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Education is the utmost, essential form of social engagement in all aspects of human affairs. Welcome! And thank you for your interest in the Charter College of Education (CCOE) at the California State University, Los Angeles. CCOE is the first and only in the nation to have the “charter” identity as a public college of education, bestowed by the Cal State System in 1995, which allows us to be innovative, creative, flexible, and critically engaged in urban public education for its much needed transformation to inclusive education for all.

The college values and thus focuses on “Community Engaged Collaboration through Teaching, Learning, Research and Service.”

Our CCOE faculty, staff and students collaborate with surrounding local public school districts (e.g., the nations’ second largest public school system, Los Angeles Unified School District) as well as various public, private, and international partners to advance urban public education. The college has three divisions: Applied and Advanced Studies in Education (AASE), Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), and Special Education and Counseling (EDSC). The college features small classes, high-quality innovative instruction and pedagogy, and research-based best practices, all of which are grounded in urban schools, classrooms, and other community settings where our graduates and community educational partners work.

The CCOE has a pdf iconConceptual Framework with a vision statement that guides our work: "Promoting an inclusive environment to support caring professional educators for the future so that all learners achieve their fullest potential." The Conceptual Framework and information on people and programs are provided on this website.

The College offers undergraduate degree programs in Urban Learning for prospective elementary and special education teachers. This major allows Multiple Subject (elementary) teachers to complete their degree requirements and credential requirements at the same time. Special education teachers can complete their degree requirements and the internship requirements at the same time. The degree and credentials are designed to prepare teachers to work effectively with diverse students in urban settings. We also offer an undergraduate degree program in Rehabilitation Services, which prepares students to work in a variety of settings to advance the independence, integration, and full participation of individuals with rehabilitation needs.

The credentials programs we offer are extensive and include the following: Single Subject (authorizing you to teach in middle schools and high schools); Multiple Subject (authorizing you to teach in elementary schools); Administrative Services; Special Education in Visual Impairments, Orientation and Mobility, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, and Physical and Health Impairments; Early Childhood Special Education; and Pupil Personnel Services (authorizing you to work as a school counselor or school psychologist). Most of these programs also offer internship opportunities.

Our master’s degree programs (Master of Arts and Master of Science) are numerous and offer a wide array of options (e.g., Education, Educational Foundation, Counseling, TESOL, Educational Technology and Leadership, and much more!) for you to consider developing your leadership and professional skills related to education. We also offer a Joint Doctoral Program (Ph.D.) with the University of California, Los Angeles, in Special Education and an independent Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) program. Special certificate programs are offered in several areas that will provide you with specialization in areas in demand in educational settings.

CCOE graduates are sought out by schools, school districts, various educational agencies, and other communities, including international communities because of the high-quality field-based preparation programs in place in the college at Cal State LA. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the college, faculty, staff, students, and professional preparation programs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to have additional information about CCOE programs.

If you wish to be a part of the history-making transformation of urban public education to course of action for promoting innovation, creativity, social justice, equity, and human rights, CCOE may be the professional home for you. Let’s work together! We hope to see you at Cal State LA!!!

About Dr. Eunsook Hyun, Dean of the Charter College of Education
(Check this link: pdf iconBrief Bio and Publications)