CCOE Centers and Institutes

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Center for Excellence in Early Intervention

Housed in the Division of Special Education and Counseling, the Center was founded to create a model program for training early intervention professionals. Its objectives include developing, demonstrating, and evaluating the best practices in early intervention service delivery to young children with special needs and their families; providing early intervention training to professional, paraprofessionals, and parents; developing and evaluating early intervention training and service delivery materials for dissemination to special educators, child development specialists, speech clinicians, allied health professionals, social workers, psychologists, physicians, and parents; and developing and operating a media and material library about early intervention.

Center for Multicultural Education

The Center's specific goals and objectives are to provide in-service training for faculty and staff, and pre-service training to students about issues related to cultural pluralism, diversity, and multicultural education. The center can also provide assistance to faculty seeking a greater degree of infusion of multiculturalism into their curriculum. The center provides technical assistance to school districts, and offers the C. Lamar Mayer Learning Center - a Saturday morning field experience for Cal State L.A students who provide academic enrichment for students from the community who are at educational risk.

Director: Andrea Zetlin
Office Location: KH C1072I
Telephone: (323) 343-4400

Pacific Rim Institute

The Pacific Rim Institute was originally chartered in 1984 to link CSULA with Asian and American companies and community organizations. The Institute took on an education focus when it was administratively relocated to the School of Education, (now Charter College of Education), in 1988. Activities sponsored by the Pacific Rim Institute reflect the interests and commitment of faculty to expanding the understanding and development of education and teacher education in the Pacific Rim and CSULA.

Director: Gay Q. Yuen
Office Location: KH C2097
Telephone: (323) 343-4350