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The School of Education has been offering graduate online courses for over ten years. Our classes offer students some unique learning experiences including small class sizes, totally online classes, accredited programs, registration four times a year, technical support for the course, and knowledgeable faculty.

Experience the quality education that La Sierra University provides, without leaving home or interrupting your busy life style. On our website learn what students and teachers say about the programs, find out the various degrees and certificates in education, as well as how you can join us in “Education for Future Generations!”

We hope that our Online Programs meet your educational goals. See you online!

Programs in education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for educators who would like a graduate degree in education and are primarily interested in teaching. The program has been designed to cover a core of professional and academic courses and then allow the student to build expertise in a particular area of interest. The Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction requires a minimum of 45 units post-baccalaureate coursework and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Read more

This program includes the Fifth-Year Teacher Education Program (TEP), which includes all requirements for a California Teaching Credential. The MAT is for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a teaching credential and a Master’s degree simultaneously. Those who have earned a teaching credential as an undergraduate are not eligible to enroll in the MAT program but instead may take a Master of Arts degree (M.A.), which is an academic degree not tied to a credential. It is permissible to take a Fifth-Year teaching credential program beyond the bachelor’s degree and then to enroll in an academic Master of Arts program. Read more

This program includes the Fifth-Year Teacher Education Program (TEP), which includes all requirements for a California Teaching Credential. The MAT is for persons who have a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain a teaching credential and a Master’s degree simultaneously. Those who have earned a teaching credential as an undergraduate are not eligible to enroll in the MAT program but instead may take a Master of Arts degree (M.A.), which is an academic degree not tied to a credential. It is permissible to take a Fifth-Year teaching credential program beyond the bachelor’s degree and then to enroll in an academic Master of Arts program. Read more

Credentials

La Sierra University's state-approved multiple subjects teacher education program prepares candidates to teach in elementary schools with a preliminary teaching credential from the State of California. The preliminary credential is valid for 5 years, during which time the individual should work toward completing the professional clear credential, which can be earned at La Sierra. Read more

La Sierra University's state-approved single subject teacher education program prepares candidates to teach in middle and high schools with a preliminary teaching credential from the State of California. The preliminary credential is valid for 5 years, during which time the individual should work toward completing the professional clear credential. Read more

For more information about the programs offered by the school of Education, you can access Bulletins.

School of Education 2014-2015 Course Schedule

Click here to see School of Education Academic Year 2014-2015 Course Schedule (Including La Sierra University Campus, Union College Campus, Canadian University College Campus, and School of Education Online Courses.) 

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On our suburban, gated campus in Riverside, California, you can live in one of three residence halls or the Honors dormitory. Men and women live separately. You can live off campus if you're married, in graduate programs, living with family, or above the age of 22.

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DeAnne Knipschild
Curriculum and Instruction
dknipschild@lasierra.edu
(951) 785 2203
Naomi Aguilar
Administration and Leadership / School Psychology and Counseling
naguilar@lasierra.edu
(951) 785 2074
Rayan Farjo
For technical questions regarding your online courses in Blackboard:
rfarjo@lasierra.edu
(951) 785 2239