Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) has been honored to serve the diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area since 1972. It is a place where individual spirit thrives, and collective community grows. With an alumni community of over 6,000, AULA provides unique experiential learning opportunities to its students. Its core values of social justice, service to community, and lifelong learning comprise the heart of its B.A. degree, Master’s degree, education and teacher credentialing, psychology, and creative writing.
Antioch’s low-residency M.F.A. in creative writing was named among the top five programs in the nation by The Atlantic, and its graduate clinical psychology specialization in lesbian gay bisexual transgender studies is the first of its kind. Its newest program, the Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability was developed in response to the increasing awareness of interconnectivity among environmental economic and social issues. This low-residency, interdisciplinary program offers a unique structure to prepare well informed scholars, community leaders and activists to advocate for sustainable urban policy and social change in the face of the growing global environmental crisis.
AULA does not offer degree programs entirely online but has several options for students who can attend some live learning sessions at its campus in Culver City, California. For example, within the Master of Arts in Psychology program there are four distinct ways students can work the program into a busy lifestyle. Early afternoon and evening classes may work for some students, while others need to focus their studies around the weekend. There’s even a “one day a week” option designed for those who want to concentrate their on-campus learning primarily onto one day each week. The one day a week program is full time and can be completed in as little as 6 quarters.
Other degree programs offered at AULA include a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Arts in Organizational Management, Master of Arts in Education and Teacher Credentialing programs. The education programs at AULA provide students with the tools and ideas that match a social justice perspective, along with an uncommon support system both through faculty effort and fellow student practices.
Within the Antioch teacher credentialing program, the specially designed curriculum prepares teachers to meet the day-to-day challenges inside the classroom, and it also provides the skills and knowledge in leadership to become an active force in education reform. Students say the program is rigorous – but they also say that AULA’s emphasis on intellectual development, knowledge of good practice, diversity and character building well prepares them for their real-world teaching careers.
The best way to learn more about Antioch University Los Angeles and its unique approach to education preparation is to visit the campus, sit in on a class and experience a bit of what makes Antioch University unique. Students will find a comfortable and progressive environment that is rich with history and ripe with possibility. AULA provides rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies. Combining dynamic scholarship and creative endeavor with experiential learning and reflective practice, AULA fosters personal and collective agency, global citizenship, and socially conscious leadership.