College of Education

Message from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in Hope International University, College of Education. It is my pleasure to welcome you to a rewarding and life-changing experience; an incredible journey that will make you a highly qualified and effective educator. Over the last decade, Education program graduates have been named to various teachers of the year honors and selected through competitive interview processes for positions as classroom teachers and administrators in public and private schools. Also, as lifelong learners, our graduates have become National Board Certified Teachers and entered doctoral programs across the nation.

College of Education programs have a number of distinctive features that make them attractive to students:

  • Small classes taught by outstanding faculty, many of whom are practitioners in Los Angeles and Orange County private and public schools.

  • Required and recommended textbooks and instructional materials are reviewed each time a course is offered to provide “cutting edge” information.

  • One-on-one mentoring in our teacher and administrative credential and degree programs.

  • Partnerships for student teaching and administrative fieldwork assignments including schools awarded California Distinguished School and Blue Ribbon School honors and a school district named a Broad Prize for Urban Schools award winner.

  • Programs designed to meet concerns of time, location, and cost, including evening, weekend and online classes.

We also serve international students from around the world through the study of English as a second language. The same high expectations and quality offered in our education programs are provided to English learners as they strive to improve their language skills and experience American culture. 

We welcome you into our College family and pledge to work with you in a nurturing and collaborative way to provide each of you the tools necessary to become an outstanding servant leader in public or private schools. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


George E. West, Ed.D.

Dean and Professor of Education


English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

The ESL Program at Hope International University (HIU) serves international students from around the world. We are certain that we can offer you one of the very best programs to study the English Language.

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