The Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles offers graduate programs of study leading to a variety of undergraduate/graduate degrees, credentials and certificates/added authorizations.
Preparation is offered for teachers, counselors, school psychologists and specialists in special education, counseling, rehabilitation, and related services. A doctoral program in Special Education is offered jointly with UCLA for those seeking preparation to teach at the university level and to serve in other leadership roles. In addition to on-campus preparation programs, a number of special education, school counseling and school psychology internship programs are available through cooperative programs jointly implemented by many school districts and the division.
The graduate programs in Special Education provides both a Master of Arts degree with 11 options and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The graduate program in Counseling provides a Master of Science degree with five different options. The Applied Behavior Analysis option is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) , The School Counseling Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) , the Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP).
The program offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services. This program trains students for employment in a variety of rehabilitation-oriented settings, and also prepares students to pursue graduate work in a variety of counseling specialties.
CSULA also offers an undergraduate blended major option in Urban Learning that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree along with requirements for the Education Specialist (Special Education) internship teaching credential. The Urban Learning major is supported by a depth area in social sciences that focuses on diversity and a choice of either an education minor to prepare students to teach in elementary schools or an education specialist minor for teachers working as interns in special education settings
Federally funded traineeships are available in some areas of study. In addition, many scholarships are provided through the Division of Special Education and Counseling and the Charter College of Education.
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For further information, contact the
Division of Special Education and Counseling,
King Hall C 1064, by phone 323.343.4400
|Monday||7:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thurday||7:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Dr. Holly Menzies||Division Chair|
|Dr. Mitch Fryling||Associate Chair|
|Jennifer Hua||Administrative Support Coordinator|
|Mayra Alonzo||Administrative Support Assistant|
|Robert A. Salerno||Administrative Support Assistant II|
College of Education/School of Education, California