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College of Education

Teacher with students

Claire C. Cavallaro

Carmen Zuniga Dunlap

Nancee Wright

Education Classroom Building 190
(714) 278- 3411


" The mission of the College of Education is to prepare high quality educators and leaders who engage in research-based instruction and reflective practice, meet ethical and professional standards, participate in innovative collaborative endeavors, are committed to lifelong learning, are dedicated to making the world a better place through education, and whose actions reflect valuing diversity.
The College has an exceptional and diverse faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Through rigorous inquiry, they look to expand the realm of knowledge about teaching, learning, and educational leadership. "

Dean Claire C. Cavallaro
College of Education

The College provides educators, leaders, and professionals in various learning environments with the ability to apply critical and informed thinking to professional practice and problem-solving and to use these skills and attributes to become change agents in their schools, communities, and other work places. The College prepares undergraduate students to become active and critical thinkers in order to meet academic requirements related to university learning.

The College of Education is organized into the following departments: Educational Leadership, Elementary and Bilingual Education, Reading, Secondary Education, and Special Education. In addition there is an Instructional Design and Technology program for graduate students and a Doctor of Education program.

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California Reading Certificate

Certificate, Instructional Design and Technology

Certificate, Postsecondary Reading and Learning

Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership

Education, Master of Science
   Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Spanish-English)
   Educational Administration
   Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
   Secondary Education
   Special Education
   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (For further information refer to the Department of     Modern Languages and Literatures section of this catalog.)

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Teaching Credential (See Teaching Credential Programs section of this catalog)

The College of Education offers high quality programs that meet state and national accreditation standards. The accreditation bodies for the college include:

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

The College of Education supports a variety of student organizations. These include: The Council of Educational Leadership Students; the Reading Educators Guild; Student California Teachers Association; and the Student Council for Exceptional Children.

The College of Education offers the following Scholarships:

Alumni Association Scholarship for the College of Education Amount: $1,000

Emma Bauman Holmes Education Scholarship Endowment Amount: Two $1,000 awards

Marilyn C. Brewer Scholarship Amount: $1,500

Lewis and Deborah Hancock Scholarship in Reading Education Amount: $100 (dependent upon funding)

Miriam K. Herman Scholarship Amount: Two $500 awards (subject to funding)

Dorothy C. Klausner Scholarship Amount: $100 (dependent upon funding)

The Ernest G. Lake Endowed Scholarship Amount: $200 (subject to funding)

Rainbow Scholarship – Educational Leadership Program Amount: $1,185 (may vary with funding)

Rainbow Scholarship – Multiple Subject Credential Amount: $1,185 (may vary with funding)

Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue Education Scholarship for the Master’s in Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Amount: $500 (subject to funding)

Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue Education Scholarship for the Elementary Credential Amount: $500 (subject to funding)

Scholarships for Future Educators Amount: Two $200 awards

Fannie Shaftel Scholarship Amount: $500 (subject to funding)

The Bernhard J. and Vivian W. Strand Scholarship Amount: Three $500 awards

The California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship honoring Founder, Laura E. Settle Amount: $2000

Full details regarding scholarship requirements and application deadlines can be found at the College of Education Office (EC 190).

Students seeking a Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Special Education credential should attend an overview before submitting an application. Information on overview schedules is available in EC 190.

Graduate Advisement
Graduate students should consult the graduate adviser in their major department before registering the first semester. No more than nine units may be completed before an approved study plan is filed.


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