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Thursday, April 20, 2017

COE Moves Up in National Ranking

 SDSU campus
The College of Education continues to shine, jumping 12 spots in a national ranking of best education schools.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best Graduate Schools placed COE at No. 57, compared to No. 69 the previous year. The magazine also ranked COE No.1 in San Diego County and the California State University system and No. 8 in California.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Student Leadership Spotlight: Tanesha Moore

 Tanesha Moore
She wanted to get involved and to make the voices of College of Education students heard.

Tanesha Moore is doing exactly that.

As the new COE Student Council (COESC) president, Moore is the voice of her fellow students in San Diego State University’s student government.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Pamela Gardner


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Pamela Gardner
How would you like to share a neighborhood with royalty? Undergraduate advisor in Child and Family Development, Pamela Gardner, did just that when she lived in London. She had another run-in with a different kind of celebrity in her Girl Scout days. Read on to find out who she sold cookies to and to discover more about her in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It’s A Good Thing When Your Child’s Math Homework Scares You

 Student in math class
Some San Diego children are coming home with math homework that looks foreign — and maybe a little scary. Several schools in San Diego Unified are piloting a new kind of math instruction that aligns with the common core academic standards. KPBS education reporter Megan Burks recently visited one of those schools and brought back this story. In this article, COE Associate Dean Nadine Bezuk also discusses the quality of and reasons for this instruction.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Men of Color in College: Focus of March “Discovery Slams”

 Discovery Slams: Dr. J. Luke Wood
Stereotypes on level of intelligence, criminality and cultural differences.

These are some of the issues that men of color experience when pursuing a higher education and the message of Dr. Luke Wood’s presentation at San Diego State University’s March “Discovery Slams.”

Friday, April 7, 2017

AAMP Receives Donation from AT&T

 AAMP students and faculty
SDSU’s African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) received a donation from AT&T (San Diego 10-Internet and Services Division) for their work to increase African American achievement. The program’s founder, Dr. Tonika Green, who is an Associate Professor with the Department of Counseling and School Psychology, received an email from AT&T’s representative Annalisa Saldana, expressing an interest to raise money for the program as part of the division's Black History Initiative. The company raised $500 in three weeks for AAMP. Dr. Green and one of AAMP’s mentees, Myra Hollis, accepted the award at AT&T’s San Diego headquarters on March 21st. Over 100 AT&T employees dressed in Aztec gear, presented AAMP with the donation.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

COE Graduate Helps Students Succeed

 Shakerra Carter
Coming from a low-income family. Being the first to go to college. Feeling like you don’t belong.

These are some of the barriers Shakerra Carter had to overcome when pursuing a higher education, the same challenges she aims to eliminate as the new associate dean of Outreach and Pre-Enrollment Services for the San Diego Community College District.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Online Graduate Programs in Education 22nd in Nation

MAT students
John Counts and his wife on the left with Jesus Gonzalez on the right
The two College of Education online programs in education have been ranked 22nd by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Online Master of Arts in Teaching and the Online Masters in Educational Leadership achieved high scores from the publication in several factors, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and reputation.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Four COE Students Honored at Research Competition

Darielle Blevins presents at SRS 2017
Four College of Education students were recently honored for their research presentations at the San Diego State University’s Student Research Symposium 2017.

The Student Research Symposium is a two-day event recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of SDSU students.

The SRS provides a public forum where SDSU students present their research, scholarship or creative activities. Contestants submit an application to present either preliminary or completed results from their original research or creative activity.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Student Success Fee Award Winners, Spring 2017

Aztec Student Union
The College of Education (COE) had eight proposals selected for funding in the 2016-2017 Student Success Fee Academically Related Programs process.  Since Fall 2014, a portion of this fee (10%) is dedicated to support enhancing student success at the college level through expanded academic related programs.

Dr. Starck Honored with 2017 Bayard Rustin Award

Dr. Tanis King Starck
She has advocated and fought for social justice, equal rights and cultural proficiency for more than 20 years.

Last month, Dr. Tanis King Starck’s efforts and dedication to promote equality were recognized with the 2017 Bayard Rustin Lifetime Achievement Award.

Monday, March 13, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Christopher Brum

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Christopher Brum

He travels with a purpose! Assistant professor in Special Education, Dr. Christopher Brum, worked at an orphanage in Haiti and spent a semester volunteering in an Appalachian center for persons with disabilities. Read on to discover more about Chris’s passions in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Politically Speaking: Prop 58 and Finding Qualified Bilingual Teachers

Cristina Alfaro
Now that voters approved Prop 58 - which brings back bilingual education in schools - there's a challenge that schools aren't prepared for. Where will all the qualified bilingual teachers come from to get these programs started? Professor Cristina Alfaro, director of the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department at SDSU, and Mario Koran, reporter for Voice of San diego, who reported a story about Sherman Elementary, discuss with NBC 7's Marianne Kushi.

View the discussion at NBS San Diego.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Aztecs for Education Co-Sponsors Educators Rising Event

Aztecs for Education members
Aztecs for Education (AFE) co-sponsored the EdRising Conference at SDSU on February 3, 2017. Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan serves as its faculty advisor and is faculty in the School of Teacher Education. AFE members presented two sessions: Building Community and Building Teacher Presence. They also hosted two campus tours, participated in a panel about becoming teachers, and hosted a table during the fair.

President Elliot Hirshman Ending Tenure at SDSU

President Hirshman with students
President Elliot Hirshman has served as the president of SDSU since 2011. 
San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman announced this morning that he has accepted the presidency of Stevenson University in Maryland. His last day at SDSU will be June 30. Hirshman has served as the president of SDSU since 2011.

“The last six years have been the most extraordinary period of my and Jeri’s professional lives,” Hirshman said. “The opportunity to work with the dedicated and talented students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters of San Diego State has inspired us, and it has been a privilege to contribute to the growth and development of this great university.”


Read more at SDSU Newscenter