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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Department Information

Department Chair: Jennifer Coots

Department Assistant Chairs: Bita Ghafoori, Hiromi Masunaga

Department Coordinator: Susan Goldman

Department Office: Education (ED) 1 Room 10

Telephone: (562) 985‑4517


Department website:

College website:

FAX: (562) 985-4534

Faculty: Stephen Adams, Tina Arora, Robert Berdan (Emeritus), Beverly Booker, Teresa Chen, Jennifer Coots, Jana Echevarria (Emerita), Lesley Farmer, Laura Forrest, Brandon Gamble, Bita Ghafoori, Gary Greene, Marquita Grenot‑Scheyer, Kristi Hagans, Elaine J. Haglund (Emerita), Nat Hansuvadha, Don Haviland, Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Rose Marie Hoffman, A. Jean Houck, Simon Kim, Marilyn Korostoff, Susan Leonard-Giesen, Angela M. Locks, Joanne Tortorici Luna, Hiromi Masunaga, John Murray, Karen Nakai, Jonathan O'Brien, Anna Ortiz, Shireen Pavri, Laura Portnoi, Kristin Powers, Paul Ratanasiripong, Ali Rezaei, Catherine Richards-Tutor, William Saltzman, James Scott, Charles Slater, William Vega


The Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling offers graduate level course work in the following program areas: Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Librarianship, Educational Technology and Media Leadership, Social and Cultural Analysis of Education, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), School Counseling, School Psychology, Student Development in Higher Education, and Special Education/Education Specialist, 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 in Education with the following options:

  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Librarianship
  • Social and Cultural Analysis of Education
  • Educational Technology and Media Leadership

Two Master of Science degrees are available:

  • Special Education
  • Counseling

MS in Counseling offers three options:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • School Counseling
  • Student Development in Higher Education


The department offers credentials in Administrative Services (Preliminary and Professional), Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling, School Counseling Internship, School Psychology, School Psychology Internship), Education Specialist/Special Education (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe) and Teacher Librarian 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.

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Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Academic Programs

Credential Programs