Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Education Department offers a variety of Masters and Credential Programs.
Master of Arts in Education (MA)
The MAE Program is designed for those who are currently working in education or related field. With a flexible curriculum and guaranteed class availability, students complete the Master’s degree in two full-time and three half-time quarters.
Master of Education (MEd) with Teaching Credential
A graduate education program with teaching credential preparation that provides a network of support as you learn to be the teacher you dream of being, then there is no other Master’s in Education program quite like Antioch’s.
Special Education Credential
A unique curriculum design in special education allows candidates to earn the Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities credential in less than one year. Candidates learn collaboration skills for inclusive environments. Teachers who already possess a multiple or single subject credential are able to take this special education track.
Our program offers an alternative to induction for teachers who are eligible for induction but for whom a state approved induction program is not available. The program provides support and assessment for beginning teachers, and meets the California Commission on Teacher Credential requirements for the clear 2042 multiple or single subject credential.
Early Decider Program
An Antioch University Santa Barbara undergraduate student can apply and gain provisional acceptance into the MEd Teacher Credentialing Program (MEdTC) prior to completing their BA degree. Early Decider students receive course credit for their BA and MEdTC programs.
MA Education Program Enrollment Metrics
Includes both full-time and part-time students.
Graduation Rate – % of cohort who entered in 2008 and graduated by June 30, 2012:
75.0% – 4 year graduation rate.
Retention Rate (1 Year) based on 2011-2012 cohort – 77.8%