Why Choose Us?

LMU/LA CAST is a 2-year, 35-unit cohort program offered by the School of Education in partnership with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Open to full-time educators in Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, LMU/LA CAST allows you to earn a combined MA in Education and a California SB 2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential.

LMU/LA CAST places a premium on technology, focuses on bridging educational theories with the realities of today's classroom, and offers you a convenient schedule that combines online classes with face-to-face Saturday meetings.

In keeping with LMU's commitment to Catholic education, all LMU/LA CAST candidates receive generous financial aid.


LMU/LA CAST candidates must currently be teaching full-time in a subject in which California offers a teaching credential, have a minimum of one year of teaching experience, have passed all sections of the CBEST, have attempted at least one section of the appropriate CSET, and meet minimum requirements set by the School of Education.


CAST cohorts begin in the Fall and Spring semesters. The application process for the Spring 2017 cohort has now begun. As a first step, you will need to attend a mandatory CAST information session; you will find the finalized schedule below:

Saturday, September 17 (10:30am)
LMU University Hall, Suite 1760

Saturday, October 1 (10:30am)    
LMU University Hall, Suite 1760

Monday, October 10 (4:00pm)    
Holy Family High School, Glendale (Library)

Saturday, November 12 (10:30am)
LMU University Hall, Suite 1760

Tuesday, November 15 (3:30pm)
Online Information Session

If you are interested in learning more about the program, requesting a Program Overview/FAQ, or making an RSVP for an info session, email soeinfo@lmu.edu. Please type "CAST" in the subject line, and include in your email:

  1. Your name
  2. Your phone number
  3. The school you teach at
  4. The grade/subject you teach
  5. If you teach full-time