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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About… Dr. Patricia Lozada-Santone

 Patricia Lozada-Santone
Dr. Patricia Lozada-Santone began her collegiate years at a remarkably young age following in her mother’s footsteps by attending SDSU. The Aztec spirit continues in her family! Find out which other family member kept up with the Aztec tradition in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

STE Students Rock the EdTPA!

Credential students
School of Teacher Education (STE) students achieved impressive EdTPA results with a success rate of 94%, substantially above the national average of 72%!

We are excited to announce that 94% of our students passed EdTPA on their first try! The EdTPA measures teaching effectiveness. It is an updated, national version of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) that was developed by SCALE (Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity) and is being implemented in partnership with Pearson Education.

Monday, June 26, 2017

COE Faculty Receives National Ethnic Mentoring Award

Nellie Tran
She did not know the award was coming her way. Her former students nominated her and did not tell her.

Dr. Nellie Tran, a faculty in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology, found out she had won the 2017 Ethnic Minority Mentoring Award when she received the notification letter from the American Psychological Association's Society for Community Research and Action.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dozens of High School Students Experience College Life

 Upward Bound students on National TRIO Day
Nearly one hundred high school students are taking classes and experiencing living on campus thanks to the College of Education’s Upward Bound Summer Residential Program.

For six weeks, 90 low-income and/or first generation students from 13 high schools are taking courses taught by credentialed high school teachers and living with a college roommate on the San Diego State University campus.

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center Continues

 Businessman in wheelchair discussing with colleague
Congratulations to Dr. Caren Sax’s Interwork Institute in our Administration, Rehabilitation, and Post-Secondary Education Department.  Their Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC) recently received another year of funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Education.  The WINTAC will receive $3.5 million per year for five years, ending on September 30, 2020.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Five Ways the CSU Is Preparing More Great Teachers

California teacher shortage
Chances are good you've already heard about the desperate shortage of trained and credentialed teachers – about 20,000 are needed in California alone.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hundreds Attend First ASL Poetry and Folklore Event

 ASL Club members
About 350 people attended the first American Sign Language Poetry and Folklore Event, a night celebrating deaf culture and the beauty of the language.

Six deaf performers entertained the audience during the free event, presented by the College of Education’s Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE)/American Sign Language and the San Diego State University ASL Club.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

COE Faculty Presents at SDSU’s Research Foundation Event

 Jessica Suhrheinrich, far right
The awards provide support and time for intensive career development experience for researchers starting their careers.

And since Dr. Jessica Suhrheinrich had received one of these prestigious awards—the Career Development Awards—it made perfect sense that she was invited to be a featured presenter at the San Diego State University Research Foundation’s event on the National Institutes of Health K Award Competition.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Future Teachers Spend Their Summer…Teaching

Chollas-Mead and Johnson Elementary Schools
Five College of Education student teachers will be one step closer to getting their teaching credential after teaching students in underserved communities during their summer break.

Holly Daquila, Joyce Smith and Tiffany Ramirez will be working with students at Chollas-Mead Elementary. Dustin Brandon and Whitney Cotter will be teaching at Johnson Elementary. Both schools are in the San Diego Unified School District.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2017 Summer Session Courses Still Available

Summer Session. Dive into summer. Get ahead. Graduate sooner.

San Diego State University summer courses can help you get ahead in your coursework and stay connected to your professors and the campus over the summer. SDSU is offering hundreds of on-campus courses and more than 130 online courses in three short sessions. Taking just one summer session course can put you on track to graduate on time or leave room in your schedule for a valuable internship, study abroad experience, or participation in a student organization next year.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Outstanding Graduates of the College of Education's Class of 2017

2017 Outstanding Graduates


Each year the College of Education recognizes a group of exceptional students as its Outstanding Graduates.  Outstanding Graduates are selected from each department at the Graduate and Undergraduate levels based on their academic performance and dedication to their field. In turn, these students then select the most influential faculty member of their academic career. Outstanding Graduates and their Most Influential Faculty members will be recognized at the COE Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2017.

The Informed & Inspired Team caught up with the 2017 COE Outstanding Graduates to learn how they plan to go out and make a difference in their communities after graduation and also what their favorite SDSU memories are!

Friday, May 5, 2017

School Psychology Grad Featured in U.S. News and World Report

Elaine Chen
As a child, she was placed in a special education program because she was falling behind in school. Tests soon revealed that Elaine Chen did not have a learning disability. A language barrier was what was preventing her from excelling in school. Chen’s native language was Mandarin and she didn’t learn English until kindergarten.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Nine Special Ed Students Get Ben Ziri Scholarships

Ben Ziri Scholarship Recipients
Nine College of Education students have each received a scholarship to help them obtain a degree teaching students with disabilities.

Four got a $3,000 scholarship and the others got $500 from the Ben Ziri Caravan #218, a part of the International Order of the Alhambras, which raises funds to support individuals with intellectual disabilities. The scholarship, funded by an endowment established by non-profit organization and San Diego State University, is awarded to students enrolled in the moderate to severe teaching credential program.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7 Things You Didn't Know About Alison Sternal

7 Things You Didn't Know About Alison Sternal

How would you like to make your own toothpaste and marmalade? Just ask Alison Sternal, as she has made both! She is also on her way to starting her second MA program this fall. Read on to learn more about the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. in Education Program’s new program coordinator in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff! 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

COE Welcomes Cultural Responsiveness Expert

COE with Dr. Sharroky
He travels across the country training teachers how to be culturally responsive when they teach. Recently, Dr. Sharroky Hollie, executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, made a stop at San Diego State University to share his decades-long knowledge and experience with College of Education faculty and students.