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Educational Equity Program

Virtual Drop-in Hours
Meeting ID: 868 5855 2852

Time: Feb 2, 2021 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Tue, until May 11, 2021, 15 occurence(s)

The Educational Equity Program (EdEq) in the College of Education’s efforts are closely aligned with Sacramento State’s Strategic Goals. We provide advising and support resources for student groups interested in careers in education. Among these are financial aid and work study candidates, Cal-grant recipients, students that are first in their family to attend college/university and multilingual/multicultural students.

About Us

Mission: Contribute to the region and state’s public schools in recruiting, retaining and graduating multilingual/multicultural exceptional teachers who have historically been underserved.

Vision: An increase in our inclusive teacher credentialing programs; our teacher graduates will implement critical pedagogical frameworks reflecting their student populations in schools.

Values: We value a student-centered approach, academic, scholarship, research and professional success, critical pedagogy and critical race theory, black feminism, community and collectiveness, creativity and innovation, access and opportunities, a social justice framework.

Program Lead

karina ramirez headshotKarina Figueroa-Ramírez, Ella/Ellas/Nosotras
Eureka Hall 436 | Located in the Student Success Center
Virtual Hours: M–F 8 a.m. - Noon and 1 – 5 p.m.


  • Academic advising for undergraduate majors in Child Development and all pre-
    admission criteria for all teaching credentialing programs
  • Career options in education, exploring a major and selecting a major
  • Evaluations for the Hmong and Spanish Bilingual Authorization
  • Evaluations for Supplemental Authorizations and Introductory Subject Matter
  • Referrals for candidates in need of further field work experiences
  • Assistance with scholarship applications
  • Peer Mentors available for CBEST, CSET preparation and tutoring
  • Assistance with all supplemental and CSU Apply applications
  • Information sessions for the Bilingual Authorization
  • Credential Application Workshop

Bilingual Authorization Advising

California remains in great need of bilingual teachers. If you are fluent and literate in either Hmong or Spanish, make an appointment or attend one of our info sessions to learn more. The Bilingual Authorization can be added to the Single Subject, Multiple Subject or Education Specialist Credentials. Become a bilingual teacher in your credentialed area teaching in Hmong or Spanish in CA schools. Specialize in working with multicultural and multilingual populations.

For further information, please visit Bilingual Authorization Requirements or watch an information session providing an overview on program admission criteria to our programs.

For questions related to any of the above mentioned exams contact the Ed Equity Peer Mentors.

California Mini-Corps Program

Have a background working in farm labor/ag? Consider applying to the California Mini-Corps Program for paid tutor positions working in rural local schools. College Students with a rural migrant background work as tutors to serve as role models that raise the educational and career aspirations of migrant students in local rural schools. Contact Juanita Lupercio-Ortega

Additional Resources

  • Career Center: College of Education Resources. Explore career opportunities in education.
  • Faculty Student Mentor Program Undergraduate support in academic advising, academic action plans with students. You may also contact our Peer Mentors at for assistance in completing and submitting all credentials program applications. (CSU Apply / College of Education Supplemental Application)
  • Interested in teaching math or science? Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)
  • U.S. Department of Education HSI Grant Comprometidxs
  • Future Teachers Clubs in local high schools. If you are interested in forming a future educator space at your school site, contact Dr. Berta-Ávilla at or Karina Figueroa Ramirez at
  • EduCorps Celebration of Teaching will be coming again in Fall 2021. EduCorps is for high school, community college and undergraduate students, credential students, and career changers, offering resources and support for every step of your journey to become a teacher.