MEd with Elementary Education Credential

The Master’s Credential Cohort Program (MCC) 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. 

Candidate in our MCC program may complete a combined masters and credential program in an accelerated one-year format, an 18-month format, or a traditional two-year program. MCC candidates in our 18-month and two-year formats have the option of choosing either a multiple (elementary) or single (secondary) subject credential, and may also complete requirements towards an education specialist (mild/moderate) credential. The program gives candidates the opportunity to complete the Teacher Performance Assessment and an action research project as a merged capstone. Candidates undertake field experiences each semester which are aligned with the courses for the semester and culminate in a full-time student teaching experience.

The Master’s Credential Cohort program uses a cohort model in alignment with its vision of providing candidates with opportunities to enhance the quality of their experiences by learning from each other.

Additional Admission Requirements

See the Admission page for basic admission requirements.

Entrance semesters Applicants to the one-year program may start in Summer only.
Applicants to the two-year program may start in Fall only.
Applicants to the 18-month program may start in Spring only.
Application Deadlines Visit www.sandiego.edu/soles/admissions/deadlines.php
Minimum Grade Point Average 2.75 (4.0 scale) in all undergraduate coursework
Standardized Admission Test CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test)
CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers)
One-Year and 18-month (Summer and Spring Start): Passing CSET and CBEST scores are due by July 8, 2019
Two-Year (Fall Start): Passing CSET and CBEST scores are due by December 13, 2019
Additional Requirements Resume
Statement of Purpose
Two letters of recommendation
Interview for applicants who meet the preliminary selection criteria may be required