The Master of Arts in Education Learning and Teaching (MALT) 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 Preliminary Teaching Credential in either single or multiple subjects or Education Specialist Preliminary Credential.
The MALT program is delivered in a 36-39 credit hour sequence accompanied by early fieldwork experiences. Educational technology is incorporated in all courses, field experiences, and CalTPA cycles, as are theory and skills needed to effectively teach English learners and diverse student populations enrolled in today’s classrooms.
Learning outcomes for this program may be found at www.redlands.edu/MALT/learning-outcomes.
Additional Requirements for Credentials
To be eligible to be recommended for the Preliminary Teaching Credential or the Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential, candidates must meet the U.S. Constitution requirement. For details on meeting this requirement, contact the School of Education. Introduction to American Politics (POLI 111) or American History to 1877 (HIST 121), in the College of Arts and Sciences, or their equivalents, satisfy the requirement. Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential candidates must also complete the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®).
Subject Matter Competency
All teacher credential candidates must demonstrate competency in their specific subject matter area prior to student teaching and the student teaching seminar (MALT 655). In the state of California, this requirement can be met by successful completion of one of the alternatives described below:
Prior to the student teaching seminar (MALT 655) students must complete the following:
• Multiple subject – All CSET multiple subject tests must be passed or a complete state-approved waiver program
• Single Subject – All single subject CSET subtests in specific subject matter area must be passed or a complete state-approved waiver program
Prior to completion of the credential program, students must complete the following:
• Multiple Subject– CPR requirement, Individualized Development Plan and CalTPA instructional cycles I and II passed
• Single Subject– CPR requirement, Individualized Development Plan and CalTPA instructional cycles I and II passed