About Us

Allen Mori, Ph.D
., Dean, Charter College
of Education
| James H. Wiebe,
., CATALISE-West Director, Instructional Technology

Paula Arvedson, Ph.D.,
Division of Curriculum and Instruction | Elizabeth
Viau, Ph.D
., Instructional Technology Program

Adelaide Doyle-Nichols, Ph.D.,
Instructional Technology Program

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.

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: