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Certificate and Credential Programs

Certificate Programs

Transitional Kindergarten Certificate Transitional Kindergarten is “the first of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate” (Senate Bill 1381, Chapter 705).

The University of La Verne Child Development Program’s Transitional Kindergarten Certificate is designed to provide preliminary and credentialed K – 8 teachers with upper division units that cover the knowledge, skills, and strategies to teach effectively in a transitional kindergarten classroom. Courses are designed around the California Learning System which includes Foundations and Framework.

Credential Programs

Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential The Education Specialist Credential program is designed for those interested in teaching learners with mild-moderate special needs, in particular but not exclusive to students with learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, mental retardation, autism spectrum, and other health impairments. Mild-Moderate Education Specialist Credential candidates receive a complete range of instruction and support in instructing learners with mild-moderate disabilities.
Multiple & Single Subject Teaching Credential The University of La Verne’s teacher education program is designed to provide tomorrow’s teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to make a positive impact on the children in their classrooms and in the community. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of California’s diverse student population, emphasizing language development, cultural diversity, and humanistic approaches to the learning process.
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential The Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree program and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program are designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in elementary and secondary education. Candidates who complete the requirements for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential may apply for the Certificate of Eligibility at the conclusion of the program. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing will issue the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential upon employment as a school administrator.

The course work in the program usually consists of six (6) terms for a total of eighteen (18) months. Additional information can be found at on the program site

Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling This program prepares qualified students to become professional school counselors in grades K-12. It has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to recommend qualified candidates for the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling, including the Intern Credential. The M.S. in Educational Counseling also qualifies candidates to serve as Community College Counselors.
Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology La Verne’s Master of Science School Psychology programs offer training in counseling and psychology, and prepare school psychologists to work with age groups from infancy through adolescence.