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Core Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Secretary- Assessment Committee

  • Member- Faculty Development Committee

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
  • Online
Human Development and Education
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 45 W Eureka Street Pasadena CA 91103
45 W Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Core Faculty- School of Human Development & Education

Cindy (Ai-Ling) Li received her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and added Mandarin Bilingual Authorization in 2016. She has taught in the public school setting as a primary grade Mandarin dual-language teacher for 6 years. She then received her Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Reading and Literacy. She received her Reading Special Credential along with a Reading Added Authorization with the completion of her studies in the Master Program. She is currently employed at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena as a Core Faculty member in the School of Human Development and Education to support the Early Childhood Education, Multiple-Subject Credential, and the Bilingual Authorization Programs.

Cindy is interested in the advocacy of new educators, in particular, new bilingual educators. Her aim is to support and, if needed, provide coaching and other support to ensure the success of new educators in working with especially young children. She is also interested in connecting with family and community members to create a bridge of a home and school connection so learning takes place, even outside the classroom.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
M.S. Ed. California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 2021
B.A. California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 2016
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) New & Aspiring Faculty of Color Program
Team Member Commission of California Teacher Credentialing (CTC)- Literacy Design Committee
Member Pasadena City College (PCC)- President’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Advisory Committee (PAAPIAC)
Member California Association of Bilingual Teacher Education (CABTE)
Secretary CABE Mandarin Chapter
Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, California
Mandarin Added Authorization, California
Reading Literacy Specialist Credential, California
Reading & Literacy Added Authorization, California
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Advisory Board Member Alhambra Unified School District- Induction Program
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Child & Adolescent Development General Expertise
Curriculum and Program Development General Expertise
Early Childhood Education Transitional Kindergarten
Bilingual Education
K-12 Education General Education
Title Location Date
Institutional Globe Talk: Differentiation Online 10/5/2022
Institutional Globe Talk: Foundations of Bilingual Education Online 11/16/2022
Support for [Early] Multilingual Learners Pasadena City College 1/28/2023
Accepting our​ Changing Female Bodies Mount Saint Mary University 2/18/2023
Support for Early Dual-Language Learners (Mandarin)​ Online, Kinderone Preschool 2/24/2023; 5/13/2023
Support for [Early] Multilingual Learners Online: Ventura County Community College District 4/26/2023

Vicky Giouroukakis (Marc). Growing Up in an Immigrant Household: Essays by Descendants of Immigrants. In : Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Professional Skills
Early Childhood Education, Multiple-Subject Elementary School Teaching, Mandarin Bilingual Education, Immigration, Family & Community Involvement, Coaching