Students: New & Continuing

Mission:  The Education Services Center in the School of Education is committed to attracting and retaining talented and dedicated teachers, educators, practitioners and leaders.  The center supports shared governance, program assessment and improvement, lifelong learning and exemplary education practice.  The Center is dedicated to facilitating the efforts of the School of Education to serve as the region’s higher education partner of choice.

Purpose:  The Education Services Center is responsible for recruiting, admitting, advising, graduating and credentialing students who are interested in teacher preparation, educational leadership, advanced credentials, Masters, and Doctoral degree programs.  The center provides group and individual information sessions and advising appointments including walk-in, e-mail and telephone inquiries regarding School of Education programs.  As a team, center staff is responsible for the recruiting and admissions process including evaluating for admissions requirements and facilitating the interview and acceptance process.  The Center team supports and monitors students through the program including the registration process, coursework, grades, assessment and completion of program requirements, using an on-site paperless tracking system.  When the credential/masters student has completed the program and the necessary requirements, the Center staff completes the MA degree conferral clearance and state credentialing process and serves as an on-going resource on certification, adding authorizations to the credential and employment.  The Center sustains a student and program assessment process and facilitates state and national accreditation.  The Center networks with other offices on campus and serves as a resource to the community, school districts, county offices of education, out of state candidates and the public regarding state and university credentialing requirements, participating in and providing workshops, information sessions and training to provide the most up-to-date information.  As agents of the state certification agency (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) the credential analysts evaluate and verify requirements for issuance of California state credentials.

Goals:  Recruit and provide on-going advisement to prepare students best ready to serve as elementary, middle and high school teachers, special education professionals, principals, superintendents, school administrators, speech language pathologists, and leaders in higher education and the community.

Education Services Center
University Hall 221

Center Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4:45 PM