Mar 28, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Studies Integrated 4+1, M.A.

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Contact Information

Academic Program Director: Annette Pijuan Hernandez
Academic Advisor: Michael Cersosimo


The Educational Studies Integrated 4+1 Program will provide undergraduate students in the teacher education pipeline, 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. The M.A. in Educational Studies will be earned in an additional post-baccalaureate year.

This interdisciplinary Program provides experiences and opportunities for students to design an individualized unique master’s curriculum that reflects their personal and professional goals. The program prepares students to be scholarly, reflective and transformative leaders in the Education profession. 

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

Program Requirements

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

Digital Learning

Educational Policy and Administration

Select four courses (12 units) from the following list:

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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