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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education and Integrative Studies


Jeff Passe, Dean
Hend Gilli-Elewy, 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 community comprised of the undergraduate departments of Early Childhood Studies (ECS), Ethnic and Women’s Studies (EWS), Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE), Liberal Studies (LS), Education, and Educational Leadership, 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 curricula.

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, equity, 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 Education Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies provides the leadership, structure, and assessment necessary to meet state and federal requirements for teacher credential programs. 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

Jann Pataray-Ching, Chair

The mission of the Education Department of the College of Education and Integrative Studies is to cultivate successful education professionals in a diverse community that practices innovation, discovery, and experiential student-centered learning.

Programs include:

  1. 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/Cantonese), Education Specialist Preliminary Mild/Moderate; Education Specialist Preliminary Moderate/Severe, Agriculture Specialist.
  2. Advanced Credentials/Added Authorization: Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization, Administrative Services Preliminary Credential Tier I and Tier II,
  3. Bilingual Authorization, Reading Certificate Added Authorization.
  4. Masters of Arts in Education Degree with subplans/options in: Curriculum and Instruction (Emphases: General Studies, Advanced Literacy Studies, and Design-Based Learning), Educational Leadership, Educational Multimedia Design, and Special Education.
  5. Doctoral Program (Ed.D.): Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership Department

Betty Alford, Chair

The newly established department develops educators’ expertise as champions for equity and excellence in the highly diverse region served by Cal Poly Pomona. The Educational Leadership programs are informed by the expressed needs of the local San Gabriel and Pomona Valley area with the master’s degree in education with an option in educational leadership and the doctoral degree offered on campus with course instruction offered in a hybrid deli every mode and the administrative services credential program offered in an off-campus cohort format to better serve local educators who are still practicing teachers. The Doctoral Program serves local educators and leaders in educational settings to build leadership capacity for quality, equity, and justice in education.

Programs include:

  1. Administrative Services Credential (Preliminary and Clear; Clear Administrative Services Credential currently not offered 2018/2019)
  2. Masters of Arts in Education Degree with an option in Educational Leadership, and
  3. Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership.

Early Childhood Studies Department

Nancy Hurlbut, Chair

The newly established Early Childhood Studies (ECS) Department offers educational programs that advocate for understanding diversity and dual language development. The faculty use service learning, internships, face-to-face, hybrid, and online pedagogy in order to provide the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work with children and families during the most critical developmental time in a child’s life. Program graduates are prepared to work in infant-toddler programs, preschools, elementary schools, careers in home visiting, family support programs, post-baccalaureate degree programs, and other professional contexts that focus on working with young children and families. Presently the Early Childhood Studies baccalaureate includes emphases on Leadership in Early Childhood Teaching, Childhood Equity and Program Administration, Infant-Toddler Program and Practices, and General Emphasis in which students design their own coursework in collaboration with their faculty advisor. Students select one of the four emphases.

Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department

Sandy Dixon, Chair

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department promotes interdisciplinary study, research, learning, and teaching about the many groups of people in society who are socially and/or self-identified through the constructs of ethnicity, culture, class, race, religion, nationality, affectional/sexual orientation and gender.

Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies (GEMS) Major (BA). Subplans: 1) GEMS BA, with emphases in African American Studies, Asian Pacific Islanders Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies: 2) Pre-credential BA, leading to subject matter competence for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and Early Childhood.

Minors in African American Studies, Asian Pacific Islanders Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Native American Studies, Women’s Studies, and Gender and Sexuality 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 curricula, 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 21 units of GE, including lower division English, Humanities, and Social Science GE requirements, concluding with an upper division C3 or D4 synthesis course. IGE also offers a number of stand-alone upper division GE synthesis course. Open to all majors.

Liberal Studies Department

Christina Chávez-Reyes, Chair

Liberal Studies (BA). Two subplans: (1) General Studies, for students wishing a broad liberal arts-based education who have multiple disciplinary interests to prepare for fields in human services, health services, education, or graduate school among others; (2) Pre-credential, for subject matter preparation for the multiple subjects (elementary) teaching credential.

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