Annual Salary

$33,000 - $42,500

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Master's Degree

Loyola Marymount University (Two year program, optional for all placements except special education)

Certification

One year

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Certification Information

Depending on the subject and placement, nearly all of the Los Angeles corps members will first obtain a university interim credential by enrolling in a credentialing program at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) along with the option to achieve a master's degree. In order to qualify for an interim credential, all corps members must:

  • Pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
  • Pass the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Pass a U.S. Constitution Exam

  • After completing their coursework and a year of teaching with an interim credential, corps members will receive their preliminary credential through the State of California. At the end of two years, corps members who opted for graduate education will receive a master's degree in Urban Education, Special Education, or Early Childhood Education from LMU.

    Common Certification Questions

    How is teaching certification structured in this state/region? 
    Certification can be obtained in two years through Loyola Marymount University and after passing three required exams.

    Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years? 
    Yes

    Is a master's degree required? 
    Only for special education

    Partner Universities 
    Loyola Marymount University