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Teacher Education and Credential Programs

The Teacher Education programs at the UCR's Graduate School of Education will prepare you to be a critical-thinker and well-rounded educator who addresses the needs of all students in culturally responsive ways. Through relevant coursework and valuable fieldwork with partner school districts, our programs train aspiring teachers to serve schools through social justice oriented, community engaged frameworks.

In addition to developing pedagogical skill and rigorous content knowledge that align with Common Core State Standards, our programs train teachers to use theory to guide practice, approach teaching using collaborative and co-teaching models, practice restorative justice and models of authentic care, and integrate arts and technology across disciplines. Students participate in professional development activities including a Mock-Interview Day, resume critiques with district representatives and educators, and an annual UCR Teacher Job Fair exclusive for student teachers and alumni.

You can choose to earn a California teaching credential only, or you can simultaneously earn a credential and a Master’s in Education degree in just over a year. We encourage you to review our programs, and request more information or contact an advisor to decide which program best aligns with your career goals.

Apply by the priority deadline of January 18, 2019 at 5PM and automatically qualify for scholarships between $3000 and $5000 if you are admitted! 
 

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Teacher Education Programs

  • M.Ed. in General Education + Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential

    Earn a Master’s degree in General Education with teaching emphasis, and a Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential in just one year. This 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. 

    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.

    M.Ed. and Multiple Subject Credential Curriculum Overview

    M.Ed. and Single Subject Credential Curriculum Overview
     

    Apply by the priority deadline of January 18, 2019 and automatically qualify for scholarships if admitted!

    • $3000 automatic Dean's Scholarship for Fall 2019 students admitted into teacher education programs
    • $5000 automatic scholarship for Fall 2019 students admitted to Chemistry and Physics Single Subject Credential Only, or M.Ed. in General Education + Credential (students who receive this are not eligible for Dean's Scholarship)
  • Single Subject or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Only

    The Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential Only program is a great option if you only want to complete requirements for a California teaching credential without earning a master's degree. The single subject and multiple subject programs are full time post-baccalaureate cohort programs that begin in the summer quarter.

    Multiple Subject Teaching Credential prepares you to teach in an elementary school setting.

    Single Subject Teaching Credential prepares you to teach in middle school and high school setting in one of the following five subjects: English, Mathematics, Social Science, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Physics, and Foundational Science), and World Languages (Spanish).

    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.

    Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Curriculum Overview 

    Single Subject Teaching Credential Curriculum Overview
     

    Apply by the priority deadline of January 18, 2019 and automatically qualify for scholarships if admitted!

    • $3000 automatic Dean's Scholarship for Fall 2019 students admitted into teacher education programs
    • $5000 automatic scholarship for Fall 2019 students admitted to Chemistry and Physics Single Subject Credential Only (students who receive this are not eligible for Dean's Scholarship)

     

  • M.Ed. in Special Education + Education Specialist Credentials

    Earn a Master's degree in Special Education and an Education Specialist Credential in just five (5) quarters. You'll earn your Education Specialist Instructional Credential in mild/moderate and moderate/severe authorizations in one-year (4 quarters), and coursework for your M.Ed. in Special Education will be completed in the 5th quarter of the program. 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.

    M.Ed. in Special Education + Education Specialist Credential Curriculum Overview

    Apply to this program by the priority deadline of January 18, 2019 and automatically qualify for a $5000 scholarship if admitted! Students who receive this scholarship are not eligible for the Dean's Scholarship.

  • Education Specialist Credential Only

    The Education Specialist Credential is ideal for individuals who want to complete requirements for a California Education Specialist Instruction credential. By the end of program, earn two credentials: mild/moderate and moderate/severe authorizations. The educational specialist credential-only program is a full-time post baccalaureate cohort program that begins in the summer quarter.

    Education Specialist Credential Curriculum Overview

    Apply to this program by the priority deadline of January 18, 2019 and  automatically qualify for a $5000 scholarship if admitted! Students who receive this scholarship are not eligible for the Dean's Scholarship.

Alumni Spotlight

Maria Hernandez, M.Ed. in General Education '18

“UCR has taught me how to teach with a purpose. I love knowing that I can make a change in students’ lives through teaching. I want to shape the minds of students to love math and make it more accessible and engaging.”

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