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Master of Arts in Teaching
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 Holy Names University’s 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.

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Info Sessions

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

November 19, 6:30pm SF Day School, San Francisco

December 11, 6:30pm St. Paul’s Episcopal School 262 Grand Avenue, Oakland

We are also offering Online Webinars for those people unable to attend in-person info sessions. Details will follow.

December 18 , 5:00-6:00 PM

January 21 , 5:00-6:00 PM

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 learning and practice 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.



Twice a week evening classes are held at convenient independent schools in SF and Oakland. The HNU-BATTI program satisfies the Multiple Subject Credential requirements set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and gives residents a thorough introduction to all aspects of K-8 teaching. Upon completion of the program, students apply for their teaching credential through HNU’s credential service office.


Year 1


  • Teaching in the Elementary Classroom, 1 Unit Course (Required), EDUC 330A

  • Optional Pre-Requisites (1-3 Units each course): Linguistics (3), Physical Education, Health, Computers (1 each)

    Total Units: 1 required, up to 6 other for pre-reqs


  • Literacy Development– 3 units, EDUC 334

  • Educational Psychology – 2 units, EDUC 101

  • Social Foundations in Education--2 units, EDUC 100

  • Teaching in the Elementary Classroom, 1 unit, EDUC 330A

Total Units: 8


  • Second Language Learners – 2 units, EDUC 103/203

  • STEM (Science, Math) Curriculum & Instruction – 4 units, EDUC 331 & 333

  • Teaching in the Elementary Classroom, 1 unit, EDUC 330A

  • Student Teaching, 1 unit course, EDUC 330C

Total Units: 8

Year 2


  • Teaching Reading 3-6 and Social Studies, 2 units, EDUC 332

  • Educational Assessment, 2 units, EDUC 266

  • Student Teaching, 1 unit course, EDUC 330C

    Total Units: 5


  • Cal TPA Assessment – 3 units, EDUC 355

  • Student Teaching, 3 units, EDUC 330C

  • Educating Students with Special Needs – 2 units, EDUC 102a

Total Units: 8

Spring- i unit Credential-only, 7 Units mat program

  • Educational Research – 3 units, EDUC 291

  • Issues in Urban Education – 3 units, EDUC 241

  • Curriculum Development— 1 unit, EDUC 245

  • Student Teaching, 1 unit course, EDUC 330C

Total Units: 8 for MAT students, 1 for credential-only students


Additional Requirements

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

    They also get 90 hours during the summer in a public school environment, either in a paid position (such as Aim High), or in a public summer school (such as Argonne Year-Round School in SF).

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

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

  • CPR certification

  • Passing a reading instruction competency exam, RICA.

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The total two-year tuition costs for students enrolling in the HNU/BATTI Residency Pathway program in Summer 2020 will be approximately $23,000 (after applying the 50% Logan Scholarship discount) for the combined M.A.T. and credential program, and $19,500 for the credential -only program (after applying the 50% Logan Scholarship discount). For books, required credentialing tests, and other materials there will be additional fees up to $1,000.

Application Fees

There is a one-time BATTI application fee of $30.

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 HNU/BATTI candidates.

  • Students should apply for HNU’s Logan Scholarship, which offers a 50% tuition reduction for HNU/BATTI residents who declare an intention to teach in public schools.

  • 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 HNU 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 grants can be used to pay for tuition fees

For more information, check out our FAQs.