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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary and Bilingual Education, Department of

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Department Chair

Lisa Kirtman

Department Office/Website

Education Classroom Building 324


Donna Bennett, Kim Case, Sharon Chappell, Amy Cox-Petersen, Teresa Crawford, Mildred Donoghue, Loretta Donovan, Carmen Z. Dunlap, Barbara Finnell, Ana Garza-Dargatz, Tim Green, Andrea Guillaume, Pablo Jasis, Lisa Kirtman, Christine Mayfield, Kathy Murphy, Kim Norman, Terri Patchen, Nawang Phuntsog, Jennifer Ponder, Kristine Quinn, Chris Renne, Christine Valenciana, Michelle VanderVeldt, Lisa Winstead, Ruth Yopp-Edwards, Hallie Yopp Slowik


The Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at Cal State Fullerton provides exemplary preparation for candidates dedicated to improving teaching and learning for all children. The faculty members in the department are nationally recognized for their contributions to the field of education. Moreover, the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education provides programs that are nationally accredited (NCATE), in addition to meeting the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requirements. The Department is highly regarded as a leader in education whose candidates are well-prepared to act as change agents for the future.

The department offers teacher credential and master’s programs in a variety of areas, both face to face and online.

The university mission, college philosophy and department theme emphasize the active social nature of learning, the interconnection among ways of learning, the dispositions of inquiry and the relationship to the larger diverse society. The department is strongly committed to these themes and dispositions.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in elementary and bilingual education:

Knowledgeable and competent specialists

  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in subject matter knowledge or field of study
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding and implementation of pedagogical skills or skills in chosen field
  • Use technology as a resource

Reflective and responsive practitioners

  • Promote diversity
  • Make informed decisions
  • Engage in collaborative endeavors
  • Think critically

Committed and caring professionals

  • Be agents for change
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards
  • Become lifelong learners

Application Deadlines

Please visit for information on the credential and master’s programs.

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of ScienceNon-DegreeCertificate


      Elementary and Bilingual Education

      Courses are designated EDEL in the class schedule.

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