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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

COE Alumna is New Principal of Lakeview Elementary

Staci Arnold
It’s official.

Staci Arnold, a San Diego State University (SDSU) alumna, is the new principal of Lakeview Elementary in Lakeside.

“I am thrilled to be principal at Lakeview,” said Arnold. “I am privileged to call Lakeview my home as I have a strong connection with staff, students and the community.”

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tear Down the Barriers to Bilingual Education

Spanish-immersion kindergarten class at Sherman Elementary
Bilingual education in California suffered a major blow when Proposition 227 passed nearly 20 years ago. Proposition 58 will fix Prop. 227’s mistakes. The measure proposes access and equity to bilingual education programs for all students in California, both those who enter public schools needing to learn English, and English-only speaking students who want to learn a second language.

Read more at Voice of San Diego

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz
Do you like pad thai noodles? There’s someone in the College of Education that’s really good with a wok! Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz loves to cook, is a world traveler, and can teach you a thing or two about paying for college. Learn more about the new Interim Director of the School of Teacher Education in this month’s 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the COE Faculty and Staff.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Liberal Studies Major Moves to College of Education

Liberal Studies Majors Silvia Oliveros, Christopher Turner, and Brittain Cetina


The major for future elementary and middle school teachers has a new home.

San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Liberal Studies major is now part of the College of Education. The transition became official this fall.

Student Leadership Spotlight: Mikayla Lacebal



Great leaders establish their leadership early on in their professional careers. Mikayla Lacebal, a senior Liberal Studies major at San Diego State University, is certainly no exception.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Convocation Kicks Off New Year

Randy Philipp with COE faculty, staff and friends
The annual event marks the beginning of the academic year and recognizes faculty Monty winner, Randolph Phillip, Director of SDSU's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), an interdisciplinary community of research scholars from the College of Education and College of Sciences. A testament to his national reputation in the field, he was recently elected president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Read more about the All-University Convocation at SDSU Newscenter

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Meet DLE’s Newest Faculty Member Dr. Saúl I. Maldonado

Saúl  Maldonado
This Semester we have the pleasure of welcoming Saul Isaac Maldonado to the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education.

Friday, August 19, 2016

COE Doctoral Student Named President of State Association

Soua Xiong
And the new president is...

No, we’re not talking about who the next U.S. President is going to be; the election is not until November. We’re referring to the next president of the California College Personnel Association (CCPA): Soua Xiong.

ASL Courses Return to SDSU

SDSU Campus and hands spelling “S-D-S-U”
Beginning this Fall SDSU will be offering American Sign Language (ASL) courses to meet foreign language requirements for undergraduate students. Courses will be offered through the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) in ASL Level 1 (DLE 101) and Level 2 (DLE 102) in Fall 2016 and ASL level 3 (DLE 201) will be offered in Spring 2017. Courses are currently listed in the SDSU class schedule.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Cultural Competency Advances Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Tanis King Starck is introduced by Grossmont President Nabil S. Abu-Ghazaleh
Dr. Tanis King Starck, College of Education Assistant Dean of Special Projects, was invited to deliver the Grossmont College Keynote Address at their August 5, 2016 Convocation. Her topic: “How Cultural Competency Advances Institutional Effectiveness.”

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Welcome New COE Faculty for Fall 2016

The College of Education is excited to welcome four new faculty members for the fall semester.  This talented group is a wonderful addition to the SDSU community!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Students Make Time for Mental Matters

students participating at wellness conference
Renew and refuel.

That’s what about 230 San Diego State University (SDSU) students, faculty and staff did at a free mental wellness conference which took place this past spring at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Students Express Creativity in Second Annual Art Competition

Young girl admires the artwork on display in Montezuma Hall
Now in its second year, the College of Education hosted its annual Student Art Competition and Exhibition to promote the arts within the San Diego community.

The contest, sponsored by both the San Diego Private Bank and the Tony and Alicia Gwynn Foundation, is open to all San Diego County residents who are currently enrolled in grades K-12. The goal of the contest is to encourage students, teachers, and families to explore modern and contemporary art together.

Friday, July 22, 2016

NASP Recommends Recognition for SDSU School Psychology Program

After a review from representatives of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the SDSU College of Education's School Psychology program proved that it is one of the nation's most diverse cohorts of school psychologists.

The review was required as part of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) review process. The reviewers recommended national recognition for the College’s School Psychology program based upon criteria that emphasized diversity, student success, and faculty competence.

Results shed a positive light on the program, where candidates maintain a 100% pass rate on state licensure exams and each complete a 1,200 hour internship, often in two schools, under two different supervisors. Additionally, high quality faculty members, active in school psychology research, teach the core program courses and analyze student performances to ensure that all candidates meet required standards.

According to the NASP review, the content taught emphasizes multicultural content, processes, and experiences so that our graduates are prepared to meet the needs of increasingly diverse student populations. Also, the program demonstrated how the evaluation of candidates' fieldwork provided evidence about the extent to which critical skills were emerging.

The College is proud of its outstanding School Psychology Program and School Psychology students. Over 80% of our school psychologists come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, our graduates are well prepared to help schools become places that promote the academic, emotional, social, and psychological health of all students.

Friday, July 1, 2016

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Rachael Stewart

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Rachael Stewart
Did you know that we have Starbucks’ number one fan on staff at the College of Education? This former reality TV star is the current administrative support coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership. Learn more about Rachael Stewart in this month’s 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the COE Faculty and Staff.