CSU Bakersfield

The experienced staff and faculty within the CSU Bakersfield School of Social Sciences and Education (SSE) are dedicated to preparing professionals who will make a difference in the community and region. Committed to principles of engagement, equity, diversity, and quality, the faculty strive to bring innovative curricula into the classroom to instill in the students an interest in life-long learning and dedication to "making a difference." The mission of the School is to address local, regional, and state needs by providing high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences and education. It is committed to advancing human development and knowledge in the field, encouraging healthy and productive lifestyles, and enhancing the quality of life for all people, particularly those with emotional, learning, and physical disabilities.

The School of Social Science and Education offers programs designed to prepare students to become skilled professional practitioners in teacher education, special education, educational leadership, counseling specialties, and social work. The School also serves as a pathway to a variety of professions in national/state/local policy, government agencies, non-profit organizations, community colleges, psychology-related fields, health and medical professions, criminal justice, and law. The School partners with students to assist them in reaching their full potential so that graduates will assume leadership roles focused on improving the quality of life and educational opportunities of children, youth, young adults, and older adults.

Dr. James Rodriguez

School of Social Sciences and Education
9001 Stockdale Highway, EDUC, Rm. 132
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: 661-654-2366

Dr. Deedee Perez-Granados
Associate Dean

School of Social Sciences and Education
9001 Stockdale Highway, EDUC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Dr. Kristina LaGue
Department Chair

School of Social Sciences and Education
9001 Stockdale Highway, Bldg. EDUC, Rm. 122
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: 661-654-6546