Dean's Message

Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu, Ph.D.
As we begin the year 2020, the College of Education has undertaken to review, update, and realign our programs to ensure that our offerings continue to be current and relevant to the demands of the 21st century educational setting. To that effect, we have contracted with a group of consultants who are currently looking through our programs and the entire college structure with the mandate of proposing organizational and structural changes to better position us to continue to meet the educational needs of the 21st century. Their recommendations will come in a couple of months.  We will share the report with the college community for input. The college leadership team will use the report and additional insights from faculty and staff to aid us in designing new programs, to be more effective in engaging with the larger educational community we serve. We do this as a clear demonstration of our commitment to excellence and to transformational education.

Our current structure consists of three departments: Teacher Education & Foundations, Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling, and Educational Leadership & Technology. The College houses six teaching credentials, 11 master's degree programs and a doctoral program in educational leadership. Several undergraduate and certificate programs are offered through our College of Education. The College also runs a literacy center that serves the K-12 population in literacy development and reading support services. Apart from the university’s Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation, our college is fully accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and houses one of the largest teacher credentialing programs in the California State University system. Eminent professors who are scholars in their fields and disciplines run our Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D) program.
Our vision in the College of Education is, “To be the premier provider of teachers, counselors, and educational leaders” in the Inland Empire.  As we embark on these new and exciting adventures ahead, we hope to continue to impact the Southern California communities and our state at large by producing graduates with 21st century skills and competencies who would serve our communities with passion, compassion, and excellence.

CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of this region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. It has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Therefore, for businesses and philanthropists who want to make a difference in people’s lives, there is no better place to invest. Join us to make a difference in this growing and very promising region! If you are a prospective teacher, school counselor, coach, or educational administrator, we have what you need. Our program completion timeline healthily compares with time to degree timelines of private universities in the area.  Our cost is low, and our college provides a student-centered service.  Check us out, and I am sure you will commit to make your journey of educational preparation with us.

Chinaka S. DomNwachukwu, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education
(909) 537-5645
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Chinaka.domnwachukwu@csusb.edu