College of Education and Health Sciences

College of Education and Health Sciences

First, I am excited to announce the opening of our new School of Nursing and our new RN (ADN) to MSN program. Our first cohort of students began their course of study this August. This program is a blended program, with half of the class time face-to-face, one day a week, while the other half of the instruction is offered online. We are proud of our new Director of Nursing, Dr. Ann Stoltz, who is a world class educator. Our newest faculty member in the School of Nursing is Jacqueline Clavo, a nurse anesthetist who also has a law degree.

For students in our College of Education and Health Sciences, community service is an inherent component of every learning experience. Though the college is comprised of four distinct units, the mission to serve others unites students and faculty. In the Graduate School of Education, our students learn teaching strategies for at-risk students and become agents of change for social justice, equity and inclusion. In our School of Health Sciences, students pursue careers as public health experts, physician assistants and nurses. Our public health program focuses on the needs of underserved populations and promotes the health and well-being of local and global communities through education, service and research. Similarly, the physician assistant program prepares health providers to work with underserved populations and to increase access to health care. Our new MSN program focuses on developing leaders in the nursing profession.

Two years ago, the College of Education and Health Sciences adopted Invitational Education as the philosophical foundation for how we operate our college. Invitational Education asserts that everybody and everything in and around schools adds to, or subtracts from, school safety. It centers on four guiding principles of respect, trust, optimism, and intentionality. Our goal is to make the learning experience for our students as inviting as possible while maintaining rigorous academic standards.

Touro University California offers a unique joint degree curriculum for students who seek master degrees in physician assistant studies and in public health. Students in osteopathic medicine and pharmacy also can opt for a second degree in public health. Whatever the program, students will receive instruction and be mentored by experienced professionals who share a passion for service. The global health track in Public Health has site locations in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Cambodia and China where students are placed to assist local agencies in carry out their missions.

Our Graduate School of Education offers teaching credentials for those who wish to become elementary, secondary, and/or special education teachers. As well, we offer a unique program for those who seek an administrative credential. There are also numerous Masters’ degrees offered including those in Math and Science Education, Urban Education, Educational Technology and a completely online program in Innovative Learning and Teaching.

We welcome you to contact us to explore your interests in any of our fine programs in the College of Education and Health Sciences. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to serve you.

Last Updated: 8/22/14