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Monday, November 13, 2017

COE Training Teachers to Work with Students with Autism

SPED faculty
San Diego State University and the College of Education’s Department of Special Education is known as a national leader in training teachers to work with students with autism.

Since the Department of Special Education began offering classes focused on autism nearly 20 years ago, it has been busy training future and current teachers and other school personnel on how to best support students with autism spectrum disorder.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Provost Enwemeka Awarded NAACP President’s Award

Dr. Enwemeka pictured in center
He exemplifies excellence in education and is at the forefront of advancing the success of San Diego State University.

For these and many other reasons, Dr. Chukuka Enwemeka, SDSU provost and senior vice-president, has received the President’s Award from the San Diego Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Global Cultural Experience: Guatemala

Guatemalan women in colorful dresses

Guatemala is home to volcanoes, rainforests, ancient Mayan sites and beautiful colonial cities.

What better place than this Central American country to complete the study abroad requirement for the Liberal Studies major at San Diego State University.

That is what Ana Rhine thought.

The Liberal Studies senior said she chose Guatemala to explore her ethnic background and to experience the country’s education system.

Monday, November 6, 2017

COE Dean Moderates National Panel

professor with his students
Hispanics represent approximately 17 percent of the U.S. population. However, only about 15 percent of them have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to about 35.2 for non-Hispanic whites.

Hoping to improve those statistics, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities held its Sixth Annual Deans’ Forum on Hispanic Higher Education in San Diego to discuss issues and opportunities for academic success of Hispanic students in higher education.

Friday, November 3, 2017

7 Things You Didn't Know About Esme Cortes

7 Things You Didn't Know About Esme Cortes
Bizarre food? She jumps at any opportunity to try it! Not only is she adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, she’s also keen on outdoor adventures. This long-time Aztec doesn’t mind driving off to new and unknown places, especially with her kids by her side. Read on to find out more about the interests of the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education coordinator, Esmeralda Cortes, on this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Making a Difference in the College of Education

Making a difference in the College of Education
Our COE students and alumni are receiving grants, recognition, and committee appointments that will contribute to the futures of children and adults in a wide variety of educational areas. These students and alumni are making a difference!

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Great Give

The Great Give sponsored by Wawanesa
Make it Great – Take Part in the Great Give

One great day of giving: October 24, 2017

Last year over 750 donors raised over $140,000 in support of scholarship, programming and research initiatives at SDSU. YOU can take part and make a difference for our students by supporting the College of Education in this year’s Great Give.

Visit the Great Give website.

Read more about the Great Give at the SDSU Alumni website.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

COE Fund Investing in Children’s Future

Aztecs for Education
“Every child deserves a chance to succeed. Invest in their future today.”

This is the vision of the College of Education’s Improving Futures Fund (IFF) and it’s achieving its goal with great success.

Launched in the fall of 2014 by Dean Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., the Improving Futures Fund provides monetary support to College of Education’s faculty and staff endeavors that improve the future COE’s graduates and of children, youth, and adults they will serve.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ARFP Pairs Students with Graduate Mentors, Faculty

ARFP students and faculty
Six San Diego State University undergraduate transfer students got the opportunity to work with graduate mentors and faculty to conduct research focused on improving outcomes for underserved populations.

The interactions took place last school year thanks to the Aztec Research Fellowship Program (ARFP), which was established in 2014 to provide students from underrepresented groups, opportunities to engage in social science research.

Monday, October 2, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Jim Marshall

 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Jim Marshall
Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, Dr. Jim Marshall, served in three departments, and is the only COE faculty member to do so on his road to tenure! The newly appointed  director of the Ed.D. PK-12 program was also once a San Diego Zoo employee, and his love for animals lives on. Read more to find out which animals currently live at his home and other facts about Jim in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Starting the Year with Some Very Worthy Awards

Dr. Ross, Dr. Wood, and Dr. Frey
College faculty and staff joined Dean Johnson at the Fall Faculty/Staff Assembly to welcome and celebrate their colleagues and this year’s assembly included the awarding of some unique distinctions to three highly deserving faculty members.

New at this year’s gathering was the presentation of the Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Awards where Dean Johnson presented awards to Drs. J. Luke Wood and Nancy Frey and a special recognition to Professor Emerita, Dr. Pamela J. Ross for their numerous contributions in support of students, programs, and community stakeholders central to our mission in the College of Education.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Global Cultural Experience: Belize

SDSU students in Belize
Gud maanin! And Weh yuh naym?

That’s what a group of San Diego State University students likely heard when Belizeans wished them good morning and ask them their name in Kriol, one of the languages spoken in Belize.

Nineteen SDSU students chose the Central American country, where English is the official language but bilingualism is common, to fulfill their Liberal Studies International Experience Requirement.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Where Are They Now?

2017 graduate
The College of Education congratulates the following individuals on recent promotions.

Jaclyn D. Hugg, (2011) M.A., Postsecondary Educational Leadership, to the position of Associate Director, Alumni Engagement at Northwestern University

Greg Ottinger (2010) Ed.D., Educational Leadership PreK-12, to the position of Chief Business Officer at San Diego Unified School District

We would like to know what you are doing since completing your COE program!

Please take a moment to update your information using our Google form.

Monday, September 11, 2017

CSP Department Wins the Provost's Innovation for Excellence Award

a latino family
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) was a recipient of the 2016-17 Provost’s Innovation for Excellence Award.

The Provost’s Innovation for Excellence Award recognizes academic departments or schools that have through collaborative effort implemented a new initiative that has generated new momentum toward achieving one or more of the key goals of SDSU’s Building on Excellence strategic plan.

Read more about the award.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Science Camp a Learning Experience for Future Teachers

kids at science camp
During Aztec Science Camp, the kids who participate get to learn hands on. But they are not the only ones benefiting from the experience.

The College of Education students who take part in the annual event are learning as well.

Garineh Melikian, who is in her second semester of student teaching and will be completing her  credential program by the end of the year, said she really enjoyed the experience.