Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

East San Jose Campus FAQ's

1. What will the new NHU and Santa Clara collaboration entail?

The NHU Foundation and Santa Clara University are pleased to announce new plans for the use of the former National Hispanic University (NHU) campus in East San Jose. The Foundation is moving forward with plans to establish the Institute for Hispanic Educational Advancement at the campus beginning June 16, 2014. The Institute will be the first collaboration of its kind to integrate research, policy, and practice to provide a national focus on advancing Hispanic students with a concentration on educational achievement, attainment, and advancement.

The first member of the collaboration is the Santa Clara University School of Education and Counseling Psychology. The Foundation and SCU have agreed to offer a premier graduate studies program for the development of culturally-responsive educational leaders. The East San Jose satellite campus will allow graduate students the opportunity to earn a Santa Clara University master of arts in teaching and California single or multiple subject teaching credential.

 

2. Who can transfer from NHU to Santa Clara?

The new collaboration will encourage currently enrolled NHU teacher credential students to transfer and new prospective students to apply to the Santa Clara University, School of Education and Counseling Psychology’s Master of Arts in Teaching with a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program. To learn more about our program, click here.

 

3. What subject areas can I become credentialed in if I transfer into the Santa Clara program?

The Santa Clara MATTC program offers a Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. We offer California Single Subject teaching credential in following subject areas: agriculture, art, business, English, foundational-level mathematics, health science, home economics, industrial and technology education, languages other than English, mathematics, music, physical education, biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, physics, and social science.

We do not currently offer a teaching credential in bilingual education or special education, but may in the future. Please inquire with us for more information.

 

4. Which courses will transfer from NHU to Santa Clara?

We will schedule individual advising appointments with each student. While many courses may transfer, some may not and there are some courses in the Santa Clara MATTC program that do not have equivalent NHU courses that students will be required to take.

 

5. What are the benefits to a currently enrolled NHU student to transfer into the Santa Clara MATTC program?

You can obtain your Master of Arts in Teaching degree with your Single or Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

You will have the opportunity to apply for a tuition scholarship to supplement the cost per unit tuition rate between NHU and Santa Clara that may result in a decrease in cost to complete the entire MATTC program in comparison to the NHU teacher credential program.

 

6. If I am a current NHU teacher credential student, how can I learn more about the MATTC program offered by Santa Clara and the steps that I need to take to transfer?

The School of Education and Counseling Psychology will offer a series of informational session at the new East San Jose campus. In addition, students can schedule individual advising appointments by contacting Ujala Akram, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at uakram@scu.edu or 408-551-3413.

 

7. If I am a prospective NHU student who has not enrolled in classes yet and want to learn more about the Santa Clara MATTC program, how can I?

The School of Education and Counseling Psychology will offer a series of informational session at the new East San Jose campus. In addition, students can schedule individual advising appointments by contacting Ujala Akram, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at uakram@scu.edu or 408-551-3413.

 

8. If I graduated from NHU and want to apply to the Santa Clara MATTC program do I qualify as a transfer student or a new student?

If you have already graduated from a NHU program, you may apply as a new student into the Santa Clara MATTC program (hosted on the new East San Jose satellite campus) as well as any of our other program offerings that will be hosted on the Santa Clara campus.

 

9. If I am a currently enrolled NHU teacher credential student who wants to transfer, what are the admissions requirements and deadlines for me to transfer into the Santa Clara MATTC program?

If you are currently enrolled in the NHU teacher credential program, you will be advised to submit the following application materials. In addition, you must schedule an individual advising appointment to assess which of your NHU courses may transfer into the Santa Clara MATTC program.

  1.  Online application – includes a personal statement
  2.  Two official copies of your transcripts for every institution that you have attended.
  3.  *Your application fee will be waived.
 

10. If I am a prospective NHU student who has not enrolled in classes yet, what are the admissions requirements and deadlines for me to transfer into the Santa Clara MATTC program?

If you are not currently enrolled in the NHU teacher credential program, you will be advised to adhere to our If you have any questions about standard admissions requirements.the application process, please contact Ujala Akram, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at uakram@scu.edu or 408-551-3413.

 

11. If I am a current Santa Clara student, can I take classes at the new East San Jose campus?

Yes, students enrolled in the MATTC program may take classes at the East San Jose campus or the Santa Clara campus. We encourage students to enroll in classes at their preferred location.

 

12. If I am a NHU transfer student, can I take classes at the Santa Clara campus?

Yes, students enrolled in the MATTC program may take classes at the East San Jose campus or the Santa Clara campus. We encourage students to enroll in classes at their preferred location.

 

13. Will Santa Clara provide any scholarship support to NHU students who enroll in the MATTC program?

Santa Clara has established a scholarship program to help students currently enrolled in the NHU teaching credential program complete their single or multiple subject teaching credential and earn their master of arts in teaching. Additional scholarships will be available to attract aspiring teachers who commit to teach in schools with predominantly underserved Hispanic populations and to ensure that the number of culturally-responsive teachers in Santa Clara County is increased to meet the needs of the student population.