The mission of the School of Education is to provide practical undergraduate and graduate degrees to adult learners in an online environment. The School of Education strives to equip the next generation of visionary scholar-practitioners to serve as skilled, knowledgeable and ethical thought leaders.

The School of Education is committed to create an environment that will create opportunities for learners to satisfy their educational and professional goals.

CalSouthern School of Education

Interim Dean Profile

Dr. Steven Hess, PhD

Dr. Steven Hess is the interim dean for the School of Education. As a two-time Teacher of the Year Award recipient and a featured DEAC online educator, he leads and supports the growth of the School while facilitating the development of new programs and other co-curricular and academic support events. Dr. Hess brings to CalSouthern over nine years of progressive experience in higher education, previously serving as an academic dean, online instructor, dissertation chair, panel member, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) chair, among others

Faculty Mentors

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Education are education professionals as well as dedicated, responsive, and highly qualified educators.

They are available to support your learning and mastery of the course content. And, equally important, they will help you utilize the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in today’s increasingly complex and globalized business world, using the latest best practices.

Learn more about this group of professionals dedicated to your success here.

I had a wonderful experience and loved the flexibility of the program. I could go at my own pace, was able to work ahead when I needed to, and to take extra time when I needed to. The faculty mentors were fantastic and very helpful and inspiring. I feel like I got an excellent education for an affordable price and I appreciate everything that it brought to my life.

– Marlo (Jinxi) Caddel

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Dear CalSouthern Community, It is hard to believe that my first anniversary as California Southern University president is rapidly approaching.…

How Flexibility in Education Helps Learners Succeed

Flexibility can be key for learners with busy personal or professional lives, and CalSouthern has understood that – and delivered…

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Accreditation & Approvals

California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Institutional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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