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, Riverside, South Coast Metro, Rancho Cucamonga, and Temecula. The programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CCTC). 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 

Program Overview

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.

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 School of Education's innovative teacher preparation programs are  accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). 

Three programs to meet your needs:

Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Teaching, Multiple Subject  

Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Teaching, Single Subject  

Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Teaching, Education Specialist

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 M/W


All courses meet T/TH

Coursework & Pathways

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)* or Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE for Ed. Specialist), 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/TPE 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/TPE are completed and evaluated.

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

Pathways are recomemnded for timely program completion

 Students that will begin their program after Spring 2018 will use the following pathways:

MALT Multiple Subject Pathway after Spring 2018

MALT Single Subject after Spring 2018

MALT Education Specialist after Spring 2018

MALT Education Specialist-Online

 Students that began their program before Spring 2018 will use the following pathways:

Program Coursework Multiple Subject 

Program Coursework Single Subject

Program Coursework Education Specialist

Program Coursework MALT Education Specialist




Education Specialist Track


The Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching (MALT) with an Education Specialist Credential (EDSP) prepares students to teach mild to moderate disability special education students with autism spectrum disorders in K–12 settings through age 22. Candidates engage in curriculum design related to their subject areas and grade levels and learn new approaches to respond to the complexities of teaching in the 21st century. Our underlying philosophy derives from social justice principles; all of the work you will do as a student is informed by these perspectives.


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