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Program in Education Graduate Programs Antioch University Los Angeles

  • Culver City, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 23
    total students
  • $14,025 | $14,025
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • May 4
    fall application deadline
  • 79%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Master's in Education Programs at a Progressive University

Antioch University was established in 1972 with the mission of providing progressive education to a diverse community while empowering students to lead meaningful lives and pursue economic, social, and environmental justice. Since its founding, the Antioch University system has expanded with 5 campuses, including Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA).

AULA is "just a little different" from conventional universities in a variety of ways. AULA is home to adult learners of a wide range of ages and backgrounds. The university is committed to community engagement that promotes an LGBT-affirmative culture and dismantles ethnic biases, racism sexism, classism, ageism, and all forms of discrimination.

AULA's students, faculty members, and staff members all embrace a vision which shapes its degree and non-degree programs. The Education Department provides teacher credentialing and master's programs that train students in cutting-edge approaches for teaching in diverse urban environments. In line with the university's mission, they promote democratic practices in the classroom. These programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Teacher Credentialing Programs Leading to a Master of Education

Antioch University Los Angeles offers 2 teacher credentialing programs: a preliminary multiple subject credential that trains instructors for grades K-6 or adult education; and an education specialist mild/moderate credential that prepares instructors to teach students with disabilities for grades K-12.

AULA students complete these programs through one year of full-time study. Students each attend evening classes from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and participate in 20 weeks of novice teaching.

Once students have completed the credentialing program, they can each then obtain a Master of Arts (MA) in Education degree through only 4 more quarters of coursework. Students can complete this program in one year of half-time study, so that they can work while attending school.

A Unique Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Education

Students in the MA in Education program at AULA learn in a student-centered atmosphere. Students attend small, discussion-based classes of 10 to 15 individuals that foster a high degree of interaction with faculty members and peers.

The Department of Education adopts the cohort model to create a supporting and collaborative learning environment. Students of diverse backgrounds enter the program in groups of 6 to 12 and work together in participatory classes.

AULA's interdisciplinary approach introduces social theory and democratic teaching processes that are central to teaching in urban environments.

Antioch University instructors also assess students through written evaluations rather than letter grades. This provides students with more comprehensive, individualized feedback that is more useful to students.

The Master of Arts in Education, Leadership and Change

AULA also offers a stand-alone MA in Education, Leadership, and Change, for students who are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary degree unconnected to the credentialing program. Students complete the degree in 6 quarters of half-time study.

AULA's MA in Education, Leadership, and Change prepares graduates to become agents of change who take on leadership roles as instructors within their own communities. Graduates of the program find work as child advocates, community organizers, educators, and staff members and leaders within school districts.

The Capstone Project

In both master's programs, students complete their degrees through capstone projects that are in keeping with AULA's drive toward reflective inquiry and social change. For example, Darren Grosch who served for 4 years in the Peace Corp, developed an intercultural immersion program to promote global citizenship for college students who cannot study abroad due to family obligations or limited time or resources.

A Dedicated Faculty with Real World Experience

Faculty members in the Department of Education have rich real-world experience that informs their instruction. Professor J. Cynthia McDermott, for example, organized a reading program targeting gang members at the Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia in cooperation with neighborhood associations and the courts. She received a Fellow for the Soros Foundation-Open Society Program through which she worked in Hungary and Armenia to introduce Eastern European educators to democratic teaching practices.

Admissions and Financial Aid at Antioch University Los Angeles

Antioch University Los Angeles offers financial aid to both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students may apply for both the Micucci Scholarship and the President's Student Scholarship.

Candidates for the master's programs in education apply by submitting an online application form and sending in all official transcripts, a current resume, and 2 recommendation forms.

The AULA Difference

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) is "just a little different" from conventional universities in a variety of ways. AULA fosters a LGBT-affirmative culture and is home to adult learners of a wide range of ages and cultural and professional backgrounds.

AULA is home the Bridge Program, providing an opportunity for adults living on low income to access higher education. Bridge students attend classes in philosophy, art history, writing, literature, and urban studies free of charge and can earn up to 15 transferrable units of credit. Hundreds of Bridge students have completed associate's and bachelor's degrees and even graduate school.

Antioch University instructors also assess students through written evaluations rather than letter grades. This provides students with more comprehensive, individualized feedback that is more useful to students. Graduate and undergraduate students can request grade-based transcripts for admission to other institutions or to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

Nationally Recognized as a Leader in Community Service

Antioch University has been nationally recognized as a leader in community service. The university is a recipient of the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award. "USA Today" has ranked Antioch University among the top 20 colleges most committed to community service.

A Supportive Campus Community

Located in Los Angeles, California, AULA is home to a vibrant, supportive campus community. The Math and Writing Center offers free tutoring. The Antioch University Counseling Center is staffed by licensed Marriage and Family therapists and clinical psychologists who provided specialized counseling to students and the surrounding community. Bustling with students during the day, the campus hosts wellness workshops, live music performances, poetry readings, panel discussions, and other events and classes for working adults in the evenings.


Location & Contact

Program in Education

Graduate Programs
Antioch University Los Angeles

400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, CA 90230
United States

Dr. Cheryl Armon

Information Contact

Phone: 310-578-1090
Fax: 310-822-4824
Email: admissions@antiochla.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 24
    • Accepted 19
    • Acceptance Rate 79
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 4th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$14,025
    • Out-of-state tuition *$14,025
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitCSS Profile and FAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 24
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students23
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students23
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Full-time Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American35%
    • White / Caucasian43%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown5%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty10
    • Full-time Percentage30%
    • Part-time Percentage70%
    • Female Percentage90%
    • Male Percentage10%


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