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Educators for These Times

Master's degree and credentialing program for leaders building careers around teaching, advocacy, and justice, promoting an invigorated democratic role for public education in the city of Los Angeles


Year 1

Teaching & Learning

Candidates begin with education courses and faculty mentoring in conjunction with full-time work or service in a public school or community organization. With this support from expert practitioners and cohort peers candidates become eligible in 14 months for a California Single Subject Credential in English, History/Social Science, Mathematics, or Science.

Year 2

School & Society

M.A.T. degree candidates declare an area of concentration and plan a comprehensive, interdisciplinary research project with their faculty advisor. Coursework broadly examining public education in Los Angeles through seminars in the Humanities and Ethnic Studies, as well as elective courses, is designed to support a research thesis developed and shared in a community of peer practitioners.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications Open


January 29: Information Webinar
January 31: Early Decision
March 15: Regular Decision
June 1: Summer Semester Begins
August 15: Job/Placements Begin
September 5: Fall Semester Begins