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Monday, October 17, 2016

7 Things You Didn't Know About Nina Potter

Dr. Nina Potter
During the workday, Nina Salcedo Potter is COE’s Director of Assessment and Accreditation but at home she milks goats on her farm!  Read about her goats and more in this month’s 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the COE Faculty and Staff.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Online MAT: 100% Graduation Rate for First Cohort

Laura Gonzalez, Dr. Luke Duesbery, Dr. Valerie Pang, Don Dumas
The College of Education’s Online Master of Arts in Teaching has celebrated an important milestone by seeing each of the members of its first cohort graduate.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Project CARES Scholars Present at National Conference for Foster Youth

CARES presented at the 2016 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) National Conference
Scholars from Project CARES gave two presentations at the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association’s Conference in Maryland this past summer.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Six Graduate Students Receive $2,500 Scholarship

Christine Horton, Jessi Krier, Sofie Lische, Anais Medina, Paul Pham and Andrew Newcombe

Six graduate students in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology have received a scholarship from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities in San Diego.
The $2,500 scholarship recipients are: Christine Horton, Jessi Krier, Sofie Lische, Anais Medina, Paul Pham and Andrew Newcombe.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Doctoral Student Gets New Post at Community College District

John Valencia
“When I was looking to apply for a doctorate program, I knew that my best career move was to be involved with the SDSU program.”

That’s how John Valencia feels about the San Diego State University (SDSU) Educational Leadership Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) Program. And with good reason.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Working to Decrease Teacher Shortage

Joe Garland, local math teacher
24 to 1.

That is the California student-teacher ratio, the largest in the nation and eight more students per classroom than the national average.

The reason?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Two Students Selected as Casanova Scholars

Stephanie Mathew and Oscar Duran
Congratulations are in order.

Two current College of Education (COE) graduate students have been selected for the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. One additional COE student received an honorable mention.

Stephanie Mathew is a first-year graduate student in Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU). Oscar Duran is a first-year transfer student in the Aztec Research Fellowship Program at SDSU. Alejandro Arias, another first-year transfer student in the SDSU Aztec Research Fellowship Program, was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Pre-Doctoral Advisory Committee.

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.”

Monday, September 19, 2016

Loh-Hagan Receives Award in Reading Education

Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was recently awarded the California Reading Association's Marcus Foster Memorial Reading Award.  This award is given annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of reading in California.

Loh-Hagan, a faculty member in the School of Teacher Education, has been active in working with other faculty members in research and publication related to reading.

Also in Informed & Inspired:

COE Faculty Book Nominated for California Young Reader Medal

Pang Advocates for Asian Pacific American Achievement

Asian American boy climbing on the rope at playground
School of Teacher Education faculty member, Dr. Valerie Ooka Pang, is speaking out for better policies and approaches for examining data regarding the very diverse groups of students identified as Asian American and Pacific Islander.  Pang’s research has highlighted the diversity of this very large population of students and challenges us to avoid glossing over important student needs by overgeneralizing characteristics.

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