Friends of CCOE, Office Alumni and Friends

Friends of CCOE

Distinguished Educators Award Dinner 2018
Distinguished Educators Award Dinner 2019

The Friends of the Charter College of Education were founded in 1978 to support the Charter College of Education at Cal State LA. As one of the oldest support groups at the university, the Friends co-sponsor events that strive to enhance education and the art of being an educator or educational leader!


From academic workshops and professional development for faculty to annual new teacher recognition and student recruitment activities, the Friends help to create and sustain the unique strengths of the Charter College of Education. The Friends also host one of Los Angeles County's most highly regarded professional achievement awards events – the Annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner. The event honors educators and community service leaders who demonstrate excellence, a high level of commitment, and who have made significant contributions in the community, while raising funds for student scholarships.


We invite you to be a part of the CCOE community! Be sure to join us next year for a very special celebration as we host the 30th Annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner on November 1, 2019. Mark your calendars now for this milestone event.

Learn more about the Distinguished Educators Award Dinner.

See photographs of this year’s event.

See videos of this year’s honorees.