We’re Here to Help

As an Education and Learning Sciences student at LMU, you have many resources available to support you:

  • Your academic advisor
  • Program staff for Education and Learning Sciences
  • The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP)

Regular Advising is Key

It is important to make an appointment to see your advisor each semester to ensure that you are taking the correct courses. Education and Learning Sciences students have a very defined program of study, with few or no electives. Typically, student teaching takes place during your final semester. Still, with careful planning, Education and Learning Sciences students can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad. LMU has a wide range of programs from which to choose—from Break Trips to summer sessions or even semester-long programs. If this is a goal for you, work closely with your advisor to make this a reality!

Program Staff

Director of Education and Learning Sciences

Annette Pijuan Hernandez, Ed.D.
University Hall 2600

Academic Advisor for Education and Learning Sciences

Michael Cersosimo, Ed.D.
University Hall 2100


Getting Started: A Sample First Year Schedule


  • MATH 106 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
  • PHIL 1800 - Philosophical Inquiry
  • FFYS 1000 - First Year Seminar
  • ART 250 - Visual Arts for the Elementary Educator
  • HIST 1300 - Becoming America (or other U.S. History course from advisor approved list only)


  • MATH 207 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
  • THST XXXX - Theological Inquiry (FTHI Core)
  • RHET 1000 - Rhetorical Arts
  • Studies in American Diversity - (FDIV Core-take Ethnic Studies Course)
  • PSYC 1000 - General Psychology

Tips and Important Things to Know

  • You may not be dually enrolled at LMU and elsewhere. Summer courses should not overlap with LMU semesters by even one day.
  • If you want to take a class and transfer it to LMU, you must first fill out and have approved a TRANSFER COURSE APPROVAL form. This will ensure that the course will be transferable. (There are many transfer agreements in place with 2-year colleges at LMU, thus making it easier to do.)
  • There are currently 3 courses offered at LMU that are approved for American History credit for Education and Learning Sciences majors: Becoming America; U.S. & the Pacific; America and the Atlantic World.
  • You must maintain a 3.0 GPA for admission to the School of Education.
  • You must declare your CONCENTRATION AREA by the end of your freshman year, using the CHANGE OF PROGRAM form—see your advisor for details.

You can see a sample 4-year plan in the LMU Bulletin (UPDATE COMING SOON)


The Office of the Registrar maintains the most up-to-date list of student forms.