School of Education
Loyola Marymount University
LMU School of Education cultivates teachers, educational leaders, and mental health professionals who work in diverse schools and communities to foster educational equity and social justice. Welcome!
M.A., credential, and certificate programs for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers and specialists
M.A., credential, and certificate programs for future principals, superintendents, and other leaders in education
Ed.D. program in educational leadership for social justice that prepares experienced educators to foster inclusive, equitable learning environments
M.A. program that cultivates equity-minded leaders and changemakers who serve in colleges and universities
Three-year M.A./Ed.S. and credential program that trains school psychologists to work in a variety of educational settings
M.A. program with specialty tracks for school counseling, mental health counseling, and guidance counseling
Flexible M.A. program for non-teacher educators that allows students to tailor a curriculum to their professional goals
LMU students can earn a California teaching credential upon graduation by taking coursework through SOE
Learn more about applying, meet virtually with our admission team, or begin your application now.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As an institution founded on the principle of fostering social justice, LMU School of Education has always sought to understand and respond to social inequities and historical forces of oppression in order to eradicate them. Our Diversity Action Committee (DAC), formally established in 2020, is a results-oriented group that collaboratively leads, designs, and coordinates our equity, inclusion, and diversity-related processes and programs.Read More
Undergraduate Teacher Training at LMU
Undergraduate students enrolled in other schools or colleges at LMU can take coursework in the School of Education that qualifies them to earn a preliminary teaching credential in the state of California upon graduation. Our Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) provides advising and other support to undergraduates who are preparing for careers in PK-12 teaching.Learn More
Centers and Partnerships
Through collaborative inquiry and collective action, LMU SOE's centers, institutes, and partnerships carry forward our mission of providing student-centered, high-quality educational experiences in a wide variety of school settings.
SOE’s aspiring principals of color program will cultivate a broad talent pool of Black and Latinx leaders
Kelly Gonez M.A. ’13
“As Board President of Los Angeles Unified School District, I will put students’ needs at the center. We must work together as leaders to drive student learning, address disparities exacerbated by COVID-19, and put equity and antiracism at the forefront.”Read More
Stepan Mekhitarian Ed.D. ’16
”My dissertation at LMU focused on the skills and training needed to effectively implement blended learning across schools and systems. This work formed the basis of my new book and has been become the bedrock of my career.”Read More
Lauren Black M.A. ’20, Ed.S./P.P.S. ’21
“LMU has taught me the importance of being mindful of circumstances impacting students’ ability to access education, and showed me how to give a voice to these students and their families—including acting as their advocates when they’re not in the room.”Read More
Hilda Maldonado Ed.D. ’21
“I'm very proud of keeping our students and staff safe from Covid during my first year as a superintendent. Even or maybe especially during a crisis, educators can do equity work and great work if we collaborate, communicate, and put students at the center of all our decisions.”Read More
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Meet the Dean
Michelle D. Young, Ph.D., a nationally renowned scholar in educational leadership, became dean of LMU School of Education in July 2020.
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