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University Partnership: Loyola Marymount University School of Education
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City Year is proud to partner with the Loyola Marymount University School of Education, a leading graduate school focused on life-long learning and academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the promotion of service and justice for all, offering a 30% tuition scholarship.


Anchored in the 500-year Jesuit educational tradition, the LMU School of Education is innovative, collaborative and focused on making an impact in the real world of schools. Closing the achievement gap requires a new generation of teachers, administrators and visionary leaders who can challenge the unacceptable status quo and act as change agents within their schools and communities.

LMU School of Education degree programs integrate theory and practice in a way that ensures that our graduates are well equipped to bring real-world solutions to today’s problems. LMU SOE graduates are leaders who understand that education is transformational. They possess the vision to chart a better future and have the skills to lead the way toward the educational opportunity our youth deserve.


Benefits offered by Loyola Marymount University School of Education

Scholarship Amount 30% off tuition
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually Up to 30
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility & Additional Info

  • 30% Tuition Scholarship towards a master’s degree program. The award will be equal to 30% of tuition for up to 30 admitted City Year corps, alumni and staff members per year.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • A one-year deferral for admitted students who decide to serve with City Year for additional time before starting their program.
  • Applicants will be considered for additional merit-based awards depending on the strength of the application.


Eligible Master’s Programs (note that each program has separate eligibility criteria and admissions requirements; contact for information on individual programs)


  • MA in Bilingual Education (combined with California Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential)
  • MA in Catholic School Administration
  • MA in Counseling (combined with PPS Credential: School Counseling)
  • MA in Counseling (with option to specialize in College and University Counseling, Community Mental Health Counseling, and/or Multicultural Counseling)
  • MA in Educational Studies
  • MA in Elementary Education (combined with California Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential)
  • MA in Guidance and Counseling
  • MA in Higher Education Administration
  • MA in Literacy and Language Arts (combined with California Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential)
  • MA in Reading Instruction
  • MA in School Administration
  • MA in School Psychology (combined Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in School Psychology and PPS Credential: School Psychology)
  • MA in Secondary Education (combined with California Preliminary SB 2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential)
  • MA in Special Education (combined with Preliminary Special Education Teaching Credential) 


To Apply

To receive a program-specific Program Overview/FAQ and application packet, complete and submit this online form. Deadlines for each program vary. For more information about applying to each program, please click here.

To identify and verify your City Year affiliation
  • Service Verification Letter: To get the application fee waived and to be considered for the scholarship, a service verification letter must be requested by emailing with "LMU School of Education : City Year verification letter request" in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year. This letter will be sent electronically by City Year to Admissions Office and added to your applicant file.

To Contact the Admissions Office

  • Please contact Hilda Khloyian, Recruitment and Outreach Specialist, at or 310.338.7845.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.