The Education Department at Holy Names University offers credential and certificate programs for those who wish to become teachers or educational therapists. The Master of Education program can be completed in conjunction with these programs. For others in community and educational organizations, the Master of Education is offered as a separate program, providing a foundation for understanding educational issues that impact communities and developing particular expertise in one’s area of interest.
The Departmentís distinctive urban focus and the quality of its programs are recognized by school districts, peer organizations, by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and by the Association of Educational Therapists.
Fulltime and adjunct faculty represent the diversity of the Bay area communities. The education and experience of the faculty in urban education is exemplary; their expertise in navigating many aspects of school systems is key to student success in the programs.
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Our students also reflect a rich diversity of culture, race, age and lived experiences. Classes allow for interaction and collaboration among students thus providing a model for the inquiry and reflective approaches which are necessary for success in the field.
All classes meet in the late afternoon or early evenings every other week to accommodate busy professionals who need to balance family and work commitments with school.
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