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Programs are contained within our three Areas of Study and grouped by Degree and Credential objectives; our Credentials programs include an MA degree.

Becoming a Teacher: Where Theory Meets Practice

The Graduate School of Education offers unique credential programs that provide a deep examination of what education is (research and theory) and also how to do it (teaching in a classroom).

Our credential programs offer future teachers rigorous research in a specific subject area as an integral part of the preparation for being in a classroom.

By earning your master’s or PhD as well as a teaching credential, you are equipped with depth and breadth as you enter a K-12 school.

Common Core

Posted: June 9, 2014

Common Language for Teachers and Researchers Committed to Reform

Posters in Spanish and English decorate a second-grade...

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Seagulls, Clams, Moon Snails and More!

Posted: June 9, 2014

For three amazing weeks, classrooms at New Highland Academy in east Oakland were transformed...

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Welcoming new faculty members to the Graduate School of Education

Posted: June 9, 2014

Please join us in welcoming these new faculty...

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Leadership at its Best

Posted: August 26, 2014

Educators are often faced with the challenge of how to reconcile the dreams of what could be with the realities of today...

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