The School of Educational Studies prepares leaders for the unprecedented challenges facing today’s K-12 and higher education institutions and the communities they serve.

From urban education to student affairs, educational policy to human development, and quantitative evaluation to teaching and learning, our programs draw on dynamic instruction, multidisciplinary curriculum, and hands-on classroom experience to prepare graduates for successful careers. CGU’s School of Educational Studies believes a socially just nation should educate all its citizenry through networks of effective and accountable organizations that interact responsibly with families and communities.

At Claremont Graduate University, you will build your career upon nearly 100 years of educational tradition, learning to design and operate effective institutions that are socially just and publicly accountable. Our alumni are professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds who have gone on to become members of Congress, university presidents, professors, researchers, superintendents, classroom teachers, data analysts, deans, and community leaders.

In our education programs, you’ll be able to design your own master’s or doctoral program to best meet your career goals on your own professional schedule. We also offer teacher education credentialing programs that prepare highly effective teachers who believe that education is a social justice enterprise.


Master’s Programs

The School of Educational Studies offers master’s programs that give you personal attention from engaged, exceptional faculty in small seminar-style courses. We prepare exceptional administrators, teachers, community leaders, student affairs professionals, policy makers, and data analysts. Our flexible programs teach you to apply theory and research to important challenges in real-world settings.


Teacher Credentialing Programs

The School of Educational Studies has preparation programs for students who want to be elementary, middle-, or high-school teachers. An advantage of pursuing your credential at CGU is that you will earn a MA in Education along with a California Preliminary Multiple-Subject, Single-Subject (math*, science, social studies, English, world languages), or Special Education (Mild/Moderate Support Needs or Extensive Support Needs) Credential. A Multiple-Subject/Special Education Dual Credential is also available.

Beginning with Spring 2022, CGU is offering a revised teacher education program to promote accessibility and flexibility for students throughout California, including:

We also offer an Induction Program for credentialed teachers wanting to earn a California Clear Credential. This is an alternative to BTSA and is one of the few programs in the state that can be completed by teachers working outside of California or even outside the USA.

*Students earning the math credential have the option of earning an MA or MS in Mathematics instead of an MA in Education.


Doctoral Programs

The School of Educational Studies offers doctoral programs designed for working professionals interested in applying theory and research to important challenges in the field of education. Faculty-scholars will help you design a PhD program that fits your individual background, interests, and educational goals, connecting you to disciplines outside education to broaden your perspective.


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Claremont Graduate University is committed to supporting you in all areas of your graduate student experience. From degree planning within your department and writing assistance to tech support and disability services, academic support is available through a variety of campus resources covered by your student services and technology fees.

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