Education to Inspire
In our 160-year history, Antioch University has been a defining force for progressive education. Our philosophy maintains a deep respect for educational equity and the power of teachers to change the world. Antioch University Santa Barbara offers credential and degree programs that prepare you to make a meaningful impact in the field of education as you develop your voice as a professional educator and engaged citizen.
Choose from our programs below for aspiring educators, experienced educators, and for anyone passionate about the field of education, outdoor education, and community leadership.
Still deciding? Our Admissions Advisors are happy to assist you in understanding our credential and graduate education programs.
We offer teaching credential programs that emphasize social justice and ecological literacy in addition to the CCTC California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Many Antioch students earn their teaching credential then choose to stay for our unique combined credential + master’s degree programs that let you earn an MA or MEd in just a few additional quarters.
Credentials & Degrees: Experienced Educators
Antioch University’s teaching credential programs emphasize social justice and ecological literacy in addition to the CCTC California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Teachers who already hold their single or multiple subject credentials will benefit from AUSB’s comprehensive Induction program, a stand-alone Mild-to-Moderate Education Specialist Credential, or choose to stay for our combined credential + master’s degree programs that let you earn an MA in just a few additional quarters.
Other Degrees & Certificates
We believe young minds thrive in nature! Antioch University’s unique Nature-Based Early Childhood Education curriculum is offered as both a certificate program and a master’s degree. Courses may also be taken individually for continuing education. If you’re pursuing a Master of Arts in Education that emphasizes academics, research, and application rather than teacher preparation, AUSB’s concentrations in Leadership & Social Justice and in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education inspire you to make positive change in the field of education and become a community leader.