Master of Education Degree and Teaching Credential Program
The Department of Education Studies offers a joint Master of Education Degree/Teaching Credential Program. Graduates can apply to receive one of the following credentials
- Multiple Subject Credential – teaching Elementary School Students
- Single Subject Credential – teaching Middle or High School Students in the following content areas:
- Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geoscience
- World Languages - ASL, Filipino, French, Mandarin, Spanish and other languages upon request
- In addition, EDS offers a Bilingual Authorization program (BLA), and an Elementary Math Emphasis Certificate (EMEC)
There are many benefits to earning your Master’s Degree along with your Teaching Credential.
- The Master of Education (M.Ed.) is a professional degree recognized by employers as providing excellent training and experience to teachers
- High quality of learning and structured teaching experiences
- Teachers with a Master’s Degree receive pay increases in most districts
- More Reasons to become a Teacher by applying to UC San Diego's M.Ed./Teaching Credential Program
- Smaller, cohort-based program with a high-degree of personalization
- High-level of support from faculty
- Learn from experienced classroom teachers with extensive networks in local schools
- Last year, all M.Ed. graduates received teaching jobs soon after completing the program
- 50% of students received scholarships last year
- All students complete a teaching practicum as part of the program. Single Subject candidates may be able to receive an internship placement where they will be paid for their teaching practicum.
- Employers have identified the strengths of UCSD’s programs as:
- Preparation for teaching English Language Learners
- Commitment to equity and partnerships with low-income, urban schools
- High quality of lesson planning and teaching
UCSD Undergraduates who complete the Foundations or Math/Science EDS minor will be able to obtain a Master of Education and a Teaching Credential in one year of graduate study, upon admission into the graduate program. This means UCSD students can receive their Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree and Teaching Credential in 5 years of study total.
For students who cannot complete the coursework as an undergraduate, there are also options to complete an accelerated 13-month program (for Multiple Subject Credential candidates) or a 22-month program (for Single Subject Credential candidates).
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