Dean's Welcome

Dean's Welome


Welcome to the Spring 2023 Semester in the College of Education!

Happy New Year and new semester! For some the Spring semester is the start of something new (welcome to our new students!) – for others it is the final push towards to a degree, certificate, or credential. And for many, it is a semester that is part of a larger journey here at Cal State LA. Wherever you are at in your journey with us in the College of Education – here we go!

We continue to offer a full range of programs in the College – Bachelor’s, Credential, Certificate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs across our three Divisions (Special Education and Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, and Applied and Advanced Studies in Education). We are always looking to evolve as the needs of our students and communities continue to change – and we’ll continue to work towards this during the Spring semester. We know this work requires ongoing and intentional efforts to collaborate with students, staff, faculty, and community partners.

Our programs are an enactment of our values – we strive to promote and enact justice, equity, and inclusion throughout our work and are committed to learning how to best live these values in our work each day.

Finally, we want to make sure you know of all of the resources that are available to you on our campus. Of course – you should always ask us if you have questions! Below are some important contacts in the college.

Thank you for being a part of our work – we look forward to all the things ahead this Spring!

- Mitch Fryling, Interim Dean, College of Education
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COE Contacts

Dr. Agustin Cervantes

Dr. AgustinDr. Agustin Cervantes 
Director of Student Services

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Dr. Anthony Hernandez

Dr. AnthonyDr. Anthony Hernandez
Chair, Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
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Dr. Kimberly Persiani

Dr. KimberlyDr. Kimberly Persiani
Chair, Curriculum and Instruction
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Dr. Ya-Chih “Jilly” Chang

Dr. Ya-ChihDr. Ya-Chih “Jilly” Chang
Chair, Special Education and Counseling
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Celes Aguilar

Celes​Celes Aguilar
Dean’s Coordinator, Dean’s Office

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