Why the School of Educational Studies?
CGU’s overarching transdisciplinary orientation encourages new ways of thinking and doing in education. Students in the School of Educational Studies’ high-quality MA and PhD programs are encouraged to cross disciplinary boundaries to create novel solutions to problems in education and community. Students typically adopt a program specialization that focuses on P–12 education, higher education, or educational policy and evaluation, then work with faculty to design individualized plans of study that will best meet their needs and prepare them for successful careers in education. Meanwhile, our Teacher Education/Credential programs are clinically based, providing extensive hands-on teaching experience to students and creating highly effective teachers who earn more. SES offers degree programs found nowhere else, such as our innovative, cohort-based Urban Educational Leadership PhD program, designed to meet the specific needs of urban K–14 educational leaders, our MA program in Education Evaluation & Data Analysis, and our MA program in Community Engaged Education & Social Change.
Facts & Statistics
The first of CGU’s schools, the School of Educational Studies was founded in 1925. Currently, it has:
- 379 students
- 3 percent international students
- 21:1 student-to-faculty ratio (MA and PhD)
- 11 full-time faculty members
- More than 1,900 registered alumni
- A unique doctoral program run in partnership with San Diego State University
- Partnerships with more than 150 school districts