Programs

B.A., Deaf Studies

The primary objectives of the Deaf Studies major program are: (1) to convey basic knowledge and understanding about the language and culture of Deaf people, including their history and social experiences and (2) to prepare students for advanced degree programs and/or professional careers working with Deaf people. CSUN is proud to be one of the …

M.A., Education

Educational Psychology

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education with an Option in Educational Psychology offers two emphases: (1) Early Childhood Education and (2) Development, Learning, Instruction and Evaluation. Students must take prerequisite courses before formal admittance to a master’s program. Educational Psychology: Early Childhood Education Emphasis The specific objectives of the Master of Arts in Education with an …

M.A., Education

Elementary Education

The M.A. degree program builds on the competencies developed in the Multiple Subject Credential program and is designed to provide candidates with advanced professional preparation in education for (1) assuming differentiated careers in school districts, professional organizations and the community; and (2) continuing into a doctoral program. Total units required for an M.A. degree in the …

M.A., Education

Secondary Education

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a specialization in Secondary Education is designed to prepare the secondary teacher for advancement to mentor teachers, student teacher supervisors, subject matter teaching specialists, department chairpersons or doctoral students. School districts frequently award salary increases to teachers holding master’s degrees, and master’s degrees are usually required for …

M.A., Educational Administration

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers programs leading to degrees and/or credentials in the field of Educational Administration. Students may pursue programs leading to an M.A. degree in Educational Administration, Higher Education Option or K-12, as well as studies directed at achieving the Preliminary and Clear Administrative Services Credentials.

M.A., Educational Administration

Higher Education

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers programs leading to degrees and/or credentials in the field of Educational Administration. Students may pursue programs leading to an M.A. degree in Educational Administration, Higher Education Option or K-12, as well as studies directed at achieving the Preliminary and Clear Administrative Services Credentials. Students choosing the master’s …

M.A., Special Education

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential programs. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential programs. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Educational Therapy

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential programs. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential programs. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential programs. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.S., Counseling

Career Counseling

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling offers five options: (1) Career Counseling, (2) College Counseling and Student Services, (3) Marriage and Family Therapy, (4) School Counseling and (5) School Psychology. Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses before formal admittance to a master’s degree program. Only students admitted to a Master of Science degree …

M.S., Counseling

College Counseling and Student Services

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling offers five options: (1) Career Counseling, (2) College Counseling and Student Services, (3) Marriage and Family Therapy, (4) School Counseling and (5) School Psychology. Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses before formal admittance to a master’s degree program. Only students admitted to a Master of Science degree …

M.S., Counseling

Marriage and Family Therapy

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling offers five options: (1) Career Counseling, (2) College Counseling and Student Services, (3) Marriage and Family Therapy, (4) School Counseling and (5) School Psychology. Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses before formal admittance to a master’s degree program. Only students admitted to a Master of Science degree …

M.S., Counseling

School Counseling

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling offers five options: (1) Career Counseling, (2) College Counseling and Student Services, (3) Marriage and Family Therapy, (4) School Counseling and (5) School Psychology. Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses before formal admittance to a master’s degree program. Only students admitted to a Master of Science degree …

M.S., Counseling

School Psychology

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling offers five options: (1) Career Counseling, (2) College Counseling and Student Services, (3) Marriage and Family Therapy, (4) School Counseling and (5) School Psychology. Students must successfully complete all prerequisite courses before formal admittance to a master’s degree program. Only students admitted to a Master of Science degree …

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program is designed for those individuals who have already demonstrated leadership ability in diverse educational settings. The program will admit candidates who meet the academic requirements for the Ed.D. degree program and who possess personal qualities and professional experiences that suggest a strong potential for success as doctoral candidates and …

Reading Certificate (RC) and Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential Program (R/LASC)

Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential

Los Angeles Times Literacy Center Director and Program Coordinator: Shartriya Collier The Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential (RLASC) is for candidates with a basic multiple or single subject teaching credential who wish to specialize in the field of reading and language arts and become effective literacy leaders for California’s multicultural population. Upon completion of the specialist …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Early Childhood Special Education

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential Program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear Administrative Services Credential

The Clear Administrative Services Credential is for individuals who have a valid Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and are currently serving in an administrative position in an educational setting.

General Education Induction Credential for Multiple and Single Subject

The purpose of the General Education Induction Credential for Multiple and Single Subject Credential program is to provide teachers who hold a preliminary teaching credential with the opportunity to hone their strengths and explore areas of interest, and to earn the California Clear Credential. Candidates will be guided by a program coordinator, instructors of the …

Multiple Subject Credential

Traditional Program

The Multiple Subject Credential program is primarily designed for students who desire to teach in self-contained classrooms typical of elementary schools and to provide effective instruction for diverse learners in grades K-8. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes preliminary, advanced and specialist credentials. There are four pathways toward earning a preliminary multiple subject credential: the Traditional Program, the …

Multiple Subject Credential

Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program

The Multiple Subject Credential program is primarily designed for students who desire to teach in self-contained classrooms typical of elementary schools and to provide effective instruction for English learners of diverse backgrounds in classroom settings. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes foundational coursework in educational psychology, working with diverse populations and teaching students with disabilities; …

Multiple Subject Credential

Multiple Subject University Internship

The Multiple Subject Credential program is primarily designed for students who desire to teach in self-contained classrooms typical of elementary schools and to provide effective instruction for English learners of diverse backgrounds in classroom settings. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes foundational coursework in educational psychology, working with diverse populations and teaching students with disabilities; …

Multiple Subject Credential

Integrated Teacher Education Program

The Multiple Subject Credential program is primarily designed for students who desire to teach in self-contained classrooms typical of elementary schools and to provide effective instruction for English learners of diverse backgrounds in classroom settings. The Multiple Subject Credential program includes foundational coursework in educational psychology, working with diverse populations and teaching students with disabilities; …

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

The Preliminary Administrative Services Credential consists of 33 units.

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary or secondary disability of deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders within the disability area and a hearing loss that manifests itself in conjunction with additional disabilities, including unilateral or bilateral, whether fluctuating, conductive, sensori-neural and/or …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Early Childhood Special Education

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to children from birth through pre-kindergarten, with a primary disability of specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate mental retardation, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, autism spectrum disorders, moderate/severe mental retardation, deaf, blindness, serious emotional disturbance and multiple disabilities in services across the continuum of …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary disability of specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate mental retardation, other health impairment, emotional disturbance and autism spectrum disorders within the disability area in kindergarten and grades 1-12. Classes organized primarily for adults in services across the continuum of program …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism, moderate/severe mental cognitive impairment, deaf-blind, emotional disturbance and multiple disabilities in kindergarten and grades 1-12 up to age 22. Classes organized primarily for adults in services across the continuum of program options available. Candidates are …

Single Subject Preliminary Credential

Traditional Program

Candidates who complete a Single Subject Credential program are specialists in the teaching of a subject area such as English, mathematics, physical education or science and are able to work with students in diverse classroom settings. Candidates meet subject matter competency by completing an approved program specified by the subject area department or by passing …

Single Subject Preliminary Credential

Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program

Candidates who complete a Single Subject Credential program are specialists in the teaching of a subject area such as English, mathematics, physical education or science and are able to work with students in diverse classroom settings. Candidates meet subject matter competency by completing an approved program specified by the subject area department or by passing …

Single Subject Preliminary Credential

Single Subject University Intern Program

Candidates who complete a Single Subject Credential program are specialists in the teaching of a subject area such as English, mathematics, physical education or science and are able to work with students in diverse classroom settings. Candidates meet subject matter competency by completing an approved program specified by the subject area department or by passing …

Single Subject Preliminary Credential

Integrated Teacher Credential Program

Candidates who complete a Single Subject Credential program are specialists in the teaching of a subject area such as English, mathematics, physical education or science and are able to work with students in diverse classroom settings. Candidates meet subject matter competency by completing an approved program specified by the subject area department or by passing …

Added Authorizations

A holder of a Special Education Credential may add an authorization to add expertise in areas of Special Education that were not part of their original credential authorization. Added Authorizations include: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emotional Disturbance (ED) and Resource Specialist (RS).

Bilingual Authorization

Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Korean or Armenian may be obtained concurrently with the preliminary teaching credential or after students obtain their preliminary teaching credential first. They are required to take SED 525BL Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3) and a culture-specific class; i.e., CHS 430 The Chicana/o Child (3) or CHS 431 …

Career Education and Counseling Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to provide students who have previously completed a master’s degree or Pupil Personnel Services Credential or who are concurrently enrolled in a master’s degree or credential program in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling with knowledge and professional skills in career counseling theory, applications and program development; organizational …

College Counseling and Student Services Certificate

The Specialist Certificate program in College Counseling and Student Services is designed to prepare students for career opportunities and advancement in higher education with particular emphasis upon those positions that serve university and community college students on urban campuses. Special attention is given to working with diverse student populations, including returning, minority and disabled students. …

Educational Therapy, Advanced Study Certificate

Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Certificate The Educational Therapy post-M.A. degree certificate program, designed in collaboration with the Association of Educational Therapy (AET), provides M.A. degree students an opportunity to develop expertise and professional skills related to educational therapy. Completion of the certificate program, which includes courses and field experience, leads to the award of …

Parent/Child Specialization/Consultation, Advanced Study Certificate

Advanced Study in Parent/Child Specialization/Consultation The Parent-Child Specialist/Consultant certificate is designed for educators and human services professionals who want to: Expand their knowledge of child development and parent-child interaction. Gain skills in intervention and consultation with parents, teachers and child care providers to enhance the quality of adult-child interaction and prevent serious problems from developing …

Program Evaluation in Education and Education Related Settings Certificate

The Program Evaluation in Education and Education Related Settings Certificate is designed for individuals interested in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for evaluating a variety of programs. The certificate program is open to private and public administrators, teachers, trainers, instructors, curriculum experts, counselors, psychologists and instructional designers, as well as those preparing for doctoral programs. …

Transdisciplinary Intervention, Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention A University certificate designed for post-bachelor’s students with a concentration of 18 units of selected coursework in the Early Childhood Special Education Credential Program. Provides interdisciplinary training to holders of bachelor’s degrees in one of the disciplines involved in providing early intervention services. Contact the department office at (818) 677-2596 …

M.S., Counseling

LPCC Sub-Option

Current advanced Classified Master of Science in Counseling (College Counseling/Student Services; Career Counseling, and School Counseling options) students may apply to add the additional courses required pre-master’s for the California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) license.  The California Board for Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is the licensing agency for professional clinical counselors.  Based on state law, the …