After Whittier

Education & Child Development majors graduate with a wide variety of opportunities before them. Recent alumni are completing advanced degrees at institutions that include:

  • UCLA
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Davis
  • USC
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Minnesota
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Graduates who enter the professional arena have taken jobs in teaching, school administration, counseling, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, child care, social work, clinical psychology, and a variety of other fields.


See what our alumni are up to

Roberta “Bobbie” (Roy) Cukro ’07 M.A. ’11
Special Education Teacher
East Whittier Middle School (CA)

“My Whittier education helped to provide me with the leadership and practical skills, as well as the academic knowledge to be an effective classroom teacher. I continue to return to Whittier for my graduate work because of the amazing professors in the education department—they truly care about students and are dedicated to helping you succeed.” Read more.  

Kathy Villalon B.A. '06, M.A. ’10
PH.D. Student 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Whittier provided me with a great undergraduate liberal arts education, having the close connection to professors and small classes was an essential part of my education. If it had not been for my education at Whittier, I would not be prepared for this part of my academic career.” Read more.

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