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College of Education & Integrative Studies

DEPARTMENTS

The College of Education and Integrative Studies is a learning community focused on meeting the present and future needs of students in our communities. We educate students to become highly qualified and significant leaders in our society. We are committed to the principles of diversity, ethics and social justice, and life-long learning. Central to our mission are innovative and integrative thinking, reflective practice, collaborative action, and learning by doing.

Departments

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Ethnic and Women's Studies (EWS) Department

The Ethnic and Women's Studies Department offers an educational program designed to equip students with the knowledge, analytical skills, and experience necessary to effectively live and work in today's diverse society. History, culture, and contemporary issues are explored and analyzed through the intersecting perspectives of ethnicity, race, class and gender. The curriculum combines an interdisciplinary knowledge of our socio-cultural world with opportunities in service learning, internships, and community fieldwork.

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Education (EDU) Department

The Department of Education takes pride in being innovative in our approaches to teaching and learning and serving the surrounding community. Our department offers credential programs for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers. We also offer a variety of masters programs and a doctoral program in educational leadership.

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Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) Department

IGE is a student-centered, discussion and project based program that is an alternative to the customary general education program. IGE encourages students to become active participants in the production of their own knowledge while gaining 32 credits of their written communication, humanities, social science, and lifelong learning lower division GEs over eight quarters. Small classes, three field trips each quarter (Arts Events), some team taught classes, and a close working relationship with like-minded fellow students from multiple majors are just a part of what makes IGE unique at Cal Poly Pomona.

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Liberal Studies (LS) Department

The Liberal Studies Department offers a liberal arts degree that is not only one of the oldest university degrees but also the extremely relevant for 21st century living. To be an educated and effective person today, one must be able to understand knowledge and ideas across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences to solve local and global issues. Whether in the workplace or in one's community, individuals need to identify and discern which ideas, arguments and proposals have merit or realistic possibilities, which requires clear, deliberative and critical thinking.