Jun 07, 2023  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Charter College of Education

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Office of the Dean

King Hall D2069
Phone: (323) 343-4300

Office of the Associate Dean

King Hall D2070
Phone: (323) 343-4303

Office of Student Services

King Hall D2078
Phone (323) 343-4320
Website : www.calstatela.edu/ccoe


Dean: Cheryl Ney
Associate Dean: Mitch Fryling 
Resource Manager: Rosa Cessna
Director of Office of Student Services: Agustin Cervantes


The Charter College of Education offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree (in Rehabilitation Services), the Bachelor of Arts degree (in Urban Learning), master’s degrees, one joint doctoral degree, one independent doctoral degree, as well as credentials and certification for specified fields of professional service in California public schools and other public and private agencies. Because the campus is located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the Charter College of Education is committed to enabling educational leaders to meet high standards and ensure the maximum learning and achievement potential of culturally and linguistically diverse urban learners. The vision of the college is “promoting an inclusive environment to support caring professional educators for the future, so that all learners achieve their fullest potential.”


All credential programs in the Charter College of Education are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Committee on Accreditation. Programs in the college are also nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Programs Offered

Degree Programs Credential Programs Certificate Programs

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) 

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (Ph.D.) 


Master in Arts Degrees

Education, M.A., options in

Educational Administration, M.A. 

Educational Foundations, M.A.  

Educational Technology, M.A. , options in

  • Educational Technology Leadership 
  • E-learning and New Media Design      

Special Education, M.A. , options in

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Childhood Special Education 
  • Mild-Moderate Disabilities 
  • Moderate-Severe Disabilities 
  • Multicultural Multilingual Special Education 
  • Physical, Health & Significant Support Needs 
  • Visual Impairment, Blindness Orientation & Mobility 
  • Visual Impairment & Blindness Teacher Preparation 

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.A. 


Master in Science Degree

Counseling, M.S. , options in

  • Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • School-Based Family Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology 


Bachelor in Arts Degree

Urban Learning, B.A. 


Bachelor in Science Degree

Rehabilitation Services, B.S. 


Subject Matter Waiver Programs

Subject Matter Waiver Programs are separate and according to CTC website, we are approved for each of the following. Subject Matter Waiver programs are housed in the academic program that they represent.


Teaching Credentials


Education Specialist Credential  (Preliminary)

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Physical and Health Impairments
  • Visual Impairments and Blindness


Added Authorizations


Services Credentials


Advanced/Professional Clear Credentials

  • Clear - Teacher Education Induction: for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credential holders

+ ​Multiple Subject Clear/Induction Credential   

Single Subject Clear/Induction Credential  

Post-Master’s Certificate

Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis 


Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for California Reading Certificate  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for School Nurse 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Transition Specialist 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Bilingualism and Global Education  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Counseling  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Applications in Schools (CAS) 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Educational Therapy  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Higher Education and Career Counseling 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning (COTL) 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Postsecondary Reading 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Special Education Paraprofessional  

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Storytelling for Teachers and Classrooms 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teachers of English Learners 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching Learners with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms  


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