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The School of Education's programs are built around a conceptual framework which values preparing effective, reflective and engaged educators who know their subject matter and practice effective pedagogy. Our graduates are committed to high quality education for all learners, informed decision making, civic responsibility and working collaboratively in educational settings. The School of Education is in partnership with other academic units and constituents from the public schools throughout our 33,000 square mile region.

Why Teach?

Explore the many reasons to consider becoming a teacher. Visit the School of Education's Why Teach? webpage.

Our Vision

The School of Education is a recognized leader in preparing professional educators to meet the needs of a diverse, democratic, and sustainable society through inquiry, collaboration and service toward a socially and ecologically just world.

Our Mission

We believe in the power of education to create a strong democratic and sustainable society that honors diversity and inclusivity. The mission of the School of Education, in collaboration with our community partners, is to support the development of effective, reflective and engaged educators who value the identities of all students, their families, and the communities they serve. We are committed to scholar-practitioner inquiry and responsible praxis-based pedagogies that serve as tools toward cultivating socially and ecologically just practices in classroom, local communities, and beyond.


The School of Education and its programs are fully accredited by the Calfornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Special Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office programs, are available for students interested in careers in education. An application for all California State University, Chico scholarships is available. For detailed information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

A Credential Analyst is available to evaluate coursework for specific credential requirements and for advising out-of-state applicants who wish to obtain a California credential. For more information visit the School of Education's Credential Services webpage.

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