Loyola Marymount University
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About Loyola Marymount University

With our experienced faculty, great reputation, and interest in developing leaders, LMU is the right choice. Here are additional reasons to choose LMU's School of Education.


Classes are offered on our convenient (and beautiful) Westchester campus, which is located on the Southern California coast near Marina del Rey, within easy reach of the 405, 105, and 90 freeways.


Small classes, a dedicated faculty, and an experienced staff ensure that you'll gain the knowledge and skills to teach and lead -- and the help you need to make your way through the complex web of California state requirements successfully. Unusually diverse in its student body and faculty, the SOE currently has approximately 250 undergraduates and more than 1400 graduate students enrolled.


The School's full-time faculty includes innovative teachers and leaders whose research interests range from bilingual and bicultural education to literacy to school leadership and student safety.


California requires that undergraduates pursue an academic major along with teaching credential coursework. All Loyola Marymount University, candidates declare a minor in teacher education along with their chosen academic major to ensure appropriate advisement and support. Undergrads apply to the School of Education for one of the teaching programs (elementary, secondary, bilingual, or special ed) preferably during the first semester of their sophomore year. See what programs SOE has to offer.


Choices include a range of part-and full-time master's degree and credential programs as well as the doctoral program in a wide variety of areas to support careers in education. Classes are conveniently scheduled for the evening and late afternoon.


A recent study from Georgetown University found that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more in earnings over their lifetime. (Source: 2017 Study by Georgetown University)
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