Angela J. Guta, PhD


Director, Special Education Credential Programs, and Associate Professor, Division of Teacher Education

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5168

Fax: (626) 815-5416

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Building One, Room 113P

Angela J. Guta, PhD, has a broad background in special education, spanning over 19 years. She has taught students with moderate to severe disabilities ranging in age from birth to adulthood in early intervention settings, K-12 public school settings, non-public schools and programs for developmentally disabled adults. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly to advocate for inclusive education for each of her students. She has found great joy in helping teachers and parents alike identify and utilize the supports students need in order to succeed in school and to become a contributing member of society. She enjoys supporting teachers in the areas of curriculum development, accommodations and modifications, positive behavioral strategies, and collaboration skills.


  • PhD in Autism and Video Modelling, Newcastle University, Newcastle, England
  • MA in Educational Administration, California State University, Northridge
  • MA in Special Education-Autism, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA in Child Development, California State University, Los Angeles


  • Certificate of Eligibility for the Administrative Services Credential
  • Clear Level II Education Specialist Instruction Credential (Moderate/Severe Disabilities)
  • Clear Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate

Academic Area

  • School of Education


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Positive Behavior Interventions
  • Social Competence
  • Video Modeling
  • Theory of Mind
  • Instructional Strategies

Courses Taught

  • SPED 508 - Current Trends in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 527 - Teaching Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 533 - Assessment and IEP Development
  • SPED 530 - Introduction to Individual Differences and Strengths-based Education
  • SPED 540 - Instructional Strategies in Mathematics (Mild to Moderate)
  • SPED 541 - Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Exceptional Needs
  • TESP 502 - Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn (co-taught)
  • TESP 504 - Schools and Educational Systems
  • TESP 511 - Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Instructional Design (co-taught)
  • TESP 512 - Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Learners