M.A. in Education

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What education requirements do I need to have to apply to this program?

  • You need to have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

When is the application deadline?

  • Fall – June 15th
  • Spring – October 14th
  • Summer - March 15th
  • We operate on a “rolling admissions” basis. This means we review applications as they are received. Therefore, though we have application deadline dates, we encourage applicants to apply well in advance of the posted deadlines.
  • If an application is received after the deadline, it will be reviewed on a space-available basis.  If there is no space-available, the applicant will be considered for the next term that this program accepts applications.

How long does the program take to complete?

  • The program may be completed in 11 months.

What is the required GPA?

  • 3.0 is considered the minimum GPA to apply to this program.

On what days will I have to be in class?

  • The MAE for Teacher Preparation program meets face-to-face once a month on Wednesday 5-10 PM, Thursday 4-10 PM, Friday 8AM-8 PM, Saturday 8AM-8 PM, and online in-between sessions.
  • The MAE: Educational Psychology, MAE: Literacy, and MAE: STEM programs meet face-to-face once a month on Thursday 4-10PM, Friday 8AM-6PM, and Saturday 9AM-8PM.
  • The TESOL program meets face-to-face Monday through Thursday every week 6-9PM in Irvine.

What is the maximum amount of time I can take to complete a program?

  • 7 years.

On what campus will I be taking my classes?


Campus/Term Offerings

MAE for Teacher Preparation

WLA (fall, spring, summer), Encino (fall, spring, summer), Irvine (fall, spring, summer), Westlake (fall)

MAE: Educational Psychology

WLA (fall, spring, summer)

MAE: Literacy

WLA (fall, spring, summer)

MAE: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)

WLA (fall, spring, summer)

MAE: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Irvine (fall)

Still have questions?

For more information, please contact:
Education Division Recruiter, at (310) 568-5622 or email: