The R.E.A.L. Difference: Creating a new generation of leaders equipped to address the specialized needs of ALL children, with a strong emphasis on youth with disabilities, youth from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, and English Language Learners.

Program characteristics and areas of emphasis:

  • Charter School (Cohort) Focus
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • School-Home-Community Partnerships
  • Advocacy Oriented Leadership
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Candidate Mentoring

Program faculty will included noted school leaders. Classes will feature a variety of instructional methods, including face-to-face, hybrid on-line, project-based, and site-based.

*All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirement of states outside of California.


Manuel N. Ponce, Jr., Ed.D.
Director, Institute of School Leadership & Administration (ISLA)