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We are changing the world - one client, one student, one family and one school at a time.

What Sets us Apart?

Our vision imagines a region and world in which everyone has access to an inspiring education and the psychological tools and support to propel them toward flourishing lives of meaning, purpose and connection.  Our education is characterized by...
  • Strong Values - The Jesuit value of "cura personalis" or attention to the whole person informs all our work. The Jesuit mission where ethics, compassion, and social justice informs all our programs.
  • Social Justice - We are driven by a vision of a world guided by principles of social justice and a concern for the most vulnerable.
  • Transformative - We assist students in transforming themselves into agents of change. We challenge you to go farther and deeper.
  • Diverse Community - We recognize and celebrate the power of an inclusive community that is strengthened by different voices, perspectives and experiences.

Alumni Perspectives

Taylor Tompkins ’17

"SCU School of Education is so welcoming! All of the professors and staff are very helpful and try their best to make sure every student is successful inside and outside of the classroom. Growing up down the street from SCU I have always dreamed of going to school at this great institute. Being a part of the SCU family, it has opened up great doors in careers, knowledge, and lifelong friendships."

Taylor Tompkins ’17

Kimberly Panelo ’10

“After having just graduated from UC Berkeley, I was seeking a program that would provide me both a community and a solid academic foundation. And today I am so grateful to say that SCU’s Counseling Psychology program gave me exactly that. It’s because of the relationships, the knowledge, and the practice I received from this program that I had the opportunity to become the type of therapist I had sought to be. ”

Kimberly Panelo ’10

Jonathan Montoya ’15

“I liked the school of education at SCU because of the small cohort size. I felt comfortable asking my professors for help. I also enjoyed being surrounded by a group of really smart aspiring educators, who both inspired and challenged me. After leaving the program at SCU I felt that I was very well prepared to be an effective educator and leader at my school.”

Jonathan Montoya ’15

 

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