Welcome to the webpage of The Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office (CEPO). We offer one-on-one support for prospective and current students in Early Childhood Studies, Liberal Studies, Credential Programs (Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist), and Graduate Programs in Education.

Our counselors, staff and faculty are here to answer any questions you may have about admission and program requirements for credentials and graduate programs.

CBEST and CSET Requirements Update!

The California Legislature has recently approved new ways to meet the Basic Skills (CBEST) and Subject Matter (CSET) Requirements through coursework! The School of Education is excited to implement these new opportunities for our students to meet these requirements. It will take some time for us to get information and develop this new process, but we encourage you to check back to this page and our social media pages for future updates in the upcoming weeks!

We look forward to supporting you in your educational journey.

Dr. Kathryn Howard
Associate Dean and Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships
Phone: 805-437-8936
Email: Kathryn.howard@csuci.edu 

Office Hours

The Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office (CEPO) is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are still answering phone calls and emails Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (PST). Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have.


Administrative Support Assistant: Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Office
Madera Hall 2900

General Information/Questions

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Information Sessions


Credential (Teaching and Administrative) Counselors Contact Information

Arlene Pendleton
Multiple Subject Credential Counselor
Schedule an appointment with Arlene

Nitzia Castaniero
Single Subject Credential Counselor and Graduate Programs Counselor
Schedule an appointment with Nitzia

Necole Ramirez
Education Specialist Credential Counselor and Bilingual Authorization Counselor
To schedule an appointment, please use the above "schedule appointment" links with one of the above counselors

Early ChildhoodContact Information

Karla Aguirre
Academic Advisor, Early Childhood Studies

To schedule an advising appointment with Andrea Cruz, please log into your myCI portal to access Dolphin Navigate or use the following link:https://csuci.campus.eab.com/ 

Liberal Studies Contact Information

Andrea Cruz
Academic Advisor, Liberal Studies

To schedule an advising appointment with Karla Aguirre, please log into your myCI portal to access Dolphin Navigate or use the following link:https://csuci.campus.eab.com/ 

General Forms & Information: Prospective Students

General Forms & Information: Current Students

General Information: Student Teaching Placements

Financial Resources

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