

Grades of B- or better are required in all credential courses, including student teaching.

International Requirement

At SOLES, all masters and doctoral students participate in an international experience designed to support the growth of cultural competency. Our goal is to inform best practices in working with culturally diverse populations locally, nationally and globally.  International experiences are approved by each student's faculty advisor and can be credit based or non-credit based activities.