Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching (MALT)

The School of Education offers Multiple Subject (elementary), Single Subject (secondary) and an Education Specialist Teaching Credential Programs integrated with a Master's degree in a consolidated 16-month delivery designed for working professionals in Redlands, South Coast Metro, Rancho Cucamonga, and Temecula. The programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CCTC) and are aligned with SB 2042 standards. The program is designed for individuals who have earned their Baccalaureate degree.

An innovative master's program preparing students to teach in a K-12 public or private setting. Features student teaching, internships, and the use of theory to inform educationally just practices and create confident and competent teachers.

Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching 


The Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching program is an integrative blend of a teaching credential and a master's degree. Combined, the program totals 36-39 units and will span sixteen months from start to finish. This program adds technology sophistication and addresses the Common Core standards in depth.

Program Overview

The School of Education's innovative teacher preparation programs are aligned with SB 2042 educational standards and accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 

Three tracks to meet your needs:

Multiple Subject

Single Subject

Education Specialist

The Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Teaching Education Specialist (MALT EDSP) is an innovative program of study which integrates research and practice. The program is designed for aspiring K-12 teachers who wish to concurrently 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.

The student-teaching requirement is a 14-week, full-time (5 days a week) commitment. Student Teaching consists of an approved public school placement.

Students are supervised by both a master teacher at the school site and University of Redlands’ supervisor.

The School of Education also offers an 18-week, supervised internship program to qualified candidates employed in the traditional public school settings. A separate, mid-program, qualifying application process is required for internship.


Block Schedule and Delivery - Credential classes held two evenings per week, 1 course every 5 weeks 

12 week Master's Seminar course held on Saturdays




Redlands (University Campus)

Single subject courses meet T/Th
Multiple subject courses meet M/W

Regional Campuses 

Rancho Cucamonga

All courses meet M/W

South Coast Metro

All courses meet M/W


All courses meet T/TH

Coursework & Pathways

Program Coursework Multiple Subject 

Program Coursework Single Subject

Program Coursework Education Specialist

The coursework and the field experience segments of the program are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

An educational foundation course is followed by four methods-related courses. These methods courses are accompanied by two early field experiences in the public school system and the first two task-segments of the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)*, a state-mandated interactive examination that must be passed prior to recommendation for a credential.

When candidates demonstrate the required program competencies including all prerequisites, content and pedagogy coursework with a 3.0 or higher grade point average, and successful completion of the first two TPA tasks, they may begin their student teaching placements and the culminating seminar course. Throughout this portion of the program's sequence, the final two task-segments of the TPA are completed and evaluated.

The use of educational technology is incorporated in all courses, field experiences and TPA segments, as are the theory and skills needed to effectively teach English Learners and diverse student populations enrolled in today's classroom.




Education Specialist Track

The course content prepares candidates to:

Know and understand various types of disabilities and their causes

Design, adapt and differentiate instruction for students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities

Design and implement positive behavior support plans for students’ behavioral challenges

Administer and interpret a wide variety of assessment instruments for referral and progress monitoring of struggling students and students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Future Educators Workshop

Join our workshop for future K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators on October 16th.

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