Jul 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Department Chair: Hiromi Masunaga

Department Coordinator: Natalie Sevilla

Department Office: Education EED Room 10

Telephone: (562) 985‑4517

Email: asec@csulb.edu

Department website: http://www.csulb.edu/college-of-education/advanced-studies-education-and-counseling 

College website: http://www.ced.csulb.edu

FAX: (562) 985-4534

Faculty: Edwin Achola, Stephen Adams, Robert Berdan (Emeritus), Teresa Chen, Jennifer Coots, Jana Echevarria (Emerita), Lesley Farmer, Laura Forrest, Nina Filores, Brandon Gamble, Bita Ghafoori, Gary Greene (Emeritus), Kristi Hagans, Elaine J. Haglund (Emerita), Nat Hansuvadha, Jacob Olsen, Lindsay Pérez Huber, A. Jean Houck (Emerita), Marilyn Korostoff (Emeritus), Susan Leonard-Giesen, Caroline Lopez, Joanne Tortorici Luna, Hiromi Masunaga, Kristin Powers, Paul Ratanasiripong, Ali Rezaei, Kelli Sanderson, Jolan Smith, Sylvia Taylor, Catherine Richards-Tutor, William Saltzman, Kristine Stout.


The Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling offers graduate-level coursework in the following program areas: Educational Psychology, Educational Technology and Media Leadership, Social and Cultural Analysis of Education, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), School Counseling, School Psychology and Special Education/Education Specialist, as well as undergraduate service courses in life skills and other areas.

Students desiring information about graduate programs should contact the Graduate Studies office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. For information about Special Education/Education Specialist Credential, please contact the Teacher Preparation Advising Center (TPAC) office. All CED graduate level courses (500/600) are assumed to be letter grade only (A-F) unless stated otherwise.


The department offers credentials in Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling, School Psychology), Education Specialist/Special Education (Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe) and Teacher Librarian Services.

Required credential courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. The minimum grade point average for successful progress in the credential programs of the department is 3.0 on all units to be applied to the credential program. Students falling below 3.0 will be placed on probation. To maintain status in the credential program students must earn sufficient grade points to bring GPA back to 3.0 by the end of the regular semester following the semester in which the GPA fell below 3.0. Refer to this Catalog for policy.


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