Enrich Your Life While Impacting the Lives of Others

The California School of Education offers a variety of degrees, certificates, and credentials in education that prepare students to make a lasting impact through teaching, counseling, leadership, advocacy, administration, management, and community work.

Every one of our California education degree programs is designed to ensure that the real-world needs of learners, and the latest research, are central to the curriculum in our online, hybrid, and on-campus courses.

Programs By Subject Area

Programs by Degree Level

Teacher Education and Credentialing

Whether you are seeking to guide the youngest of our country’s students, or feel a calling to help students throughout their secondary education, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)-approved Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credentials and Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials will prepare you to teach in today’s classrooms. Online, part-time, or full-time, the program can be taken on your time. We offer options for Student Teaching, Intern Teaching, and Early Completion Intern Teaching (ECO).

Preliminary Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Special Education –
Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

This CTC-approved program will prepare you to take on one of society’s most vital roles: special education teacher. You will become a vital ally to students with mild-to-moderate disabilities and their families. Through Student or Intern Teaching Options, you will learn how to show special education students that there are no limits to what they can accomplish, no matter their circumstance.

Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential (Special Education – Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

For current special education teachers who seek to continue on their path as agents of change in their careers, the Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential is here to help you every step of the way. Through individualized faculty support and mentorship, our online credential program will fulfill state requirements and can help your career flourish.

California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) and Cross-Cultural Language and
Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate

With a CTEL/CLAD Certificate from Alliant, you will discover lessons, assessments, and methods to help your bilingual students bridge the gap of communication. This CTC-approved program includes just four classes in six months and prepares you to lead the classrooms in our increasingly diverse world.

Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credentials in School Psychology
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credentials School Counseling

Our PPS Credential-Only Programs are designed for those who already have a degree in a related mental health profession and are seeking to transfer into a career in school psychology or school counseling. These online hybrid credential programs will equip you with the necessary skills and hands-on experience to become licensed and prepared for your career as California’s next school psychologist or school counselor.

Authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

The Learning Outcomes of this program involves students gaining expertise with identifying the characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and demonstrating a unique knowledge of cognition, neurology, and the core challenges associated with language and communication, social skills, behavior, and processing and their implications for program planning and service delivery.

Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling (with Pupil Personnel Services Credential)

At the crossroads of personal growth and limitless potential, you will find the school counselor. The person who acts as a student’s advocate, who serves and prepares our youth to succeed in life. Courses in adolescent behavior, methodology, evaluation, and counseling prepare you to give every student a chance to prosper.

Those who already possess a master’s degree can apply for the PPS Credential Only option.

Master of Arts in Education in School Psychology (with Pupil Personnel Services Credential)

In a world where understaffed schools and overwhelmed teachers are the norm, you ensure that no student slips through the cracks. Through the MAE in School Psychology with PPS Credential Program, you’ll learn safety, intervention, prevention, collaboration, and management skills to spot the problems and unlock the solutions to a healthy future for our children.

Those who already possess a master’s degree can apply for the PPS Credential Only option.

Master of Arts in Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

No barrier exists as strong as language. With the MAE in TESOL, you can bridge the gap of communication through coursework in second language reading, writing, and teaching methods. Linguistic principles pair with cross-cultural competencies for a deep understanding of the journey to learn new languages. Join our international student community on the forefront of global education.

Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Emphasis

Behind every good teacher is a solid base of understanding. At Alliant, that understanding comes from three main competencies: foundational, teaching, and research. Critical thinking, models of instruction, methods of assessment, and hands-on experience combine to offer our Master of Arts in Education students the knowledge, thought, and compassion it takes to teach in today’s world.

Students of our Teaching Credential programs may also study for this master’s program, receiving enhanced instruction and expertise in teaching pedagogy and theory to help shape applied experience. Eligible credential coursework can count towards completion of the master’s degree. Dependent on the track selected, the master’s may be completed with as few as three additional courses beyond the credential curriculum.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management

The EdD in Educational Leadership and Management Program encourages development through ethics of curriculum theory. It offers you a glimpse into the world’s learning curve through lessons in global education trends. And it teaches you the business of education. If your path is taking you to executive leadership and educational administration, your next step is here.

Doctor of Psychology in Educational Psychology

Lead assessment plans. Pioneer evaluation techniques. Improve treatment plans. These are just some ways you can make an impact with the knowledge gained from our PsyD in Educational Psychology Program. Through coursework in development psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and behavioral interventions, you learn how to unfold a greater future for every student.

Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Respect, appreciation, and unquenchable curiosity for the science behind linguistics are the hallmarks of the successful students our EdD in TESOL Program — and in the second-language teaching industry. It’s where theory meets methodology, sociolinguistic factors meet psycholinguistic considerations, and where profound understanding of how to design teacher training programs begins.

Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

Theoretical and philosophical foundations of discipline, training in model programs, and learning the effects of environmental factors combine to prepare you for a life of service to our nation’s youth. By taking the Fast-Track into our master’s in teaching program, you can further prepare to lift up an entire generation in a wide range of professional and educational settings.

California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) and Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certification

As diversity continues to grow in California, so too does the need for effective English-teaching opportunities to a linguistically diverse classroom. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), the CTEL program comes equipped with CLAD certification.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Just beginning to learn English? Or looking to build upon your linguistics? The ESOL program offers a variety of engaging and intensive courses customized to your specific English language needs and learning styles.

Teaching English to Speaks of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate Program

Advance your career from home, online, as a teacher of English as a second language. Also offered at our San Diego campus, the TESOL Graduate Certificate Program will equip you with techniques of teaching reading and writing, listening and speaking, technology and English learners, and more.

Authorization in Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

The Learning Outcomes of this program involves students gaining expertise with identifying the characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and demonstrating a unique knowledge of cognition, neurology, and the core challenges associated with language and communication, social skills, behavior, and processing and their implications for program planning and service delivery.

If you have a question about the California School of Education’s degrees, contact an Admission Counselor today.