Charter College of Education News

​Recent News

  • News

    Photo of Berenice Onofre Vasquez

    Photo of Berenice Onofre Vasquez and Faculty

    Commencement News

    Telemundo, NBC and Hispanos Press reported on the story of Cal State LA’s oldest grad, a grandmother getting her doctorate at the Charter College of Education.

    NBC Los Angeles:


    Photo of Dr. Feliza I. Ortiz-LiconThe CCOE is excited to announce that Dr. Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon will serve as the CCOE commencement speaker for 2017!

    Dr. Ortiz-Licon is a member of the Board for the California Department of Education, Senior Director of K-16 Education at the National Council of La Raza,
    and alumnae of the Joint Ed.D. program with UC Irvine and Charter College of Education at Cal State LA.

    We look forward to hearing her words of wisdom, advice, and inspiration!

    The CCOE commencement was held May 22, 2017, at 6 p.m.

    For additional commencement info visit:

    Photo of Berenice Onofre VasquezUniversity Times features story on CCOE grad walking in 2017 Commencement. Seventy year-old grandmother to earn Doctor of Education at CCOE - student success inspires many. To read more, visit:

    April 11, 2017 - In the wake of a devastating shooting that took place at a school site in San Bernardino, Dr. Emily Hernandez, from the CCOE School-Based Family Counseling Program in the Division of Special Education and Counseling, was interviewed by FOX 11 News. She spoke about the needs of children and families during times of crisis. To view one of her two interviews, click here:

    Zetlin on Teaching Exceptional Learners

    Andrea Zetlin, Ed. D., professor emerita in the CCOEDivision of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles, was recently featured in an article in CSU News, "Teaching Those Who Teach Exceptional Learners." To read, visit:

    January 5, 2017 – Dr. Lynn Mahoney, Cal State LA Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced today that after serving for more than a year in an interim capacity, Dr. Cheryl Ney will be named dean of the Charter College of Education effective February 1. Dean Ney has served Cal State LA admirably in several roles, joining the university first in 2009 as Associate Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies, and also as Associate Provost and Interim Provost. Under her leadership, the campus received WASC re-accreditation, converted to semesters, and successfully met ambitious graduation rate goals established by the CSU in 2010. To read the full announcement, Click Here to View the CCOE Dean Announcement.

    January 25, 2017 – Cal State LA’s University Times covers announcement of Dr. Cheryl Ney’s appointment as Dean of the Charter College of Education. Click here to read the full story.

    Pebdani Part of Cal State LA
    Researchers to Receive Federal Grant

    Dr. Roxanna Pebdani of the CCOE Division of Special Education and Counseling is part of an interdisciplinary team at Califonia State University, Los Angeles that has been awarded a $600, 000 grant from the federal government to research the exercise needs of wheelchair users, specifically those with traumatic spina cord injuries.
    To read the article, visit:

    February, 2017 – Vince Fazzi, Jr., who received his Master’s degree and credential as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist at Cal State L.A., was recently featured in a news story on KTLA, demonstrating how, as an O&M specialist for the Los Angeles Unified School District, he teaches a visually impaired student to navigate independently. Fazzi, who serves as an adjunct professor at the CCOE, is also the son of CCOE Associate Dean Diane Fazzi. The news story showcases the many different ways our graduates serve the public good. To see the interview, click here.

    February 6, 2017 - Apply today for The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research. The MTPCCR is a joint program of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The program encourages minority master’s students and health professionals to consider a doctorate and provides information on how to do it. Click here for additional information and applications on the MTPCCR.

      For archived news...


    Welcome Newly Admitted Fall 2017 Credential Students!
    We look forward to seeing you at the New Student Orientations!

    Better Together: CA Teachers Summit

    Friday, July 28, 2017 | 8 am to 1:30pm

    To Register for Better Together:

    Satellites & Education Conference
    Thursday, July 27 - 29, 2017 | 8 am to 5 pm Golden Eagle Ballrooms

    To register for Satellites & Education Conference XXX:

    California Counseling Association/CCOE Conference, "Building Bridges: Creating Communities Today & Tomorrow"
    Friday & Saturday, July 21 & 22, 2017 | Registration for CCA is now open and will be limited.
    To RSVP visit:


    Friday, June 2, 2017
    CROSSING FICTIVE BORDERS: A Conversation about Writing, Language & Literacy
    A Symposium in Celebration of Our Multilingual City
    Cal State LA Student Union 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Cal State University LA
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032
    Breakout groups include:
    Heritage Language Maintenance & Revitalization
    Academic Language & Literacy
    RSVP Info is Forthcoming
    For additional info:

    The Teachers College at Columbia University is partnering with the Charter College of Education at Cal State LA for

    Transforming Schools for Inclusion

    A Leadership Institute on May 24th and May 25th

    This institute will provide a structured, interactive professional learning experience for building and district leadership teams to create and/or revise organization-wide professional learning plans to support inclusive schools. Participants will participate in a simulated case study approach to professional learning that develops their leadership capacity to lead collaborative decision-making teams in pursuit of supporting adult learning and growth for all teachers, inclusive of teachers of students with disabilities.

    Institute Details
    March 29th & May 24th - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Cal State LA, Charter College of Education
    Golden Eagle Conference Center (Ballroom 2, Third Floor)
    5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 - Campus Map Link
    Use Parking Structure C (Top Level) - Google Map Link Parking
    2 CEUs from Teachers College Columbia University, ELDEx simulation experience, digital and printed instructional materials, Columbia University certificate of completion, analysis of leadership assessment, breakfast, and lunch included.

    Endeavor Foundation offers scholarships to reduce Institute Fee from $995 to $250 per participant

    Register Online - or call - 212.678.8356

    Instructional Technology Program
    Open House

    Tuesday, May 23, 5:30-8 p.m. King Hall D2077
    Come Congratulate our Graduates and Meet our current Students and connect with Alumni

    CCOE Commencement
    May 22, 2017 | 6 p.m.

    Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator Celebration
    May 5, 2017 | 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Golden Eagle Ballroom
    By invitation

    Education Career Fair 4/20/17

    If you are looking for a career in education, join us –

    April 20, 2017 (Thursday) 3:00pm
    King Hall Walkway
    Near Lecture Halls

    Get information on opportunities as:

    • Elementary Teachers
    • Secondary Teachers (English, Math, Social Science, etc.)
    • Special Education Teachers
    • Reading Specialists
    • Counselors/Psychologists
    • Assistant Principals

    Click here to view the Career Fair Flyer

    CA-Promise CSULA Achievement Awards Ceremony
    March 25, 2017 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Golden Eagle Ballroom
    To RSVP, email Ca-Promise

    We are excited to announce our upcoming CCOE Mental and Behavioral Health Conference, located at the Golden Eagle Ballrooms on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. We are looking forward to share this with our faculty, staff, university colleagues, students, partners, professionals in the field, and local community.
    The information on the Registration and Call for Proposals is provided by clicking the links below.  Please see the CCOE Mental Behavioral Conference Flyer for more information.
    REGISTER for the Conference
    CALL for Proposals

    Trauma-Informed Practices Symposium
    March 3, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Click Here to RSVP for Trauma-Informed Practices Symposium

    EDAD Symposium –
    Preparing Educational Leaders for PK-12 Students

    March 1, 2017 | 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Golden Eagle Ballroom

    Ed.D. Symposium
    February 18, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. University Student Union
    RSVP by February 1, 2017
    Click Here to RSVP for Ed.D. Symposium

    Spring Convocation
    February 14, 2017 | 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Golden Eagle Ballroom

    Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency Information Session
    will be held in King Hall D3034 on Monday, February 13, 2017.
    LAUTR is an intensive credential and master’s degree program founded on principles of social justice and provides aspiring urban teachers with rigorous, practical coursework, and training that includes co-teaching with a mentor teacher for an entire school year in high-need schools in Los Angeles.

    For info, visit:

    The One Conference (General Ed & Special Ed)
    Co-sponsored with LAUSD

    February 4, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Golden Eagle Ballroom

      For archived events...

    In the Media