May 18, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Division of Curriculum and Instruction

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Information about the Division of Curriculum and Instruction


King Hall C2097
Phone: (323) 343-4350
Website: Division of Curriculum and Instruction


Kimberly Persiani
Phone: (323) 343-4350

The Faculty

Professors: Mario Castaneda, Anna-Eunhee Lee Chee, Joan Fingon, Rebecca Joseph, Jennifer McCormick, Kimberly Persiani (Chair), Ambika Raj, John Shindler, Sharon Ulanoff
Associate Professors: Jamie Marsh
Assistant Professors: Oona Fontanella-Nothom, Brian Gibbs, Veronica Gonzalez, Jose Paolo Magcalas, Socorro Orozco, Christina Restrepo, Lili Zhou
Emeriti: Paula Arvedson, Carolyn Frank, Robert Land, Gay Q. Yuen. 


The Division (C&I) in the College of Education at Cal State LA offers a variety of programs to students pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, teaching credential, or authorization. Our programs, including the Urban Learning Program, Multiple and Single Subject Teacher Credentials, Teacher Induction Program, Master of Arts in Education, and Bilingual Added Authorization, cater to aspiring and current teachers and those interested in educational services. Our focus is on preparing individuals for successful careers in education. 

The multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials are specifically designed for those interested in a teaching career. These credentials provide comprehensive preparation for future educators to work with students at different grade levels and specialize in teaching various subjects or a specific subject area within the California public school system. 

Both programs are available to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree concurrently and postbaccalaureate students. Undergraduates majoring in Chicano Studies, Liberal Studies, and Urban Learning have the opportunity to earn a multiple subject credential alongside their Bachelor’s degree. This credential equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach various subjects in elementary school. 

Program Advisement

For students interested in pursuing the intern pathway to complete their credential programs

  • Website: College of Education
  • Contact person to reach out to for any inquiries or information:
  • Name: Jennifer Revilla
  • Office: King Hall D2078
  • Phone: (323) 343-4320

For individuals seeking to clear their preliminary teaching credential (whether it be multiple, single, or Education Specialist) with Cal State LA’s Teacher Induction Program: 


The credential programs at Cal State LA College of Education are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).  


    Degree - UndergraduateDegree - GraduateCertificate - Post-BaccalaureateCredential - Advanced/Professional ClearCredential - Elementary TeachingCredential - Secondary TeachingCredential - Teacher Induction


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