Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Leadership for Diverse Communities
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development places considerable emphasis on an educator who can function effectively as a leader in a culturally and linguistically diverse society. We are committed to preparing educators, counselors and educational leaders who will make a positive difference in the Central Valley. We pride ourselves on the quality of our academic programs; programs of which span from undergraduate to doctoral. And we collaborate with the community through partnerships, centers and special projects.
The Kremen School is fully accredited at both the state and national levels. We are nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development's mission is the recruitment and development of ethically informed leaders for classroom teaching, education administration, counseling, and higher education. This NCATE accredited unit fosters the candidate dispositions of collaboration, valuing diversity, critical thinking, ethical judgments, reflection, and life-long learning. Our mission is realized through a framework of teaching, scholarship, and services that addresses regional, state, national, and international perspectives.
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development prepares highly competent educators and human development specialists, while providing professional support and leadership to the community, promoting applied research, and providing experiences and opportunities that will enable employed professionals to remain current in their fields.
Students attend classes, study, and work in a state-of-the-art Education Building, which is a five-story facility that includes clinical areas and computer and micro-teaching laboratories.
Students also take classes and experience fieldwork in professional settings such as school districts and Fresno Family Counseling Center.
The Kremen School fosters the realization of human potential by preparing those who work in the field of education and human development to function more effectively and productively in a mutable and increasingly diverse society.
The Kremen School theme, "Leadership for Diverse Communities," places considerable emphasis on an educator who can function effectively as a leader in a culturally and linguistically diverse society.
Guided by our vision for an inclusive and equitable future, the Kremen School of Education and Human Development uses innovative models to prepare high quality teachers, counselors, and administrators who act as agents of change in our community.
The specific goals of the Kremen School are as follows:
- to recruit qualified candidates who are representative of the diversity in our community into the fields of education and counseling, beginning with students in the public schools;
- to be at the cutting edge of the application of best practice models and educational technology;
- to prepare education professionals who have a command of content knowledge and pedagogy and who continuously strive to improve their practice;
- to support the lifelong development of practicing professionals with services and programs, including the doctorate;
- to prepare professionals who are committed to leadership and service in diverse community settings;
- to integrate performance assessment as a key evaluation technique in each of our programs;
- to sustain a university work environment that is exemplary in its humanity, ethics, effectiveness, and intellectual vitality;
- to secure, through advancement efforts, the supplemental funding needed to provide the margin of excellence for programs and special initiatives; and
- to be the higher education partner of choice for the public schools and other relevant institutions of the five counties we serve in the Central Valley.
Faculty Assembly Statement
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s mission and vision is to uphold a commitment to diversity, equity, and leadership. Our pledge to prepare highly competent educators, counselors, and leaders does not exclude students based on immigration status. We value their experiences and recognize their rich contributions to the Central Valley, state, and nation. We stand in support of a humanized and tolerant school in support of undocumented/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students, families, staff, and faculty (adopted by KSOEHD Faculty Assembly 10/4/18).