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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MAST Transformational Leader (TL) Certificate

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In the CMAST TL Certificate, TLs learn how to demonstrate effective teaching practices, coach their colleagues, and teach their colleagues in Professional Learning Seminars centered around teaching the CCSS through MAST at their respective sites and within their organizations. Throughout each course of the certificate, TLs take on more responsibility in leading their colleagues, through a gradual release of responsibility from CMAST faculty to the TL.

CMAST institutionalizes a combination of university classes, professional development seminars, in-class demonstrations, and virtual learning components to train TLs how to analyze student and teacher data, teach students and adults, share leadership with administrators, design STEM curriculum, and collaborate with faculty and community members to create and sustain the MAST System.


Teacher leaders who meet the following minimum program criteria are invited to apply:

  1. For Secondary teaching: possess an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA in a STEM or STEM-related field. For Elementary teaching: possess an undergraduate degree with at least a 3.4 GPA and at least 12 units in math and/or science preferred
  2. Possess a minimum of three years classroom teaching experience with demonstrated student achievement
  3. Possess current Clear California Multiple Subjects or Secondary Teaching Credential in Mathematics or Science for grades 7-12 or current Clear California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  4. Must be currently teaching
  5. Desire to lead a new generation of effective teachers, commit to utilizing action research to improve practice, and dedicate their energy to uplifting schools that serve children from diverse economic, racial, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds
  6. Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and openness to feedback and critical conversations that transform mathematics or science practices
  7. Be a transformative teacher and coach for adult learners: able to establish effective relationships with colleagues, committed to leading courageous conversations with colleagues, able to design and implement effective instruction to increase colleagues’ learning, and model and facilitate data-informed decision-making keeping students at the core

Course Requirements

Master’s Option

After successful completion of the MAST TL Certificate, candidates have the option of applying their 12 semester hours towards a Master’s in Urban Education (Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning).

19 semester hours of additional coursework required.

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