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Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling

College of Education

Acting Department Chair: Anna Ortiz
Acting Department Assistant Chair: Kristin Powers
Department Coordinator: Susan Goldman

Department Office: Education (ED) 1 Room 10
Telephone: (562) 985-4517
Email: edpac@csulb.edu

Department website: http://www.csulb.edu/edpac
College website: http://www.ced.csulb.edu
FAX: (562) 985-4534

Faculty: Stephen Adams, Robert H. Berdan, Thema Bryant-Davis, Teresa Chen, Jennifer Coots, Lesley Farmer, Laura Forrest, Bita Ghafoori, Gary Greene, Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Kristi Hagans, Elaine J. Haglund, Nat Hansuvadha, Rose Marie Hoffman, A. Jean Houck, Thomas J. Kampwirth (Emeritus), Simon Kim, Marilyn Korostoff, Jennifer Lamkins, Joanne Tortorici Luna, Hiromi Masunaga, Ralph E. Matkin, Karen Nakai, Margaret Olebe, Anna Ortiz, Shireen Pavri, Dawn R. Person, Kristin Powers, Ali Rezaei, Catherine Richards, William Saltzman, Charles Slater, Katherine Van Giffen


The Department of Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling offers graduate level course work in the following program areas: Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; Social and Multicultural Foundations; Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT); School Counseling; School Psychology; Student Development in Higher Education; and Special Education; as well as undergraduate service courses in life skills and other areas.

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.
All CED graduate level courses (500/600) are assumed to be Letter grade only (A-F) unless stated otherwise.
Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts degrees in Education with the following
options are offered:
• Educational Administration
• Educational Psychology
• School Librarianship
• Social and Multicultural Foundations of Education
• Educational Technology

Two Master of Science degrees are available:
• Special Education
• Counseling

MS in Counseling offers five options:
• Career Counseling (temporarily suspended for new admissions)
• Marriage and Family Therapy
• School Counseling
• Student Development in Higher Education
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (temporarily suspended for new admissions)


The department offers credentials in Administrative Services (Preliminary and Professional), Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling, School Counseling Internship, School Psychology, School Psychology Internship), Special Education (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe) and Library Media Teacher Services. In addition, a Graduate Certificate in Career Guidance Specialist and Community College are offered. (Please note: the Graduate Certificate in Career Guidance Specialist is under consideration for discontinuance.)

Required credential courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. The minimum grade point average for successful progress in the credential programs of the department is 3.0 on all units to be applied to the credential program. Students falling below 3.0 will be placed on probation. To maintain status in the credential program students must earn sufficient grade points to bring GPA back to 3.0 by the end of the regular semester following the semester in which the GPA fell below 3.0. Refer to this Catalog for policy.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Studies (code COEDUM01)

The minor comprises courses that integrate studies of culture, language, learning and the academic environment, and human development. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to support career objectives related to public education in Crosscultural Language and Academic Development. The minor consists of a minimum of 18 units selected with an advisor. Courses in the department of the student’s major may not be used.

1. One course from each of the following areas (12 units):
Culture: ANTH 421/LING 425 or EDP 432/EDEL 430
Language: EDSP 454 or LING/CD 329
Schooling: EDP/LING 485
Development: EDP 301, 302, HDEV 307I, or PSY 361

2. Six additional units, selected with an advisor, from the following:
Culture: AIS 319, ASAM 319, B/ST 319, CHLS 319, W/ST 319, ANTH 329, ANTH 412I, ANTH/LING 413, ANTH 419, ANTH 421/LING 425, ANTH/WST 475, CHLS/ASAM 335I, EDP 432/EDEL 430
Language: ANTH 170; CHLS 402; EDSP 454; LING/CD 329; LING/ENGL 327; LING 363I, 435, 472, 486.
Schooling: AIS 361, ASAM 310, B/ST 420, CHLS 340, EDP 305, EDSP 350.
Development: EDP 301, EDP 302, HDEV 307I, PSY 361.