where academic investigation +
christian faith +
service to others unite

La Sierra University's School of Education is preparing educators who want to make a difference in the world.

Employers contact us yearly from U.S. and international schools, seeking educators who enjoy helping people learn, who want to participate in cutting edge research and 21st century thinking, who will be role models to their students and leaders in their field. We cannot supply enough teachers for the demand, and educational leaders are predicting that the need for qualified teachers will increase even more in the next few years. Could a career in teaching be for you? You'll experience a life-changing education here.

Come experience what the School of Education at La Sierra University has to offer. Take that step toward making a greater difference, today.

Areas of Specialization Degree Programs

Administration & Leadership

Do you want to be a leader in education? Do you want to be one who really makes a difference? Are you wondering about where your career in education is headed? Learn how to polish your skills as a leader and obtain the necessary credentials in a personalized program. Administrator's Credentials Available. See more...

Curriculum & Instruction

Thinking of becoming a teacher? We can help you fulfill your dream. If you are a caring, helpful person with an interest in children or young people, you might make a wonderful teacher. La Sierra University School of Education has several programs leading to teacher credentials in elementary and secondary education. See more...

School Psychology & Counseling

Do you have a talent for working with students who have psychological and behavioral challenges in the learning environment?

Work in an area where you can truly touch young people's lives in positive and meaningful ways. Consider a career in school counseling and/or school psychology. Other certifications available. See more...

Digital Learning - Online Programs

Want to get an education from the comfort of your home?

Although we place high value on face-to-face interactions between teachers and students, we also provide online education to help you reduce your seat time on campus. In a world that makes multiple demands on you, using online alternatives can help you care for your own healthy balance in life. See more...

My doctorate from La Sierra University has opened doors for me. As chief administrative officer at Loma Linda Academy, I am putting what I learned into practice every day."

–Doug Herrmann, Ed.D.

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The mission of the Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education (CRAE) is to serve and advance Adventist education by seeking and sharing knowledge about the North American Division K-12 Adventist educational system--its values, its pedagogy, and its challenges.


As the center responds to the needs of the field, the following objectives will be addressed:

  1. Research and investigate the effectiveness and benefits of Adventist K-12 education for the improvement and enhancement of student learning in Adventist schools with the emphasis on students’ holistic development of the physical, mental, spiritual and social dimensions.
  2. Disseminate research findings and their implications in usable ways for the practitioner and inform the Adventist education community and its constituencies about important education issues.
  3. Explore innovative strategies for marketing/disseminating the research findings to internal and external publics as appropriate.
  4. Undertake K-12 research projects on behalf of Adventist constituency organizations.
  5. Establish professional and academic partnerships with schools, local and union church conferences for the purpose of strengthening education programs.
  6. Facilitate the research and scholarly activity of faculty and graduate students of the La Sierra University School of Education through involvement in and support of research projects on Adventist K-12 education.
  7. Undertake consulting contracts under the sponsorship of such other organizations that the center shall enter agreements with.

Go to CRAE website

Meet our Faculty & Staff

Ginger Ketting-Weller, Ph.D
Lina Soria
Sylvia Gallegos
Credential Analyst
Gilbert Valentine, Ph.D
Administration & Leadership
Margaret Solomon, Ph.D
Linda Caviness, Ph.D
Curriculum & Instruction
Sandra J. Balli, Ph.D
Lolita Campbell, Ed.D
Mirtha E. Miller, Ph.D
Cartha Tennille
Chang-Ho Ji, Ph.D
Dora Clarke-Pine, Ph.D.
Shirley Gregg, Ph.D
Rayan Farjo, M.B.A.
Technology Coordinator
Elissa Kido Ed.D
Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education
Marilyn Beach, Ph.D
Assistant Director
Center for Research on K-12 Adventist Education
DeAnne Knipschild
Administrative Assistant
Curriculum and Instruction
Jasmine Gutierrez
Administrative Assistant
School Psychology and Counseling

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