LMU’s School of Education offers great opportunities for undergraduate students to prepare for careers as elementary or secondary school teachers. With good planning, you can earn your teaching credential during your four years at LMU, and start your teaching career upon graduation. Credential programs are offered in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Bilingual Education, and Special Education. Our credentials are recognized in California, and, through reciprocity agreements, in most states across the country.
Selecting a major
Whether you wish to teach at the elementary or secondary level, your major provides the subject matter preparation you need, and you combine this subject mastery with School of Education coursework designed to provide the educational theory and practical instructional experience.
The Liberal Studies major (approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) is designed for elementary level teachers who will teach multiple subjects to their students. If you are interested in teaching a single subject (e.g. English, History, Math, etc.) typically at the middle school, junior high or high school level, your LMU major will be in the subject you wish to teach.
You are able (and encouraged!) to begin taking education courses as early as sophomore year at LMU, however, formal admission to the School of Education is required in order to declare a minor in Education.
Teacher Education Programs
For more information about the Teacher Education Programs please visit LMU's School of Education.