Program Overview

Currently licensed, full-time teachers working to clear the California SB2042 preliminary teaching credential may find the Master of Arts in Education Clear Credential program beneficial to their career. Eligible students should be employed at WASC-accredited schools that do not have induction programs available. This program typically takes about two to three years to complete due to students’ full-time teaching positions.

This degree consists of core coursework, clear credential concentration work, and a capstone experience course. Biola University requires successful completion of 38-credit hours in order to graduate. The curriculum is designed around when specific courses are offered. However, students do have the ability to personalize their degree by selecting classes based on their interests with approval from the Education department at Biola. Courses include those such as Educational Psychology, Philosophy, and Values in Schools and Society, plus and a Thesis or research project course.

Biola University’s Master’s of Education program participates in an online learning environment. This type of environment provides students with flexibility and convenience of attending and completing course work when their schedule allows. Students should, through the online educational website, have access to course materials, assignments, grades and be able to interact with classmates and receive feedback from instructors.

Interested students should have reliable and consistent access to the Internet in order to be successful in this online master’s program. Verification of computer literacy is also a requirement set by Biola, students will need to pass an online proficiency test or have proof of online learning success from a previous course prior to enrolling in this program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Students must be licensed teachers already working in WASC-accredited schools.

    School Overview

    Lyman Stewart, co-founder and president of Union Oil Company, partnered with T.C. Horton to open the Bible Institute in 1908 in Los Angeles. Initially, the institution focused on studies in theology and Christian studies. As the school progressed forward, the renamed Biola College acquired programs in medicine, business, and continuing studies, in addition to gaining accreditation. By the 1980s, Biola changed its status to university. Although Biola has continued to grow, the University retains its founding Christian principles. Today, the four-year, private, not-for-profit Biola University awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees on its Southern California campus.

    Biola University offers over 145 academic programs awarding bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, in addition to certificate programs. Seven school include:

    • Talbot School of Theology
    • Rosemead School of Psychology
    • Cook School of Intercultural Studies
    • Crowell School of Business
    • School of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Science, Technology and Health

    For added flexibility, students can choose to complete online programs and courses at Biola University. These programs meet the equivalent standards and rigors as on-campus counterparts. Students can participate in courses delivered completely online or engage in hybrid learning, with both on-campus and online coursework.


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