Academic Pathway

LAUTR-TI Academic Pathway

All LAUTR-TI Residents are enrolled in both a Credential Program (two options are available, and details are provided below) and Master of Arts in Education, Option in Integrated STEM Teaching. The Master's degree also has the option for a built in certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.  Coursework begins during the summer prior to the initial Residency year.


California Teaching Credentials

Residents have two options for their California Teaching Credential.  They can choose to pursue a Single Subject Credential in either Math or Science, or enroll in the Education Specialist Credential with Mild/Moderate Disabilities.  The buttons below will redirect you to the Cal State LA Charter College of Education site for the credential of interest to you.  LAUTR-TI has program advisors available to address questions.  Please use the Contact Us menu option if you have questions once you have reviewed the information here:

Single Subject in Math or Science

Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities


MA in Education, Option in Integrated STEM Teaching 

The Master of Arts in Education, Option in Integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) Teaching provides educators with the opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills and knowledge in teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (thus, meeting Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards), strengthen their capacity for addressing the needs of diverse learners (especially those with special needs), build collaboration in educational contexts, access and value knowledge from multiple sources, all grounded in the pursuit of equity.

This program has two objectives that can be achieved separately or in combination:  1) the Master of Arts degree in Education and/or 2) a California Teaching Credential in one of two concentrations (Single Subject in Mathematics or Science OR Education Specialist in Mild to Moderate Disabilities). This option can potentially satisfy the requirements for both the Master of Arts in Education degree and for a California teaching credential in one of these concentration areas. The Credential is issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The single subject teaching credential includes courses appropriate for preliminary teacher preparation in math or science to students in middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools. The Education Specialist Credential prepares candidates for teaching students with mild/moderate disabilities in grades K-12. All students will pass either a comprehensive examination or a thesis for the Master’s degree. This option requires a minimum of 75 units (which includes 45-52 units for a credential).  Candidates must fulfill all requirements for a credential or possess a valid credential before attempting courses in the Master's sequences. Candidates who complete the Master of Arts Degree could qualify for a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (COTL).