In 1967, the University received recognition and approval of its teaching credential program from the California State Board of Education.
In 1994, the University began the Graduate Program in Education, offering the basic California teaching credentials at the graduate level, along with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Education. In 1995, the Master of Science in Education was re-designated a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education. In spring 2016, the credential program received reaccreditation from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing of the SB2042 multiple and single subject credential. Five options are offered in the Master of Arts in Education: Preliminary Credential; Preliminary Credential and Christian Education Leadership; Christian Education Leadership; Induction; Teacher Leadership. Each Master’s option fulfills a specific professional goal.