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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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

‘Black Minds Matter’ Course Focuses on Improving Success for Men of Color

Black Minds Matter
Research has shown that Black boys and men are criminalized in the classroom and their minds undervalued by the educators and institutions of learning.

But why is that?

Monday, August 28, 2017

COE Welcomes New Faculty and Staff for Fall 2017

Welcome Karen, Sesen, Katie and Belén!
The College of Education is excited to welcome four new faculty members for the fall semester.  This talented group is a wonderful addition to the SDSU community!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Update on COE Four-Year Teacher Preparation Programs

Four-Year Teacher Preparation Programs
Planning teams at the College of Education are busy developing four programs which will allow students to get a bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential in just four years.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Farewell and Hello from the Office of Student Services

Michelle Xiong
Michelle Xiong, new Liberal Studies program advisor
After 35 years of service to SDSU, Vicki Fielden, Liberal Studies Advisor has retired. Her days are now filled with outdoor hiking adventures, leisurely reading her favorite novels, and not setting her alarm each morning. Although Fielden’s position was with the college for only one year, she will be missed by all of her colleagues in the Office of Student Services (OSS).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Global Cultural Experience: Spain

Global Cultural Experience: Spain
Ávila and Granada, Spain.

These are just two cities where College of Education Students have an opportunity to study abroad and explore the world.

Dozens of San Diego State University students participated in the faculty-led trips to Granada and Ávila, Spain this summer.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Student Spotlight: Salvador Terrones

Sal Terrones
If someone had told him in high school he would be attending San Diego State University, he would not have believed them.

As a ninth grader, Salvador Terrones was too focused on finding a way to get out of the Preuss School at UC San Diego. He wanted to go to high school in his community, where according to him, he would be more likely to “affiliate with the wrong crowds and get in trouble…(not) graduate from high school.”

But Flores made it through and is now at San Diego State University pursuing an interdisciplinary studies degree with an emphasis in Counseling and Social Change, Social Work and Leadership.