Scholarships are available for undergraduate teacher track, credential, master's, and doctoral students in the College of Education. Scholarship applications are available the first week in November in the Office of the Dean, ED1-5, and online at www.ced.csulb.edu, and should be completed and submitted by the second Friday in February. Scholarship recipients are identified by the fourth week of April and the scholarship funds are awarded for the beginning of the next academic year.
Educational Career Services assists students and alumni in their search for professional positions in the field of education. ECS serves teacher candidates and also provides services to students and alumni seeking positions as school administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, college instructors, librarians, and other positions in education. Services offered by ECS include: maintaining links to web-based job banks, posting job vacancy notices, sponsoring job fairs, conducting job search seminars, providing individual advisement, and providing information about professional educational opportunities. Appointments may be scheduled with an Educational Career counselor to obtain information about the current job market in education or to receive assistance with resume writing or job interview skills. ECS is located in ED1-33, telephone (562) 985-5772.
The Credential Center assists students in pursuit of their credential and educational goals. Center staff serve as a campus liaison to the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and coordinate the dissemination of credential information to University staff, faculty, students and the general public. The Credential Center is responsible for the evaluation, verification, and recommendation of all initial elementary teaching, secondary teaching, specialist, and service credentials. The Center serves as a University resource for credential requirements and regulations, which includes advisement for out-of-state and out-of-country credential applicants and assistance to credentialed teachers seeking renewal information. The Center is located in ED1-42, telephone (562) 985-4109, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SERVE Program creates an opportunity for students at the undergraduate level, in particular those who are considering careers in K-12 education, to learn about the realities of urban classrooms and the needs of the diverse K-12 student population. SERVE interns work with students individually and in small groups to provide academic support and encourage personal growth. Through this involvement CSULB students assess their career goals and provide direct service to students and teachers in grades K-12 and to their communities.
SERVE is located in ED1-17, telephone (562) 985-5499.
The Educational Psychology Clinic serves as a primary training site for the School Psychology, School Counseling, Marriage, Family Therapy, and Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential Programs, while providing comprehensive educational and psychological services to children at a moderate cost. Services at the Clinic are provided by graduate students under the supervision of faculty in the College of Education. Specific services provided at the clinic include psychoeducational assessments, counseling and tutoring. Administrative fees for clinical services are reduced for CSULB students and those with financial need. The Educational Psychology Clinic is located in ED2-155, telephone (562) 985-4991, website www.ced.csulb.edu/edpac/clinic.
The Center for Language Minority Education and Research (CLMER) engages in a wide range of services, projects and research initiatives to promote equity, excellence and justice in schools and society, with a focus on traditionally underserved and underrepresented children, families and communities. Services, projects and research initiatives align with a vision for an inclusive, democratic society and promote evidence- and research-based approaches to relevant human, organizational and educational change. CLMER is located in ED1-18, telephone (562) 985-5806.
The Center for Collaboration in Education coordinates information on the various university/community part-nerships. These partnerships are focused on the renewal of the education profession and the pursuit of a high quality seamless public education/higher education pathway.