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Master of Arts in Teaching / Clear Credential

Program Details

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.


  • Hold a California SB2042 Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state approved program or passage of all CSET subtests)
  • Be employed as a full-time teacher of record at a California-based school – public, private, or charter
  • Have access to English learners as well as GATE and/or special needs students
  • Complete Coach and Placement Information Form
  • For early completion option only: have at least 3 years of documentable teaching experience as teacher of record, have positive administrator recommendations, and have an extensive record of professional development in various sections of the CSTPs

Accreditation & Licensing

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