Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to California Lutheran University's Graduate School of Education (GSOE).
For more than 25 years, the Graduate School of Education has been steadfast in its mission to develop outstanding, reflective and principled educators. We are committed to providing excellent teachers, administrators and counselors for elementary, middle, high school and college settings. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the Graduate School of Education has helped prepare over 8,000 teachers, counselors, administrators, principals and superintendents in K-12 and higher education. Graduates of our five master's degree programs, two doctoral degree programs and credential programs are working in their communities to meet the challenges of education in many diverse settings.
A hallmark of our success has been the personal attention and care faculty and staff members provide to our students. Using applied learning and professionally relevant curriculum, GSOE faculty offer rigorous and applicable courses and programs. The GSOE faculty are caring and student-centered mentors for moral and ethical leadership, and work closely to encourage our students to think critically and connect theory with practice. As part of our mission, the GSOE prepares students to value diversity and to be inclusive to the needs of all learners, whether children or adults. Students who have graduated from our programs have told us that they feel empowered and ready to meet the many challenges facing our P-16 institutions of education.
Whether you are a student exploring the idea of becoming a teacher or counselor, a professional looking to enhance your skills, or an advanced educator interested in new opportunities and challenges, the GSOE is ready to assist you in achieving your professional goals.
I welcome you to browse our website. As you will see, we offer several high quality programs to meet your needs. Please contact us with any questions. We are here to assist you in finding the right fit for your professional aspirations. Thank you for visiting the GSOE website!
George J. Petersen, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
Graduate School of Education
California Lutheran University