Dean’s Welcome

Do you believe you could inspire youth and build a brighter future for ALL students? Do you feel called to serve your community as an instructional or organizational leader? Then, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership can prepare you!

We offer programs for traditional-aged students as well as working professionals attending on a full or part-time basis. We offer classes on our main campus in La Verne and at regional campuses throughout California.

Our college provides a broad range of programs to prepare professional educators in a number of specialties including child development, elementary and secondary teaching, special education, pupil personnel services, school psychology, reading, child life, and educational and organizational leadership. Because of its long and rich tradition of excellence, the University of La Verne is recognized as one of the leading institutions engaged in the preparation of professional educators and leaders in Southern California.

The College of Education and Organizational Leadership has one of the largest and most successful programs in the country for training executive leaders at the doctoral level. More than 125 graduates of the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership are currently superintendents, more than 100 others hold key central office leadership positions, and approximately 165 are serving as principals in California school districts. Over 100 of our doctoral graduates hold leadership roles in higher education while another 40 serve important leadership roles in the California Department of Education. Increasingly, our graduates hold leadership positions in health, law enforcement, and industry.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we hope you will investigate and discover the opportunities that await you at the University of La Verne’s College of Education and Organizational Leadership. We know you will be impressed with the quality of our programs and our distinguished faculty.


Dr. Barbara Poling, Interim Dean