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.

Welcome to the College of Education at Cal State Monterey Bay

NEWSFLASH: CSUMB College of Education Dean, Jose Luis Alvarado, is pleased to announce a partnership with Dr. Bettye Saxon of AT&T to create a HURDLE EXAM STUDENT SUPPORT FUND. The gift of $5,250 will support students from underrepresented backgrounds and/or those who are committed to working with students from underrepresented backgrounds in enrolling in a 100-percent online CSET preparation support course. This online course is self-paced, is closely aligned with the CSET content, and participants achieve a high rate of success in passing this hurdle exam. Additionally, this fund will cover the expense of taking this high stakes exam. The College of Education will provide more information to all eligible students within the next few days.

Dr. Bettye Saxon with Dean Jose Luis Alvarado

our Vision and Mission 

Through collaborative leadership and practices, the College of Education prepares highly-qualified, culturally responsive professionals who serve, engage, and transform communities and schools to promote equity and social justice.

The College of Education prepares innovative scholar-practitioners who implement
evidence-based practices to promote lifelong learning.

the college of education is committed to:

  • Culturally responsive and inclusive approaches
  • Preparing technologically savvy practitioners
  • Reflective teaching, research, and scholarship
  • Ethical standards
  • Investing in and supporting the success of both individuals and communities
  • Continuous program improvement
  • Offer rigorous academic programs

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 Advising and Admissions Contact: Carrie Ballard
Phone: 831/582-4559
Email: cballard@csumb.edu

College of Education graduate, CSUMB commencement 2015

department of Teacher Education 

Teacher Education Advising and Admissions Contact: Shawna Gannon
Phone: 831/582-4628
Email: sgannon@csumb.edu



  • Multiple Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential

Ways to support the college of education

Help the new College of Education fulfill its vision and mission through giving. Here are a few paths to help the College of Education, its 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 Greg Bistline in University Advancement for these exciting opportunities!

CSUMB Alumni and Visitor Center

Contact College of Education

(831) 582-5170

Fax: (831) 582-5172


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