Education M.A.

Option 1: M.A. in Education – Concentration – Curriculum and Instruction (Preliminary Credential) 

The Master of Arts in Education with the California Preliminary Credential is designed for students interested in pursuing a Preliminary Teaching Credential and applying their graduate course work toward the Master of Arts in Education degree. When candidates apply, they must declare their intentions to pursue the M.A. in Education.

Admission Requirements for the M.A., California Preliminary Credential Program

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Program Requirements for M.A. Option 1
California Preliminary Credential28
M.A. Core Requirements
Prerequisite: California Preliminary Credential from Vanguard; consent of Director. Regular status is required prior to enrolling in the M.A. Core.
EDUG-605Current Issues in Education 12
EDUG-606Introduction to Educational Research4
EDUG-609Curriculum Design/Teaching2
EDUG-610Educational Assessment/Eval4
Total Units40

Option 2: M.A. in Education - Concentration – Christian Education Leadership with a Preliminary Credential

The Master of Arts in Education with Preliminary Credential and with Concentration in Christian Education Leadership is intended for the individual who wants to combine a California Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential with additional graduate training in Christian Leadership. This program includes 9 credits of graduate work from the Leadership Studies component of the M.A. program in Religion.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE M.A./PRELIMINARY CREDENTIAL PROGRAM

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Program Requirements for M.A. Option 2
Prerequisite: Christian Education Leadership series coursework; California Preliminary Credential from Vanguard; consent of Director. Regular status is required prior to enrolling in the M.A. Core.
California Preliminary Credential28
Christian Education Leadership Requirements
Select nine units from the following courses:9
Spiritual Formation
Team Development & Conflict Management
Leadership/Global Issues
Leadership/Character Developmt
Theology/Theory of Leadership
Other electives from the Graduate Religion Leadership courses, with approval.
M.A. Core Requirements
EDUG-605Current Issues in Education 12
EDUG-606Introduction to Educational Research4
EDUG-609Curriculum Design/Teaching2
EDUG-610Educational Assessment/Eval4
Total Units49

Option 3: Master of Arts in Education – Concentration -  Christian Education Leadership

The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Christian Education Leadership is intended for the individual who desires to pursue career advancement in private education and/or administration. The focus is to integrate professional training in curriculum and Christian Education Leadership for a Master of Arts degree. This program includes 9 credits of graduate work from the Leadership Studies component of the M.A. Program in Religion. Students in this program will not be eligible for a California teaching credential.

Admission Requirements for the M.A./Preliminary Credential Program

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Program Requirements for M.A. Option 3
Curriculum Preparation
Meet with the Program Coordinator for the sequencing of coursework. Choose Multiple or Single Subject courses.
Select one of the following options:13
Multiple Subject:
Language and Culture in Context
Foundations in Teaching for Multiple Subject
Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Multiple Subject
Curriculum Unit Planning/Multiple Subj Multiple Subject
Cross-Cultural Studies/Educators
Single Subject:
Language and Culture in Context
Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject
Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject
Curriculum Unit Planningsingle Subject Single Subject
Cross-Cultural Studies/Educators
Christian Education Leadership Requirements
Select nine units from the following:9
Spiritual Formation
Team Development & Conflict Management
Leadership/Global Issues
Leadership/Character Developmt
Theology/Theory of Leadership
Other electives from the Graduate Religion Leadership courses, with approval.
M.A. Core Requirements
Prerequisite: completion of required Curriculum Preparation and Christian Education Leadership course work; consent of the Director. Regular status required prior to enrolling in M.A. Core.
EDUG-605Current Issues in Education 12
EDUG-606Introduction to Educational Research4
EDUG-609Curriculum Design/Teaching2
EDUG-610Educational Assessment/Eval4
Total Units34

Optional: Candidate may be eligible for the Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential by completing the credential requirements. Please see the Program Coordinator for an individualized plan. By adding these courses, the candidate ensures eligibility for a California teaching credential.

Option 4: Master of Arts in Education – Concentration -  Teacher Leadership 

The Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Teacher Leadership is designed for fully credentialed teachers who wish to enhance their leadership abilities by pursuing an M.A. in Education. This M.A. in Education option allows teachers to transfer in up to 6 units of graduate-level credit from another accredited institution of higher education.

Admission Requirements for the M.A./Preliminary Credential Program

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Program Requirements for M.A. Option 4
M.A. Electives6
Up to 6 units of graduate education study transferred in from another institution or six units of graduate electives to be completed at Vanguard University. For more information, contact the Graduate Program in Education office.
M.A. Area of Concentration
Five courses in the Teacher Leadership Concentration
EDUG-540Cross-Cultural Studies/Educators3
EDUG-611Advanced Models of Teaching3
EDUG-612Theories of Learning and Teaching3
EDUG-614Curriculum Ldrshp/Collaboratn3
EDUG-615Research Literature: Content Specific3
M. A. Core
EDUG-605Current Issues in Education2
EDUG-606Introduction to Educational Research4
EDUG-609Curriculum Design/Teaching2
EDUG-610Educational Assessment/Eval4
Total Units33