Graduate Programs

Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Educational Justice

The University of Redlands Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Justice (Ed.D.) is a nationally unique program, which engages 20 students each year in rigorous study, debate, research and practice.  Our driving mission is to produce scholarly practitioners who are sought after for leadership roles in schools, districts, agencies and public service.

Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching (new)

The Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching program is an integrative blend of a teaching credential and a master's degree.  Combined, the program totals 36 units and will span sixteen months from start to finish.  This program adds technology sophistication and addresses the Common Core standards in depth.

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program course work will prepare students for California licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.  The coursework for the program fulfills the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) educational requirements to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) for National Counselor Certification.

LPCC’s (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) often treat people dealing with problems such as depression and anxiety, addiction and eating disorders. Some specialize in couples, family, or child counseling.

Master of Arts in Education Degree Programs

There are five graduate degree programs at the master's level--School Counseling, Curriculum and InstructionEducational Administration, Higher Education and Learning and Teaching. 

Each master's program (with the exception of Learning and Teaching) is based on a foundation of four common graduate courses. These "core courses" provide the basic knowledge and skills to perform graduate level research, assessment, evaluation and writing; curriculum and program development; and personal and professional reflection, as well as pluralism.  In addition to these core courses, each program has requirements specific to its discipline and tailored to meet student needs and interests.

Program Overview

  • There are three program starts a year--September, January and May.
  • All programs take an average of 2 years to complete.  (Learning and Teaching takes exactly 16 months to complete)  Some students complete the coursework in an accelerated manner in as little to a year and a half, while others choose to take courses more slowly (this flexibility is offered in every program).
  • Classes are scheduled in the evening (with working adults in mind).
  • Each master's level course is 12 weeks long.
  • Every master's level program or course has been designed with working adults in mind; as a result the busy months of April, August and most of December are "off" and students are not scheduled for courses.
  • Courses are taught by full-time faculty and adjunct practitioners.
  • Students also have Internet access to course content, classmates and faculty through Blackboard, a software program that facilitates on-line discussions and information exchange.

What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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