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School of Education

We are committed to equity and excellence for all.

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Dr. Kimberly Mayfield
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Dean's Message

Known for our focus on urban education, social justice, and individual/community transformation, HNU's School of Education 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

A lens of equity

Our Mission

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

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Education Programs at HNU

Master of Education Programs
  • Master of Education/Urban Education
  • Master of Education/Urban Education K-12
  • Master of Education/Urban Education Special Education
Credential and Authorization Programs
  • Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential
  • Multiple Subjects Credentials
  • Single Subject Credentials
  • Bilingual Authorization
Educational Therapy Programs

Master’s Programs:
Master of Arts in Educational Therapy

Certificate Programs:
Educational Therapy Certificate

Credential Programs:
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential

Kodály Programs

Master’s Programs:

  • Master of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis

Certificate Programs:

  • Kodály Specialist Certificate
  • Kodály Summer Certificate

Facts and Figures

50%

Future public school teachers and current Catholic school employees may qualify for a 50% scholarship.

Mentorship

Credential students have bi-weekly in-class mentorship during the school year.

5+

Graduates of HNU's education programs teaching in the Oakland Unified School District have tenures of five or more years.