SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY
Caryl Hodges, Ed.D., Dean
For over 60 years, Notre Dame de Namur University has maintained a reputation for excellence in teacher, administrator, and counselor education. The goal of the School of Education and Psychology is to prepare competent teachers, specialists, administrators, counselors, and community leaders through professional programs that reflect current trends. Personalized attention and individualized counseling for students, field orientation of programs, and successful placement of graduates have characterized the program since their inception. All programs are accredited or approved by their professional licensing agencies: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and American Art Therapy Association.
The School of Education and Psychology offers students the possibility of enrolling concurrently in some master’s and credential programs. The School has several integrated programs designed to support each student as he or she prepares to be a professional educator or a community leader. Integrated programs articulate some degree of coursework between the credential and the graduate degree, significantly reducing the time and financial resources required to earn a degree.
Courses are taught by faculty representing diverse academic and practical expertise. Courses are available during both Summer sessions as well as the Fall and Spring semesters. Courses are offered late in the afternoons/evening and on weekends in order to accommodate work commitments.
- Liberal Studies (BA)
- Biological Sciences Teacher Preparation Program
- Blended Liberal Studies BA/Credential Program
U.S. Constitution Test
NDNU offers the U.S. Constitution Test for teachers online. More information
- Master of Arts in Education (MA.Ed.)
- Master of Arts in School Administration (MA)
- Master of Arts in Special Education (MA)
- Art Therapy (Ph.D.)
- Master of Arts in Art Therapy
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
- TESOL (MA) Online only-Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching Credential Programs
Aspasia Normantas, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean