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Information Session Descriptions

The Graduate Studies Office offers different types of information sessions for prospective students. 

General Information Sessions

The Graduate Studies Office hosts General Information Sessions to provide an overview of the application process, as well as an overview of the master degrees and advanced credential programs offered. Please view our Information Sessions for a list of upcoming sessions. Applicants interested in a Counseling program or the School Psychology program are encouraged to attend their respective program information session listed under ‘Counseling Programs Information Sessions’ or ‘Program Specific Information Sessions'.

General Information Sessions do not require a reservation.

Counseling Programs Information Sessions

The Graduate Studies Office hosts Counseling Programs Information Sessions to provide an overview of the Marriage and Family Therapy program, School Counseling program, and Student Development in Higher Education program. The application process, degree requirements, and career objectives of the program will also be discussed. Please view our Information Sessions for a list of upcoming sessions. Please note that the next session will be in May 2019 for the Fall 2020 application cycle.

Counseling Programs Information Sessions do not require a reservation.

Program Specific Information Sessions

Many graduate programs offer program specific information sessions for prospective students. These sessions are hosted by program faculty or co-hosted by program faculty and the Graduate Studies Office. Please view our Information Sessions for a list of upcoming sessions.

Program Specific Information Sessions do require a reservation.

Online Information Session

If you are located out of the area and are unable to attend an information session in-person, please contact us at

Visiting the College of Education

Schedule an appointment with one of our Student Ambassadors to get a current student's perspective of the College of Education. Visit the CED Outreach and Recruitment site for more information and to sign up.

Interested in Teaching or Doctoral Study?

Initial Teaching Credentials

Applicants interested in a credential to teach elementary, middle or high school, or to teach special education will need to earn an initial teaching credential (Multiple Subject Credential, Single Subject Credential, or Education Specialist Credential). For additional information about initial teaching credential program, please call 562-985-1105 or visit the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) website. Applications for teaching credential programs are submitted to the TPAC office located in Ellis Education (EED) Building, Room 67.

Ed. D. in Educational Leadership Program

CSULB offers a Doctor of Education degree, specifically an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. For additional information about the Ed.D. program, please call 562-985-4998 or visit the Educational Leadership website. Applications for the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership are submitted to the Educational Leadership Department office located in Academic Services (AS) Building, Room 206.