College of Communication and Education

The College of Communication and Education (CME) 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.

The College of Communication and Education, 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, the School of Communication, and the School of Education.

CME Mission and Strategic Plan

Feature Articles

Communication & Education Twin Brothers Enjoy Chico State together

See the Orion article here.


Faculty Member in the Communication Arts and Sciences Department is honored with the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

Dr. Zach Justus has been selected as this year's Outstanding Teacher by the Faculty Recognition and Support Committee. Full Story Here

To see all 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty awards click here

School of Education awarded $6.5 PRISM Grant

Dr. Maggie Payne and her interdisciplinary team were notified on September 25, 2014 that their Teacher Quality Partnership Grant proposal for The PRISMS Project was funded at approximately $6.5 million over 5 years.  Full Story

Orion Wins Statewide General Excellence Award

The Orion captured two first-place and two second-place awards in a statewide competition. Click here to see Full Story

Prior Feature Articles

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CME Kudos

CME Kudos



Tehama Group Communications

Tehama Group Communications (housed in Journalim & PR) students are partnering with the Chico Arts Commission to support public art in our community!  Check it out here.

Congratulations! The Orion Student Newspaper Wins Award

For the 12th time The Orion has received the Associated College Press' (ACP) Newspaper Pacemaker Award.  Full Story

Speech and Debate Students Win Bid to National Contest

Due to their outstanding performances at the 2014 Golden Gate Opener, Colby Knox and Kassandra Bednarski will compete in the National Forensics Association tournament in 2015.

Full Story

Outstanding Teacher Honored!

Congratulations to Dr. John Roussell of Communication Design who is being honored at this year's CELT Conference. Dr. Roussell was selected as the recipient for Outstanding Teacher. Click here for more information.

CME Colloquiums

The College of Communication and Education proudly presents the Fall 2012 Faculty Research Colloquiums.


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

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