Tanja N.
Tanja N. Class of 2016

Help fill the need for educators nationwide by earning a degree that prepares you for a rewarding and inspiring career. An education degree opens doors for new and established teachers, as well as administrative professionals. Learn effective communication skills, broad contexts for child-development, and different approaches to learning and teaching styles.

The Sanford College of Education at National University offers over 50 on-campus and online programs in the areas of teacher education, special education, educational administration and school counseling and psychology. The college has earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), recognizing its rigorous, evidence-based standards for teacher education programs.

Dean Dr. Judy Mantle
858-642-8320 | soe@nu.edu

Choose from our departments below

Educational Administration and School Counseling/Psychology

Special Education

Teacher Education

Center for Advanced Graduate Studies

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

#1 Choice for CA Teachers

NU has recommended more candidates for teaching credentials in CA than any other university in the state.

Accredited by NCATE

Sanford College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
Osvaldo A.
Class of 2019