Prospective Students

School of Education

Old man teaching

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. 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’s a few ways that the School of Education stands out:

  • Established and connected: Our longstanding relationships with area 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 GIS, into our programs.

International Students Welcome

International students with H-1 or J-1 visas are encouraged to apply for admission to the School of Education. We are a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes the unique perspectives that our international students bring to the classroom. Our respected teaching credentials, certificates, and graduate programs will provide you with knowledge and skills that you can apply in any business setting—in any country.

Ready to become a well-rounded, contemporary educator? Get started today—visit our admissions page.


Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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