Graduate Programs in Education

Advance your school while advancing professionally.

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CSUDH's College of Education offers a range of excellent graduate programs for educators seeking to advance professionally, while leading our communities' schools to higher achievement. Reflecting areas of expertise most needed in today's diverse urban schools, our graduate programs blend theory and practice with specialized training in relevant and in-demand disciplines.

Tailored for the working professional, graduate programs offer flexible late afternoon and evening classes and may be completed full- or part-time.

MA in Education Options

School Leadership Program / Administrative Services Credential

Formerly known as the Educational Administrative Option, the SLP program admits credentialed teachers with at least four years of full-time teaching experience. Students become part of a cohort, taking 13 units in fall and 13 units in spring to complete the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential requirements. Three more classes are needed for the master's. The SLP courses are offered in hybrid format (partially online), and students complete a field-based project (data-gathering in schools). Learn more.

Counseling Option/Pupil Personnel Services Counseling Credential

Counseling candidates pursuing an MA in Education with a Counseling Option build a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and experiences to advance in a career in a variety of counseling organizations, including two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as public and private service agencies. With fieldwork, majors can earn the School Counseling Credential, required for service in PK-12 schools. Candidates develop a broad conceptual knowledge base in counseling while building specific counseling skills to achieve their career goals. Learn more.