MEd Program

MEd Program Design

All Antioch University classes are held on weekday afternoons and evenings and on some weekend days. Three to five classes are held each quarter. Students must be available, however, during the school day for their field work and student teaching.

The Program is full time for the first year (four quarters.) After successfully completing these four quarters, students are eligible for a Preliminary Credential. The fifth and final quarter is  half time low-residency used to complete Master’s course work and your portfolio project. Currently, there is only one time per year to enter the Program. While applications are accepted throughout the year, students can only enter during the summer quarter.


Program Overview

The Antioch University Santa Barbara Teacher Credentialing Program:

  • provides high academic standards that prepare candidates to teach in California’s classrooms
  • produces teachers with demonstrated expertise in content area instruction
  • produces teachers with expertise in collaboration, inclusion and individualized instruction
  • produces teachers skilled in civic literacy who prepare their students for participatory citizenship in a culturally diverse society
  • produces teachers who work comfortably with new technologies
  • strengthens teachers’ professional identities by developing their advocacy skills and encouraging the deepening of their self-knowledge
  • familiarizes candidates with global, ecological interdependence
  • provides social and professional support systems for lifelong learning
  • produces teachers who incorporate music and art into their curricula
  • develops teacher expertise in character development, civic education, and community building
  • provides candidates with alternative methods of teaching
  • guides candidates through student teaching with close faculty supervision
  • provides continued social and professional support after graduation