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Education and Teacher Credentials


Amy Berfield


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Earn your Graduate Degree in Education at top-rated private university Mount Saint 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. Please explore our Graduate Programs in Education and see what students have to say about us. I invite you to further explore the variety of programs for any stage of your teaching career, from the Preliminary Credential through Induction, 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. You can earn a Master’s degree along with a credential, and we will also help you to navigate the credential process. 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 at MSMU. To schedule an appointment, please call 213.477.2620 or email us at If you’d like to learn more about our program, please view the video posted at the right side of this page, titled “MSMU Master’s Degree.” We look forward to meeting you. Happy exploring, and I wish you a wonderful day.

Carol Johnston, Chair
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Link to Title II Credential Exam Pass Rates

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.