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Why San Diego Christian College?

Affordable

Low tuition costs put a Christian education within reach of anyone called to serve. SDC provides a valuable education for less than many other private institutions.

Distinguished

SDC has earned a reputation for preparing exceptional leaders. Business leaders, pastors and other professionals have achieved success after SDC.

Christ-focused

The SDC academic experience is delivered from a biblical worldview. Christ is infused into every curriculum and classroom experience.

Effective

An experienced faculty gives personal attention to each student so they can reach their full potential. A caring learning environment is ideal for spiritual growth.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching from San Diego Christian emphasizes research, reflection, and practical application within an educational setting. This program will help to cultivate and nurture educators who seek to effectively communicate in the classroom. Students will gain the ability to develop and encourage critical judgement and creativity, within the context of Christian service.

Students who have not yet earn their California Teaching Credential (specifically an SB2042 credential) will complete the entirety of the MAT program, whereas credentialed teachers must only complete the coursework outlined in block 4 below.

Master of Arts in Teaching Program Overview

Block 1: Prerequisites

  • Introduction to Education
  • Health Education
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Educational Technology
  • Linguistics
  • Elementary Math, Science, and VAPA courses

Block 2: Teacher Credential Coursework

(Classes in this block may differ depending on the credential being sought)

  • Educational Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • (Elementary and Secondary)
  • Seminar in Professional Development
  • Elementary and Secondary Literacy
  • Secondary Teaching Methods
  • TESOL

Block 3: Student Teaching

  • Student Teaching
    • (16-18 weeks of full time clinical classroom placement)
  • Seminar in Directed Student Teaching

Block 4:  Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Ethical Dispositions and Decision-Making in Classroom Leadership
  • Community Partnerships in Multicultural Education
  • Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
  • Seminar – Capstone Project