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Top School in San Bernardino, CA, for a Teacher Education Degree

Jan 02, 2019

School and Ranking Information

Of the five schools that offer teacher education and school administration-type degrees in the San Bernardino area, four are private, not-for-profit schools. Our top choice is the only public school offering these programs in the area. We picked it because of tuition costs, regional rankings and number of programs.

  • Winner: California State University, San Bernardino offers two teaching certification programs, a master's degree program in education administration and a doctoral degree program for education leadership.

School Info Chart

Category California State University, San Bernardino
Rankings Tied for #66 in Regional Universities (West) (2015)*
Location San Bernardino, CA
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Graduate: $6,738 (in-state); $17,898 (out-of-state)**
Educational Administration Degrees Offered Master's; Doctorate
Educational Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 58**
Most Popular Educational Administration Degree Level Awarded in 2013 Master's (52 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 41%**
Noteworthy The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***California State University-San Bernardino

California State University, San Bernardino

  • Graduates of the certificate programs are eligible to sit for the state's licensure exams
  • Students conduct research at several college centers--including the Institute for Research, Assessment & Professional Development
  • The Jim and Judy Watson Student Services center offers students advisement on programs, internships and field work

California State University, San Bernardino enrolls approximately 20,000 students and offers 70 different programs, including their educational leadership and administration programs.

The teaching certificate programs are available to individuals with a bachelor's degree and teach curriculum design and development, classroom management and California teaching requirements. Students in the multi-subject program complete classes in math, science and language arts, whereas those in the single-subject program focus on math, physical education, Spanish or English. Graduates of the multi-subject program work in elementary schools, while graduates of the single-subject program work in middle or high schools.

The Master of Arts in Education Administration program focuses on the managerial, financial and policy aspects of working in education administration. Students learn budgeting, personnel management, policy development and curriculum oversight procedures. They also complete fieldwork and an internship, write a thesis, pass a comprehensive exam or engage in a classroom evaluation prior to graduation.

The education leadership doctoral degree program focuses on educational leadership theory, research methodology and analysis. Classes teach the organization and administration of educational facilities, research and qualitative methods, mediation techniques, leadership methods and diversity. Students may concentrate their studies on pre-K administration. They must write a dissertation.

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