This MA option is designed for the individual who already holds a valid California teaching credential and wishes to gain credit for participating in an induction program either as a participant or support provider, with a Master of Arts in Education. 6-9 units can be granted for induction, 12-15 units of electives and 12 units of the MA core complete the MA in Education. A total of 33 units are required for the Master of Arts in Education.

Admission Requirements for the M.A. in Education with Induction:

1. A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

2. A graduate program application with corresponding fee.

3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

4. Three letters of recommendation, including a letter from the district or consortium verifying applicant’s participation in the State-approved Induction program.

5. A valid California teaching credential.

6. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B or higher), in all undergraduate course work, or a grade point average of 3.0 or above in previously completed post-baccalaureate graduate credential course work (no less than 15 units) is required for regular standing admission in the degree program, or a student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7-2.9 may be eligible for degree admission with provisional standing. Upon successful completion of the first required six units of on-campus course work with a 3.5 GPA or higher, the student will be eligible for regular standing in the degree program. The grade point average requirement is waived for a candidate with a master’s degree from an accredited institution.

7. An interview with the Director and/or Candidate Performance Assessment Committee (CPAC).

8. Admission acceptance by the Candidate Performance Assessment Committee (CPAC).

Upon Acceptance

Applicants who are offered acceptance are asked to submit the following items within fifteen days of their acceptance date:

  • Acknowledgement of Acceptance (form provided in acceptance packet) indicating your intent to enroll for graduate studies at Vanguard;
  • $100 Enrollment Deposit (nonrefundable) which will be applied to your first semester’s tuition.

Program Requirements for the M.A. in Education with Induction

Induction

6-9 units

EDUG 591a Professional Reflection and Practice 1 unit
EDUG 591b Professional Reflection and Practice 1 unit
EDUG 591c Professional Reflection and Practice 1 unit
Year 2    
EDUG 591d Professional Reflection and Practice 2 units
EDUG 591e Professional Reflection and Practice 2 units
EDUG 591f Professional Reflection and Practice 2 units

MA Electives

12-15 units

EDUG 611 Advanced Models of Teaching 3 units
EDUG 612 Theories of Learning and Teaching 3 units
EDUG 613 Spiritual Formation for Teachers 3 units
EDUG 614 Curriculum Leadership and Collaboration 3 units

M.A. Core Requirements

12 units

Prerequisite: Consent of Director  
EDUG 605 Current Issues in Education 2 units
EDUG 606 Introduction to Educational Research 4 units
EDUG 609 Curriculum Design and Teaching 2 units
EDUG 610 Assessment and Evaluation 4 units

EDUG 605 should be taken as the first course of the M.A. Core. EDUG 605 may be taken concurrently with EDUG 606. EDUG 610 must be taken as the final course of the M.A. Core. EDUG 609 may be taken concurrently with EDUG 610.

* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.