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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SDSU Working on 4-year Teacher Preparation Programs

Group of college students with a woman showing four fingers
Future teachers will soon spend less time and money to get a teaching credential in California.

That’s because San Diego State University and 16 other California State University (CSU) campuses have earned grants to develop four-year teacher preparation programs. SDSU expects to offer these programs for the first time in fall 2018.

SDSU was the only CSU campus which applied for and received three grants totaling almost $750,000 from the Integrated Program Grants from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sylvia Hernandez

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sylvia Hernandez
She’s a seasoned Credential Analyst with a cat that weighs over 20 pounds!  Learn more about Sylvia in this month’s edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About COE Faculty and Staff.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

COE Gets Nearly $1.3 Million for Math Readiness

Student working on mathematics
The College of Education has received $1.28 million to work with Sweetwater Union High School District to prepare more students in math using a new and innovative curriculum.

The School of Teacher Education applied for and received the 23-month grant from the California Department of Education's Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative, which aims to prepare students for placement into college-level courses in mathematics.

The funds will be used to develop a 12th grade discrete mathematics curriculum with Sweetwater schools.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mortar Board Honors COE Faculty

Mortar board pictured with Sarah Kahn, Patricia Lozada-Santone, Melinda McClure, and Tanis King Starck
SDSU’s Mortar Board chapter recognized several faculty members from the College of Education during the Fall 2016 semester.  These faculty members were honored at an appreciation dinner for making made significant contributions to the education and academic success of Mortar Board’s members.

Awarded COE faculty included:
  • Sarah Kahn, Lecturer, Counseling & School Psychology
  • Patricia Lozada-Santone, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Melinda McClure, Lecturer, Special Education
  • Tanis King Starck, Assistant Dean of Special Projects

Read more about the award and event at SDSU Newscenter.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Alfaro Wins the Outstanding Latina in Higher Education Leadership National Award

Cristina Alfaro
Cristina Alfaro, Associate Professor in the Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) Department in the College of Education is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Latina in Higher Education Leadership National Award. This award was established nationwide for Latin@ faculty members who have continuously made a significant difference in leading programs and advocating for high-quality education for Latin@ students. The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) will honor Dr. Alfaro with this prestigious award during the AAHHE Awards Ceremony on March 11, 2017, at their annual conference to be held in Irvine, CA.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Two Students Attended Grad Prep Academy

Alejandro Arias and Oscar Duran
Two San Diego State University undergraduate students participated in an all-expense paid program at an Ivy League school.

Oscar Duran and Alejandro Arias attended the Grad Prep Academy, a University of Pennsylvania project that aims to prepare undergraduate scholars for graduate study and research-related careers in the field of education.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Student Leadership Spotlight: Andrés Nandho

Andrés Nandho
He wants to become a high school math teacher.

That’s why Andrés Nandho feels he is studying at the perfect institution: San Diego State University.

According to the U.S. News & World Report's 2016 ratings of Schools of Education, SDSU's College of Education is number one in San Diego County and among all California State Universities. Through the College of Education about 250 to 300 students earn teacher credentials every year and go on to teach in their communities.

“I decided to attend SDSU because of its warm and friendly atmosphere,” said Nandho, an astronomy major at SDSU. “The experience has been amazing.”

Monday, January 30, 2017

COE Round Table: Innovative Uses of Technology

COE Faculty and Staff gathered in a smart classroom
On Wednesday, November 9th, the College of Education hosted the Innovative Uses of Technology Round Table Session.  During the session COE faculty and staff were invited to present about the new and creative ways that they are using technology in their daily work.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Kids' picture book by SDSU faculty member highlights Chinese New Year

PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year

When Virginia Loh-Hagan was in the second grade, she read a book that changed her life. Now she’s trying to do the same for other young readers.

An education faculty member at San Diego State University's School of Teacher Education, Loh-Hagan also writes children’s books, including the newly released “PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year,” illustrated by Renné Benoit. In it, a Chinese-American girl learns from her grandmother about the annual celebration, which falls this year on Jan. 28.

Read the full story at the San Diego Union Tribune.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Sarah Maheronnaghsh

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Sarah Maheronnaghsh

Can you believe that faculty member and Global Cultural Experience Coordinator Dr. Sarah Maheronnaghsh has traveled to over 20 countries so far in her life?! Read more fun facts about Sarah in this month’s edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About COE Faculty and Staff.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SDSU Gets $7 Million to Strengthen Principal Preparation

 Douglas Fisher, Ph.D.
San Diego State University is one of seven universities that have been chosen to participate in a new $47 million initiative to improve preparation of principals.

The funds, distributed over the next four years, will help SDSU to develop new models for principal preparation programs and encourage higher-quality training across the state.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

COE Student Lands Sally Casanova Scholarship

 Stephanie Nguyen
Another College of Education student has been named a Casanova Scholar.

Stephanie Nguyen, 24, will be a scholar in the prestigious Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship until June 2017.

Monday, January 9, 2017

COE Faculty Receive University Grants for 2017

 Community members holding hands
The University Research Council and the University Grants and Lectureship Committee (UGLC) announced the awardees of the University Grants Program (UGP) for 2017 and several were COE faculty members!

The purposes of the UGP are to support scholarly research and creative activities, permit faculty to launch new projects, bring advanced projects to completion; and help faculty members develop a research program competitive for extramural funding.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

COE Professor Presents at UNESCO, Lands New Fellowship

Dr. Marilee Bresciani presenting in India
Her new fellowship will focus on how to prevent violent extremism.

The fellowship is the result of a presentation that Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik recently gave on the same topic at a United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) conference in New Delhi, India.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

COE Faculty Speaks at White House

 Dr. Luke Wood
A College of Education faculty lent his voice and expertise at a White House conference on education for youth of color.

Dr. Luke Wood, associate professor at the College of Education’s Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education spoke at the Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.