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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Meet DLE’s Newest Faculty Member Dr. Saúl I. Maldonado

Saúl  Maldonado
This Semester we have the pleasure of welcoming Saul Isaac Maldonado to the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education.

Friday, July 22, 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.

Friday, July 1, 2016

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Rachael Stewart

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Rachael Stewart
Did you know that we have Starbucks’ number one fan on staff at the College of Education? This former reality TV star is the current administrative support coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership. Learn more about Rachael Stewart in this month’s 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the COE Faculty and Staff.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dr. Vasquez-Urias Named 2016 ELEVATE Fellow

Dr. Marissa Vasquez-Urias
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) has selected 19 Early Career Faculty Members to participate in its ELEVATE training program, and the College of Education’s own Marissa Vasquez-Urias was selected to participate.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

First Annual Otay Experience Forum Inspires Local High School Seniors

Forum panel speakers
This past spring, more than 100 seniors at Otay Ranch High School attended the first annual “Otay Experience Forum, Breaking Barriers and Changing Perceptions: Finding the Hero Within” event.  Some of San Diego’s top female leaders participated as panelists, including SDSU College of Education Assistant Dean Tanis Starck and SDSU doctoral alum Sweetwater District Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney.

Read more about the inspiring Otay Experience Forum event.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dr. Haine-Schlagel Represents SDSU in Important CFD Research

Dr. Rachel Haine-Schlagel
In studies focused on family therapy techniques and home visiting programs, the College of Education’s Dr. Rachel Haine-Schlagel is lending a hand in furthering research for Child and Family Development.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 Class of SDSU IS3D Students Graduate in Palau

Palau Graduates
As their three-year journey came to an end in May 2016, students who attended San Diego State University remotely from their home on the island of Palau were able to reap the benefits of their hard work as they earned their Bachelor’s Degrees.

Friday, June 10, 2016

GEAR UP Program Ends After Seven Year Run

gear up students
After seven successful years, SDSU’s GEAR UP to College Avenue Compact grant has come to an end after helping create a college-going culture in the City Heights community and guiding hundreds of students in the pursuit of their educational dreams.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nancy Farnan Retires After 27 Years of Incredible Service

Dr. Nancy Farnan, 27 years of service

After 27 years of dedicated service, it is with both sadness and pride that San Diego State University says farewell to Dr. Nancy Farnan.

Monday, June 6, 2016

SDSU/CGU PhD Alumni Making an Impact

alumni map
Since 1978, the San Diego State University (SDSU) and Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Joint Doctoral Program in Education has produced an impressive 204 graduates. Recently, JDP Director Dr. Rafaela Santa Cruz and JDP alumnus Dr. Aaron Iffland analyzed alumni employment data to create a map showing where each of these graduates has been employed.

Aztecs for Education Brings a Book for Every Child

aztecs for education
All it can take to change a child’s life is giving them the gift of education, which is exactly what SDSU’s Aztecs for Education gave to students at Logan Elementary school last spring.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Rehab Counseling Student Invents Important Product for Amputees

rehab invention
Current Rehabilitation Counseling masters student Michael Simonetti develops product to help amputees everyday. The Shower-Safe Base will be tested at SDSU this summer and hopefully be available for sale shortly after.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

McClure Honored by Mayor for Students’ Volunteer Work

McClure and Faulconer
The College of Education is devoted to serving the greater San Diego community, and Special Education faculty member Mendy McClure has exemplified that by receiving the City of San Diego’s Mayoral Award at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Event.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

City Heights Block Astounds with Perfect edTPA Passing Rate

It’s one thing to strive for perfection, but students in the City Heights Student Teacher Cohort were able to achieve perfection by earning a 100% passing rate for the edTPA.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

7 Things You Didn't Know About Dr. J. Luke Wood

Author, father, and inspiring professor are just some of the ways you can describe Dr. J. Luke Wood. Learn more about the current director and associate professor of Community College Leadership programs and incoming director of the Joint Doctoral Program in this month's 7 Things You Didn't Know About COE Faculty and Staff.