The Early Decider Program

Antioch Undergraduate Students Master’s of Arts in Education and Teacher Credentialing Program
Antioch University Santa Barbara offers a unique program that allows undergraduate students enrolled in the BA Program to gain early admission to the graduate program in education. In addition, students can apply up to 20 units of academic credit to both undergraduate and graduate degrees, thus saving time and money.

The Early Decider Program (EDP) allows BA students to apply and gain provisional acceptance to the Master of Arts in Education and Teacher Credentialing (MAE/TC) or Masters in Education and Teacher Credentialing (MEd/TC) Program if they meet certain requirements and deadlines.

EDP Requirements & Deadlines:
The student must do all the following by the specified deadlines:

  • Apply to the Early Decider Program no later than Winter Quarter
  • In consultation with Academic Advisor, create a Curriculum Plan of BA courses for Winter and Spring Quarters
  • Complete all of the BA degree requirements by end of Spring Quarter
  • By completion of Spring Quarter, have 20 or less upper-division units remaining to complete the BA degree
  • Taken and passed the CBEST exam before applying to the Early Decider Program in Winter and taken or registered for the CSET exam by end of Spring Quarter (see below for list of BA courses that will help you prepare for these exams – exam information found at www.cbest.nesinc.com and www.cset.nesinc.com respectively)
  • CSET exam scores reported to the Education Program by Mid-July.

Benefits:

  • Earn 20 units (1 quarter) of graduate level credits for both graduate and BA degrees
  • Reduced tuition rate in summer and summer tuition earns credit in both programs
  • Qualify for California Cal Grants

Fall

  • Meet with Advisor to complete EDP application and Curriculum Plan
  • Enroll in and pass courses to satisfy BA degree requirements
  • Take POL 3920 Engaged Citizenship if transferred courses have not met the American Institution Requirement (Poly Sci 101 or History 101)
  • Study/take CBEST over the quarter break

Winter

  • Apply to MAE/TC or MEd/TC Program
  • Enroll in and pass courses to satisfy BA degree requirements
  • Report CBEST scores to Education Program
  • Take and pass or register for CSET exam

Spring

  • Enroll in and pass courses to satisfy BA degree requirements
  • Enroll in INT 3081 Senior Capstone
  • Take and pass or register for CSET exam

Summer

  • Enroll in and pass courses for MAE/TC or MEd/TC Program (20 units)
  • Report CSET scores to Education Program by mid-July

Fall

  • Enroll in and pass courses for MAE/TC or MEd/TC Program (19 units)
  • Apply for full admission to MAE/TC or MEd/TC Program

Antioch undergraduates who take MAE/TC or MEd/TC courses may apply up to 20 units of credit toward their BA degree during Quarter One (summer) of the MAE/TC or MEd/TC Program.

 

 

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