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.

Dean Profile

Dr. Bonny S. Nickle, EdD

Dr. Bonny S. Nickle holds a Doctoral Degree in Education and possesses over 20 years of demonstrated leadership, management and instructional experience with post-secondary institutions. She has served as Provost, Chief Academic Officer, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Regional Director of Education with National University, the University of Phoenix, Florida Institute of Technology, National-Louis University and International Education Corporation.

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.

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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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 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional 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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