Teacher Education Department

Great teachers are made here.  

The KSOE offers a special class of teaching programs for both experienced teachers and those just getting started in their careers. We offer programs in a variety of teaching fields and grade levels, with an emphasis on giving you real classroom experience. What's more, we know how busy you are, so we've designed our teaching programs to fit your personal and professional lives.

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Who can enroll in our programs?

  • Experienced teachers earn a master's degree
  • Aspiring teachers earn a California teaching credential or Montessori credential

Which program fits you?

If you want a teaching credential:

If you already have a teaching credential:

* These three programs require a credential from Saint Mary's College

Highlights of our teacher education programs:

  • Courses held on campus in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate student teaching and working professionals
  • Instruction by knowledgeable professors, as well as instructors with recent classroom experience
  • Ongoing personal support by highly-skilled teaching supervisors
  • Preparation to serve the diverse range of K-12 students in California, with an emphasis on effective urban education
  • Cutting-edge curriculum and teaching methods
  • Career support and strong alumni community

Our focus:

Through active and collaborative learning, we prepare students to be effective and innovative educators, to put the learner first, and to work toward the elimination of educational inequities based on race, ethnicity, culture, gender, social class, language, or disability.