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Degrees and Credentials

Our specially designed professional programs at the undergraduate or the graduate level, and in our teaching credential and professional credential programs help you reach your professional goals for careers in Education, Counseling and Educational Leadership. Explore our offerings within the divisions of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education and Counseling.

Undergraduate Degrees

Rehabilitation Services, B.S.

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Urban Learning (Degree and Credential) Program, B.A.

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Graduate Degrees

We offer graduate degree programs with multiple options leading to Master of Arts degrees in Education, Special Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Administration, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages as well as the Master of Science degree in Counseling.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration

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Master of Arts in Educational Foundations

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Master of Arts in TESOL

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Master of Arts in Education, options in

These graduate degree program options are designed to benefit teachers who seek professional growth and renewal, as well as those who are able to undertake Master's degree coursework while simultaneously completing requirements for the Clear Credential.

Bilingual/Multicultural Education in the Urban Classroom

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Curriculum and Instruction

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Early Childhood/Primary Education

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Integrated STEM Teaching

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Master of Arts in Educational Technology, Tracks in

The M.A. in Educational Technology prepares educators to assume leadership roles in the field of educational technology. In particular, the program is designed to prepare students to become technologists, e-learning developers and trainers, technology coordinators and specialists, instructional technology experts for PK-16 schools and other educational and training settings. The M.A. in Educational Technology program will be delivered via hybrid or online format.

Please visit the Educational Technology program website to learn more.

Tracks in Educational Technology

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Master of Arts in Special Education, options in

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education provides administrators, teachers, and therapists with advanced preparation for work with exceptional learners. Master's degree candidates must incorporate the specialist credential requirements in their area of specialization as part of their program.

The Special Education, M.A. options are listed below.

Options in Special Education

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Master of Science in Counseling, options in

The Master of Science in Counseling prepares school counselors to become leaders, advocates, and system change agents in our diverse schools.

The Counseling M.S. options are listed below.

Options in Counseling

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Doctoral Degrees

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

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Ph.D. in Special Education (joint program with UCLA)

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Bilingualism and Global Education

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Clinical Counseling

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Computer Application in Schools (CAS)

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Educational Therapy

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English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)

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Higher Education and Career Counseling

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Online Teaching and Learning (COTL)

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School Nurse

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Special Education Paraprofessional

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Storytelling for Teachers and Classrooms

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Teachers of English Learners

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Teaching Learners with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms

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Transition Specialist

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Post-Master's Certificates

Applied Behavior Analysis

Post-Master's Certificate in the following area:

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Nursing Education

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Credential Programs

Subject Matter Waiver Programs

The following Cal State LA programs are approved by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
Subject Matter Waiver programs are housed in their respective academic programs.

Teaching Credentials

Education Specialist Credential Programs

Added Authorizations

Services Credentials

  • Clinical or Rehabilitative Services: Orientation & Mobility
  • Preliminary Speech Language Pathology
  • Pupil Personnel Services and Child Welfare and Attendance: School Counseling 
  • Pupil Personnel Services and Child Welfare and Attendance: School Psychology  

Advanced/Professional Clear Credentials

  • Clear - Teacher Education Induction: for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credential holders

+ ​Multiple Subject Clear/Induction Credential Program   

Single Subject Clear/Induction Credential Program