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Master's in Education
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

The Program

We believe in the power of community learning to create organizational and social change, transform schools, and improve the lives of future generations. And we have the program to prove it.

We’ve teamed up with University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education to create a hands-on credentialing program where residents earn their Master’s degree and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential over two years of close mentorship, relationship-building, and dynamic pedagogy.


Info Sessions

You must attend one of our info sessions prior to applying to learn about the program in full.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about the program.






A BATTI Student Learns by Doing

  • Blend theoretical instruction with practical classroom experience under our apprenticeship model.

  • Balance your learning by working full-time as a paid assistant teacher at one of our partner schools while taking evening and weekend courses.

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A BATTI Student Benefits from a Community

  • Receive close supervision from thoughtful, experienced mentors to create an atmosphere of reflection, collegiality, and support.

  • Collaborate with a community of learners and doers within a small cohort of developing teachers that inspire and encourage one another.



Our program satisfies the Multiple Subject Credential requirements set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. While classes are not held at UOP, the university helps in providing instructors and arranging financial aid. Upon completion of the program, students apply for their teaching credential through UOP’s credential service office.


Year 1


  • Literacy Development– 4 Unit Course, EDUC 161

  • Transformative Education – 4 Unit Course, EDUC 140

Total Units: 8


  • Second Language Learners – 4 Unit Course, EDUC 263

  • STEM (Science, Math) Curriculum & Instruction – 4 Unit Course, EDUC 253

Total Units: 8


  • Literacy and Social Studies – 4 Unit Course, EDUC 150

Total Units: 4

Year 2


  • Research in Education – 3 Unit Course, EDUC 274

  • Technology in Education – 2 Unit Course, EDUC 130

  • Special Education – 2 Unit Course, SPED 125X

Total Units: 7


  • Professional Practice – 4 Unit Course, EDUC 270

  • Professional Practice Seminar – 3 Unit Course, EDUC 272

Total Units: 7


Additional Requirements

  1. Public School Placement
    While University of the Pacific/BATTI students’ major experience is in the school that hires them, they get 60 hours of experience during the first year and 90 hours during the summer in the public schools. Our students become regular volunteers or Observer/Participants, serving 10-15 days in the first year. They will work with an experienced mentor teacher in diverse classrooms that have at least 1/3 English learners.

  2. Additional Required Coursework and Certification
    Please see Admissions Packet for more info.
    In order to receive your credential, you must fulfill several other requirements:

  • US Constitution Class (may be waived if you have taken approved college course)

  • CPR certification

  • Passing a reading instruction competency exam, RICA.

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Tuition for students enrolling in the Teaching Credential program in Fall 2019 will be $910 per unit for our 34 unit program, a total of $30,940. This tuition rate will remain unchanged throughout the two-year program.

Application Fees

There is a one-time BATTI application fee of $29 and a $26 UOP application fee.

Financial Assistance Resources

We recognize that making the decision to pursue a Master’s in Education and Teaching Credential is an important commitment of time, energy, and finances. We outline below the most common Financial Assistance Resources available to UOP/BATTI candidates.

  • The Financial Aid office at University of the Pacific offers Stafford unsubsidized loans to eligible candidates. In order to determine eligibility for Financial Aid, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed and filed with the federal processor for FAFSA. You can file a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov instead of using the paper form. After the Financial Aid Office at Pacific has received and reviewed your eligibility data from your FAFSA, a Financial Aid Offer Letter will be mailed to you detailing the types and amounts of Financial Aid dollars available to you.

  • Some of our coalition schools offer professional development funds to pay for part of their BATTI student’s tuition.

  • AmeriCorps

Please see our Admissions Packet for more info and check out our FAQs.