The LMU|LA CAST program is offered in the School of Education through a partnership with the Department of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Candidates in the program are able to complete a Master of Arts Degree and a State of California 2042 Preliminary Teaching Credential. The LMU|LA CAST program is an important professional development opportunity for educators employed in Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Some of the unique features of the program include:
Classes are taught in a hybrid format (traditional classes combined with on-line classes)
Substantial scholarships are offered
Candidates have the opportunity to collaborate with other Catholic school teachers
Candidates are required to infuse technology in teaching and learning
To be eligible for the LMU|LA CAST program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
All the admission requirements outlined in the sections for teaching credentials in Multiple and Single subjects for University Interns and Teacher Practitioners
Candidates must be a full-time teacher or administrator in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Administrators (e.g., Vice Principal, Principal) must be able to teach at least part-time while enrolled in the LMU|LA CAST program. Teacher aides or pre-school teachers are not eligible for the LMU|LA CAST program.
Candidates must attend information sessions held in the fall (for Spring admission) and in the spring (for Fall admission). Information on these sessions is given to principals of Catholic schools and is also available from the School of Education.
All candidates complete the program as a cohort and must be able to commit to the two-year program. Candidates must sign a contract agreeing to program conditions prior to starting the LMU|LA CAST program.
Candidates are required to use Apple technology. Requirements change by year and are shared at the information sessions.