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Education and California Teacher Credentials

Graduate Programs


Our Education and Teacher Credentialing programs at Mount Saint Mary’s University are committed to developing the best teachers in Los Angeles. The goals of all of our programs is to develop inclusive and responsive teachers that can respond to unique classroom situations and challenges. Specifically, our innovative curricula train teachers to be specialists in responding to the needs of exceptional students and creating action plans to support students experiencing difficulty in their classrooms.

We invite you to learn about each program in-depth, as well as the goals and outcomes of our programs, in general.

*The Preliminary and Induction Teacher Preparation Programs meet the standards for and have been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), leading to a California Preliminary or Clear Teaching Credential.  Students who wish to practice in a state other than California will have additional licensing requirements to complete prior to practicing in a state outside of California. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.  Contact the Education department at to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain a teaching credential in a state outside of California.