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Offered: On Campus Apply

The mission of the graduate program in education is to provide a supportive, reflective learning community in which teachers develop the professional relationships, skills, and knowledge base necessary to empower all students to reach their highest potential. This program integrates vibrant Christian faith with all facets of learning and life.

Teaching Credential Program

Master of Arts in Education

News

Teacher Shortage

The state reports a need for an additional 100,000 teachers over the next decade in all locations including both high-density urban areas and rural areas. Students who choose to enter the teaching profession can anticipate a stable, long-lasting and rewarding career in education.

Teacher Education Advisory Council Banquet 2018

The Vanguard University Graduate Program in Education celebrated student accomplishments during its annual dinner banquet, which acknowledged their completion of the California Preliminary Multiple-Subject or Single-Subject Teaching Credential, and the Master’s degree in Education.

Teacher Advancement Program

The Graduate Program in Education’s Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) courses are designed to provide current teachers with continuing education to increase their knowledge and effectiveness in the classroom. Vanguard University and TAP have partnered with College Credit Connection (CCC) to provide a wide variety of learning formats to teachers.

Quick Facts: Teaching Credential Program

Total Units: 25-27

Cost Per Unit: $585*

Length of Program:

  • 2-3 Semesters

Start Terms:
Fall and Spring

CBEST / CSET DEADLINES (for 2 semester program only):
May 20 – Fall
*Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2018 for the 3 semester program.
November 1 – Spring

*Tuition is based on the 2018/2019 academic year and is subject to change.

Accreditations

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Assemblies of God

A Sampling of Graduate Education Courses

EDUG 519

English Language Arts in Elementary Classrooms

English Language Arts in Elementary Classrooms

This course covers theories, principles and instructional practices of reading/language arts instruction in the elementary classroom and includes: language acquisition; four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing; diagnostic and early intervention techniques; and key themes of a balanced, comprehensive, instructional program. Specific content knowledge needed in preparation for RICA is aligned in this course.

EDUG 523

Instructional Design & Subject-Specific Pedagogy for Multiple Subject

Instructional Design & Subject-Specific Pedagogy for Multiple Subject

In this course, candidates, strengthen their subject matter expertise and application by familiarizing themselves with subject matter content standards and appropriate pedagogical strategies for teaching specific subject matter disciplines (math, science, social studies, etc.). Working with the cohort faculty leader and expert practitioners, teacher candidates develop lessons for the diverse populations of students in today’s classrooms using the Backward Design planning strategy that focuses on integrating subject-specific content standards, Common Core Literacy standards, and English Language Development standards. Candidates develop in-depth lesson plans utilizing Inductive, Deductive, and Cooperative methodologies.

EDUG 509

Foundations in Teaching Multiple Subject

Foundation in Teaching Multiple Subject

Teacher candidates analyze the philosophical and historical background of public education in California. Candidates acquire a range of positive behavioral supports for students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for engaging and supporting diverse learners, including students with special needs, English learners, Standard English Learners, and students with other learning needs in the least restrictive environment. Candidates develop a plan to establish an inclusive and culturally responsive learning environment.


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Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Andre Abrantes

Andre Abrantes

Mr.
Christine Erickson

Christine Erickson

Teacher Advancement Program Specialist and Data Analyst
Magali Gil

Magali Gil

Dr.
Randee Haney

Randee Haney

Mrs., Student Teaching Coordinator
William Hughes

William Hughes

Mr.
Jennifer Jagerson

Jennifer Jagerson

Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
Sylvia Kane

Sylvia Kane

Dr.
Terrelle B. Sales, EdD

Terrelle B. Sales, EdD

Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
Dianna Smith

Dianna Smith

Grant Activities Coordinator
Rebecca Spady

Rebecca Spady

Mrs.

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