The Kremen School offers Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctorate Degrees, along with many Advanced Credential Programs.
The 30-unit Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for teachers and other professionals who desire advanced study in curriculum, instruction, educational psychology, research design, and educational statistics. Although a majority of students are teachers, a teaching credential is not a requirement for admission. The program is unique in allowing students to pursue in-depth study in personally relevant areas of curriculum and instruction such as educational technology, reading/language arts, mathematics education, and other specialization areas through elective coursework. APPLY NOW!
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology is a postbaccalaureate program designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for the candidate interested in acquiring knowledge and skills essential for technology-related leadership in educational settings.
The Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Early Childhood Education offers specialized preparation for a wide variety of positions in educational settings with children from birth through the primary grades. The program is designed to meet individual needs of candidates with different experiential and educational backgrounds and varied career objectives. APPLY NOW!
An Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential may be earned by those who possess an elementary teaching credential (California Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary, or General Elementary Teaching Credential); who complete a commission-approved specialist program, including teaching; and who have two years of teaching experience at two levels of Early Childhood Education at the time the specialist credential is bestowed. The ECE Specialist Credential requires 30 units of postbaccalaureate study. Courses taken in the ECE Specialist Credential Program may be used to meet part or all of the requirements for the master's degree. It is strongly advised that application for the master's degree be completed at the same time as the application for the specialist credential is submitted. APPLY NOW!
The Master of Arts in Education with an option in Reading/Language Arts program is designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for classroom and resource teachers and consultants; diagnosticians and supervisors in reading clinics, schools, and community colleges. It enables graduates to do consulting and editing for publishing companies and to pursue advanced graduate study in universities offering the doctoral degree.
Reading and Language Arts graduate courses are designed to help teachers learn how to make curricular decisions about teaching reading and how to meet the needs of students with varying language communication backgrounds. Students pursuing a degree or credential in Reading and Language Arts also learn to inspire other teachers to upgrade the reading/language abilities of students through demonstrations of effective reading strategies. APPLY NOW!
Reading and Language Arts graduate courses are designed to help teachers learn how to make curricular decisions about teaching reading and how to meet the needs of students with varying language communication backgrounds. Students pursuing a degree or credential in Reading and Language Arts also learn to inspire other teachers to upgrade the reading/language abilities of students through demonstrations of effective reading strategies. Graduates will be qualified to plan, organize, and develop reading programs for schools. APPLY NOW!
In addition to the admission requirements for the Graduate Education Program, Reading/Language Arts Specialist Certificate program applicants must possess a basic teaching credential. APPLY NOW!
The Master of Arts in Special Education offers advanced preparation in mild/moderate disabilities and moderate/severe disabilities and is closely related to course requirements for the Professional Level II Education Specialist Credential program. It is expected that students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Special Education will possess a substantial entry-level background in special education, such as having made significant progress toward completion of the Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential program in mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities. APPLY NOW!
The Professional Level II credential program offers specialization in mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities as described under the Preliminary Level I credential program. Candidates will have selected one of these professional paths for completion of the Preliminary Level I credential program. The selected specialization will be consistent with the work setting in which the candidate is employed and working under the Level I credential authorization.
Candidates may wish to pursue the Master of Arts in Special Education while completing the requirements for the Professional Level II credential program. There is considerable coursework consistency between the requirements of these two programs; the candidate must meet the admission requirements of both programs should this be the educational objective. Please note the requirements under Master of Arts in Special Education. APPLY NOW!
The Reading/Language Arts faculty invites you to apply to an exceptional Master's in Reading online program that prepares Reading/Language arts specialists to function effectively as skilled practitioners and leaders in the profession. The Master's degree in Reading provides specialized preparation in reading/language arts for classroom and resource teachers, for reading and language development specialists, and for clinic and curriculum supervisors. APPLY NOW!
The online Master of Arts in Teaching integrates three themes - multicultural, social justice education, action research, and Web-based teaching/learning - to improve school curriculum and instruction, help close the achievement gap in our nation's public schools, and extend the academic and technological foundation provided in teacher credentialing programs. The online MAT focuses explicitly on applied advanced study in K-12 classrooms, incorporating a mixture of more critically oriented theoretical and research skills, as well as more emphasis on practitioner-oriented knowledge, skills and dispositions, to increase learning for all students. Program applicants must have a teaching credential to be admissible to the online MAT. APPLY NOW!
The Master of Science in Counseling with and option in School Counseling is a 48-unit program designed for individuals seeking advanced preparation for careers in educational settings (K-12).
The School Counseling option is designed to complement the Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPS) curriculum and is intended to enhance preparation of public and private school counselors. The PPS credential is required of those seeking employment as counselors in the K-12 public schools.
Preparation for the School Counseling option requires knowledge of individual and group dynamics, advising practices in specialized settings, and an understanding of the developmental issues associated with students' maturation process. It requires an appreciation of organizational dynamics and a firm foundation in counseling theory as well as acquisition of counseling skills appropriate for use with students from diverse populations and backgrounds. APPLY NOW!
The Pupil Personnel Services Credential is required for employment as a counselor in elementary, middle/intermediate, and secondary public schools in California. This credential may be attained in conjunction with a master's degree, or may itself be the educational objective. Some California school districts stipulate that applicants have either prior teaching experience or a master's degree or both to be employed as a counselor, but this is not mandated by law.
The PPS Credential Program consists of 48 units, most of which overlap with coursework taken for the MS in Counseling: Option in Student Affairs and College Counseling or MS in Counseling: School Counseling. APPLY NOW!
The Master of Science in Counseling with an option in Student Affairs and College Counseling is a 48-unit program designed for individuals seeking advanced preparation for careers in post-secondary and related settings.
The Student Affairs and College Counseling Option is designed to prepare individuals for employment as student service professionals in four-year university and community college. Graduates with this degree option are prepared for employment in the multi- faceted arena of post-secondary education.
Preparation for the Student Affairs and College Counseling option requires knowledge of individual and group dynamics, advising practices in specialized settings, and an understanding of the developmental issues associated with students' maturation process. It requires an appreciation of organizational dynamics and a firm foundation in counseling theory as well as acquisition of counseling skills appropriate for use with students from diverse populations and backgrounds. In addition, counselors are also required to know, understand, and address the impact of crises, disasters, and trauma-causing events on students in the post-secondary community. The 2009 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards includes content in crises management (suicide, disasters, and substance abuse). APPLY NOW!
The Master of Science in Counseling is a 60-unit professional degree program designed for persons who desire to practice in the field of counseling. The degree may qualify graduates for employment in private or agency counseling practices, county mental health programs, employee assistance programs, drug and alcohol abuse centers, and hospital mental health settings. Completion of the M.S. in Counseling with an option in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California Marriage and Family Therapist License. APPLY NOW!
The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling is a 60-unit professional degree program designed to cover two to three years of full-time coursework, including a full semester of internship. The program combines classroom and practical field experiences, which integrates theory and practice of rehabilitation counseling. Upon graduation, all students are expected to be competent in individual and group counseling, case management, medical and psychological aspects of disability, ethics, assessment, independent living philosophy, and all other knowledge domain areas of the Commission on the Certification of Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC).
The program is ranked among the top 13 in the country by the U.S. News and World Report and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Students are eligible to take the national exam to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) during the last semester of study. APPLY NOW!
Individuals who are fully classified and advanced to candidacy in (or graduates of) the M.S. in Counseling program (MFT option) and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling may elect to take courses leading to the Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study. The certificate program is designed to enhance professional skills for counseling service within the criminal justice system. In addition to coursework required for the M.S. in Counseling (MFT option) and M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, students seeking the Criminal Justice Counseling Specialist Certificate of Advanced Study are required to take a total of 16 units in Criminology (in addition to prerequisite CRIM 100 or equivalent), 6 units of which may be used as electives in the M.S. in Counseling (MFT option) and the M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling with approval of a faculty adviser. Contact the Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Department for more information at 559.278.0340.
The Department of Educational Research and Administration offers a program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Education with an option in Educational Leadership and Administration. Candidates who qualify for a preliminary teaching credential, with prior approval, may use part or all of a master's degree program to satisfy the fifth-year requirements for a clear teaching credential. APPLY NOW!
-- Administrative Services Internship Credential
Individuals who wish to serve as educational administrators must complete preliminary and advanced levels of preparation. Holders of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and the Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential are authorized to serve in such positions as district superintendent, principal, program director, and any related administrative assignments at all school levels. APPLY NOW!
In special circumstances, students may be eligible for the Administrative Internship Credential. This credential allows students to have a full-time position requiring an administrative credential while they are working toward the completion of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.
The Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier Two) currently is only available through the doctoral program in educational leadership. Candidates must be enrolled in the doctoral program in order to complete the professional credential.
The purpose of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is to enhance the talents and skills of individuals who plan to devote their lives to the implementation of educational practices informed by research. Offered by California State University, Fresno, the Ed.D. program provides students with a broad view of educational problems and a strong background in social science theory. In addition, the program prepares students to conduct and interpret inquiries on which sound educational policy and practice can be anchored.
Students in the program benefit from the teaching and research expertise of established scholars and practitioners. The faculty hail from a number of academic disciplines: educational administration, education, anthropology, sociology, business, psychology, linguistics, and economics as well as from surrounding school districts.
All courses are taught in Fresno and are held during the late afternoons, evenings, and/or the weekends to accommodate full-time working professionals. APPLY NOW!