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Discover the Santa Clara Difference: 
A School with a Mission.

Explore our Teacher Preparation Programs

Why Santa Clara:

  • Full & Part-time options 
  • Summer, Fall, Winter, & Spring start dates 
  • Internship options available for currently employed teachers 
  • Strong preparation to support the learning of all students in the complex classrooms of California schools
  • Option to add Bilingual Authorization in Spanish
  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential in less than 2 years

Positively Impacting Lives—Including Yours

Alumni Perspective:

"The biggest takeaway from my experiences in the MA in Teaching and Teaching Credential program is that real change is possible for the future of education. Santa Clara University exposed me to a network of professors and future educators who value the importance of inclusivity and access, and are dedicated to improving education for generations of future students."

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Elementary Education: 

  • Students learn effective, research-tested strategies for teaching reading, mathematics and science in the early grades. 
  • Core attention to issues of equity and inclusive learning practices for younger children.

Secondary Education: 

  • Students will learn effective, research-tested strategies for supporting high school students and fostering positive classroom cultures. 
  • Strong focus on adolescent literacy across all curricular areas. 
  • Single Subject credentials offered in: English, mathematics, biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, physics, social science, and world languages (Spanish).

Catholic Education: 

  • A formational program specifically designed for the needs of Catholic schools. 
  • Students earn both an MA Teaching and the academic preparation for a CA teaching credential.
  • Programs for both existing Catholic teachers across California (CatMAT) or a specialized program for aspiring teachers seeking to live in community with fellow students in the Bay Area (ExCEL).

NEW! Hybrid and Online Master’s in Teaching (MA) and Teaching Credential Options available in 2023.

MA Teaching 2021 Graduate

Teacher Education Programs at Santa Clara University

Master's in Teaching (MA) & Teaching Credential

NEW! Online and Hybrid options coming in 2023

Reputation for Quality

Santa Clara has prepared teachers for the classroom for 100 years. Our student placement program places students across the Bay Area in a variety of schools. The extensive SCU network and reputation give our students the opportunity to receive multiple job offers after graduation.

Flexibility & Affordability

Our MA programs are offered part-time, full-time, online, or in-person. This allows students to work our programs into their schedule, not the other way around. Students are offered a multitude of financial aid and scholarship options.

Personalized Instruction

Our program is designed to deliver an exceptional education experience, with attention to students' individual, instructional needs. Santa Clara students are driven to build a better, kinder, more humane, more sustainable planet.

Experienced Faculty

Our experienced faculty have decades of real-world experience, including former elementary and secondary teachers and principals. Their life experience, combined with their current research, allows students to learn both practical and theoretical approaches to teaching.

Now Accepting Applications for Full-Time & Part-Time Programs