School of Education and Liberal Arts
Known for our focus on urban education, social justice, and individual/community transformation, HNU's School of Education and Liberal Arts graduates are making a difference in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Whether you pursue a master’s degree, certificate, or credential, an HNU education will bring you a new perspective, access to an experienced and diverse community of educators, and the tools to make you more effective and fulfilled in your work.
- Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Dean of the School of Education
Our mission is to support and engage educators and researchers who view their work through a lens of equity. This is achieved in several distinct ways:
• Engaging in solidarity with both local and global struggle
• Engaging in issues of race, language, and power
• Supporting students in imagining and actualizing their passion
• Holding high expectations while offering deep personal support and mentoring that leads to high success rates within the various programs
• Providing transformative coaching of candidates in their specific field placement
Education Programs at HNU
- Master of Education/Urban Education
- Master of Education/Urban Education K-12
- Master of Education/Urban Education Special Education
- Master of Arts in Education
- Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential
- Multiple Subjects Credentials
- Single Subject Credentials
- Bilingual Authorization
Master of Arts in Educational Therapy
Educational Therapy Certificate
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential
- Master of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis
- Kodály Specialist Certificate
- Kodály Summer Certificate
Bay Area Teacher Training Institute Partnership
The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI) has teamed up with Holy Names University’s School of Education to create a hands-on credentialing program where residents earn their Master’s degree and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential over two years of close mentorship, relationship-building, and dynamic pedagogy.Visit BATTI's website Read partnership press release
Facts and Figures
Future public school teachers and current Catholic school employees may qualify for a 50% scholarship.
Credential students have bi-weekly in-class mentorship during the school year.
Graduates of HNU's education programs teaching in the Oakland Unified School District have tenures of five or more years.
Staff and Faculty
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