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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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Catrina Fuentes

Catrina Fuentes
If you’re craving a delicious Filipino dish, look no further! This former Aggie is known to whip up all the classic dishes with her own twist, and no, she doesn’t mind sharing! Her passions do extend far beyond the kitchen, as was demonstrated during her time at UC Davis where she was involved in a major youth development project. Keep reading for more colorful facts about the Department of Counseling and School Psychology’s new administrative support coordinator, Catrina Fuentes, in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another COE Graduate Student Wins Casanova Scholarship

Kathy Nguyen
Another College of Education graduate student has been selected for the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.

Kathy Nguyen is a second-year graduate student in the College of Education’s Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a specialization in the student affairs program.

Monday, August 14, 2017

COE Launches New Cultural Proficiency Minor

Dr. Starck and the Cultural Proficiency Minor
There’s a new minor on Aztec Mesa.

The College of Education has established the Cultural Proficiency Minor, which will debut this fall semester. “This new minor will be a cross-disciplinary one, with classes and professors drawn from departments across campus,” said Dr. Tanis Starck, assistant dean for special projects for the College of Education. “The 15 units of coursework from different academic departments and faculty will provide students a balanced approach to understanding the viewpoints of others, and help students to develop a practical set of skills related to decision-making, communication, leadership, and collaboration.”

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Zuma Innovation Award

Andrea Saltzman Martin
The Presidential Staff Excellence Awards, or Zuma Awards recognize outstanding contributions and efforts made by San Diego State University staff in support of the university, fellow employees and the community. During an awards ceremony on Aug. 3, President Sally Roush recognized staff excellence in seven categories, including staff-to-staff mentoring, innovation and team effort. Candidates were nominated by their colleagues and the finalists were selected from a pool of more than 130 entries.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

2017 Faculty and Alumni Monty Awards

The Montys: Doug and Karen
The Montys are a time-honored tradition at SDSU. The award is a symbol of achievement and success presented to distinguished professors and alumni. The Monty Awards are bestowed by the SDSU Alumni Association and given to those who have made significant contributions to the university, the San Diego community or California, nationally or internationally.

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.