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Quick Facts about the College of Education

Our Programs

  • The College of Education serves approximately 3,000 students across 25 academic programs at the baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate/credential, master’s, and doctoral levels.
  • The College has a low faculty to student ratio at 21:1.
  • The College provides a doctoral program in Educational Leadership and 14 master’s and advanced credential programs for more than 700 students in higher education, PK-12 schooling, early childhood and care, community settings, and school site personnel programs.
  • The College of Education offers credential programs in Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist, the Urban Dual Credential Program (UDCP) and Career and Technical Education (CTE).
  • The College of Education offers an undergraduate BA degree in Liberal Studies with an Integrated Teacher Education Program. 
  • In the 2017-18 academic year the College of Education recommended candidates for 863 credentials and added authorizations.

Faculty

  • College of Education faculty are engaged scholars and expert practitioners in their fields.
  • Our faculty have been awarded $5.8 million in research grants and contracts.

Rankings

  • The College ranks first in the CSU and in the state in granting Single Subject credentials, which recently granted 276 credentials.
  • Most recently, the College ranks 3rd in California for number of initial credentials granted.

Student Support

  • The College awarded 216 student scholarships in the amount of $362,000 in 2018-2019.
  • Students are well-supported via specialized advising centers, including the Teacher Preparation Advising Center, the Graduate Studies Office, and the Credential Center.

Accreditation

  • The College is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
  • The College’s Education Specialist Program in School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Collaboration & Community

  • The College of Education has clinical partnership agreements with close to 100 school districts, Community Colleges, mental health agencies and non-profits across Southern California.
  • The College serves the community through the Community Clinic, the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center (LBTRC), and the Center for Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness.