Master of Arts in Teaching

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Master of Arts in Teaching

Program Format: On-Ground & Online

Our Master of Arts in Teaching program is comprised of two parts: completion of the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (MSTC) program and additional units of graduate-level courses in education. To earn the Master of Arts in Teaching, students must be recommended for the Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential and complete an additional 12 units of online graduate courses in education. Integrated coursework and hands-on teaching experiences emphasize effective, result-oriented teaching strategies, differentiated instruction, and the practical, real-world skills necessary to manage classrooms within differing organizational structures (e.g., combination classes and block classes).

The fundamental purpose of the teacher preparation program is to develop the next generation of teachers, who by nature will be responsible for educating our children and helping to create productive citizens in a democracy. As such, teacher candidates are held to the highest levels of professional and ethical conduct.

At Humphreys University, we educate motivated and determined students who desire a practical, affordable, and accessible academic program. To accommodate our working students, we offer our courses online, evenings, and in hybrid formats. We operate on an eleven-week quarter system with four quarters per year. You can start the credential program at the start of any of our four terms. The application process is easy and financial aid specialists are available to walk you through the financial aid process.


Students in the MAT program will be able to…

  • Analyze information about a given class and about specific focus students within the class such as an English learner or a student with identified special needs;
  • Plan appropriate subject-specific instruction and assessment for all students in alignment with state-adopted K-12 student academic content standards and/or frameworks;
  • Implement the instruction according to the lesson plans he/she has developed, and reflect upon the outcomes of that instruction, including evidence of student learning;
  • Design and implement assessment activities appropriate to the lesson and to the learners and use the assessment results to inform the next round of lesson planning;
  • Design projects to gather data to answer education research questions and/or solve problems.

units for MAT

Program Highlights

100% of instructors are actively working in local school districts and have advanced degrees in the education field.

Our program emphasizes integrating technology into course materials and instruction to meet the needs of 21st-century learners.

Once you become a student, we will evaluate your college transcripts to see which portions of required state exams you don’t need to take.

Your Future in Education

Our programs are designed with your goals in mind. Our graduates usually end up teaching at the elementary-school level, where the MSTC is the most beneficial and useful, though graduates may also go on to teach at the middle- and high-school levels, and in other settings, as well. Graduates may also consider any of these careers:

• Principal

• Classroom Materials Creator

• Adult & Secondary Educator

• Professional Tutor

• Policy Maker

Meet Our Faculty

When you arrive to class, whether it is in a classroom or through your computer, you can expect to be taught by a knowledgeable and attentive professor. Our professors understand what real-world experience to incorporate into classroom lectures, assignments, and case studies. Humphreys University prides itself on offering a well-rounded set of courses taught in a small and personable environment so you get the guidance and support you need to succeed.

Kary Ridenour

Kary Ridenour is the Credential Programs Administrator. She received her Master of Arts in Education, Leadership & Administration from CSU Fresno and her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. She possesses her Educational Administrative Credential and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has been a vice-principal, principal, and an elementary teacher for twenty-three years. Kary has worked with new teachers in Induction, been an academic coach and taught English as a second language to adults.

Sarah Caskey

Ms. Caskey is a special education and general education teacher in Southern California. She holds the Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD and the Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential, Autism Authorization. Ms. Caskey earned her Master of Science in Special Education from National University.

Financial Aid Available

Let us help you obtain the financial resources you need to succeed.

The purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without such aid, would be unable to pursue higher education. We help by guiding you through the financial aid process. We help make your educational dreams a reality. Our financial aid staff are available and ready to answer your questions or concerns, by phone, in person, or by email. No appointment is necessary. Humphreys University is approved for the training of Veterans.

To apply for financial aid, fill out the FAFSA and include our school code: 001212