May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Department Chair: Hiromi Masunaga

Department Coordinator: Nathalie Sevilla

Department Office: Education EED Room 10

Telephone: (562) 985‑4517


Department website:

College website:

FAX: (562) 985-4534

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


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, Counseling Psychology, 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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