Why Choose Us?

There has never been a better time to enter the field of education. California is facing a severe teacher shortage!

Loyola Marymount University is proud to be a recognized leader in the field of teacher education. Our innovative Teacher Credential Program will prepare you to be a professional, responsible, and caring educator who will succeed in a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse school settings. Our program provides a firm groundwork in research-based best practices and will prepare you to excel as an effective teacher, as well as to serve as a leader and advocate for equity and excellence in education.

Our Teacher Preparation Program is carefully structured, with courses that are small in size, some of which are offered at local school sites. Field experiences are embedded throughout the program. The program is designed to accommodate working professionals, with late afternoon and evening classes, with a flexible course load to ensure the success of each candidate. Over approximately two years, you will complete 35-38 units and earn both a California Preliminary Teaching Credential and an Master of Arts degree.

Program Outcomes

  1. Teach for Social Justice while acting as proactive agents for all stakeholders.
  2. Exhibit professional responsibility and leadership when engaging all stakeholders.
  3. Cultivate an inclusive environment to support all PK-12 student learning.
  4. Cultivate healthy learning environments.
  5. Apply developmentally appropriate instruction to support all PK-12 student learning.
  6. Differentiate authentic assessment methods in using student data to inform instruction and assist all stakeholders.


*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.