Master of Arts in Education: Teaching

Education is the great equalizer, the most powerful path to success, and the most valuable asset in the modern era…yet the next generation’s ability to get a quality education is being threatened by one of the worst teacher shortage crises in modern history. We need more teachers now.

While the potential for impact is great, and the schedule is ideal, you become a teacher because you believe the best way to make the world a better place tomorrow is by giving wings to the children of today. And at Alliant International University’s California School of Education, you will learn how to help them fly.

The Masters in Education (MAE) in Teaching program covers three main competencies: foundational, teaching, and research. Foundational so you can build a base of cross-cultural understanding, critical thinking skills, and technology’s place in modern curriculum. Teaching so you can develop models of instruction, methods of assessment, and make a difference in schools, families, and communities. And research so you can get hands-on experience in seminars and a practicum shaped around your goals.

Alliant’s MAE in Teaching degree equips you with the knowledge, thought, and compassion it takes to teach in today’s world. A world where the gap between home and school is shrinking. Where students rely on their teachers to show them not just how to learn, but how to live.

A world where it’s a sacred duty to give every student the same chance to be extraordinary.

Dual Master’s and Credential

Interested in Alliant’s teacher credentialing programs? No worries. We can help. The MAE in Teaching program offers a dual Master’s in Teaching/Preliminary California Teaching Credential so you can get both done at the same time.

While this program’s coursework is offered fully online, you’ll have real-life support through a personal field supervisor and mentor. The dual program also includes student teaching and intern placements on-site in the classroom.

Alliant International University’s California School of Education has a number of credentialing options you can pursue. It’s up to you to decide which teaching credential is right for you.

Specialize in a specific academic subject like science, math, or English. Work in public or private middle schools or secondary schools.

For those looking to work in general education within elementary school settings, this is the program for you. You’ll be the teacher-of-record with a record of student success.

This credential prepares you to work in special education. Whether you want to work with young kids or young adults who have mild to moderate learning or emotional disabilities, this credential covers it all.

To learn more about each credential of interest, contact our admissions team.

Going Beyond the Lesson Plan

The Masters in Education teaching program at Alliant requires learning a set of skills that go beyond building the perfect lesson plan, and delving into designing the strongest personal growth plan. Here, we teach you that there’s more to it than just measuring academics – because life lessons should also happen in the classroom.

We arm our students with a mastery of skills throughout the program:

  • Designing critical thinking lessons so students can learn to independently analyze and problem solve
  • Developing accountable assessment systems and action-driven monitoring and evaluations
  • Creating an inclusive and responsive safe place for students and their families
  • Understanding the diverse needs of a multicultural student body with language literacy and sociological approaches built in to learning

Accessible and Flexible

Discussions with fellow educators, individualized attention from faculty, expansive courses designed to stretch your boundaries of knowledge. All through your internet connection.

Alliant’s MAE in Teaching coursework is fully online, which means you can get to class on time – your time. And there are many more ways in which we make the MAE in Teaching fit your needs:

Readily-Available Classes: Alliant’s online teaching credential program provides the freedom to take classes when you need to take them. Here, our classes run year round, so you can keep your education moving forward.

Credit Transfer Options: You may be able to speed up the process by transferring credentialing work into the MAE in Teaching program.

The Alliant Choice

We don’t take it lightly when a student chooses us for their education. Making Alliant International University your home means choosing more than just a school. It means choosing quality, from faculty to finish.

Learning at Alliant is not just about coursework, though that’s paramount. It’s not just about internships, though they’re vital. The greatness of an institution of higher education can be found in the harmonious balance of both scholarship and hands-on training. It’s also found in those you are learning with, learning from, and how you will transform your education into impact.

In our interconnected world, homogeny has been replaced with heterogeneity. At Alliant, it’s not about “fitting in,” because there is no one way to be. Our student body is uniquely diverse, they come from a world of backgrounds and they’ve all had a unique experience. Your exposure to this wealth of diverse experiences will help shape you into a more culturally- refined individual, while still sharing the one thing that all of our students have in common: A desire to better the world.

Helpful. Supportive. Open. These are just some of the ways our staff has been described by students. From application to graduation, we are here to help you succeed. And our faculty? They’re some of the best in their field, working professionals who are not only intimately familiar with changing trends but are often the ones making change happen.

We know that everyone has a unique story and situation. That is why we tailor our programs to fit the needs of first-time freshmen and transfer students alike. We firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. Alliant will meet you right where you are. Right when you need us.

Embrace Your Future in Education

Alliant’s online Master’s of Arts in Education with Teaching emphasis is designed for educators seeking to improve their classroom teaching skills and career potential while maintaining their already-busy schedules.

To learn more, please contact an admissions counselor today or call 1-866-825-5426.