Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary credential) or Education

Earn your master’s degree in eleven months!

Fall, Spring & Summer Terms - Varies by Program

As two of the most highly-recognized and respected degree programs among school directors in the state of California, Pepperdine University's Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary credential) and Master of Arts in Education allow you to earn your degree in eleven months.

Choose between a 30-unit master’s degree (Master of Arts in Education) or a 34-unit master’s degree (Master of Arts in Teaching) with teaching credential to prepare for a career in K-12 schools, which includes public, charter, and private schools.

Competitive Edge

School directors prefer hiring our graduates because they spend more hours in the classroom compared with similar programs. Also, our faculty personally helps with student job placement.


The program is offered at our graduate campuses in Southern California (West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino, and Westlake). Evening classes allow you to intern and teach during the day, and a blend of 25 percent online coursework lets you learn from your preferred location.

Transformational Experience

Individual attention, world-class faculty expertise, small class sizes, and career guidance all contribute to positive changes in Pepperdine students' lives -- professionally, personally, and spiritually.

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Fall Term 2018 Final Deadline: August 6, 2018 11:59 PM PST

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GSEP At A Glance

Pepperdine Advantage

  • Learn: Earn a world class education from nationally-recognized experts with prestigious educational experience who will teach you how to apply theory to practice.
  • Train: Take advantage of our professional development training, small class sizes, and flexible class schedules to gain the skills your need to achieve your goals.
  • Succeed: The journey truly begins after school ends. Our dedicated career services department and extensive alumni network will make sure you always have the resources to chase success.