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Master of EducationSpecial Emphasis Program

The Master of Education Special Emphasis Program is for those who want to shape the future of California’s youth, their families, and community by becoming an influential elementary, middle, or high school teacher.

The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of California’s diverse student body, emphasizing language development, cultural diversity, and humanistic approaches to the learning process. Integrated throughout the programs are methodologies to deliver comprehensive instruction to English learners and to work with special populations in the general education classroom.

To provide convenience and flexibility, the program is available at three campus locations: La Verne, College of the Canyons, and Victorville.

Individualized & Educational Technology Options

There are two options for the master’s degree. With the Individualized Option students may customize their coursework to fit their particular interests and professional goals. With the Educational Technology Option, students enhance their capabilities and expertise in integrating technology with pedagogy.

Individualized Option

This emphasis is for students wishing to develop their own course of study to meet special needs. It is practical in nature and culminates in a project or paper structured to help teachers improve their instructional and leadership abilities.

Educational Technology Option (La Verne Campus only)

This is a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on technology. The program emphasizes teaching, pedagogy, theory, tools, resources, and applications used in traditional classrooms and flipped instruction classrooms.

Flexible Scheduling for Working Educators

The University’s education classes are scheduled in late afternoons, evenings, or weekends. Fieldwork assignments are completed within public school hours. Student teaching is performed in public schools under supervision of a school site supervisor and a University supervisor.

Based on their own professional needs and personal schedule, students may complete all the degree requirements in as few as two or as many as five academic years.