Biola University

13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, CA 90639-0001

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Educators who are working towards clearing their California SB2042 preliminary teaching credential may find the Master of Arts degree in Teaching in Clear Credential beneficial. Biola University offers this degree in an online format to allow working teachers the opportunity to earn a degree while maintaining their personal and professional responsibilities.

This program may be completed in approximately 18 months and requires fulfillment of 30-credit hours of coursework. The degree has three main course components: core coursework, clear credential coursework, and a capstone experience. Courses may include: Philosophy and Values in School and Society, Behavior and Classroom Management, and Seminars in Education.

Individuals who are accepted into the single or multiple subject clear credential programs will need to take a 3-unit course during each of the four semesters. This course may count towards 12-credits of the required master’s degree credit hours. Once students have taken the course each semester, the course may be taken a fifth time for no credit. In special circumstances, individuals may be able to finish this program in less than four semesters.

Biola University is transitioning between two learning management systems; they are currently using BlackBoard and will be moving to use the Canvas system. Canvas and BlackBoard, are both Internet browsers that are used in many programs and should provide students with course materials, discussion boards, grades and e-mail to communicate with classmates and instructors. Individuals should have access to this website 24/7 and be able to submit assignments and receive feedback.

Students should be aware of the transition between learning management systems and stay updated on what the university is currently using. Biola encourages individuals to possess basic computer skills and have reliable access to a personal computer for this program.

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