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The School of Education offers several post-baccalaureate credential and degree programs tailored to working adults. Our accelerated credential programs can prepare you for a teaching career in only 10 months and you can add on a master's degree in an additional 6 months. Our master’s and doctorate programs equip you for educational leadership in the classroom and at the administrative level.

Preparing Successful Educators for 85 Years

 The School of Education has been training educators like you for 85 years—and we’ve earned a stellar reputation along the way. Here are a few ways that the School of Education stands out:

  • Established and connected: Our longstanding relationships with regional school districts mean that our students have access to excellent fieldwork and employment opportunities. Those opportunities extend far beyond Southern California, through our network of alumni working in schools, districts and agencies across the nation.
  • Relevant and practical: Our coursework balances educational theory and practice so that you gain skills that are applicable right away in the classroom or office. We incorporate emerging trends, such as spatial reasoning and Geographic Information Systems or GIS, into our programs.

Ready to become a well-rounded, contemporary educator? Get started today!

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Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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