Explore USD's options for becoming a teacher.
Preparing effective teachers to meet the needs of all students in today's schools.
Secondary Education: Master of Arts (M.A.) plus Certification
This program was developed to provide an avenue into teaching for individuals who have appropriate academic skills and expertise as well as a desire to teach but who have not completed a professional education program.
Alternative Teacher Certification Online Graduate Certificate
The online alternative teacher certification graduate certificate provides a pathway to teaching certification outside of traditional teacher education programs. It is ideal for individuals with bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields who want to transition to K-12 teaching, have a valid Alternative Preliminary Certificate and have an offer of employment from a public or Department of Education-accredited school.