Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work

Oddmund Myhre, Ph.D., Dean

John Borba, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Advanced Studies
Noelle Won, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Teacher Education
Erin Hall, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Katie Olivant, Ed.D., Chair, Department of Liberal Studies
Robin Ringstad, Ph.D., LCSW Chair, Department of Social Work
John Borba, Ed.D., Coordinator, Administrative Services Credential
Karen Webster, Ed.D., Coordinator, Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Extensive Support Needs Credentials
Suzann Whitehead, Ed.D., Coordinator, Pupil Personnel Services Credential
Susan Neufeld, Ed.D., Coordinator, Master of Arts in Education; Coordinator, Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential, and Educational Technology
Debra Bukko, Ed.D., Director, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership
Heather Dean, Ph.D., Coordinator, Single Subject Credential
Anne Weisenberg, Ed.D., Coordinator, Multiple Subject Credential

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall - DBH 301
Phone: (209) 667-3652

Departments in the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work:

Department of Advanced Studies in Education 
Department of Liberal Studies 
Department of Kinesiology 
Department of Social Work 
Department of Teacher Education  

Graduate Programs in the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work:

Educational Leadership Ed.D. 

  • PreK-12 Leadership
  • Community College Leadership

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Social Work 




The mission of the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work is to engage faculty and students in instruction, scholarship, and professional experiences that provide subject-specific, pedagogical, and practical knowledge essential for planning, implementing, and assessing educationally-related activities.  We are committed to the development of diverse educational leaders who meet the needs of a multicultural and multilingual society.  Our programs are designed to advance the ethical behaviors and professional leadership capacities of students through participation in coursework, field experiences, and scholarly activities that together cultivate reflection and encourage innovation in educational settings.  We provide multiple and systematic opportunities for students to make connections between their professional responsibilities and their roles as educational leaders in the larger society, and to serve as advocates for children, families, and communities.

The College offers both initial and advanced credential and certificate programs that are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), Master of Arts programs, Master of Social Work, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.

Credential Services

Sheri Biasca and Cristina Ponce, Credential Analysts

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall - DBH 303
Phone: (209) 667-3534

The Credential Services office in the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work serves as the campus liaison to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and handles education credential matters. Credential Services disseminates credential information,  including requirements and regulations, to campus staff, faculty, students, prospective candidates, and the general public. Individuals from out-of-state or out-of-country are advised in Credential Services. Credentialed teachers may also obtain up-to-date renewal information at Credential Services.

The Credential Services office evaluates applications for the Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credential programs. Credential Services verifies Subject Matter Preparation Programs (waiver) for students who will attend another institution to complete their credential program. The Credential Services office evaluates, verifies, and recommends to the Commission all basic multiple, single subject, and education specialist teaching credentials and all professional clear, advanced, and services credentials.

The CCTC has approved the University’s programs leading to the credentials listed in the following section. For specific and current information on these credentials, please contact the identified department office.

Department of Advanced Studies in Education: (209) 667-3364
  • Administrative Services Credential
  • Pupil Personnel Services Credential: Counselor Education
  • Reading & Language Arts Specialist Credential
Department of Teacher Education: (209) 667-3357 
  • Education Specialist Credential
    • Mild/Moderate
    • Extensive Support Needs
    • Concurrent Education Specialist
      • Multiple Subject
      • Single Subject
  • Multiple Subject Credential
  • Multiple Subject Bilingual Authorization
  • Single Subject Credential
  • Single Subject Bilingual Authorization