Nancy Hurlbut, Interim Dean
____________, Associate Dean
The mission of the College of Education and Integrative Studies is to create a learning community focused on meeting the present and future needs of students in our communities. We educate students to become highly qualified and significant leaders in our society. We are committed to the principles of diversity, ethics and social justice, and life-long learning. Central to our mission are innovative and integrative thinking, reflective practice, collaborative action, and learning by doing.
To fulfill that mission, the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS) is a student-centered organization comprised of the undergraduate departments of Ethnic and Women's Studies (EWS), Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE), Liberal Studies (LS), and the post-graduate Department of Education, which offers basic credential, advanced credential, masters and doctoral programs. There is a common commitment among the departments to inquiry-based, interactive instructional strategies and interdisciplinary curriculum.
As part of our work, we are fortunate to have the International Polytechnic High School (I-Poly) on campus; I-Poly is a fully accredited high school administered through the Los Angeles County Office of Education. I-Poly offers direct experiences for secondary education teacher candidates and also functions as a model high school emphasizing problem-based learning, critical thinking and innovative teaching at its core.
The academic majors and degrees offered by the college provide a continuum of educational excellence from the baccalaureate through the doctoral degree. Programs emphasize demonstrating excellence, equality, and ethics at all levels in public and private professions using a broad multicultural and multidisciplinary approach. In its commitment to these principles, the College of Education and Integrative Studies has chosen to embrace the ethical dimensions of human inquiry, behavior, and interaction in all educational endeavors. Pluralism and diversity are at the core of our educational philosophy, encouraging a genuine respect for both individual and cultural diversity and an understanding of the forces that impact people in their local, regional, national, and world communities.
While teacher education is a university-wide endeavor, the College of Education and Integrative Studies provides the leadership, structure, and assessment necessary to meet all state and federal requirements. Our programs are designed to prepare educators to meet the needs of today's children by preparing them for tomorrow's world.
Department of Education
Dorothy MacNevin, Chair and Coordinator of Graduate Programs
The mission of the Department of Education is to take the LEAD in cultivating a Teacher-Scholar-Leader model of excellence in educator preparedness and performance among students and faculty across the continuum of credential, M.A. and Ed.D. programs. Leadership to advance teaching and learning from cradle to career is the dominant theme in all programs, including early childhood education and bilingual education, basic and advanced credentials, and M.A. and Ed.D. graduate degree programs. The intent is to exemplify, in word and deed, what it means to take the LEAD in promoting Leadership, Expertise, Application of knowledge, Diversity and global perspectives to effectively engage in new paradigms of teaching and learning. Research and best practices, in reciprocal partnerships with schools and communities, are focused on the transformative role of education in developing the most precious resources on earth - the human mind, the human heart, and the human spirit.
- Basic Teaching Credentials: Multiple Subject, Single Subject (in English, Spanish, mathematics, science, music, art, history/social science, agriculture, and P.E.), Multiple and Single Subject/Bilingual Authorization (Spanish/Mandarin Chinese), Education Specialist Preliminary Mild/Moderate; Moderate/Severe, Agriculture Specialist.
- Advanced Credentials/Added Authorization: Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization, Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Tier I and Tier II, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Added Authorization, Bilingual Authorization, Reading Certificate Added Authorization.
- Masters of Arts in Education Degree with subplans/options in: Curriculum and Instruction (with emphasis in Design-Based Learning and Heritage Languages), Educational Leadership, Educational Multimedia, and Special Education.
- Doctoral Program (Ed.D.): Educational Leadership
Ethnic and Women's Studies Department
S. Terri Gomez, Chair
Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies (GEMS) Major (BA). Subplans: 1) GEMS BA, with emphases in African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Native American Studies, and Women's Studies; 2) Pre-credential BA, leading to subject matter competence for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential; 3) Integrated BA/Credential, leading to the preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential; and 4) Integrated Bilingual Authorization BA/Credential, leading to the preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential for bilingual students.
Minors in African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, Native American Studies, Women's Studies, and Multicultural Leadership Studies.
Interdisciplinary General Education Department
Dennis Quinn, Chair
The Interdisciplinary General Education Program within the College of Education and Integrative Studies addresses the need for an integrated approach to curriculum, student centered learning, and scholarship and the creation of an extended learning community. The award-winning program consists of a thematically integrated sequence of General Education courses that satisfies 32 units of lower division English, Humanities, and Social Science GE requirements. Open to all majors. IGE also offers a GE C4 synthesis course.
Liberal Studies Department
Christina Chávez-Reyes, Chair
Liberal Studies (BA). Five subplans: (1) General Studies, for students wishing a broad liberal arts education and currently the preferred option for all liberal studies majors, including those wishing to teach but who prefer a more flexible curriculum compared to the following teaching subplans; (2) Pre-credential, for subject matter preparation for the multiple subjects teaching credential; (3) Bilingual Authorization Pre-Credential, for subject matter preparation for the multiple subjects teaching credential for bilingual (Spanish*) students; (4) BA/Credential (integrated program), leading to the preliminary (Level 1) multiple subjects teaching credential; (5) Bilingual Authorization BA/Credential (integrated program), leading to the preliminary (Level 1) multiple subjects teaching credential for bilingual (Spanish*) students.
*Bilingual Authorization in some Asian languages available through a CSU consortium.