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

M.A in Education:  Multicultural Option

“Suspended admission due to teach out phase”  The M.A. Multicultural Option provides graduate level preparation for professional educators and other individuals who wish to work effectively with multicultural and multilingual learners. Currently, we prepare individuals to work with culturally diverse learners ranging from Pre-K through adult. The majority of our graduates are employed by the public school districts throughout Southern California. Many of our graduates fulfill leadership roles in the schools, as they are asked to demonstrate their ability to successfully instruct linguistically and culturally diverse populations. By utilizing highly efficient instructional strategies, education is made accessible to all learners.

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.

M.A in Education:  Technology-Based Education

“Suspended admission due to teach out phase”  The Technology-Based Education Program at CSU Dominguez Hills provides educational technology training for in-service and pre-service teachers and professional trainers. The course TBE 520. Introduction to Computers in Education, fulfills one of the requirements for California teachers to obtain a clear credential. A degree, Master of Arts in Education, Technology-Based Education Option, and a 5-course certificate, Computer-Based Education Certificate, are offered through the program.

Individualized Option

“Suspended admission due to teach out phase”