Professional Learning

Loyola Marymount University School of Education is proud to offer the following programs of study for teachers and educational leaders working with second language learners.

Certificate in Leadership for English Learner Achievement

This unique certificate is intended to represent an extensive knowledge in programmatic, political, and instructional issues in working with English learners. The central focus is to build knowledge on essential leadership roles and characteristics to support institutional change necessary to increase the academic achievement of English learners. Read more.

Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre-K Through 12

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and the National University of México (UNAM), in partnership with CABE, are offering a new Academic Spanish Certificate Program for teachers. This is a one year program in Spanish geared specifically for Spanish speakers and teachers in bilingual/dual language programs for the purpose of increasing their Academic Spanish language skills. Read more.

Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Certificate

This distinctive certificate is designed to provide Transitional Kindergarten teachers with expertise to create and design effective learning environments, curriculum, and instruction that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for young learners. Read more.

Teaching Mandarin in Pre-K Through 12 Settings Certificate

This certificate offers a 12-unit course of study providing enhanced learning for existing Mandarin teachers who are already credentialed and for non-credentialed heritage language teachers considering a state-authorized teaching credential. This hybrid program will offer face-to-face, web-based (simultaneous) and online learning (sequential) and a practicum experience. Read more.

Ed.D. Doctorate Degree

A unique and important program, LMU's Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice focuses on incorporating social equity into education. The program aims to produce advocates who recognize the need to redesign under-resourced institutions and create realistic solutions for difficult or systematic problems. Read more.

Read more about LMU's Doctoral and Master's Programs.