Education & Teacher Credentials

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  • Earn your Graduate Degree in Education at top-rated private university Mount St. Mary's in Los Angeles.

    MSMU's graduate Education program prepares teachers for the classroom at every stage of their career:

    • Preliminary Teacher Preparation (Elementary, Secondary, Education Specialist)
    • Master of Science Degree in Education
    • Induction Program
    • Teacher Leader Program

    MSMU's graduate Education program provides one-on-one counseling for every phase of the California state teacher credentialing process.

    Choose from the following graduate Education programs:

    • Master of Science (MS) degree in Education
    • Preliminary Teacher Preparation
    • Induction Program
    • Instructional Leadership Program
    • Individually Designed Program (IDP) Masters

    Call 213.477.2800 for more information on the Mount Saint Mary’s University Master of Science in Education degree program. Click here to learn more about graduate admission.

    Dear Prospective Candidates,

    Welcome to the Education Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. I invite you to take a few minutes to explore our Graduate Programs in Education, what students have to say about us, and our various News and Events stories. I am pleased to tell you that we have a variety of programs for any stage of your teaching career, from the Preliminary Credential through the Clear Credential, and on to becoming a teacher leader. Whether you want to change your career, hone skills, or give back as a veteran teacher leader, we have courses that will meet your needs. We also help you navigate the complex California State credentialing requirements through our one-on-one advisement processes. Program Directors have appointments available each week and would be pleased to have a one-on-one meeting with you because that's the level of attention you can expect from the Mount. To schedule an appointment, please call Jill Verceles at 213.477.2620. If you’d like to learn more about our program, please view the video posted at the right side of this page, titled “MSMU Masters Degree.” I look forward to meeting you. Happy exploring, and I wish you a wonderful day.

    Tochluk, Dr. ShellySincerely,
    Shelly Tochluk, Chair

  • The Preliminary and Introduction 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.  Mount Saint Mary’s is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states