Admission to the Education Department

The Education Department  Teacher Preparation programs and Masters degrees.

AULA offers two stand-alone teacher credentialing programs as well as the CLEAR Credential program.  The Department also offers 2 Master of Arts degree programs.  New students are admitted in the Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.  For application deadlines, refer to the Academic Calendar or the AULA website.

Teacher Preparation Programs

Preliminary Multiple Subject

The Multiple Subject teaching credential prepares candidates to teach multiple subjects in classrooms to young people generally in grades K-6.

Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate

The Education Specialist teaching credential prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities that include specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate mental retardation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders and serious emotional disturbance for grades K-12 and adults.

Students may complete both the Multiple Subject and Education Specialist credentials in a combined program in as little as 18 months.

CLEAR Credential

The CLEAR Credential will clear preliminary Multiple and Single Subject credentials in situations where induction is not available.

Master of Arts Degrees

Master of Arts in Education (MAETC)

This Master of Arts degree is a continuation of either of the Preliminary teacher preparation programs.

Master of Arts in Education with a Leadership and Change emphasis (MAEx)

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in leadership and change is a stand-alone masters degree.  This degree is designed for individuals who are interested in leadership roles in schools or other education-related ventures.

Fast Track Admission for the MAE/TC Program

Interested BA students who already attend AULA may consider applying for the Fast Track option for the MAE/TC Program.  See the Fast Track section of this Catalog for further details.

Application Requirements

The application for all Education Department credentials and degrees, with the exception of the CLEAR credential

To qualify for admission, applicants must provide the following:

  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

A personal interview with the Department Chair will be scheduled to allow the applicant the opportunity to present his/her goals and qualifications and to ask questions about Antioch University’s Education program.

Credential candidates may have requirements beyond those for admission which are determined by the State of California.  AULA is in compliance with all such expectations and fully monitors the completion of these for all candidates.  These requirements include, but are not limited to, basic skills performance, the CalTPA, the RICA exam and fingerprint clearance.  During New Student Orientation and throughout the program careful advising by the faculty, Field Placement Coordinator and the Credential Analyst provide candidates with ongoing information about all such requirements.  Advancement within the program is determined by the timely completion of these requirements.

To apply for the CLEAR credential program

Applicants must provide the following to the Education Department:

  • Evidence of possession of a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject credential
  • A completed CL-855 form
  • A Clear Credential program registration form