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Prospective Students Overview

Thank you for your interest in Graduate Degree and Advanced Credential programs offered by the CSULB College of Education.  We are pleased to know you are considering furthering your education at CSULB.

The College of Education Graduate Studies Office provides support for the application through admission process and handles the paper, program application for the Master's Degree and Advanced Credential programs. The Office of Enrollment Services processes the online, university application and transcripts.

Please see the left hand navigation menu for information regarding deadlines, application process and packets, and information sessions.

Interested in Teaching or Doctoral Study?

If you are interested in the Doctor of Education or an initial/preliminary teaching credential, please see the information below and contact the appropriate office.

Ed. D. in Educational Leadership Program

CSULB offers a Doctor of Education degree, specifically an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. For additional information about the Ed.D. program, please call 562-985-4998 or visit the Educational Leadership website. Applications for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership are submitted to the Educational Leadership Department office located in Academic Services (AS) Building, Room 206.

Initial Teaching Credentials

Applicants interested in a credential to teach elementary, middle or high school, or to teach special education will need to earn an initial teaching credential (Multiple Subject Credential, Single Subject Credential, or Education Specialist Credential). For additional information about initial teaching credential program, please call 562-985-1105 or visit the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) website. Applications for teaching credential programs are submitted to the TPAC office located in Ellis Education (EED) Building, Room 67.