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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Outstanding Graduates of the College of Education's Class of 2016

2016 Graduates

Each year the College of Education recognizes a group of exceptional students as it’s 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 were recognized at the COE Commencement Ceremony on May 15, 2016.

The Informed & Inspired Team caught up with the 2016 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 13, 2016

RISE Program Completes Circle of Sweetwater Students and Teachers

In the midst of California’s shortage of teachers for high-need subject areas, San Diego State has partnered once again with the nearby Sweetwater Union High School District to ensure that new teachers find jobs and current students have teachers in these subjects.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Fisher Appointed to Administrator Performance Assessment Design Team

Dr. Doug Fisher, a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership (EDL), has been appointed to the Administrator Performance Assessment (APA) Design Team.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Social Justice Symposium Urges Students to Accommodate Diverse Identities

In an effort to get students to think critically about key social issues and equality, the Counseling and Social Change Club hosted the Post-Modern Social Justice Symposium on the San Diego State campus.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

DLE Program Featured as Top-Level Program in Hechinger Report

A “bilingual battle” is the main focus of an article published in the Hechinger Report, as the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) is featured as a pioneer in the field of dual-language education.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SWAG, Qualcomm Collaborate for Student Tour of Facilities

In collaboration with Qualcomm, Dr. André Branch and his Students With Academic Goals (SWAG) program were able to tour San Diego’s Qualcomm facilities to give local middle school students a glimpse into the work of the telecommunications corporation.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Student Research Symposium Showcases Education Students, Faculty

student research
Doctoral students from the College of Education were able to display their work at SDSU’s annual Student Research Symposium (SRS), keeping in line with San Diego State’s status as a top research institution.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Gregg Koyamatsu


While Gregg Koyamatsu loves his job in the College of Education, you won't believe what he says is the best job he's ever had. Plus Gregg has a family tie with Highland Hill Winery in Ramona, CA. Learn more about the COE's Operating Systems Analyst in this month's 7 Things You Didn't Know About COE Faculty and Staff.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Boggs Earns Leadership Award for Community College Expertise

Dr. George Boggs, a part-time professor in the College of Education, has been recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with its prestigious Leadership Award for 2016.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NASP Recommends Recognition for SDSU School Psychology Program

After a review from representatives of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the SDSU College of Education's School Psychology program proved that it is one of the nation's most diverse cohorts of school psychologists.

The review was required as part of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) review process. The reviewers recommended national recognition for the College’s School Psychology program based upon criteria that emphasized diversity, student success, and faculty competence.

Results shed a positive light on the program, where candidates maintain a 100% pass rate on state licensure exams and each complete a 1,200 hour internship, often in two schools, under two different supervisors. Additionally, high quality faculty members, active in school psychology research, teach the core program courses and analyze student performances to ensure that all candidates meet required standards.

According to the NASP review, the content taught emphasizes multicultural content, processes, and experiences so that our graduates are prepared to meet the needs of increasingly diverse student populations. Also, the program demonstrated how the evaluation of candidates' fieldwork provided evidence about the extent to which critical skills were emerging.

The College is proud of its outstanding School Psychology Program and School Psychology students. Over 80% of our school psychologists come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, our graduates are well prepared to help schools become places that promote the academic, emotional, social, and psychological health of all students.

Student Leadership Spotlight: Loren Cruz

We are repeatedly told that “children are our future,” which rings true to this day. At San Diego State, Loren Cruz – a Child and Family Development major within the College of Education – is working to ensure that we all have a bright future ahead of us.

Harris III Receives Research And Scholarship Award From NASPA

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education have given the College of Education’s own Dr. Frank Harris III its prestigious Community Colleges Research and Scholarship Award.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Educational Leadership Alumna Makes Top Ten Most-Accessed Theses

The SDSU Library has published its Top Ten Most-Accessed Theses and Dissertations, and one alumna from the College of Education made the list.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Philipp Elected President of Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Dr. Randy Philipp, a 25-year veteran of San Diego State University and Director for the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), is the soon-to-be President of the largest professional association of mathematics educators in America.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hoang Chosen as Teacher of the Month by NBC News

As College of Education graduates continue to make their alma mater proud, the newest source of pride comes from Kimly Hoang, who was selected by NBC San Diego as the February 2016 Teacher of the Month.

Ms. Hoang, who teaches at Iftin Charter School in La Mesa, inspires her students through relatable teaching methods and one-on-one interactions.

“I try to integrate personal interests and that’s how I am able to get them to be on board with me,” Ms. Hoang says of the children in her classroom.

Ms. Hoang, who graduated from the College’s Master's program in K-8 Mathematics Education, was able to document her teaching methods in NBC’s segment on inspirational teachers. Visit the NBC 7 website to see how Ms. Hoang is able to connect with her students on a personal level and inspire them daily.

Congratulations to Kimly on her recognition!