About Us

Dean's Welcome


Interim Dean, Mary Kay MoskalThe Kalmanovitz School of Education is a student-centered learning community that inspires excellence and innovation in counseling, leadership, and teacher education.   

Grounded in the traditions of John Baptist de La Salle, an 18th century educational innovator who brought education to communities in poverty throughout France, the Kalmanovitz School of Education is committed to Lasallian pedagogy, which emphasizes the treatment of students as whole people with multifaceted lives, various needs, different learning styles, and unique perspectives. Lasallian educators are particularly concerned about poverty in our communities, specifically the way poverty impacts learning and equal opportunities. In this way, effective teaching and community engagement is social justice in action.

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is known for its academic excellence in support of social justice. The school accentuates active learning and specializes in environmental literacy, Lasallian education, and urban education; and houses The Leadership Center, The Center for Environmental Literacy, and The Reading Recovery Center. It has dynamic partnerships with schools and other organizations emphasizing community engagement, action research, and community-based research. 


Inspiring future counselors, leaders, and teachers for more than 50 years.


We offer an intimate and collaborative educational experience with highly qualified faculty, a challenging curriculum, and convenient scheduling. Our faculty and students engage in rich sets of partnerships in the Bay Area’s educational and nonprofit communities.  Students have access to these partnerships through teaching placements, internships, and action research.