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COVID-19 Information Update | Most buildings are closed | Virtual instruction for Fall 2020 term

Welcome to the College of Education!

CSUMB’s course delivery method will be through virtual instruction for the fall 2020 term, with few limited exceptions for in-person instructional and research activities that cannot be delivered in an alternate modality and are essential to the university’s core mission. For these activities, we will maintain rigorous standards of health and safety. This includes all College of Education graduate and undergraduate 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:

Vision and Mission

The vision and mission statements below were crafted by members of the College of Education Sub Committee charged with finalizing the Vision and Mission statements. Their work was based on the products that resulted from a series of Sub Committee and College-wide strategic planning meetings as well as conversations with key community stakeholders.


Through innovative teaching and scholarship, the College of Education prepares highly effective, culturally sustaining professionals who serve, engage, and transform communities and schools to promote equity and social justice.


The College of Education prepares innovative scholar-practitioners who enact culturally responsive and sustaining, evidence-based practices to cultivate lifelong learning and well-being in diverse communities.

Core Values

The College of Education values:

  1. Innovative, transformative, and equitable practices
  2. Reflective teaching, research, and scholarship
  3. Reciprocal and responsive individual, family, and community relationships
  4. Local and global impact

Contact Us

Education Advising Coordinators

Michelle Padula

Phone: (831) 582-4560


  • LS ITEP pathways
  • Student Success (extra support for struggling students)
  • Credential Program FAQs

Jose Zavala

Phone: (831) 582-3937


  • Liberal Studies: Traditional pathway students
  • Human Development & Family Studies students
  • Education Minor
  • Human Development Minor

Admissions & Recruitment Counselor

Shawna Gannon

Phone: (831)582-4628



College of Education

(831) 582-5170
(831) 582-5172
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