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I want to be a teacher

Liberal Studies: Integrated Teacher Education Program

Bachelor's Degree & Initial Teaching Credential

Earn a Bachelor’s degree while preparing for an elementary teaching credential (options available for additional Special Education, and/or Spanish or Asian Language Bilingual Authorization credentials).

Liberal Studies: Track I

Bachelor's Degree

Earn your Bachelor’s degree and gain subject matter preparation for careers in elementary education.

Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP), Traditional Pathway

Initial Teaching Credential

Become an elementary school teacher.

MSCP Bilingual Authorization (BILA) Pathway

Initial Teaching Credential

The BILA pathway allows you to teach in Dual Language classrooms.

MSCP Urban Teaching Academy (UTEACH) Pathway

Initial Teaching Credential

Combine pedagogy and practice in a personalized credential program designed to fully prepare future teachers in a hands-on supportive school setting.

Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Become a middle or high-school teacher.

Special Education Credential Program (ESCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Teach students with special needs.

Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Teach both in the elementary general education classroom as well as the elementary/middle school special education setting.

I want to work in a K-12 setting

BA or Credential

Liberal Studies: Integrated Teacher Education Program

Bachelor's Degree & Initial Teaching Credential

Earn a Bachelor’s degree while preparing for an elementary teaching credential (options available for additional Special Education, and/or Spanish or Asian Language Bilingual Authorization credentials).

Liberal Studies: Track I

Bachelor's Degree

Earn your Bachelor’s degree and gain subject matter preparation for careers in elementary education.

Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Become an elementary school teacher.

MSCP Bilingual Authorization (BILA) Pathway

Initial Teaching Credential

The BILA pathway allows you to teach in Dual Language classrooms.

MSCP Urban Teaching Academy (UTEACH) Pathway

Initial Teaching Credential

Combine pedagogy and practice in a personalized credential program designed to fully prepare future teachers in a hands-on supportive school setting.

Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Become a middle or high-school teacher.

Special Education Credential Program (ESCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Teach students with special needs.

Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Initial Teaching Credential

Teach both in the elementary general education classroom as well as the elementary/middle school special education setting.

Master's Degree and/or Advanced Credential

Curriculum and Instruction

MA in Education

Prepares teacher leaders and curriculum specialists to expand their knowledge base and augment their professional competency in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in elementary or secondary students.

Dual Language Development

MA in Education

Develops instructional leaders who examine literacy and language development of native English speakers, bilingual speakers, English language learners, and speakers of non-standard English in grades K-12 and adult education.

Early Childhood Education

MA in Education

Prepares educators, leaders and policy advocates to understand children from birth to age 8 and management of early childhood organizations in a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings.

Educational Administration

MA in Education and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Equips leaders to serve as principals or other school administrators in order to maximize the academic achievement of pre-K-12 grade students in an educational organization. Credential-only option available for those with prior Master's Degree.

Educational Technology and Media Leadership

MA in Education

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning. Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

Math Education

MA in Education

Enhance the knowledge and skills in mathematics content and pedagogy by investigating research-based teaching and learning strategies, assessment, integration of technology, and developing mathematics instruction that focuses on conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving.

School Counseling

MS in Counseling and Advanced Credential

Learn to use data-driven interventions to promote academic, career, and personal/social development in urban elementary, middle and high school students.

School Psychology

Education Specialist Degree (EdS) and
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology

Develops highly trained professionals in education and psychology to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally to ensure all students are successful.

Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

MA in Education

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society- both locally and globally- with an emphasis on effecting social change.

Special Education

MS in Special Education

Strengthens graduate students' depth of understanding of service delivery models for individuals with disabilities, develops scholars' ability to critically examine emerging research and practice to develop high quality intervention programs in special education, and builds future change agents and leaders.

I want to work in a higher education setting

Educational Psychology

MA in Education

Reflects a broad, foundational, research-oriented discipline focused on learning and development, evidence-based practices, program evaluation, and student assessment in education.

Educational Technology and Media Leadership

MA in Education

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning. Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

Marriage and Family Therapy

MS in Counseling

Prepares therapists for licensed independent practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals and clinics, employee assistance programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families, and couples.

Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

MA in Education

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society- both locally and globally- with an emphasis on effecting social change.

Student Development in Higher Education

MS in Counseling

Develops community college and university professionals who understand the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds, and collaborate with faculty and campus stakeholders to promote holistic development of students.

I want to be a leader and/or foster the professional development of others

Curriculum and Instruction

MA in Education

Prepares teacher leaders and curriculum specialists to expand their knowledge base and augment their professional competency in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in elementary or secondary students.

Early Childhood Education

MA in Education

Prepares educators, leaders and policy advocates to understand children from birth to age 8 and management of early childhood organizations in a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings.

Educational Administration

MA in Education and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Equips leaders to serve as principals or other school administrators in order to maximize the academic achievement of pre-K-12 grade students in an educational organization. Credential-only option available for those with prior Master's Degree.

Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.D)

Doctor of Education

A doctorate degree that prepares leaders for K – 12, community college, or higher education settings.

Educational Technology and Media Leadership

MA in Education

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning. Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

School Counseling

MS in Counseling and Advanced Credential

Learn to use data-driven interventions to promote academic, career, and personal/social development in urban elementary, middle and high school students.

Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

MA in Education

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society- both locally and globally- with an emphasis on effecting social change.

Student Development in Higher Education

MS in Counseling

Develops community college and university professionals who understand the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds, and collaborate with faculty and campus stakeholders to promote holistic development of students.

I want to be a counselor or psychologist

Marriage and Family Therapy

MS in Counseling

Prepares therapists for licensed independent practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals and clinics, employee assistance programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families, and couples.

School Counseling

MS in Counseling and Advanced Credential

Learn to use data-driven interventions to promote academic, career, and personal/social development in urban elementary, middle and high school students.

School Psychology

Education Specialist Degree (EdS) and
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology

Develops highly trained professionals in education and psychology to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally to ensure all students are successful.

Student Development in Higher Education

MS in Counseling

Develops community college and university professionals who understand the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds, and collaborate with faculty and campus stakeholders to promote holistic development of students.

I want to work in a community organization

Dual Language Development

MA in Education

Develops instructional leaders who examine literacy and language development of native English speakers, bilingual speakers, English language learners, and speakers of non-standard English in grades K-12 and adult education.

Educational Psychology

MA in Education

Reflects a broad, foundational, research-oriented discipline focused on learning and development, evidence-based practices, program evaluation, and student assessment in education.

Educational Technology and Media Leadership

MA in Education

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning. Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

Marriage and Family Therapy

MS in Counseling

Prepares therapists for licensed independent practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals and clinics, employee assistance programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families, and couples.

Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

MA in Education

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society- both locally and globally- with an emphasis on effecting social change.

I already have a credential and want to advance in my career

Curriculum and Instruction

MA in Education

Prepares teacher leaders and curriculum specialists to expand their knowledge base and augment their professional competency in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in elementary or secondary students.

Dual Language Development

MA in Education

Develops instructional leaders who examine literacy and language development of native English speakers, bilingual speakers, English language learners, and speakers of non-standard English in grades K-12 and adult education.

Early Childhood Education

MA in Education

Prepares educators, leaders and policy advocates to understand children from birth to age 8 and management of early childhood organizations in a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings.

Educational Administration

MA in Education and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Equips leaders to serve as principals or other school administrators in order to maximize the academic achievement of pre-K-12 grade students in an educational organization. Credential-only option available for those with prior Master's Degree.

Education Specialist Clear Credential

Clear Credential

Earn an advanced special education teaching credential.

Educational Technology and Media Leadership

MA in Education

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning. Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

Librarianship in Schools

Advanced Credential

Become a credentialed library professional.

Math Education

MA in Education

Enhance the knowledge and skills in mathematics content and pedagogy by investigating research-based teaching and learning strategies, assessment, integration of technology, and developing mathematics instruction that focuses on conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving.

Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

MA in Education

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society- both locally and globally- with an emphasis on effecting social change.

Special Education

MS in Special Education

Strengthens graduate students' depth of understanding of service delivery models for individuals with disabilities, develops scholars' ability to critically examine emerging research and practice to develop high quality intervention programs in special education, and builds future change agents and leaders.

Explore by Academic Goal

I want a bachelor's degree

Liberal Studies: Integrated Teacher Education Program

Earn a Bachelor’s degree while preparing for an elementary teaching credential (options available for additional Special Education, and/or Spanish or Asian Language Bilingual Authorization credentials).

Liberal Studies: Track I

Earn your Bachelor’s degree and gain subject matter preparation for careers in elementary education.

I want a teaching credential

Multiple Subject Credential Program (MSCP)

Become an elementary school teacher.

MSCP Bilingual Authorization (BILA) Pathway

The BILA pathway allows you to teach in Dual Language classrooms.

MSCP Urban Teaching Academy (UTEACH) Pathway

Combine pedagogy and practice in a personalized credential program designed to fully prepare future teachers in a hands-on supportive school setting.

Single Subject Credential Program (SSCP)

Become a middle or high-school teacher.

Special Education Credential Program (ESCP)

Teach students with special needs.

Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP)

Teach both in the elementary general education classroom as well as the elementary/middle school special education setting.

I want an added authorization

Adapted Physical Education

Administration and implementation of physical activity programs for persons with disabilities in K-12 schools.

Added Authorization in Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders

Authorization to provide special education services within the specific subject area and is limited to the grade and age levels authorized by the holder's prerequisite credential.

MSCP and SSCP Added Authorizations

The Credential Center has information regarding Supplementary Authorizations, Subject Matter Authorization, and adding a Multiple, Single, or Additional Content Area.

Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Program

Specialize in reading / language arts assessment and instruction.

Special Class Authorization - Digital Literacy

Authorization to provide departmentalized instruction in information literacy, digital literacy, and digital citizenship.

I want a master's degree or advanced credential

Curriculum and Instruction

MA in Education

Prepares teacher leaders and curriculum specialists to expand their knowledge base and augment their professional competency in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in elementary or secondary students.

Dual Language Development

MA in Education

Develops instructional leaders who examine literacy and language development of native English speakers, bilingual speakers, English language learners, and speakers of non-standard English in grades K-12 and adult education.

Early Childhood Education

MA in Education

Prepares educators, leaders and policy advocates to understand children from birth to age 8 and management of early childhood organizations in a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings.

Education Specialist Clear Credential

Clear Credential

Earn an advanced special education teaching credential.

Educational Administration

MA in Education and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Equips leaders to serve as principals or other school administrators in order to maximize the academic achievement of pre-K-12 grade students in an educational organization. Credential-only option available for those with prior Master's Degree.

Educational Psychology

MA in Education

Reflects a broad, foundational, research-oriented discipline focused on learning and development, evidence-based practices, program evaluation, and student assessment in education.

Educational Technology and Media Leadership

MA in Education

Provides foundations and practical skills for career growth in settings that use educational technologies and e-learning. Students include K-12 teachers, university staff and faculty, school librarians, technology coordinators, and educational media developers.

Librarianship in Schools

Advanced Credential

Become a credentialed library professional.

Marriage and Family Therapy

MS in Counseling

Prepares therapists for licensed independent practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals and clinics, employee assistance programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families, and couples.

Math Education

MA in Education

Enhance the knowledge and skills in mathematics content and pedagogy by investigating research-based teaching and learning strategies, assessment, integration of technology, and developing mathematics instruction that focuses on conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and problem solving.

School Counseling

MS in Counseling and Advanced Credential

Learn to use data-driven interventions to promote academic, career, and personal/social development in urban elementary, middle and high school students.

School Psychology

Education Specialist Degree (EdS) and
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology

Develops highly trained professionals in education and psychology to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally to ensure all students are successful.

Social and Cultural Analysis of Education

MA in Education

An interdisciplinary program that utilizes critical approaches to understand and analyze the relationship between education and society- both locally and globally- with an emphasis on effecting social change.

Special Education

MS in Special Education

Strengthens graduate students' depth of understanding of service delivery models for individuals with disabilities, develops scholars' ability to critically examine emerging research and practice to develop high quality intervention programs in special education, and builds future change agents and leaders.

Student Development in Higher Education

MS in Counseling

Develops community college and university professionals who understand the needs of college students from diverse backgrounds, and collaborate with faculty and campus stakeholders to promote holistic development of students.

I want a graduate certificate

Graduate Certificate in Applied Disability Studies

Graduate Certificate

An interdisciplinary program designed to prepare graduate students from a variety of disciplines to further their understanding of the experience of disability across the lifespan, and to become familiar with research, advocacy, interventions, and policy that facilitate successful life outcomes for persons with disabilities. (Only available to students currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at CSULB.)

Graduate Certificate in Community College

Graduate Certificate

Prepare to work in community college settings as teaching faculty or a counselor. (Only available to students currently enrolled in a Counseling program at CSULB.)

I want an educational specialist degree (in school psychology)

School Psychology

Education Specialist Degree (EdS) and
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential in School Psychology

Become highly trained in education and psychology to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

I want an educational doctorate

Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.D)

A doctorate degree that prepares leaders for K – 12, community college, or higher education settings.



last updated — Feb 2, 2017