Welcome to the College of Education at Cal State Monterey Bay

If your goal is to positively impact the lives of children, share your love of learning, and/or contribute to beneficial social change through education, the College of Education will provide you with an opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives you will need to succeed.

Let us help you become a teacher - change a life - impact the world.

our Vision and Mission 

Through collaborative leadership, the College of Education prepares highly-qualified ethical, compassionate, and culturally responsive educators and leaders who serve and transform communities and schools to promote equity and social justice.

• Mission
The College of Education is committed to the preparation and professional development of innovative scholar-practitioners who implement evidence-based practices that support and promote overcoming achievement gaps that result in success for all.

college of education departments

CSUMB College of Education programs have a distinctive reputation for innovation and excellence. Program information is available on the department websites, or click on these links to learn more about the specific program:

department of Liberal Studies 

  • Liberal Studies Undergraduate Program
  • Human Development Minor

department of Teacher Education 

  • Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential
  • Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential
  • Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential (clear pending CTC approval)
  • Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Preliminary Credential (clear pending CTC approval)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Master of Arts in Education



  • Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential


Ways to support the college of education

We are a new college addition at CSUMB as of summer 2014. Help us fulfill our vision and mission through giving. Here are a few paths to help the College of Education, it's faculty and students.

  • Provide an annual book scholarship for students.
  • Create a scholarship fund for students going into education.
  • Make a donation to support the Mission of the College of Education.
  • Endow a professorship.
  • Include the College of Education in your planned giving.
  • Fund a new building.

Please feel free to contact the Dean, Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado, or University Advancement for these exciting opportunities!

Contact College of Education

(831) 582-5170

Fax: (831) 582-5172


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