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Dean: Shireen Pavri

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


Associate Deans: Cynthia Grutzik, Laura Portnoi

Assistants to the Dean: Kristina Hancock, Jessica Troncoso

Administrative Services: Carrie Hernandez, Melody Nielsen

Credential Center: Kit Van Wyk, Director (562) 985-4109

Development Office: Maryanne Horton, Director (562) 985-7477

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

Facilities Coordinator: Nanette Delany (562) 985-7609

SERVE: Dennis Esmeralda (562) 985-5499

Teacher Preparation Advising Center: (562) 985-1105

Director: Lisa Isbell

Systems Specialist: Matt Evans

Web Manager: Adam Amberden


  • Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling (EDP, EDSP, COUN, ETEC, and ELIB) (562) 985-4517
    Hiromi Masunaga, Chair
  • Educational Leadership (EDLD, EDAD, SDHE): (562) 985-4998
    Anna Ortiz, Chair
  • Liberal Studies (L/ST)
    Jessica Pandya, Chair (562) 985-8187
  • Single Subject Teacher Education (EDSS) (562) 985-5326
    Tim Keirn, University Coordinator
  • Teacher Education (CTED, EDCI, EDEC, EDEL, EDME, EDMS, EDRG, EDSE)
    Paul Boyd-Batstone, Chair (562) 985-4507


The College of Education is a learning and teaching community that prepares 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 four departments - Liberal Studies, Teacher Education, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, and Educational Leadership - 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 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:

Master of Science in Special Education

Master of Science in Counseling with Options in:

Ed.S. in School Psychology

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

Teaching Credentials


Multiple Subject Credential Program - ITEP

  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

  • Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential with Bilingual Authorization


Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Foundational Level General Science, Foundational Level Mathematics, Geosciences, Health Science, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Social Science and World Languages (Arabic, French, German, Korean, Italian, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish)

Specialist Teaching Credentials:

Services Credentials:

Graduate Certificates:

Other Credentials and Authorizations:

  • Bilingual Authorization (BILA)

Please refer to the College of Health and Human Services section of this catalog for credential programs in:

College of Education

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