The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education Program allows the candidate to obtain both the Single Subject Credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research (53 units)
The College of Educational Studies has developed a specific Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education - Music Education Program Emphasis for those who wish to teach music education at the middle school or high school level. The program has three substitutions for current degree requirements.
In California, the appropriate credential to teach a specific subject in a classroom at the middle school or high school level is the Single Subject Credential. This credential authorizes public school teaching in a departmentalized classroom. This Teaching Credential is geared towards those who wish to be subject area specialists in any K-12 setting (such as fine/performing arts, physical education, and other elective areas).