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Welcome to the Hufstedler School of Education

Innovation in Education

At Alliant's Hufstedler School of Education, our goal is simple: to give you the tools you need to make a positive, lasting difference throughout your career in education.

Our holistic, real-world approach emphasizes not only theory, research and best practices in education, but also focuses on enriching that foundational knowledge through applied, hands-on experiences in diverse and multicultural educational settings. The results are outstanding, well-prepared alumni who go on to begin or advance their careers as effective education professionals.

A Life-Long Learning Community

And the rewards don't stop there. As a student and alum, you become part of a learning community to which you may return again and again throughout your career for professional development, support and networking. Our alumni have distinguished themselves as teachers, administrators, mental health professionals and community advocates whose expertise is highly sought throughout California and around the world.

Programs that Meet Your Needs Throughout California and Online

We offer graduate, undergraduate, credential and certificate programs supporting a broad range of careers in education. For your convenience, many classes are available during the evening, on weekends and online. And with multiple locations throughout California, you are sure to find a convenient program to meet your needs and ambitions. We offer:

Graduate, Doctoral and Credential Programs

Undergraduate Programs

You may also view our listing of programs by degree level and location.

Choose an Accredited University and CTC-Approved Credential Programs

Alliant International University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Hufstedler School of Education’s credentialing programs are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).           

We're Proud to be Partners

The Hufstedler School of Education proudly works with these organizations:

  • AACTE -American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • AAIE - Association for the Advancement of International Education
  • ACE – American Council on Education
  • AERA – American Education Research Association
  • ASCD – Association for School and Curriculum Development
  • CASP - California Association of School Psychologists
  • CCTC - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • California Teacher Corps
  • EnCorps Teacher Program
  • ESL Teachers Board
  • Aspire Schools
  • Green Dot Schools
  • KIP Schools
  • NASP - National Association of School Psychologists
  • Teach California
  • Teach for America
  • TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Global Educational Association
  • Oakland Teaching Fellows
  • WCCI - World Council for Curriculum and Instruction

About Our Remarkable Namesake

We are proud to uphold the pioneering spirit and advocacy for educational excellence set forth by the Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler, the first U.S. Secretary of Education. Hufstedler served as the first U.S. Secretary of Education, appointed by President Jimmy Carter upon creation of the Department of Education in 1979. Hufstedler previously served for 11 years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson. Secretary Hufstedler's career as a lawyer, jurist and public servant spans nearly 60 years. She holds more than 20 honorary doctorate degrees and has served on boards of trustees, governing boards and visiting committees for numerous foundations, institutions, corporations and universities. Alliant's School of Education was named in her honor in February, 2009.

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A Legacy of Learning

Join a lifetime legacy of learning at Alliant International University's Hufstedler School of Education. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: to guide you on a path to building the professional skills and experience needed to make a lasting difference in the lives of students and communities.

Whether you are an established professional seeking advancement, a career changer looking for new opportunities, or just getting started on your professional journey, the Hufstedler School of Education has a proven program that's right for you.

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Helping Students Reach Full Potential

For Trenisha Carrington, Alliant’s convenient and supportive program gives her the tools to help students reach their full academic and emotional potential. She plans to use her training to positively impact issues facing minority students and special education.

Trenisha Carrington is an alumna of Alliant’s Master of Arts in Education: School Psychology with PPS Credential program.

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Ensuring Student Success in Special Education

Jessica Reisfelt uses the experience she gained through Alliant to provide stable learning environments and early interventions for special education students, helping them later excel in general education classes.

Jessica Reisfelt is an alumna of Alliant’s Preliminary and Clear Education Specialist Credential programs with Master’s in Teaching.

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Empowering People Through Language

Thu Tran left his native Vietnam to pursue his love of English. Thu is dedicated to empowering non-English speakers in society through language acquisition.

Thu Tran is an alumnus of Alliant’s Doctor of Education: TESOL program.

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Positively Impacting Future Generations

Becoming a teacher and improving education in underserved communities has been a lifelong goal for Robert Alvarez. Alliant provided Robert with the necessary skills to make a difference for his students and to help them succeed.

Robert Alvarez is an alumnus of Alliant’s Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential program.

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Engaging Learners in a Global Society

Dilshad Hassan Ali Al-Hakary is pursuing a TESOL career to help his native Kurdistan region of Iraq train teachers and students to work and study in a global society. Alliant’s TESOL program was his first choice for its strong international reputation and community.

Dilshad Hassan Ali Al-Hakary is a student in Alliant’s Master of Arts in Education: TESOL program.