Pepperdine University

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Introduction

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is part of a pioneering tradition. We value academic excellence, innovative leadership and work that serves the greater good.

The First to Offer

A Model for Success

GSEP students prepare to make a difference through practicums, internships, and state-of-the-art on-campus clinics - experiential learning to a higher degree.

GSEP Hands-On Learning by the Numbers - 2014

Our Programmes

GSEP offers 6 master's programs, 4 doctoral programs, and continuing education programs for working professionals.

Locations

Access an exceptional education at multiple campuses throughout Southern California, as well as online.

Faculty

At GSEP, students interact with faculty who are scholars with professional experience in their fields.

Mission

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) is an innovative learning community where faculty, staff, and students of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, meaningful service, and personal fulfillment.

As a graduate school within a Christian university, GSEP endeavors to educate and motivate students to assume leadership roles in professions that improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

At GSEP we embrace human diversity—which we believe to be the natural expression of God's creation—in our work to advance learning and service. GSEP advances, sustains, and advocates for multicultural proficiency.

The strategies for accomplishing this mission are:

  • Promoting discourse that values each member's background, experiences, and perspective;
  • Recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse students, staff, and faculty;
  • Developing curricular models for practice in educational and psychological environments; and reaching out to broader communities to promote understanding and facilitate solutions to diversity challenges.

Our spirit, energy, and actions will be an inspiration to education and psychology communities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in TESOL

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Los Angeles Irvine + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program prepares students to teach English as an additional language from preschool through the university level, both in the United States and beyond. [+]

Face-to-Face Format. One-Year Program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program enables candidates to pursue a study of the teaching of English as an additional language from preschool through university, both in the United States and beyond. All courses are aligned with the TESOL Professional Teaching Standards developed by TESOL/CAEP and focus on building expertise around the English language system, second language acquisition, language pedagogy and assessment, and the complex relationship between language and culture. Additionally, candidates will extend and deepen their professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions as reflective scholar-practitioners collaborating in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Distinctive program features include, integration of technology, clinical practicum placements, and opportunities for participation in professional organizations and conferences. This full-time, technology-infused residency program comprises 32 units addressing the needs of (1) local candidates intending to specialize in teaching English Learners and (2) international candidates wishing to study the teaching of English. The program is offered at the Malibu Campus as a cohort model for completion within one academic or calendar year (three terms).... [-]