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Master of Arts in Teaching with a Concentration in Catholic Education

with Preliminary Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

manhandsThe Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in Catholic Education is designed for students who wish to pursue their teaching careers in Catholic schools and to hone their skills in classroom teaching.

For candidates who complete all teaching credential program requirements at USF, the MAT with a concentration in Catholic Education may be obtained by successfully completing the following five core courses (15 credits) offered in the Catholic Educational Leadership (CEL) program. For more information, contact the CST Program Coordinator, Dr. Gini Shimabukuro, at (415) 244-6934 or shimabukurog@usfca.edu.

CEL and Teacher Education course descriptions are in the School of Education section of the USF General Catalog online.


MA in Teaching with a Concentration in Catholic Education Coursework | 15 credits

CEL 640 - Ecclesial Principles of Catholic Education (3)
CEL 642 - Moral Development (3)
CEL 646 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Religion (3)
CEL 648 - Spirituality of the Educator (3)
CEL 690 - M.A. Culminating Project (3)


Credential Coursework

The preliminary teaching credentials offered in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Teaching are:

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential with an optional Bilingual Authorization in Spanish | 36-40 credits.

Preliminary Single Subject Credential with an optional Bilingual Authorization in Spanish | 34-38 credits.