Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education
The department offers programs which are innovative, accredited and promote excellence in the educational field. It’s programs are committed to the teaching of social justice and culturally sustaining pedagogies. It also recognizes the value of working with diverse populations, and is dedicated to the equity and excellence of all students. Our programs prepare those wanting to become elementary (K-8), highschool (9-12), or special education teachers. It also offers graduate level coursework leading to a master’s degree, advanced credentials, and certificates.
Our teaching credential programs include three (3) preliminary teaching credential programs: Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and an Education Specialist. The department also offers a Bilingual Spanish or Hmong Authorization and a Certificate of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies in Secondary Schooling.
At the graduate level, the LEBSE Department offers a Master of Arts program in Education with an option in Multilingual Multicultural Education, a Master of Arts program with an option in Reading/Language Arts with an added authorization and an advanced credential. It also offers a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education with an advanced credential and a Master of Arts in Special Education.
Department Vision, Mission and Beliefs
To empower education professionals, schools, and communities.
The mission of the Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education is to engage and holistically support our teacher candidates and graduate students in developing competencies, knowledge, and resources to equitably serve our broader communities.
- We believe in inclusive education and that all means all students.
- We believe our diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, languages, and literacies are assets.
- We believe in creating developmentally appropriate educational experiences that encourage development of the whole person through deep questioning, research, and reflection.
- We believe in the discovery and advancement of new knowledge through collaborative inquiry, innovation, and research.
- We believe in engaging our broader communities as partners to maintain open communication, build trust, and foster relationships with students, educators, and families.
Visit Us: Education Building ED 250
Mailing Address: 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED202, Fresno, CA 93740-8025
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Meet Our Faculty
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|Imelda Basurto||Professor, Department Chair and Coordinator, Single Subject Credential Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Bennett||Associate Professoremail@example.com|
|Monica Billen||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christina Bosch||Assistant Professoremail@example.com|
|Feiyan Chen||Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Graduate Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kimberly Coy||Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Programemail@example.com|
|William Garnett||Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Special Education Graduate Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria Hernandez Goff||Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Reading/Language Arts Graduate Programemail@example.com|
|Luz Herrera||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Heather Horsley||Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Multiple Subject Credential Programemail@example.com|
|Teresa Huerta||Associate Professor and Coordinator, Multilingual Multicultural Education Graduate Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ana Soltero Lopez||Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Bilingual Authorization Programemail@example.com|
|David Low||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cheryl McDonald||Lecturer and Coordinator, Education Specialist Credential Programemail@example.com|
|Kristina Rios||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tony Vang||Associate Professoremail@example.com|
|Juliet Wahleithner||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pei-Ying Wu||Assistant Professor and Fansler Chair, Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Centeremail@example.com|