Rise to the Challenge


Prepare to champion children and their families through a career in child/ family services or early childhood mental health. Master’s programs offered.

Briana Bashaw-Wood
Meet child and family development master’s student Briana Bashaw-Wood.

Master's Degree Programs

The College of Education offers graduate study leading to a Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree in education in various concentrations. Some of these concentrations are designed to permit concurrent completion of the requirements for the correspondingly named advanced credentials.

Child Development

Focusing on social and emotional development and on child development in context (e.g., early childhood education programs, schools, families, communities).

Child Development, Concentration in Early Childhood Mental Health and LPCC

Preparing competent, transdisciplinary psychotherapists to work with diverse client populations throughout the lifespan.

Special Education, Emphasis in Early Childhood

Preparing educators and other professionals to work with infant, toddler and preschool-age children with exceptionalities and their families.

Teaching Credential Programs

A teaching credential is a state-issued license to teach in a public school. California law requires all teachers in CA public schools to hold a valid teaching credential. Approved College of Education teaching credential programs are offered for the multiple subject credential and the single subject credential, as well as for bilingual and special education.

General Education (Elementary to High School)

Designed for those who are inspired to be responsive and innovative K-12 master teachers. The program’s foundation rests in social justice and equity in education.

Special Education (Early Childhood)

Teaching children from birth to age 5 who have disabilities. 

Still not sure which program is right for you? Contact us.

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