Department of Education

The Department of Education develops educators who demonstrate moral and ethical purpose, apply current educational and information literacy theories, use intercultural knowledge in the classroom, and sustain professional excellence to serve the needs of a democratic and diverse society.

Quality programs in Teacher Preparation since 1924

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"The Department of Education at Dominican has a strong tradition of preparing knowledgeable, passionate and innovative teachers. Faculty, staff, teacher candidates and alumni all strive to raise every student to their highest potential, and to play an active role in systems of education locally, statewide, nationally and across the globe."

Elizabeth Truesdell, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Education

We offer a Bachelor's Degree program in Liberal Studies/Teacher Education, a Dual Degree/Dual Teaching Credential program, a Master of Science in Education and a number of Teaching Credential programs.

BA Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation Program

Blended Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation Program

BA/MS Liberal Studies/Teacher Preparation Program: Multiple Subject/Education Specialist

Dual Degree/Dual Credential

MS Education Degree Programs

MS Education Degree plus Preliminary Credential Programs

  • MS in Education Plus Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Teacher Preparation Program for Credential Holders

Accreditation and Credentialing

Dominican is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Dominican Education Programs are approved by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).


Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for Academic Year 2013-2014