The Charter College of Education offers a wide range of programs for students wishing to earn an undergraduate or post-graduate degree in an education-related field, a credential leading to a career in teaching, counseling, school administration and other education-related areas, or a certificate to broaden professional skills and knowledge.
The Charter College of Education is organized into three divisions offering academic and professional programs, supported by the Office of Student Services. For an advisement appointment click the BOOK NOW link.
The boxes below correspond to the division that houses each program. Use these to identify which division to contact for information about a program of interest.
The Charter College of Education offers undergraduate programs where students can earn a bachelor’s degrees in Rehabilitation Services, leading to a career in the field of rehabilitation and human services or Urban Learning, leading to preparation for a career as a teacher; the major includes the option to earn a teaching credential in elementary or special education as part of the program.
Cal State LA is now approved for Elementary Subject Matter (ESM) Preparation Programs (waiver) under 4 undergraduate academic majors, including Urban Learning.Students can waive subject matter competency or the CSET examinations via CTC-approved subject matter waiver programs.
The Charter College of Education offers graduate degree programs with multiple options leading to Master of Arts degrees in Education, Special Education, Educational Administration and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as well as a Master of Science degree in Counseling. In addition, we also offer two doctoral programs: an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Special Education.Admission Deadlines
- Master of Arts in Education
- Master of Arts in Educational Administration
- Master of Arts in Special Education
- Master of Arts in TESOL
- Master of Science in Counseling
- Doctoral Degrees
The Charter College of Education offers teaching credential programs for the Multiple Subject (elementary school teaching), Single Subject (secondary school teaching), and Education Specialist (teaching students with disabilities) credentials.
The Education Specialist credential program offers teaching credential options in Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, Physical and Health Impairments, and Visual Impairments and Blindness.
In addition, the Charter College of Education offers a Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist credential as well as teaching credentials through the graduate Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Program (LAUTR) and the undergraduate Urban Learning Program (ULRN).
Cal State LA is now approved for Elementary Subject Matter (ESM) Preparation Programs (waiver) under 4 undergraduate academic majors along with single-subject waiver programs. Students can waive subject matter competency or the CSET examinations via CTC-approved subject matter waiver programs.
Education Specialist (Special Education)
The Charter College of Education offers professional credential programs including the Administrative Services credential (Tier 1 and Tier 2), the Clinical Rehabilitative Services credential in orientation and mobility and the Pupil Personnel Services credential in school counseling and school psychology.
*MFT: Marriage and Family Therapy
*PPS: Pupil Personnel Services Credential
Certificates / Authorizations
Certificates / Authorizations
The Charter College of Education offers both certificate programs and programs leading to added or supplemental authorizations to the students’ teaching credential. All certificates require post-baccalaureate standing. We offer certificate options in the following disciplines:
- Bilingualism and Global Education
- Educational Technology
- Special Education
- Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching English as a Second Language
Added authorizations allow the holder to add one or more subjects or areas of specialization to his or her teaching credential. In addition to coursework, all added authorizations must comply with California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) guidelines.
|Bilingual Education||Bilingual Authorization|
Courses at the university may meet the requirements for receiving a supplemental authorization. CTC issues supplemental authorizations. See the CTC website for additional details: Adding Teaching or Subject Areas to Existing Credentials. Advisement is available: click the BOOK NOW link to schedule an appointment.