Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies Integrated 4+1, M.A.

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Contact Information

Program Director: Annette Hernandez
Assistant Director and Academic Advisor: Michael Cersosimo


The Educational Studies Integrated 4+1 Program will provide undergraduate students in the teacher education pipeline, working through the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation, the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Arts degree, preliminary teaching credential, and Master of Arts degree in Educational Studies within five years at LMU. The B.A. and preliminary teaching credential will be earned within the first four years of undergraduate study. Students will earn their B.A. in a major of their choice from within the various Schools/Colleges at LMU. Simultaneously, the preliminary teaching credential will be earned through the School of Education. The M.A. in Educational Studies degree will be earned in an additional year through the School of Education as well. All LMU School of Education credential programs meet the California state requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The institution has not made a determination as to whether the credential program meets the requirements of states outside of California.

Program Outcomes

As a result of this program, candidates will:

  • Develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of education
  • Develop and improve the critical thinking skills needed to apply the knowledge and skills learned through the program
  • Acquire and develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to examine and act upon the ethical and social justice dimensions of schooling
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how diverse issues impact educational theory and practice both qualitatively and quantitatively

Program Admission Requirements

  • Attend a Mandatory Information Session
    • Please contact the SOE Admissions Office to attend an information session. Applicants will receive an informational packet that includes all application materials and instructions.
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at LMU
  • Graduate Division Application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    • Letters should be written by LMU professors/faculty.
  • Statement of Intent
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.05 in the last 60 undergraduate units
  • Interview with Program Director/Assistant Director

Program Requirements

12 additional semester hours in their selected area of focus from:

Early Childhood Education

Total: 30 semester hours

Additional Requirements

  • 2 sealed, official transcripts from LMU need to be sent to the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation after the B.A. degree is awarded
  • Professional Advising
  • Exit Interview

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