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Graduate School of Education


M.Ed. in General Education with Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential


UCR Teaching Credential Program

UC Riverside's Master’s degree in General Education with teaching emphasis, and a Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential program prepares you to be an outstanding teacher or a leader in a school district. Much of the research conducted at the Graduate School of Education focuses on the challenges of serving a diverse student population, and you will learn to evaluate this educational research and apply best practices in the field.

By the time you complete the program, you will have earned a master's degree and a credential to teach in California, a designation that is widely accepted in other states and gives you access to career options. Teachers with an M.Ed. typically earn a higher salary in most school districts.


Program Overview

  • Tuition approximately $18,120. Scholarships and financial aid available including the Dean's Automatic Scholarship if apply before priority deadline
  • The program can be completed in just one year
  • Field and practicum experiences completed at assigned school sites with partnering school districts during the day
  • Late afternoon and evening classes on the UCR campus

Admissions Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution 
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA based on the last 90 quarter units in the baccalaureate program
  • Passage of Basic Skills and Subject Matter requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official degree posted transcripts 

Curriculum Overview

M.Ed. and Multiple Subject Credential Curriculum Overview
M.Ed. and Single Subject Credential Curriculum Overview



Asja Wright

"Through this program, I have been given an opportunity to participate in trainings through the Equity Conference, NASA, and Project Moving Forward, each of which has helped shape my ideas about what I want to accomplish as a teacher. I have grown as an educator with the support of my seminar teacher, mentor teachers, and my cohort. Yes, this program is rigorous and challenging, but it is also rewarding. And, you do not have to go through it alone. You gain a whole new community that supports you every step of the way. Best of all, potential employers will recognize how well this program prepares you for your career in education. In fact, I had one such employer remark about how well-prepared GSOE students are and how impressed he is with the program. Afterwards, I was given an on-the-spot interview and offered a teaching position for this upcoming school year."  - Asja Wright, M.Ed., multiple subject '19