University of California, Irvine (UCI)

14 months
32828 USD/year
32828 USD/year
17726 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Teaching program of University of California, Irvine (UCI) enables students to receive their master's in teaching degree and a single or multiple subject teacher credential in 14 months.


The Teaching program of University of California, Irvine (UCI) prepares candidates to teach social science, mathematics, English language arts, sciences, art, or world languages at the middle or high school level. The MAT with Multiple Subject Credential prepares students to teach all grade levels and content areas within the elementary school curriculum.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • A yearlong school site apprenticeship where candidates can apply the content-specific teaching practices and theories studied in coursework.
  • Demonstrated record of successful candidate preparation for the job market
  • A growing alumni network for expanded professional opportunities
  • Engagement in a 3-quarter action research project focused on dilemmas arising in the student teaching experience
  • Opportunities to work with faculty who conduct cutting-edge educational research
  • A cohort model that encourages development of a collaborative and supportive community of candidates and future colleagues

Our MAT candidates value:

  • Developing a deep understanding of the inequities faced by underserved student populations and the agency to advocate for social justice in the educational system.
  • Learning to design and implement rigorous and responsive curriculum that draws on students’ everyday experiences, cultural knowledge and home or community-based assets.
  • Developing their content knowledge for teaching and pedagogical practices
  • Developing the capacity to learn and improve their practice by engaging in cycles of observation, enactment and inquiry of teaching and learning.
  • Developing the skills and dispositions associated with leadership and a vision of themselves as agents of change in their schools and communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Elementary Field Experiences in Diverse Schools
  • Teaching Physical and Health Education in Elementary School
  • Curriculum and Methods for Elementary School Mathematics
  • Directed Secondary Field Experiences
  • Learning to Learn from Teaching
  • Methods of Teaching (English, World Languages, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Science or Visual Arts) in the Secondary School

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 14 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application with personal history and statement of purpose.
  • Transcripts – Applicants must upload unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended since high school.  If an applicant is admitted, official transcripts will be requested only from the institution(s) were a degree was earned.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one letter from a previous college or university instructor.
  • Certificate of Clearance.
  • Submit passing CBEST scores or evidence of equivalency for waiving the requirement. Upload a PDF copy of the score report in the online application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32828 USD per year and a duration of 14 months.
  • National

    32828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32828 USD per year and a duration of 14 months.
  • In-State

    17726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17726 USD per year and a duration of 14 months.


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