Message from the Dean

Lisa Kirtman, Ph.D.Welcome to the College of Education at Cal State Fullerton. I hope you will enjoy exploring our website and that you will find the information you are seeking.

Education is often referred to as “The Great Equalizer,” but over the last few decades a widening income gap between families has led to a deepening academic divide between students in our classrooms. As educators we must ask ourselves how exactly do the forces of rising inequality affect the educational opportunities and pathways for low-income and minority children? Can education still be seen as an equalizer–ensuring that all students are prepared for achievement and success in today’s world?

The College of Education seeks to find answers to these important questions. As a community of educators we are committed to closing the growing opportunity gap and making a positive impact in the communities we serve. As innovative professionals we are dedicated to advancing just, equitable, and inclusive education and the development of critical and creative thinking skills for all learners. As one of the highest producers of educators in the state of California, we take these responsibilities seriously.

My goal as the Dean is to ensure our college leaves an indelible mark in the field of education—through policy, practice and by producing a cadre of educators who, through their impact in their classrooms, their communities, and the lives of each student they touch proudly demonstrate how, as Titan alumni, they “Reach Higher!”

As you read through our programs and review our course offerings, I hope you become excited about the possibilities of a career in education and join our Titan family!

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Lisa Kirtman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education

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Page updated: October 4, 2016