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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

This academic program is designed for educators who desire a graduate degree in education and are primarily interested in theoretical underpinnings of education as well as practical aspects of teaching. The program has been designed to cover a core of professional and academic courses and then to allow the student to build expertise in a particular area of interest as listed below. 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).

Brain, Affect and Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Early Childhood Education

Program Outline

This program includes the Fifth-Year Teacher Education Program (TEP), which encompasses all requirements for a California Teaching Credential, in addition to the requirements for a professional master’s degree. 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. Instead they 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. The Fifth-Year TEP does not qualify as a component of the academic Master of Arts as it does for the Master of Arts in Teaching. The Master of Arts in Teaching typically requires a minimum of 54 units post-baccalaureate coursework, though allowance is made on a case-by-case basis when qualifying transfer credit is approved. This degree is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Program Outline

This program includes the Fifth-Year Teacher Education Program (TEP), which encompasses all requirements for: a California Teaching Credential, the teaching certificate for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and a professional master’s degree. 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. Instead they 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. The Fifth-Year TEP does not qualify as a component of the academic Master of Arts as it does for the Master of Arts in Teaching. The Master of Arts in Teaching typically requires a minimum of 54 units post-baccalaureate coursework, though allowance is made on a case-by-case basis when qualifying transfer credit is approved. This degree is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Program Outline

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 also can be earned at La Sierra. See La Sierra University Undergraduate and/or Graduate Bulletin for a list of coursework and prerequisites. Or, you may call (951) 785-2203 for more information. Program Outline

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. See La Sierra University Undergraduate and/or Graduate Bulletin for a list of coursework and prerequisites. Or, you may call (951) 785-2203 for more information. Program Outline

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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