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Friday, July 31, 2015

Pedroza Calls It A Career After 37 Years At SDSU

pedroza retirement
Few people are able to claim that they had the honor of working closely with the talented and bright individuals within the College of Education. However, Martha Pedroza took the claim to the next level, doing so for 37 years of her distinguished career.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Does Tech Revolution Change Education's Foundational Goals?

 SDSU President's Blog
president blog photo
It is commonplace to recognize that changes in societal norms and needs, including technological developments, change our academic programs and educational goals.   For example, the development of land grant universities – focused on agriculture and technology – in the 1860s reflected the needs of an emerging industrial society.   Similarly, the rise of normal schools – San Diego State’s provenance – reflected our society’s need for broad public education in America’s growing democracy of the 19th century.

Read President Hirshman's full blog post

Friday, July 10, 2015

Educational Leadership Chair Named Administrator of the Year

Doug Fisher
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) recently named Educational Leadership chairman Doug Fisher their Administrator of the Year for its Professor of Education category.

SDSU Alum and Lecturer Selected as Sweetwater Superintendent

Karen Janney and Sweetwater High School
Following a recent trend of SDSU graduates appointed to local educational leadership positions, the College of Education’s own Dr. Karen Janney has been selected as the Sweetwater Union High School District’s (SUHSD) newest superintendent.

Dr. Taylor Honored with Marriage and Family Therapy Award

Brent Taylor on Right Receiving Educator Award
The College of Education’s Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) department faculty chairman Dr. Brent Taylor was honored with the Educator Award this June. This honor is awarded by the California Division of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT­CA).

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

School Psychology Program Shines at NASP Conference

School Psychology members
SDSU’s School Psychology faculty and students received awards and showcased scholarly work at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Minority Male Community College Collaborative Acknowledged on C-SPAN

black student - minority male community college collaborative
Michele Siqueiros, President for the Campaign for College Opportunity, acknowledged the work of SDSU's Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. J. Luke Wood on C-SPAN after the television network picked up a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights discussion on access to higher education for minority students. The SDSU Minority Male Community College Collaborative was profiled in The State of Higher Education in California: Black Report showcasing initiatives that have been proven to help more Black students reach their college dreams.

C-SPAN Video

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Aztec for Life Appears in Southwest Magazine

Aztec for Life Ad in Southwest Magazine
One of SDSU's Aztec for Life advertisements featuring Dr. Frank Harris III appeared in May's issue of Southwest: The Magazine. The article Tackling Educational Barriers for Black Men discusses Dr. Harris' work.

Dr. Harris is an associate professor in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, & Postsecondary Education (ARPE/Interwork Institute) in the College of Education at San Diego State University.



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Linked Learning Goes to Washington

Linked Learning delegation in Washington, D.C.
COE Associate Dean Nancy Farnan was part of a delegation that went to Washington D.C. to meet with legislators to discuss and explain the benefits of Linked Learning as Congress considers reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Read more at the Alliance for Excellent Education website.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Outstanding COE Graduates

Outstanding grad
Faculty and staff within the College of Education have selected the following students based on their respective accomplishments as Outstanding Graduates. Congratulations to our new alumni!

Robinson-Zañartu Honored with Faculty Monty for Contributions to University

Faculty Monty Award
The College of Education’s own Dr. Carol Robinson-Zañartu will receive the SDSU Alumni Association's Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to the University, nicknamed the “Monty.”

Nominated by a faculty member, Robinson-Zañartu’s nomination was forwarded by COE’s Honors and Awards committee to the Faculty Senate. The Senate chose to recommend Robinson-Zañartu for selection, prompting President Hirshman to announce his awarding of the faculty Monty to the active Professor Emerita.

Committee Votes Unanimously to Present Vasquez Urias with Research Citation

Dr. Marissa Vasquez Urias
The College of Education’s Dr. Marissa Vazquez Urias has been recognized by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) for her outstanding dissertation.

Titled Predictors of sense of belonging among Latino men in community college, Vasquez’s dissertation was selected as the 2015 first runner-up by the Council’s Dissertation of the Year Selection Committee.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Student-run Voice Your Language Forum Emphasizes Bilingual Education

Voice Your Language
In an event attended by more than 100 people, the student-run Voice Your Language forum brought to light the importance of multilingualism and biliteracy in our schools.

In an event May 1, the student-run organization Voice Your Language was able to gather guests from all over the San Diego are to weigh in on the importance of language in schools as not only a method of communication but also as a way for students and faculty alike to convey their particular culture from one to another.

Autism Study Puts Special Education in Spotlight

CSESA staff
One of the largest randomized controlled trial studies in education that has ever been conducted is currently taking place, and members of the COE faculty are at the helm.

The Department of Special Education’s Dr. Laura J. Hall and Dr. Bonnie Kraemer are serving as Site Co-Principal Investigators for a study that evaluates a multi-component educational intervention aimed to prepare students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for better post school outcomes. The Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences-awarded project entitled the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism is led by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers Drs. Kara Hume and Sam Odom.  

Imperial County District Elects SDSU Grad as Superintendent

todd finnell
Dr. Todd Finnell, who holds an Educational Leadership Doctorate from the College of Education, was appointed the Imperial County Superintendent of Schools.