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Educational Psychology

College of Education

Macintosh Humanities Building

Department Chair: Jennifer Coots
Department Assistant Chair: Bita Ghafoori
Department Coordinator: Susan Goldman
Department Office: Education (ED) 1 Room 10

Telephone: (562) 985-4517
Email: edpac@csulb.edu

Department website: Educational Psychology
College website: College of Education

FAX: (562) 985-4534

Faculty: Stephen Adams, Robert H. Berdan, Claudia Canizales, Teresa Chen, Jennifer Coots, Michael Dumas, Lesley Farmer, Laura Forrest, Brandon Gamble, Bita Ghafoori, Gary Greene, Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Kristi Hagans, Elaine J. Haglund, Nat Hansuvadha, Don Haviland, Rose Marie Hoffman, A. Jean Houck, Simon Kim, Marilyn Korostoff, Jennifer Lamkins, Joanne Tortorici Luna, Hiromi Masunaga, Ralph E. Matkin, John Murray, Karen Nakai, Anna Ortiz, Shireen Pavri, Laura Portnoi, Kristin Powers, Ali Rezaei, Catherine Richards, William Saltzman, Seon-Hi Shin, Charles Slater, William Vega

Introduction


The Department of Educational Psychology, Administration, and Counseling offers graduate level course work in the following program areas: Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; Social and Multicultural Foundations; Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT); School Counseling; School Psychology; Student Development in Higher Education; and Special Education/Education Specialist; as well as undergraduate service courses in life skills and other areas.

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

All CED graduate level courses (500/600) are assumed to be letter grade only (A-F) unless stated otherwise.

Graduate Degrees


Master of Arts degrees in Education with the following options are offered:
• Educational Administration
• Educational Psychology
• Librarianship
• Social and Multicultural Foundations of Education
• Educational Technology

Two Master of Science degrees are available:
• Special Education
• Counseling

MS in Counseling offers five options:
• Career Counseling
• Marriage and Family Therapy
• School Counseling
• Student Development in Higher Education
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (temporarily suspended for new admissions)

Credentials


The department offers credentials in Administrative Services (Preliminary and Professional), Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling, School Counseling Internship, School Psychology, School Psychology Internship), Education Specialist/Special Education (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe) and Teacher LibrarianServices. In addition, a Graduate Certificate in Career Guidance Specialist and Community College are offered. (Please note: the Graduate Certificate in Career Guidance Specialist is under consideration for discontinuance.)

Required credential courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The minimum grade point average for successful progress in the credential programs of the department is 3.0 on all units to be applied to the credential program. Students falling below 3.0 will be placed on probation. To maintain status in the credential program students must earn sufficient grade points to bring GPA back to 3.0 by the end of the regular semester following the semester in which the GPA fell below 3.0. Refer to this Catalog for policy.