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Teaching (Online), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Positive learning outcomes should be accessible to all students. The online Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching (MALT) with an Education Specialist California Credential (EDSP) helps make that happen. Our underlying philosophy derives from social justice principles.


University of Redlands Online MALT Fast Facts

  • Designed for K-12 teachers who wish to earn their master's degree while meeting the State of California-approved requirements for the Education Specialist Preliminary Credential with an emphasis in Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
  • No GRE required.
  • Flexible, online format.
  • Empowers educators to serve as advocates for the disenfranchised and underserved.
  • An advisor guides and supports students from program entry through graduation.
  • Positions you for leadership and administrative roles in schools, universities, and other education and human service organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Learning
  • Foundations of (Dis)ability and Special Education
  • Foundations of Inquiry: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Schools
  • Inclusion, (Dis)ability, and Classroom Community 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Verification of passing CBEST
  • One official transcript issued by the registrar of a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Evidence of negative TB test result within the last two years
  • Evidence of Certificate of Clearance issued by CCTC
  • Evidence of subject matter competency. 
  • Evidence of 50 hours of observation or work with children, preferably in a public school setting or equivalent
  • Completion of Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam, workshop or equivalent 
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who know your work
  • Admission decisions are made by the Departmental Admissions Committee
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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