Teacher Education Programs

Great teachers are made here.

The Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) offers teaching programs for both experienced and aspiring teachers. We offer programs in a variety of teaching fields and grade levels, with an emphasis on giving you real classroom experience. We know how busy you are, so we've designed our teaching programs to fit your personal and professional lives.

Highlights of our teacher education programs

  • Courses held in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate student teaching and working professionals
  • Research-based curriculum and practices
  • Instructions by distinguished and dedicated faculty
  • Small class sizes
  • Preparation to serve the diverse range of K-12 students in California, with an emphasis on effective urban education
  • Personalized field placement and support by experienced teaching supervisors
  • Career support through district partnerships and strong alumni community
  • Applications accepted year-round with assistance throughout the admissions process

Our focus

Saint Mary’s College of California was founded on the ideals of Saint John Baptist De la Salle, the patron saint of teachers. De la Salle believed that high-quality education should be made available to all, and the Teacher Education Department in the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) follows in his footsteps. 

Through active and collaborative learning, we prepare students to be effective and innovative educators, to put the learner first, and to work toward the elimination of educational inequities based on race, ethnicity, culture, gender, social class, language, or disability.

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Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education in Special Education
Preliminary Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential
Preliminary Single Subject California Teaching Credential
Preliminary Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) California Teaching Credential
Bilingual Authorization in Spanish Certificate