Graduate Division

Master of Arts in Teaching

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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program housed at UC Irvine School of education enables students to receive their master's in teaching degree and a single or multiple subject teacher credential in 14 months. The MAT with Single Subject Credential prepares candidates to teach social science, mathematics, English language arts, sciences, art, or world languages at the middle or high school level. The MAT with Multiple Subject Credential prepares students to teach all grade levels and content areas within the elementary school curriculum.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • A yearlong school site apprenticeship where candidates can apply the content-specific teaching practices and theories studied in coursework.
  • Demonstrated record of successful candidate preparation for the job market
  • A growing alumni network for expanded professional opportunities
  • Engagement in a 3-quarter action research project focused on dilemmas arising in the student teaching experience
  • Opportunities to work with faculty who conduct cutting-edge educational research
  • A cohort model that encourages development of a collaborative and supportive community of candidates and future colleagues

Our MAT candidates value:

  • Developing a deep understanding of the inequities faced by underserved student populations and the agency to advocate for social justice in the educational system.
  • Learning to design and implement rigorous and responsive curriculum that draws on students’ everyday experiences, cultural knowledge and home or community-based assets.
  • Developing their content knowledge for teaching and pedagogical practices
  • Developing the capacity to learn and improve their practice by engaging in cycles of observation, enactment and inquiry of teaching and learning.
  • Developing the skills and dispositions associated with leadership and a vision of themselves as agents of change in their schools and communities.

Quick Facts

Program Type

Academic Master's Program

Normative Time to Degree

5 quarters

Capstone Type

Comprehensive Exam

Accordion Section

Admissions Requirements

The following documents are required for MAT admission:

1.Completed online application with personal history and statement of purpose.

2.Transcripts – Applicants must upload unofficial transcripts for all institutions attended since high school.  If an applicant is admitted, official transcripts will be requested only from the institution(s) were a degree was earned.

3.Three letters of recommendation, including at least one letter from a previous college or university instructor.

4.Certificate of Clearance.

5.Submit passing CBEST scores or evidence of equivalency for waiving the requirement. Upload a PDF copy of the score report in the online application.

Financial Support

We encourage you to learn more about the array of financial support resources, such as fellowship competitions open to incoming and current UCI students, and funding workshops and writing tutors available through the Graduate Resource CenterMaster’s students are typically self-supported but may be eligible for these resources.

For information on funding opportunities for international graduate students, read more here.

Click here to access the associated nomination and application deadlines for various fellowship opportunities.

Click here for a summary of funding eligibility for UCI graduate students who meet AB540 and/or DACA criteria.

Tuition & Fees

Graduate/Credential Student Fees 2019-20

  Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Annual
Student Services Fee 376.00 376.00 376.00 1,128.00
Tuition 3,814.00 3,814.00 3,814.00 11,442.00
Assoc. Grad Students Fee 9.00 9.00 9.00 27.00
Student Center Fee 139.69 139.69 139.68 419.06
Bren Events Center Fee 23.00 23.00 23.00 69.00
Recreation Center Fee 88.00 88.00 88.00 264.00
Document Fee * 80.00 0.00 0.00 80.00
Student Health Insurance 1,459.18 1,459.18 1,459.18 4,377.54
Total California Resident $ 5,908.87 $ 5,908.87 $ 5,908.86 $ 17,726.60
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition 5,034.00 5,034.00 5,034.00 15,102.00
Total Nonresident $ 10,942.87 $ 10,942.87 $ 10,942.86 $ 32,828.60


Posted 12 July 2019 at

The tuition, fees, and charges posted to your billing statement or account are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus your final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

* The Document Fee provides lifetime access to official transcripts and academic verifications without a fee for in-person pickup or delivery by USPS. In addition, there is no fee for mailing the initial diploma. Effective Fall 2018, new undergraduate, professional, and graduate students are assessed the one-time document fee. Eligible students are able to use financial aid to cover the Document Fee.

Core Faculty

Baron, Bruce
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Burge, Kim
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Chandrasekhar, Vanitha
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Guarino, Jody
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Guilfoyle, Susan
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Henderson, Marie Charlotte
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Henry, Valerie
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Houston, Kris
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Hruby, Jeffrey​
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Hyde, Karajean
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Johnston, Jeff
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Lao, Jenel
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Stone, Jeanne
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Tift, Tim M. Lecturer SOE Emeritus
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Van Patten, Brad
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