About the College

On July 1, 2004, the College of Education was formally designated the 8th college of California State University, Fullerton.  The College of Education is home to more than 1200 credential and graduate students. It is a destination of choice for students seeking the highest quality teacher preparation and advanced degrees in education.  Cal State Fullerton is the only public institution in Orange County that offers professional education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The College of Education’s work focuses on closing the opportunity gap. The College’s impact is notable given the fact that we credential the largest number of teachers of any public institution in the state of California and have the largest Ed.D. program in the CSU system.  

We understand that the College cannot control all the complexities of TK-14 student success, but our faculty and staff ensure a level playing field through our focus on three main priorities for educator preparation: 

  • Technology
  • Just Equitable and Inclusive Education
  • Community Engagement