Master On Campus

Teacher Education

California State University, Bakersfield

12 months
10482 USD/year
10482 USD/year
8856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you are considering a career in teaching, you will find that it is a profession like no other. Teacher Education at California State University, Bakersfield is an art, a science, a way of life, a vocation, an inspiration, and a passion.


As a teacher, you will experience the joy of making a difference in the lives of your students on a daily basis. You get to share in the wonder and excitement as you help children learn about themselves and discover the world around them.

Learning outcomes

You will also become a lifelong learner, digging deeper into your subject matter and incorporating new ideas in your own classroom. Every day will be different, holding a unique set of challenges and rewards. By becoming a teacher, you will change your own life and touch countless others.

The Department of Teacher Education at California State University, Bakersfield prepares highly qualified teachers and professionals to teach in the K-12 public schools and to work with children and families in other educational settings.

The programs and services of the Teacher Education Department are directed toward the pre-service preparation of teachers who are seeking a basic California credential and in-service education for persons already employed. The Teacher Education Department also provides graduate preparation for Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading/Literacy option, a Master of Arts degree in Reading/Literacy, a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood and Family Education, and a specialist certificate and credential in Reading/Language Arts.

Programme Structure

  • This 45 quarter unit online Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum & Instruction degree is designed to encourage collaboration, problem-solving, and the development of knowledge and skills in educational leadership. 
  • The program is geared to credentialed K-12 teachers. While most candidates for the MA degree are K-12 teachers, the program can be beneficial for professional development specialists, community college instructors, coaches, and others. 
  • A minimum of forty-five (45) quarter units is required for the degree. In addition to core requirements and the culminating activity, students choose from a wide range of electives to add depth to their program.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Must supply all supporting documents

  • Affidavit of financial support
  • Original bank statement or bank letter showing require funds
  • Clear copy of passport showing full name and date of birth
  • Original transcripts with course-by-course analysis
  • Current professional resume
  • Letters of recommendation from former professors (varies by program)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5241 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    10482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5241 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4428 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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