The School of Educational Studies offers many master’s and PhD tracks of study, in addition to teaching certificate and credential programs. Our programs are flexible and designed to meet the needs of working professionals interested in linking theory and research to issues of importance. Although our different programs are designed to prepare graduates for different careers, each is centrally concerned with excellence, equity, and social justice.


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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