Credential Programs

Deciding which credential programs are the "right fit" for you will likely take some exploration as there are many factors to consider. Most universities and colleges in California offer a credentialing program, and you will find many similarities, and differences, between the programs. Factors that many students consider include the cost of tuition, the focus/emphasis of the program, the size of the program, the location of the program, the availability of the program, and whether the program is a "credential only" or a "Masters and Credential" program.

To best explore your options, we recommend that students first research the various programs online. We also recommend that students visit the school and talk with both current students and administrators. You are welcome to make an appointment to talk with us as you explore your options.

Below are inks to Credential and M.Ed. Programs at California State universities, University of California universities and some private schools.

For a full list visit the California Commission of Teacher Credentials web site:


California State University

Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal State Los Angeles
Cal State San Marcos
CSU Bakersfield
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chico
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Long Beach
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Northridge
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernardino
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus
Humboldt SU
San Diego State
San Francisco State
San Jose State


Credential and M.Ed. Programs at the University of California

UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz


Private Institutions (partial list)

Loyola Marymount University
National University
Occidental College
Claremont Graduate University