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College of Education

College Information, Programs and Courses

Dean: Marquita Grenot-Scheyer

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-4513 / 985-4951


Associate Deans: Shireen Pavri, Steve Turley

Assistant to the Deans: Marvel Whitson

Administrative Services: Lou Caron, Melody Nielsen

Credential Center: Carol Riley, Director (562) 985-4109

Development Office: Anne Tyler Allen, Director (562) 985-7477

Educational Career Services: Judi Walker, Director (562) 985-5772

Educational Psychology Clinic: Kristin Powers, Director (562) 985-4991

Facilities Coordinator: Toshie Sweeney

Graduate Studies and Research: Nancy McGlothin, Coordinator (562) 985-8476

SERVE: Hilda Sramek, Director (562) 985-5499

Teacher Preparation Advising Center: (562) 985-9259

Directors: Karen Hakim-Butt, Lisa Isbell

Systems Specialist: Matt Evans

Web Manager: Adam Amberden


Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
(EDP, EDAD, EDSP, COUN, ETEC, and ELIB) (562) 985-4517
Jennifer Coots, Chair

Liberal Studies (L/ST) Daniel J. O'Connor, Chair (562) 985-4228

Single Subject Teacher Education (EDSS) (562) 985-5326
Karen Hakim-Butt, University Coordinator

Felipe Golez, Chair (562) 985-4507


The College of Education's mission is to create and nurture a learning and teaching community committed to equity and excellence in education. We fulfill our purpose by preparing professional educators and practioners who promote equity and excellence in diverse urban settings through pedogogy evidence-based practices, collaboration, leadership, innovation, scholarship, and advocacy.

The College provides undergraduate and graduate studies in education through three departments -- Liberal Studies, Teacher Education, and Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling – and one university-wide program – the Single Subject Credential Program. Curriculum in college programs focuses on the preparation of personnel for teaching and educational service in pre-school settings, elementary, middle and high schools, community colleges, adult programs, and other educational agencies. Descriptions that include prerequisites and requirements for each credential, certificate, and degree program are listed in this catalog in the department that houses the particular program. Doctoral program information is included at the end of this section.

College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Please visit the college website at for detailed information on departments, programs, centers, and offices.

Programs at a Glance

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Master of Arts in Education with Options in:
    • Educational Administration
    • Educational Psychology
    • Educational Technology
    • Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education)
    • Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Education)
    • Dual Language Development
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Reading and Language Arts
    • Mathematics Education
    • Librarianship
    • Social and Cultural Analysis of Education
  • Master of Science in Special Education
  • Master of Science in Counseling with Options in:
    • Career Counseling (discontinuance under consideration, admission suspended)
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
    • School Counseling
    • Student Development in Higher Education
  • Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership (Joint) (Suspended, no new students admitted)
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Teaching Credentials

  • Elementary:
    • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Program
    • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential Program with Bilingual Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis
    • Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
  • Secondary:
    • Single Subject Credential Program
      • Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English (Emphasis in Black Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, Language and Linguistics, Literacy and Composition, Literature, Speech, Theatre Arts), Geosciences, Health Science, Home Economics, Industrial and Technology Education, Languages Other than English (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish),Mathematics, Music, Physical Education (Adapted P.E., Elementary School, Secondary School), Physics, Social Science (covering Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Designated Subjects:
    • Adult Education
    • Career Technical Education
  • Specialist Teaching Credentials:
    • Reading and Language Arts
    • Education Specialist Credential Program, Level I: Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Moderate Severe Disabilities
    • Education Specialist Credential Program, Level II: Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Services Credentials:
    • Preliminary Administrative Services
    • Professional Administrative Services
    • Teacher Librarian Services
    • School Counseling
    • School Psychology
  • Graduate Certificates:
    • Career Guidance Specialist (discontinuance under consideration, admission suspended)
    • Community College
  • Other Credentials and Authorizations:
    • Please refer to the College of Health and Human Services section of this catalog for credential programs in:
      • Adapted Physical Education
      • Health Services (School Nurse)
      • Speech-Language Pathology Services
      • School Social Work, Child Welfare, and Attendance