College of Education and Allied Studies

Educating Teachers and Leaders of Tomorrow

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Educational Leadership

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership is to prepare critical and courageous scholar-practitioners who lead educational transformation. Our graduates bring innovative practices rooted in equity and social justice to school districts throughout the East Bay and beyond.

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Teacher Education - Celebrating 50 Years of Credentialing Educators

The Department of Teacher Education prepares teachers dedicated to the achievement of students and committed to professional growth and school leadership. The department has a 10% growth in enrollment over the past year, has the first all online statewide Single Subject credential program, and has the first and only Single Subject Dance and Theatre Credential Program in California. Its Masters in Reading and Literacy program is highly ranked nationally.

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The Department of Kinesiology prepares graduates to become advocates for social justice, inclusion, and equity in physical activity to promote lifelong mental and physical wellbeing. Students acquire critical thinking, information technology, and other skills that are applicable to "real" life and aligned with employer needs. We emphasize evidence-based practice and hands-on experiences as a catalyst for social change and improving well-being through exercise and nutrition.

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Educational Psychology

The Department of Educational Psychology offers programs for the M.S. in Counseling, the M.S. in Special Education, and/or related credentials. These programs train psychological specialists as school counselors, school psychologists, and special education professionals - all critical to school-age children and youth. Other programs prepare individuals as counselors or psychotherapists in private settings where assistance with family, marriage, or personal adjustment is key to well-being.

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Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism (HRT)

Hospitality, recreation and tourism (and related fields) are some of the fastest growing global industries. The Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Department prepares students to graduate as leaders in the field of hospitality, recreation, tourism management and recreation therapy. Through experiential learning, students apply their knowledge to seek and develop sustainable solutions that make a difference in the world.

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Hayward Promise Neighborhoods

Hayward Promise Neighborhoods is a collaborative led by Cal State East Bay to ensure a thriving community and improve educational opportunities for children and families in distressed Hayward neighborhoods. More local students attend Cal State East Bay, preparing them for careers and life. Funds from #GivingTuesday support scholarships for those from Hayward high schools or transferring from Chabot College to attend Cal State East Bay. 

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Center for Sport and Social Justice

The Center for Sport and Social Justice (CSSJ) internship experience provides East Bay students with valuable research and program-building experience. Students will work directly with the CSSJ and its youth, community, and professional sports partners. These groundbreaking organizations include the Oakland Roots, Skate Like A Girl, and Soccer Without Borders. This internship will thus enable students to become leading professionals in the field of Kinesiology.