Giving to the Charter College of Education

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The Charter College of Education’s priority is to ensure our students are the strongest candidates in their professional fields and are also productive members of the community. This commitment to excellence in our field has helped shape the CCOE and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Your contributions provide a wide-range of opportunities for our students and support them into becoming educators, educational administrators, counselors, educational technology leaders and civic-minded citizens for social justice. Whether you are interested in supporting students through endowed scholarships or providing our faculty with the resources they need to become leaders in their field, your donation will make a significant difference in our work. Together, we can build upon our past and create new opportunities for the future.

The Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles was granted its special charter status in 1995 as a College of Education within a public university. The CCOE is the first and only public college of education in the nation to have the “charter” identity. This special designation was bestowed by the Cal State System and enables the college to be innovative, creative, flexible, and critically engaged in urban public education for its much needed transformation to provide inclusive education for all. Nationally recognized as a premier urban school of education, the CCOE offers undergraduate, graduate, doctorate (Ed.D and Ph.D) and credential programs in nearly 57 areas of emphasis. This includes programs in elementary and secondary teacher education, educational leadership and administration, pre K-12 special education, family-school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, educational technology and research, assessment and measurement. The college comprises three divisions: Applied and Advanced Studies in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education and Counseling. The college features small class sizes, high-quality innovative instruction and pedagogy, and research-based practices, all of which are grounded in urban schools, classrooms, and other community settings where our graduates and community educational partners work.

Under Dean Hyun’s leadership and vision, the college is poised to cultivate Community Engaged Collaboration in and through Teaching, Learning, Research, and Service in the community, for the community, and with the community. Through various forms of community engaged collaborations, the CCOE aims to become a national model for a college of education that strives to transform urban education and demonstrate ways to close the educational achievement gap in a systematic and sustainable manner, thus making a positive and humanistic impact within the community.

To achieve this goal, the most fundamental approach is to strengthen, expand, and/or build much more field-based and community-integrated academic foci. In an effort to achieve this important goal, the Charter College of Education can only be supported to a certain extent by the current funding recourse and may need to rely on other resources for support. Thus, engaging in development and fundraising activities under well-defined priorities are inevitable and extremely important for this cause. Please visit this page for more information regarding the CCOE’s development and fundraising priorities.