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 online admission process 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, the online application process, and information sessions. You can also Explore our Programs to find out more about the various graduate programs offered by the CSULB College of Education.


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. If you are interested in a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, please visit the Educational Leadership website.

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 visit the Teacher Preparation Advising Center website (TPAC).