College of Education

EDU

http://www.csus.edu/coe/index.html

The College of Education is responsible for the professional development of teachers, administrators, and counselors to meet the needs of California's diverse schools, families, and communities in the 21st Century.

Professional development includes the initial preparation of candidates for basic specialist, service, and administrative credentials; advanced programs leading to graduate degrees (M.A., M.S., and Ed.D.) for experienced practitioners; the preparation of school administrators and those who will guide public policy in education; and the preparation of counselors and school psychologists for schools, families, public agencies, and private agencies. The College also makes a substantial contribution to the undergraduate curriculum at Sacramento State, offering baccalaureate programs in Child Development, American Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Vocational Education.

Preparation programs for these professionals must provide a blend of knowledge, theory, and practical application in the real world. All aspects of the preparation must meet the most rigorous standards set for the professions by state and national professional associations and accrediting bodies.

Approximately 700 first-time teachers graduate from the teacher preparation program each year. In addition, more than 1,000 student interns are placed into community schools and social service agencies for service learning projects and for supervised fieldwork leading to credentials and licensure. Sacramento State ranks among the top of all CSU and UC institutions in the number of special education teaching credentials issued in California each year.

The College has a long history of innovative and productive partnerships with P-12 teachers, schools, families, and communities. Its programs address significant issues such as educating diverse student populations, identifying student success factors, and providing integrated community services. Our Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services is one of the largest providers of low-cost counseling services in the Sacramento region.

Undergraduate Studies in Education Programs

The Undergraduate Studies offers three Bachelor's Degrees: one in Child Development and one in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (CTS). We also offer four minors: American Sign Language/Deaf Studies; Child Development; Child Development - Counseling; and Education: Teaching, Equity and Engagement (with a focus on teaching, equity, and engagement; linguistic diversity; culture and social justice). A comprehensive set of college preparatory courses is available through our math learning skills area. Students are also offered a broad range of general education and elective courses.

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies (DEAF)

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and hard-of-hearing people in American and global society. The core program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Deaf and Hard of hearing people, drawing from the areas of language, community, history, culture, and literature.

Child Development (CHDV)

Child Development students study physical, socio-emotional and cognitive growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. Our graduates pursue careers in day care, preschool teaching, administration, parent education, elementary school teaching, community college teaching, or work with a variety of counseling and community agencies that serve children and families.

Permits

The Child Development Permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program. California offers six levels of Child Development Permits, each with its own set of issuance requirements and each authorizing the holder to perform different levels of service in child development programs.

Career and Technical Studies (CTE)

The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (CTS) is a four-year college degree that can serve as a springboard for a master's degree or a career ladder into many other professions. The demand for traditional adult/vocational educators is expected to grow locally by 31% through 2016, with an anticipated 11,800 new positions yearly statewide. Additionally, general workforce education is an ongoing need in all industries. This degree can be applied to a variety of disciplines.

General Education Courses (EDUC)

Undergraduate Studies also offers a broad array of classes that can be taken as general education courses.

Math Learning Skills (MLSK)

Math Learning Skills prepares students for college by offering two levels of preparatory coursework. Math Learning Skills also facilitates the academic transition of students from high schools and community colleges by providing diagnostic testing and placement, academic advising and articulation, and by participating in educational equity efforts.

Minors

A minor is a set number of units in a specific area of study that supplements a student's major area of study. A minor allows experience in an area of study beyond a primary major. Minors available are American Sign Language and Deaf Studies; Child Development; Child Development-Counseling; and Education: Teaching, Equity, and Engagement.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
  • Child Development

Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies

Minors

  • American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
  • Bilingual/Multicultural Education
  • Child Development
  • Child Development, Counseling
  • Teacher Education
  • Education: Teaching, Equity and Engagement

Undergraduate Studies in Education Course Listings

  • Math Learning Skills
  • Education
  • Deaf Studies
  • Child Development

Teaching Credential Programs

Teachers in California's public schools enter a complex world where half of the students come from low income families and more than 25% are learning English as their second language. Research shows that students who have two consecutive years with an effective teacher experience success as learners, regardless of factors like poverty and English proficiency. You could be that teacher who changes children's lives! Read on to learn more about our credential programs: multiple subject (K-8), single subject (7-12, Art, English/Language Arts, History/Social Science, Home Economics, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and World Languages), and education specialist (mild/moderate disabilities, mild/moderate disabilities and multiple subject, moderate/severe disabilities, moderate/severe disabilities and multiple subject, early childhood special education).

Multiple Subject Credentials (EDMS)

The Multiple Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, such as the classrooms in most elementary schools (grades K-8).

Single Subject Credentials (EDSS)

The Single Subject Teaching Credential authorizes the holder to teach the specific subject(s) named on the credential in departmentalized classes, such as those in most middle schools and high schools.

Education Specialist Credentials (EDSP)

The Education Specialist Instruction credential programs authorize the holder to teach in the following disability areas of specialization: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, or Early Childhood Special Education. All specializations include the Autism Spectrum Disorder authorization and the English Learner authorization.

Other Credentials and Authorizations

Sacramento State offers several California Teaching Commission approved credentials or authorizations outside the college of Education.

Preliminary  Teaching Credentials

  • Education Specialist: Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate(M/M) Disabilities Specialist
  • Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate(M/M) Disabilities Specialist with Multiple Subject
  • Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe(M/S) Disabilities Specialist
  • Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe(M/S) Disabilities Specialist with Multiple Subject
  • Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate/Severe (M/M/S) Disabilities Specialist
  • Multiple Subject, Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Hmong
  • Multiple Subject, with English Learner Authorization (ELA)
  • Single Subject, with English Learner Authorization (ELA)
  • Single Subject, Bilingual Authorization in Spanish or Hmong

Single Subject (Secondary)

  • Art
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • French
  • German
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science: Biology
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Science: Geosciences
  • Science: Physics
  • Social Science
  • Spanish

Note: Waiver programs leading to baccalaureate degrees may have different requirements from non-waiver degree programs.

Graduate and Professional Studies in Education Programs

The Graduate and Professional Studies in Education offers MA degrees that address the development of the child from conception through adolescence; K-12 schools; and Leadership. These discipline areas of concentration include: Multicultural Education; Child Development; Counselor Education (Career, Marriage & Family, Pupil Personnel); Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (K-12; High Education); Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology (Pupil Personnel Specialist in Education, ED.S); and Teacher Education (Curriculum & Instruction; Gender Equity; Educational Technology, i-MET; Language & Literacy).

Child Development (CHDV)

The Master of Arts in Child Development option offers an opportunity for the advanced study of developmental theory and research in preparation for a wide range of professional objectives. The MA in Child Development option emphasizes scholarly reflection on developmental issues, and academic excellence in oral and written communication. The program faculty values academic scholarship and research, and regards their application in professional settings as central to the mission of the MA program. Graduates of the program are expected to be well educated, lifelong learners, with excellent preparation in research, theory and practice in diverse, multicultural settings.

Counseling: Career, School-with PPS Credential, or Marriage/Family Therapy (MFT) (EDC)

The Counselor Education program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs and concerns of a diverse society. Graduates leave with a strong foundation in counseling theories and techniques to apply in a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on both personal and professional development with experiential learning infused throughout the entire curriculum. Several courses involve participation in community agencies and schools prior to the required supervised field study placements. As an important part of their development as professional counselors, students are encouraged to participate in their own personal counseling with professionals not affiliated with our educational programs.

Counseling: Vocational Rehabilitation (EDS)

The overall mission of the Sacramento State Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to produce qualified rehabilitation counselors who possess the skills and dedication to assist individuals with disabilities in achieving self-determination, independence, meaningful employment, and full community integration. The program mission addresses the critical shortage of qualified rehabilitation counselors in the state of California and the nation and seeks to increase the number of counselors available to meet an ever-growing need.

Curriculum and Instruction (EDTE)

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to provide professional and specialized preparation for the candidate interested in acquiring knowledge and skills essential for the design and development of curricula and related instructional practices. The program promotes expertise in a particular field of interest such as educational technology, language and literacy, the arts in education, gender equity, and other specializations related to elementary, middle, and secondary education.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Higher Education Leadership (EDLP)

The mission of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program is to develop educational leaders from diverse backgrounds who will positively improve educational institutions and environments – from pre-K through university to the professional levels. The program aims to make persuasive and effective leaders that possess the following core qualities: Be visionary change agents; Create collaborative earning communities; Engage in reflective practice; Ensure diversity and equity; Implement research-based practices and site-based best practices; Build capacity through leadership development.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: K-12 Masters and/or Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, Tier I (EDLP)

The mission of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program is to develop educational leaders from diverse backgrounds who will positively improve educational institutions and environments – from pre-K through university to the professional levels. EDLP program graduates serve in a broad variety of leadership and management positions throughout the region and the country. Some have chosen to pursue doctoral studies in Educational Leadership after completing their Master's level studies and have gained critical experience in leadership. All Educational Leadership programs are organized to be cohort-based. Groups of students admitted each application cycle will take all of their courses together. Enrollments are predictable, and a course of study can be planned in advance in relation to the availability of highly qualified faculty. Cohorts provide students a foundation from which to build important professional support networks with their classmates/colleagues, while facilitating collaborative and cooperative learning experiences throughout the program and into their careers.

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Professional Administrative Services Credential, Tier II (EDLP)

The mission of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program is to develop educational leaders from diverse backgrounds who will positively improve educational institutions and environments – from pre-K through university to the professional levels. EDLP program graduates serve in a broad variety of leadership and management positions throughout the region and the country. Some have chosen to pursue doctoral studies in Educational Leadership after completing their Master's level studies and have gained critical experience in leadership. All Educational Leadership programs are organized to be cohort-based. Groups of students admitted each application cycle will take all of their courses together. Enrollments are predictable, and a course of study can be planned in advance in relation to the availability of highly qualified faculty. Cohorts provide students a foundation from which to build important professional support networks with their classmates/colleagues, while facilitating collaborative and cooperative learning experiences throughout the program and into their careers.

Educational Technology, iMet (EDTE)

This program uses a combination of face-to-face and online meetings. The program is designed based on quality assurance principles. Instruction is centered on the learner and on what is required of educators in today's technologically-rich learning environment. Coursework is project-oriented, utilizing innovative electronic portfolios focusing on reflective learning practices and review by peers and colleagues. The Master of Arts in Education, Educational Technology encompasses a wide variety of research-based academic, technical, and practical exposures, certifying that holders of the degree are highly competent teaching strategists, leaders, and presenters. Participants in the program not only learn to integrate relevant teaching strategies with current technologies, but are expected to develop new procedures that augment learning through the use of technology. Students focus on developing multimedia and web-based delivery skills as a means for teaching and learning. Students build on their existing knowledge of hardware, software, and network applications, and other technology used in teaching and learning.

Gender Equity (EDTE)

The professional educator brings together subject matter knowledge, appropriate strategies, and interpersonal skills essential to providing successful learning experiences. The contemporary teacher is well versed in individualized instruction and sensitive to developmental and socio-cultural issues involving the learner. This program offers the professional education components of credential programs for kindergarten through high school teaching.

Language and Literacy: MA, and Language and Literacy Leadership Credential (EDTE)

The professional educator brings together subject matter knowledge, appropriate strategies, and interpersonal skills essential to providing successful learning experiences. The contemporary teacher is well versed in individualized instruction and sensitive to developmental and socio-cultural issues involving the learner. This program offers the professional education components of credential programs for kindergarten through high school teaching.

Multicultural Education (EDBM)

The Multicultural Education graduate program explores theoretical and pedagogical issues of bilingualism, multiculturalism, educational equity, and social justice, offering courses and experiences to assist educators to work successfully in classrooms, schools, and educational agencies within our diverse State. The curriculum develops student's pedagogical, analytical, and planning skills in order to prepare them to operate effectively in the development, implementation and analysis of educational policies and programs affecting the academic lives of low income, and culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 students.

School Psychology: MA, PPS Credential, or Specialist in Education (EDS)

The School Psychology program offers course work leading to two Pupil Personnel Services Credentials (regulated by California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing) and two graduate degrees:

It also includes course work leading to eligibility for two licenses (regulated by California’s Board of Behavioral Science Examiners):

Special Education (EDS)

The Master of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education is designed for candidates who concurrently apply to one of our Education Specialist credential programs (Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, or Early Childhood Special Education) or candidates who are already pursuing one of these credential programs. Candidates who already hold an Education Specialist credential either from Sacramento State or another institution may also apply to the program. The program is designed to prepare graduates to be leaders, advocates and agents of change in schools through the exploration of current issues, practices, policies, research and legislation in the field of special education.

Master of Arts in Education

  • Child Development
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum and Instruction Arts Cohort
  • Curriculum and Instruction - National Boards
  • Curriculum and Instruction - Online Cohort
  • Curriculum and Instruction - Uncohorted
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology (iMET)
  • Gender Equity Studies
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Language and Literacy
  • Multicultural Education
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Workforce Development Advocacy

Master of Science in Counseling

  • Career Counseling
  • Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialist in Education (Ed.S)

  • School Psychology

Services Credentials

  • Clinical Rehabilitative Services
  • Preliminary Administrative Services1
  • Preliminary Administrative Services Internship1
  • Professional Administrative Services2
  • Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling
  • Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Internship
  • Pupil Personnel Services (School Psychologist, including Internship)
  • Pupil Personnel Services (Social Work)
  • School Nurse Services Credential
  • Teacher Librarian Services Preliminary Administrative Services1
1

Must either hold a Basic Teaching Credential, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, or School Nurse Services Credential.

2

Must hold Preliminary Administrative Services Credential.

Doctorate in Educational Leadership (EdD)

This three-year program is designed for working professionals and seeks to produce exemplary educational leaders for schools, community colleges, and related educational areas. This program is housed in the College of Education and is a partnership between the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Department of Public Policy and Administration. The program takes advantage of its location in California's capital by utilizing the expertise of education policymakers and analysts, as well as executive leaders in K-12 and the community colleges.

Focusing on the three interrelated themes of transformational leadership, critical policy analysis and action, and informed decision making, the program prepares graduates for positions as school principal, school district superintendent, community college administrator, governmental analyst, student services administrator, and/or community outreach program administrator.

For further information got to www.csus.edu/coe/academics/doctorate

College of Education Equity Coordinator

The Equity Coordinator is responsible for designing and coordinating recruitment and support programs for targeted students in the College of Education. As such, the Coordinator spends significant time advising and guiding students both individually and in group settings on course and program selection, job searching, academic internships, minors in education, scholarships and financial aid. The Coordinator assists students to resolve any problems that may affect their ability to be successful in the educational and career pursuits and to refer students to the needed campus services as appropriate. The Coordinator then follows these students and academic advising and/or student support services until they have successfully completed their teaching credential or degree. In addition, the Equity Coordinator oversees test preparation courses and workshops to help students prepare for the exams required for a teaching credential including the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test) and the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers). For further information contact or go to www.csus.edu/equity.

Students and advisors should note that credential requirements and procedures are being reviewed continually by the Legislature and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and are subject to change.

Specialist Credentials

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Reading/Language Arts

Note: Must hold a Basic Teaching Credential in some cases.

Certificates of Competency

  • American Sign Language
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Certificate/Reading Program

Contact Information

Academic and Program Services (APS)
APS serves as a one-stop office for student services. Start here with questions about our programs, admissions, advising, or any general inquiries. We are here to help!
Eureka Hall 401
(916) 278-6639

Academics

Undergraduate Studies in Education
Karen Davis-O'Hara, Branch Chair
Phillip Booth, Administrative Services Coordinator II
Eureka Hall 401
(916) 278-6639
coe-ugrad@csus.edu

Teaching Credentials
Stephanie Biagetti, Branch Chair
Linda Lugea, Administrative Services Coordinator II
Eureka Hall 401
(916) 278-6639
coe-cred@csus.edu

Graduate and Professional Studies in Education
Sue Heredia, Branch Chair
Vacant, Administrative Services Coordinator II
Eureka Hall 401
(916) 278-6639
coe-grad@csus.edu

Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program
Julian Heilig, Director
Elizabeth Steiner, Assistant to the Director
Eureka Hall 316
(916) 278-2282
edd@csus.edu

Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services (CCDS)
Darryl Henderson, Director
Veronica Richardson, Assistant to the Director
Eureka Hall 421
(916) 278-6252
ccds@csus.edu

Office of the Dean
Alexander Sidorkin, Dean
La Tina Gago, Assistant to the Dean
Eureka Hall 206A
(916) 278-6523

Office of the Associate Dean
Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Interim Associate Dean
Donna Wehner, Assistant to the Associate Dean
Eureka Hall 206
(916) 278-6523

For more information, visit the Web site for the College of Education at www.csus.edu/coe