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Qualified, Knowledgeable Faculty
The faculty and staff at CCU are knowledgeable and qualified in their respected fields with real world experience.
The faculty of California Coast University is composed of qualified, experienced, and respected educators who serve as counselors and educational advisors for the students enrolled in programs at the University.
Since the University’s programs are centered around the student’s total life-learning accomplishments, which include work experience, prior academic classroom experience and self-directed learning outside the classroom, the members of the faculty of the University have been selected for their expertise in recognizing and evaluating these elements. The faculty members are drawn from appropriate academic disciplines and function as a catalyst to assist and guide students in their learning programs. All of our educators have demonstrated unique abilities to function in the alternative learning mode which has made California Coast University a leader in alternative education.
In addition to faculty responsibilities at California Coast University, some faculty members also serve on the faculty or administrative staff of other local colleges, universities, or public school districts.
Our team members believe in a simple philosophy, "The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first." This is the foundation of everything we do. Our students are family and we treat them that way!
Message from the Dean, School of Education:On behalf of the faculty and staff of California Coast University, I wish to welcome you. You have made an excellent choice for continuing your education and choosing an educational institution that will help you meet your goals. At California Coast University, we created our programs to support the learning of busy professionals seeking to deepen and to broaden their knowledge and skills; and to help our students meet both professional and personal goals. We look forward to helping you find success on your educational journey! Patricia Insley, Ed.D., Dean, School of Education
B.A. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
M.A. California State University, Long Beach
Ed.D. University of Southern California
Dr. Insley brings a variety of professional experiences in her education career that has spanned over 40 years to California Coast University. After graduating with her B.A. in Spanish and German, she began her career as a Spanish and English Second Language Teacher in Southern California. She later went on to complete two master’s degrees and a doctorate degree, all with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration.
In addition to her classroom teaching, Dr. Insley has also served as an administrator in the public-school setting. Her administrative experience includes having served as a school Principal and as a District Coordinator of federal and state projects, services for second language learners, and curriculum and instruction. In addition to her teaching and administrative credentials, she holds the Bilingual Cross-Cultural Specialist credential. She has also taught postgraduate classes for teachers working on the Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development credential. She is also currently serving as a facilitator at the Institute for Leadership Development for students working on preliminary and clear California administrative credentials.
As a school Principal, she successfully led staff through a program improvement process resulting in significant improvement in student achievement. Her school was recognized for these achievements with the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award (2007) and the Business for Educational Excellence Award (2006).
As a Site Administrator, she was especially interested in creating a positive school environment and in fostering student success and the professional development of all staff. Dr. Insley maintains a special interest in working with programs that support culturally diverse populations, especially the English Language Learners. She was active in her local administrators’ organization, serving in several officer roles, including President.
Areas of Specialization
- Educational Leadership
- Student Achievement
- Staff Development
- Research Methods
- Mentor Teacher/Administrator Preparation
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