College of Communication and Education

Dean Angela TretheweyThe College of Communication and Education (CME), led by Dean Angela Trethewey, has a rich history of excellence, and includes the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management, Communication Arts & Sciences, Communication Design, Journalism & Public Relations, and the School of Education.

The College of Communication and Education invites you to explore the many exciting educational programs we offer our students. Our seven departments provide challenging academic programs that integrate disciplinary knowledge and professional practice through internships and a variety of experiences that prepare students for successful and fulfilling careers.

The College of Communication and Education has the largest (3,654) number of majors at Chico State with a diverse array of programs. More than 270 faculty teach the 2,800 full-time students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate professional programs.

CME Mission and Strategic Plan



The College of Communication and Education’s student clubs were out in force during Clubtacular!, Friday, Aug. 26.  The first week of school sees academic club members recruiting new and returning students to join in academic major activities, including volunteering for community projects, participating in academic competitions and social events.

Save the Date! Adapted Physical Education Sports Day October 28, 2016.

The Adapted Physical Education Sports day will be held on Friday, October 28th, 2016 from 9a.m. to 1p.m. in Acker Gym. Learn more about this event here.

KINE Chair Featured As Notable Alum at Parkland College

The Parkland College Alumni Association is highlighting 50 notable alumni to echo the celebration of 50 years of Parkland College.  Dr. Josh Trout, Kinesiology Chair, is featured as one of the 50 notable alumni for Parkland College.  Read more about it here!

Campers Challenged During Fourth Freedom in Elements Camp, July 24-27.

California State University, Chico was the setting for the fourth Freedom in Elements Camp hosted by the College of Communication and Education’s Autism Clinic.  The purpose of the camp is to provide a pre-college experience to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Eighteen campers were mentored by six Chico State undergrad and graduate students, studying special education and adapted physical education, and two Chico High School seniors.  Read more here!

Chico State Receives Grant to Prep Future Teachers

California State University, Chico and Chico Unified School District have been awarded a grant by the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to expand practice-based training for new K-8 teachers in implementing the state’s math and science standards.  Learn more here!

31 Years of Ability First Sports Camp

Take a look here to see what this sports camp for kids with disabilities is all about!

Teaching Opportunities in Communication Design

The Department of Communication Design is collecting application materials for temporary faculty for teaching opportunities that may be available in the 2016/2017 academic year.  Click here to learn more!

CME Kudos

CME Kudos


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

The COMM and Education Matters newsletters are available online. Click here to view.