Since 1993 the California State University, Los Angeles' Charter College of Education (CCOE) has operated as the first Charter College of Education in the nation. Because the campus is located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the Charter College of Education programs reflect concern with the problems and challenges of urban education with particular emphasis on linguistic and cultural diversity. The new governance structure of the Charter College of Education encourages innovation in curriculum and research; school-based projects; technology integration; and faculty collaboration with CCOE colleagues, colleagues and programs in other units at CSLA, P-12 schools; and with other community partners. The Charter College of Education has been continuously accredited by NCATE since 1957 and recently became the first in California to have been granted full accreditation by the California Committee on Accreditation.
RA, CACREP, NASP, CORE, AERBVI, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing also accredit the CCOE. The Charter College of Education has outstanding technology resources, including 7 computer labs, 8 smart classrooms, office workstations for all faculty, and loaner laptop computers and projectors. The CCOE is serviced by 3 full-time technology resource specialists, including one whose job it is to assist faculty in using technology for their personal productivity and in their instruction.
The Instructional Technology Program at Cal State Los Angeles is housed in Division of Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies. It offers service courses for other programs in the Charter College, including EDIT 430, Introduction to Computers and their Uses in the Classroom, which is required of all teachers completing their California clear teaching credentials. The IT Program offers two MA degrees-one in Computer Education and Technology Leadership and another in New Media Design and Production.
Many of the graduates of these MA programs are technology leaders in schools and districts in CSLA's service area. Faculty in the IT program are involved in many school-based projects, including Linking Teachers and Technology program which is training teachers from 20 school districts in the San Gabriel Valley (adjacent to the CSULA campus) to incorporate technology into their classrooms.
The CATALISE team members have outstanding experiences related to the use of technology in K-12 schools and in teacher education. Furthermore, they are experienced in accreditation, standards, and school reform. The team consists of 3 faculty members from the InstructionalTechnology program and 1 faculty member from the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. Click on the names below for more information about each of the team's members:
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Through the division of Educational Foundations and Interdivisional Studies, graduate degrees are offered in Instructional Technology and Computer Education.