The Department of Education consists of specialized post-baccalaureate and graduate programs in Teacher Education, Graduate, and Professional Studies. Our programs uniquely prepare educators for roles as teachers in a variety of settings and for positions of leadership in theri particular area of interest. Educator preparation programs focus on instructional and content expertise, knowledge application, and global awareness as professional educators, administrators, and instructional designers.
The Ethnic and Women's Studies Department offers an educational program designed to equip students with the knowledge, analytical skills, and experience necessary to effectively live and work in today's diverse society. History, culture, and contemporary issues are explored and analyzed through the intersecting perspectives of ethnicity, race, class and gender. The curriculum combines an interdisciplinary knowledge of our socio-cultural world with opportunities in service learning, internships, and community fieldwork.
The Interdisciplinary General Education Department (IGE) provides an interdisciplinary undergraduate general education experience that prepares students to lead globally conscious, socially responsible, productive, satisfying, and ethical lives in a changing diverse world. Although not a major, IGE offers students in all majors a unique and stimulating choice to fulfill their general education requirements.
The major in Liberal Studies offers a diversified curriculum for those who are attracted to an interdisciplinary program of study in preparation for graduate school or to teach in the public schools of California. Te Liberal Studies department faculty are committed to meeting the needs of students who desire a broad-based liberal arts education with considerable flexibility and choice to meet their academic goals. Liberal Studies is one of the preferred pathways for those interested in becoming teachers in the elementary school.