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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 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), and Liberal Studies (LS), as well as the post-baccalaureate departments of Education and Educational Leadership, which offer 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, and Special Education.

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.

Educational Leadership Department

Betty Alford, Chair

The Educational Leadership Department develops the expertise of educators as champions for equity and excellence in the field of educational leadership. The Educational Leadership Programs are informed by the expressed needs of the local San Gabriel and Pomona Valley area in addition to the standards for the field. Both the master’s degree in education with an option in educational leadership and the Educational Leadership Doctoral Degree are offered on campus with course instruction offered in a hybrid delivery mode. The administrative services credential program is offered at one of four approved off-campus locations in a cohort format and prepares individuals for administrative roles in K-12 education. The Doctoral Program serves local educators  in P-12 settings and other educational leaders to strengthen leadership capacity for quality, equity, and justice in education.

Programs include:

  1. Administrative Services Credential (Preliminary and Clear)
  2. Masters of Arts in Education Degree with an option in Educational Leadership, and
  3. Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership.

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 and scholarship, student-centered learning, and scholarship and the creation of an extended learning community. The award-winning program. open to all qualified students, 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, and 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 CPP students regardless of whether or not they have taken previous IGE courses.

Liberal Studies Department

Estela Ballon, Interim Chair

The Liberal Studies program offers a diversified curriculum for those attracted to discussing, collaborating, and finding answers about what it means to be human in the past, present, and future. We value and promote the liberal (Greek for meaning free-thinking) arts focus on intellectual capacities, communicative skills, interdisciplinary knowledge, and civic and professional dispositions applicable to today’s workplaces and communities. Students apply knowledge from the arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences to inquire and discover an understanding of and approach to solving the complex issues of our time. There are three organizing themes (social responsibility/social justice, sustainability, and wellness) that tap into the significant challenges human beings face today in global and local communities.

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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