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Graduate Education Programs

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Graduate Education Programs

Holy Names University's Graduate Education Programs are recognized for their focus on urban education, social justice, and transformation both at the individual and community level. Whether you pursue a master’s degree, certificate, or credential, studying at the School of Education at HNU will give you access to a new perspective, a deeply experienced and diverse community of educators, and the tools to make you more effective and fulfilled in your teaching career.

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We’re training the next generation of urban teachers

We provide a supportive, welcoming learning environment⁠ to shape our graduates’ work in the field of education. Our committed and experienced faculty will help you deepen your knowledge of teaching methods, gain confidence, and have more meaningful experiences in the classroom. Make a lasting impact on students and communities in urban settings, and help shape our future.

  • Learn in a small, supportive classroom setting with deeply knowledgeable faculty.
  • Benefit from an environment that is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity and life experiences.
  • Gain real-world experience by teaching, and receiving guidance, in an urban setting.
  • Take advantage of late afternoon and evening classes that allow you to balance your other commitments.
  • Enjoy generous Logan Education Scholarships if you plan to teach in the public schools. This provides a 50% tuition reduction throughout your program.
  • CBEST and CSET are not required for admission (you can pass them during your first year).
  • No GRE is required.

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School of Education

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.

Graduate Programs in Education, Educational Therapy, and Music

Our Graduate Education programs will prepare you to be the best teacher you can be and will help to increase your earning potential. Have questions about a specific program? Get more information about any of the Education graduate programs offered at HNU by reaching out. You can also attend an information session for one-on-one guidance.


MEd, Education

Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential

Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential

Single Subject Teaching Credential

Bilingual Authorization: BILA

Educational Therapy:

MA, Educational Therapy

Educational Therapy Certificate


MM, Music Education with Kodály Emphasis

Kodály Specialist Certificate

Kodály Summer Certificate

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You may be eligible for a 50% scholarship

Teaching Scholarships

HNU offers the Logan Scholarship of 50% for students planning to become a public school teacher in California and a Catholic Educators Scholarship for students currently employed full-time at Catholic elementary or secondary schools.

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