Master in Teaching

Master in Teaching

A master’s degree in teaching will help you realize that the education process is about much more than sharing content. It’s about creating independent learners who have the critical thinking skills to grow and thrive.

About Our Program

Leverage your existing bachelor’s degree and become a teacher with a degree from Heritage! Earn a Master in Teaching (MIT) degree in as little as one year. Choose the program that best fits your learning style and life situation:

  • HU Innovate
  • HU Residency
  • HU Accelerate program

HUInnovate

Our Theory to Practice courses are conveniently scheduled during evenings and weekends to fit the needs of your busy schedule. You will learn the latest practices from professors with years of experience working in K-12 education. Throughout the program, you get hands-on, practical teaching experience. During your final semester, you will apply what you’ve learned during your field experience in a K-8 classroom.


HU Residency

Finish your Teacher Preparation Program with one year of classroom experience through our HU Residency program. You will become a teacher by working side by side with peers and an experienced classroom instructor in a K-8 classroom three days each week.


HUAccelrate

The HUInnovate program at Heritage is the fastest route we offer to earn your Master in Teaching. It allows you to earn your degree in just one year while working as a paid full-time teacher. The program is challenging, but upon completion, you will be prepared to certify in Elementary Education with an additional endorsement in either Special Education, Bilingual Education or English Language Learner.


Additional Endorsements

Current certified teachers looking to add endorsements to their certificate may be able to do so through our Teacher Preparation Program at Heritage:

  • ELL
  • SPED
  • BLE

Career Options

Elementary Education (Grades K-8)
Middle Level Education (Grades 4-9)

Degree Offerings

Graduate Education Department

Masters in Teaching, M.I.
T.
Elementary Education (K-8)

Program Faculty

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Alma Ayala Alvarado

Director, Early Learning Center

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Mayra Ayala

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Livia Castilleja

Certification Officer

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Arcelia Chavez-Arriaga

Lead Toddler Teacher

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Leticia Esparza

Assistant Toddler Teacher

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Jami Hanks

Administrative Assistant

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Merrilou Harrison

Dean, College of Education

Gloria Jones-Dance

Gloria Jones-Dance

Assistant Professor Early Childhood Studies

Claudette Lindquist

Claudette Lindquist

Chair, Early Childhood Studies/Dir, HUELC

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Mara Luke

Assistant Toddler Teacher

Corey McKenna

Corey McKenna

Professor

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Maribel Olivares

Lead Toddler Teacher

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Lupe Padilla

Program Manager

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Allie Terjeson

Assistant ECEAP Preschool Teacher

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Kimberly VanAlstine

Lead ECEAP Teacher

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Cynthia Zimbelman

Administrative Assistant to the Dean