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California School of Education

Making a difference that can last a lifetime.

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Enrich Your Life While Teaching Others.

If you have a calling to be a role model who guides and supports today’s youth, we can help you heed that call by putting higher education and expertise on your side. Whether you attend classes online or enroll in one of our education programs in California or Arizona, we ensure you leave prepared with the tools to inspire the generations to come.

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Programs and Degrees

The California School of Education (CSOE) offers a variety of degrees, certificates, and credentials in education that prepare you to make a lasting difference through teaching, counseling, leadership, advocacy, administration, management, and community work.

The online degree program at Alliant can guide you every step of the way. Your path into the classroom is one paved with academic excellence through:

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and Arizona Department of Education certification of many of our world-class education programs
  • Multiple degree options, including credentials and CSOE certifications, master’s, and doctoral degrees, many of which offer specialized emphases
  • Online college education degree course options designed with working professionals in mind
  • Hands-on training facilitated by extensive clinical practice field experiences 
  • Multiculturalism interwoven throughout the curriculum and rooted in university culture, giving you an educational experience rich with diversity and inclusion

     
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Our specialty is helping you transform your experience into expertise, and your expertise into leadership. Join the thousands of others who have chosen Alliant and are now improving students’ lives as:

  • Single subject/secondary teachers
  • Multiple-subject/elementary teachers
  • Education specialist/Special education teachers
  • School psychologists
  • School counselors
  • Educational leaders and managers
  • California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) leading to Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certification

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Learn About CSOE

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Go Beyond the Lesson Plan

A child’s time in the classroom echoes throughout every aspect of their lives. It is our shared responsibility to provide strong role models in schools—and that starts with offering you training in breaking barriers and opening minds. During a time when the  teacher shortage has reached crisis levels, the need to reach students from every background has never been greater.

That’s why our goal is to prepare competent, confident, and conscientious educational leaders who will promote and empower personal growth, academic success, and professional achievement for all.

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Extensive Credential Programs

At Alliant, we do our best to prepare you to become a prepared educator. This includes not only providing you a means of receiving your state-required credentials, but also offering you a wide range of certifications to widen your knowledge base. 

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Focus on Diversity

Not every life lesson is taught in the classroom, but all school districts need prepared professional teachers. That’s why we introduce you to cultural experiences outside your own and ensure that your clinical training opportunities include a diverse array of environments so you learn how to meet the needs of all learners. 

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Kristy Pruitt
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Welcome from the Dean

As an educator for over 25 years, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations, including multicultural, bilingual, multilingual, indigenous, and special-needs groups in K-12 and higher education. I use research and data to consistently improve my strengths and my leadership methods, focusing on climate as the key to driving results. Equity and organizational practices are part of my strategic focus when addressing institutional barriers and facilitating success.

At CSOE, our academic programs and experienced faculty demonstrate the qualities necessary for preparing you to make a lasting difference through teaching, counseling, leadership, administration, management, and community work. We have adopted a mantra, IMPACT values illustrates our institutional culture of inclusion, mentoring, passion, accountability, communication, and teamwork. 

At CSOE we’re committed to providing and promoting quality, equitable education. Our holistic vision of excellence values the rich diversity of our community and promotes inclusivity when establishing partnerships with stakeholders. 

Our faculty are scholar-practitioners known for their depth of knowledge and practice. Our reciprocal learning model allows for the integration of current trends promoting transformation in service learning, community involvement, and social change.

Your decision to pursue higher education is an important one, and your decision to be an educator, leader, psychologist, or counselor will influence social change. You have a part in impacting our future leaders and future citizens. We encourage you to explore our website, learn more about our programs, and meet with our academic advisors and faculty.

Sincerely,

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Kristy Pruitt, EdD
Dean, California School of Education

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Get to Know Our Program Directors

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Dr. Mueller
CSOE School Psychology Program Director & Assistant Professor
California School of Education
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Sherri Sedler
CSOE School Counseling Program Director & Associate Professor
California School of Education
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Jenny Tellez
Assistant Professor, ASC and Cal APA Coordinator
California School of Education
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chris pilkington
Program Director, ELM & Assistant Professor
California School of Education
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ken kelch
Program Director, TESOL, CTEL, and Bilingual Authorization
California School of Education
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james adams
Associate Professor & Program Director
California School of Education
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Use this handy teacher preparation program finder to be guided towards the best teaching credential or certificate program for you.

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It’s All Waiting for You

You can make an impact today, not only in your own life, but in the lives of countless others. Take the next step toward your future with the California School of Education.

Learn more or get started today by calling (866) 825-5426 or contacting an Admissions Counselor today.

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