Teaching Academy

Intern Teacher Credential + Master of Arts in Teaching Program

The job-embedded Intern Credential Program and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs support equity-oriented district and charter school teachers to transform educational experiences for historically underserved students. Candidates pursue either a multiple subject or single subject California Preliminary Teaching Credential. In addition, candidates can choose to enroll in the optional MAT degree. The Intern and MAT programs are completed over the course of 21 months. A one–year Early Completion Option intern program is also available to experienced educators. All intern and MAT candidates work as teachers while engaging in graduate level coursework amongst a reflective learning community where caring relationships with faculty, coaches, and a cohort of peers serve as catalysts for deep learning and professional growth.

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Master of Education in Teaching & Induction Program

The Master of Education in Teaching & Induction Program will help you use research and practitioner literature to address problems of practice in your classroom while developing an inquiry-based mindset to improve your instructional skills. Reach believes that an inquiry and research-based approach to teaching is vitally important to high quality teaching. The program supports teachers to move from using habits of inquiry in addressing problems of practice to designing robust research questions and consulting research and professional literature to expand their thinking about their practice. Teachers apply this new knowledge to a problem of practice, gather resultant data and analyze their findings.

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Teacher Induction Program (formerly known as BTSA)

The  BASE-Reach Teacher Induction Program supports new teachers, following the completion of a Preliminary Credential, to move their practice from competent to exceptional, leading to a Professional Clear Credential. Like the Intern program, the Induction program emphasizes personalized and job-embedded coaching. At the same time, the Reach Induction Program connects new teachers to a community of new and experienced educators through a cohort model.

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Instructional Leadership Academy

Instructional Leadership Academy Program

Beginning in 2008, the Reach Institute began offering professional development seminars & coaching to cohorts of Teacher Leaders, School Leaders, and School Linked Non-Profit Leaders. These programs use the Reach Institute’s innovative job-embedded, personalized, and collaborative practices to develop and support the continued professional and intellectual growth of classroom, school and organizational leaders. The program expanded in 2008-2009 to include certificate programs for participants who complete a comprehensive leadership seminar series in their focus area.

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