In this program, you take 30 units of coursework: 4 core courses (12 units), and 6 elective courses (18 units) selected in consultation with your academic advisor. Because you can choose your electives from any of the School of Education's available courses, this program offers you maximum flexibility in designing your study plan, and allows you to center your coursework around your personal goals and professional objectives.

Core Courses (12 units)

  • EDUR 6100 Anthropological Analysis of Cultural Diversity
  • EDES 6103 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
  • EDLA 6105 Assessment and Research Methodology
  • EDSS 6390 Lifespan Development

Elective Courses (15 units)

  • In consultation with the Program Director, you will select six additional 5000 or 6000 level Education classes. Two may be in another discipline. At least 18 units of coursework taken in the program must be at the 6000 level.

Final Assessment

  • EDES 6900 Capstone Project

EDES 6900 is a three unit class taken during the candidate's last semester in the program. During this class, guidance will be given for the semester-long Problem of Practice paper which will be written to complete this program. 

This program does not lead to a California teaching credential, and as such is not the best program for those who plan to work as teachers in the California K-12 public school system. If you are interested in LMU's Teacher Preparation Program, which combines a California SB 2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential with an MA in Education, read more about our programs for Elementary Education and Secondary Education.