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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

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.


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Quick Facts: Teaching Credential Program

Total Units: 26-28


Cost Per Unit: $630*

Length of Program:

  • 2-3 Semesters


Start Terms:
Fall and Spring


CBEST / CSET DEADLINES (for 2 semester program only):
May 1 – Fall
November 1 – Spring

*Tuition is based on the 2020/2021 academic year and is subject to change.





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

English Language Arts in Elementary Classrooms

Instructional Design & Subject-Specific Pedagogy for Multiple Subject

Foundations in Teaching Multiple Subject

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Sylvia Kane EdD

Director of Graduate Education, Chair, Division of Education, Associate Professor of Education

Mikki Gil PhD

Professor of Education and Anthropology

Rebecca Spady EdD

Assistant Professor of Education

Jennifer Jagerson PhD

Assistant Professor of Education

Terrelle Sales EdD

Assistant Professor of Education

Andre Abrantes

Program Coordinator

Donna Mantei

Credential Analyst and Student Teaching Coordinator

Chriss Erickson

Teacher Advancement Program Specialist and Data Analyst

Dianna Smith

Grant Activities Coordinator

Bill Hughes

Administrative Assistant

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