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.
James B. Rieger, EdD
James B. Rieger, EdD, is the Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Rieger holds a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Management. He has many years of experience in both K12 and postsecondary education including the development of two accredited online high schools. He has also served as Chief Knowledge Officer, Accreditation Liaison Officer, and Director of Instruction at other universities.
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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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. www.wscuc.org
Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.