The LaFetra College of Education prepares students to become effective educators and advocates for social equity within the community. Whether you are just starting on your educational journey, or are looking to take your career to the next level with a credential, certificate, or graduate degree, our programs equip students with the knowledge and skills to address the challenges of today’s schools and rapidly changing organizations.
The LaFetra College of Education champions social equity for youth, adults, families, and communities by equipping and empowering scholarly, highly-skilled practitioners, education advocates, and leaders.
Programs and partnerships supporting our mission-
LaFetra College of Education has joined a select group of six minority serving institution educator preparation programs to participate in Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity’s National Teacher Preparation Transformation Center. Through this three-year program, the college will undergo an immersion process aimed at producing highly effective and diverse teachers while promoting educational equity for all students.
The LaFetra Invictus Scholars Program invites graduate level scholars who are from or are committed to traditionally underrepresented communities to further their studies within the LaFetra College of Education. This program seeks to equip scholars with the necessary tools to evoke change and reformation while supporting underserved schools.
The Center for Neurodiversity, Learning, and Wellness explores the possibilities in education when we embrace our differences as variations to be understood and supported. Through certificate programs, weekend workshops, and experiential learning aimed at students of all ages, we intend to promote a greater understanding of neurological diversity in our culture.
The Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research fosters advocacy for social justice and empowerment through education, research, and collaboration. The Center’s ultimate goal is to be a leader in the movement to improve the opportunities to educational attainment for students in urban and rural communities both locally and globally.
The current health pandemic has not been an equal-opportunity affliction. Implementing healing-centered approaches that make students, and their families feel cared for and valued may be the best response to helping them recover and maintain their ability to thrive and learn. Co-Director of The Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research, Dr. Yvette Latunde explores this in her recent research brief entitled, “Bruised, Yet Not Broken: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Students and Families.”
Center for Learning Innovation
The Center for Learning Innovation (CLI) is a first-of-its-kind lab designed to support and train educators from across Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire in 21st-century learning competencies. CLI hosts an innovation lab with the latest technologies for online teaching programs, digital classrooms, and video recording. Support is offered to educators in order to strengthen their curriculum, improve the teaching culture, and apply inclusive teaching practices. Instructors can participate in various workshops throughout the year and be assessed on their classroom instruction, management strategies, and mindfulness practices for an inclusive student body.