Division of Special Education and Counseling

The Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles offers graduate programs of study leading to a variety of undergraduate/graduate degrees, credentials and certificates/added authorizations.

Preparation is offered for teachers, counselors, school psychologists and specialists in special education, counseling, rehabilitation, and related services. A doctoral program in Special Education is offered jointly with UCLA for those seeking preparation to teach at the university level and to serve in other leadership roles. In addition to on-campus preparation programs, a number of special education, school counseling and school psychology internship programs are available through cooperative programs jointly implemented by many school districts and the division.

Graduate Programs

  • Special Education program provides both a Master of Arts degree with 11 options.
  • Doctor of Philosophy degree
  • Counseling program provides a Master of Science degree with four different options: Applied Behavior Analysis, School-Based Family Counseling, School Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services prepares students to pursue graduate work in a variety of counseling specialties.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Learning; with requirements for the Education Specialist (Special Education) internship teaching credential.

Federally funded traineeships are available in some areas of study. In addition, many scholarships are provided through the Division of Special Education and Counseling and the College of Education.

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Contact Information

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Division of Special Education and Counseling

California State University, Los Angeles 
King Hall C1064,
Phone: 323-343-4400
Email: Jennifer Hua


Monday | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Dr. Leila Ricci, Interim Division Chair
Dr. Elina Saeki, Interim Associate Chair
Jennifer Hua, Administrative Support Coordinator
Vacant, Administrative Support Assistant II
Vacant, Administrative Support Assistant II
Vacant, Student Assistant