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Welcome to the Vanguard University Education programs! If you would like to pursue a teaching credential or a Master of Arts in Education, Vanguard offers you exciting options focused on education for love and wisdom. You can be the kind of educator that makes a positive and lasting difference for your students, school, and community!

The mission of the graduate program in education is to provide a supportive, reflective learning community in which teachers develop the professional relationships, skills, and knowledge base necessary to empower all students to reach their highest potential. This program integrates vibrant Christian faith with all facets of learning and life.

Teaching Credential Program

Master of Arts in Education

Teacher Advancement Program

The Graduate Program in Education’s Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) courses are designed to provide current teachers with continuing education to increase their knowledge and effectiveness in the classroom. Vanguard University and TAP have partnered with College Credit Connection (CCC) to provide a wide variety of learning formats to teachers.

Learn more about the program

Graduate Education Podcast

Check out our podcast hosted by Dr. Jeff Hittenberger.

Quick Facts: Teaching Credential Program

Total Units: 26-28

Cost Per Unit: $655*

Length of Program:

  • 2-3 Semesters

Start Terms:
Fall and Spring


*Tuition is based on the 2022/2023 academic year and is subject to change.


California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Jeff Hittenberger PhD

Dean, School of Education

Rebecca Spady EdD

Assistant Professor of Education

Renee Rose MA

Assistant Professor of Education

Jennifer Jagerson PhD

Associate Professor of Education

Nathan Brais MA

Program and Accreditation Coordinator

Sylvia Kane EdD

Professor Emerita, CalTPA Coordinator

Darla O'Leary

Adjunct Faculty

Chriss Erickson

Teacher Advancement Program Specialist and Data Analyst

Bill Hughes

Administrative Assistant

Julie De La O M.A.Ed.

Credential Analyst and Student Teaching Coordinator

Jeffrey Kim PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Joanne Van Boxtel PhD

Associate Professor of Education

Glen Warren

Adjunct Faculty

Laura White

Adjunct Faculty

Janelle Woodward

Adjunct Faculty

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