Our program is built on these principles:


  • Meld theory and practice
  • Integrate social justice and action in schools
  • Inspire student engagement
  • Construct healthy learning environments


  • Understand student multidimensionality
  • Designate and integrate pedagogy with and for emergent bilingual students
  • Designate and integrate pedagogy with and for students with different abilities


  • Embed field experience
  • Exhibit teacher professionalism and agency
  • Promote digital citizenship and critical digital literacies
  • Make content accessible

Ambitious Pedagogy

  • Develop digital pedagogies
  • Apply inquiry-based models of teaching and learning
  • Include content-specific pedagogy
  • Utilize the Universal Design and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to plan instruction
  • Create authentic assessments

After completing the credential requirements, candidates may continue studies for a second year and earn a Master's degree in one of the following areas:

  • Policy Administration
  • Literacy
  • Digital Learning
  • Coming soon: Language and Culture

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. Cultivates an inclusive environment to support all PK-12 student learning.
  4. Cultivates 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.