College and School of Education Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The Charter College of Education offers a wide range of programs for students wishing to earn an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in an education-related field, a credential leading to a career in teaching, counseling, school administration and other education-related areas, or a certificate to broaden professional skills and knowledge.

The Charter College of Education is organized into three divisions offering academic and professional programs, supported by the Office of Student Services. For an advisement appointment click the BOOK NOW link.

LEGEND

The boxes below correspond to the division that houses each program. Use these to identify which division to contact for information about a program of interest.

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Curriculum and Instruction
Special Education and Counseling Icon  Special Education and Counseling

Undergraduate

Undergraduate Degrees

The Charter College of Education offers undergraduate programs where students can earn a bachelor’s degrees in Rehabilitation Services, leading to a career in the field of rehabilitation and human services or Urban Learning, leading to preparation for a career as a teacher; the major includes the option to earn a teaching credential in elementary or special education as part of the program.


Special Education and Counseling Icon  Rehabilitation Services

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Urban Learning (Degree with Credential)

Graduate

Graduate Degrees

The Charter College of Education offers graduate degree programs with multiple options leading to Master of Arts degrees in Education, Special Education, Educational Administration and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as well as a Master of Science degree in Counseling. In addition, we also offer two doctoral programs: an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Special Education.

Admission Deadlines

M.A. in Education, options in:

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Curriculum and Instruction (M.A.)

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Early Childhood/Primary Education

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Educational Foundations

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Educational Technology Leadership

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  E-Learning and New Media Design

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Integrated STEM Teaching

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Mathematics Education

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Reading

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Research and Evaluation

M.A. in Educational Administration:

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Educational Administration

M.A. in Special Education, options in:

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Autism Spectrum Disorders (M.A.)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Early Childhood Special Education (M.A.)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M.A.)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M.A.)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Multicultural/Multilingual Special Education

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Physical and Health Impairments (M.A.)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Visual Impairment & Blindness: O&M

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Visual Impairment & Blindness: Teacher Preparation

M.A. in TESOL:

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

M.S. in Counseling:

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Marriage and Family Therapy

Special Education and Counseling Icon  School-Based Family Counseling (MFT with PPS Credential in School Counseling)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Rehabilitation Counseling

Special Education and Counseling Icon  School Psychology (with PPS Credential in School Psychology)

Doctoral Programs

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Ph.D. in Special Education (offered jointly with UCLA)

Teaching Credentials

Teaching Credentials

The Charter College of Education offers teaching credential programs for the Multiple Subject (elementary school teaching), Single Subject (secondary school teaching), and Education Specialist (teaching students with disabilities) credentials.

The Education Specialist credential program offers teaching credential options in Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, Physical and Health Impairments, and Visual Impairments and Blindness.

In addition, the Charter College of Education offers a Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist credential as well as teaching credentials through the graduate Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program (LAUTR) and the undergraduate Urban Learning Program (ULRN).


Admission Deadline

Curriculum and Instruction Icon   Multiple Subject (Elementary Teaching)

Curriculum and Instruction Icon   Single Subject (Secondary Teaching)

Special Education and Counseling Icon   Education Specialist (Special Education)

 Education Specialist Intern Credential

 Early Childhood Special Education (Credential)

 Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Credential)

 Moderate/Severe Disabilities (Credential)

 Physical and Health Impairments (Credential)

 Visual Impairments

Curriculum and Instruction Icon   Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential

Curriculum and Instruction Icon   (LAUTR) Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon   Urban Learning (Degree with Credential)

Professional Credentials

Professional Credentials

The Charter College of Education offers professional credential programs including the Administrative Services credential (Tier 1 and Tier 2), the Clinical Rehabilitative Services credential in orientation and mobility and the Pupil Personnel Services credential in school counseling and school psychology.


Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Clear Administrative Services Credential

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Orientation and Mobility

Special Education and Counseling Icon  School-Based Family Counseling (MFT* with PPS* Credential in School Counseling)

Special Education and Counseling Icon  School Psychology (with PPS* Credential in School Psychology)


*MFT: Marriage and Family Therapy
*PPS: Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Certificates / Authorizations

Certificates / Authorizations

Certificates

The Charter College of Education offers both certificate programs and programs leading to added or supplemental authorizations to the students’ teaching credential. All certificates require post-baccalaureate standing.  We offer certificate options in the following disciplines:

  • Bilingualism and Global Education
  • Counseling
  • Educational Technology
  • Reading
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

Certificates

Program

Certificate

Bilingual Education

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Bilingualism and Global Education

Counseling

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Applied Behavior Analysis (Certificate)

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Assistant Behavior Analyst

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Higher Education and Career Counseling

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Clinical Counseling

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Veteran Services

Educational Technology

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Computer Applications in Schools (CAS)

 

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Online Teaching and Learning (COTL)

Reading

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  California Reading

 

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Postsecondary Reading

Special Education

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Autism Spectrum Disorders (Certificate)

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Educational Therapy

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Teaching Learners with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Transition Specialist

Storytelling

Curriculum and Instruction Icon  Storytelling

Teaching English as a Second Language

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)

 

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Teachers of English Learners

 

 

Added Authorizations

Added authorizations allow the holder to add one or more subjects or areas of specialization to his or her teaching credential. In addition to coursework, all added authorizations must comply with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines.


Added Authorizations

ProgramAuthorization
Bilingual EducationCurriculum and Instruction Icon  Bilingual Authorization
Special Education

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Autism Spectrum Disorders Authorization

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Orthopedic Impairments Authorization

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Other Health Impairments Authorization

 

Special Education and Counseling Icon  Adapted Physical Education Authorization

 

Supplemental Authorizations

Courses at the university may meet the requirements for receiving a supplemental authorization.  CTC issues supplemental authorizations. See the CTC website for additional details:  Adding Teaching or Subject Areas to Existing Credentials.  Advisement is available: click the BOOK NOW link to schedule an appointment.

Online Degrees

Online Degrees

The CCOE offers two completely online programs, a Master of Arts in Education option in E-Learning and New Media Design and a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning. Both programs begin each spring semester.


Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  E-Learning and New Media Design

Applied and Advanced Studies in Education Icon  Online Teaching and Learning (COTL)