Angela J. Guta, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services
Program Director, Special Education Mild/Moderate Credential Program
Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5168
Fax: (626) 815-5416
Office Location: Building One, Room 113P
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Angela J. Guta, Ph.D., 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.


  • Ph.D. in Autism and Video Modelling, Newcastle University, Newcastle, England
  • M.A. in Educational Administration, California State University, Northridge
  • M.A. in Special Education-Autism, California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.A. 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
    • Division of Teacher Education


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

Courses Taught

  • SPED 530 - Introduction to Individual Differences and Strengths-based Education
  • SPED 533 - Assessment and IEP Development for Students with Mild/Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 540 - Instructional Strategies in Mathematics (Mild to Moderate)
  • SPED 541 - Positive Behavior Supports to Students with Mild/Moderate/Severe Disabilities