Full-time Master's Bridge programs ask that candidates make a one-year full-time commitment and work with peers as part of cohort groups. The programs begin with a summer term in late May/early June and conclude in May of the following year. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and are eligible for elementary licensure for grades Kindergarten through 6 or secondary teaching licenses for grades 5 through 12.
Candidates are asked to sign a commitment form to complete the program (full-time or part-time) which they choose. Unforeseen emergencies are handled individually.
Part-time Master's Bridge programs ask that candidates make two-year commitments and work with peers as part of cohort groups. Programs start in May and classes are offered on weekends for a year and a half. The final semester of the part-time programs requires a full-time commitment Monday through Friday during the day for student teaching. Candidates who complete the program successfully graduate in May two years after beginning the program, and they are eligible for teaching licenses.