Department Chair: Jennifer Coots
Department Assistant Chair: Bita Ghafoori
Department Coordinator: Susan Goldman
Department Office: Education (ED) 1 Room 10
Telephone: (562) 985-4517
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
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.
Master of Arts degrees in Education with the following
options are offered:
• Educational Administration
• Educational Psychology
• Social and Multicultural Foundations of Education
• Educational Technology
Two Master of Science degrees are available:
• Special Education
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)
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.