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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Five Ways the CSU Is Preparing More Great Teachers

California teacher shortage
Chances are good you've already heard about the desperate shortage of trained and credentialed teachers – about 20,000 are needed in California alone.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2017 Summer Session Courses Still Available

Summer Session. Dive into summer. Get ahead. Graduate sooner.

San Diego State University summer courses can help you get ahead in your coursework and stay connected to your professors and the campus over the summer. SDSU is offering hundreds of on-campus courses and more than 130 online courses in three short sessions. Taking just one summer session course can put you on track to graduate on time or leave room in your schedule for a valuable internship, study abroad experience, or participation in a student organization next year.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Outstanding Graduates of the College of Education's Class of 2017

2017 Outstanding Graduates


Each year the College of Education recognizes a group of exceptional students as its 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 will be recognized at the COE Commencement Ceremony on May 14, 2017.

The Informed & Inspired Team caught up with the 2017 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 5, 2017

School Psychology Grad Featured in U.S. News and World Report

Elaine Chen
As a child, she was placed in a special education program because she was falling behind in school. Tests soon revealed that Elaine Chen did not have a learning disability. A language barrier was what was preventing her from excelling in school. Chen’s native language was Mandarin and she didn’t learn English until kindergarten.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Nine Special Ed Students Get Ben Ziri Scholarships

Ben Ziri Scholarship Recipients
Nine College of Education students have each received a scholarship to help them obtain a degree teaching students with disabilities.

Four got a $3,000 scholarship and the others got $500 from the Ben Ziri Caravan #218, a part of the International Order of the Alhambras, which raises funds to support individuals with intellectual disabilities. The scholarship, funded by an endowment established by non-profit organization and San Diego State University, is awarded to students enrolled in the moderate to severe teaching credential program.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

7 Things You Didn't Know About Alison Sternal

7 Things You Didn't Know About Alison Sternal

How would you like to make your own toothpaste and marmalade? Just ask Alison Sternal, as she has made both! She is also on her way to starting her second MA program this fall. Read on to learn more about the SDSU/CGU Joint Ph.D. in Education Program’s new program coordinator in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff! 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

COE Welcomes Cultural Responsiveness Expert

COE with Dr. Sharroky
He travels across the country training teachers how to be culturally responsive when they teach. Recently, Dr. Sharroky Hollie, executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, made a stop at San Diego State University to share his decades-long knowledge and experience with College of Education faculty and students.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Six Psychology Students Present Their Research at National Conference

School Psychology Students at NASP
Six College of Education students recently presented their research at the National Association of School Psychologists Conference in San Antonio.

School psychology students Noreen Netzsosie, Anais Medina Flores, Emily Johnson, Kenia Lopez, and Jenna Palacios showcased their research at different workshops at the professional association’s conference. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and 25 other countries.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

COE Moves Up in National Ranking

 SDSU campus
The College of Education continues to shine, jumping 12 spots in a national ranking of best education schools.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking of Best Graduate Schools placed COE at No. 57, compared to No. 69 the previous year. The magazine also ranked COE No.1 in San Diego County and the California State University system and No. 8 in California.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Student Leadership Spotlight: Tanesha Moore

 Tanesha Moore
She wanted to get involved and to make the voices of College of Education students heard.

Tanesha Moore is doing exactly that.

As the new COE Student Council (COESC) president, Moore is the voice of her fellow students in San Diego State University’s student government.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Pamela Gardner


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Pamela Gardner
How would you like to share a neighborhood with royalty? Undergraduate advisor in Child and Family Development, Pamela Gardner, did just that when she lived in London. She had another run-in with a different kind of celebrity in her Girl Scout days. Read on to find out who she sold cookies to and to discover more about her in this edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faculty and Staff! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It’s A Good Thing When Your Child’s Math Homework Scares You

 Student in math class
Some San Diego children are coming home with math homework that looks foreign — and maybe a little scary. Several schools in San Diego Unified are piloting a new kind of math instruction that aligns with the common core academic standards. KPBS education reporter Megan Burks recently visited one of those schools and brought back this story. In this article, COE Associate Dean Nadine Bezuk also discusses the quality of and reasons for this instruction.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Men of Color in College: Focus of March “Discovery Slams”

 Discovery Slams: Dr. J. Luke Wood
Stereotypes on level of intelligence, criminality and cultural differences.

These are some of the issues that men of color experience when pursuing a higher education and the message of Dr. Luke Wood’s presentation at San Diego State University’s March “Discovery Slams.”

Friday, April 7, 2017

AAMP Receives Donation from AT&T

 AAMP students and faculty
SDSU’s African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) received a donation from AT&T (San Diego 10-Internet and Services Division) for their work to increase African American achievement. The program’s founder, Dr. Tonika Green, who is an Associate Professor with the Department of Counseling and School Psychology, received an email from AT&T’s representative Annalisa Saldana, expressing an interest to raise money for the program as part of the division's Black History Initiative. The company raised $500 in three weeks for AAMP. Dr. Green and one of AAMP’s mentees, Myra Hollis, accepted the award at AT&T’s San Diego headquarters on March 21st. Over 100 AT&T employees dressed in Aztec gear, presented AAMP with the donation.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

COE Graduate Helps Students Succeed

 Shakerra Carter
Coming from a low-income family. Being the first to go to college. Feeling like you don’t belong.

These are some of the barriers Shakerra Carter had to overcome when pursuing a higher education, the same challenges she aims to eliminate as the new associate dean of Outreach and Pre-Enrollment Services for the San Diego Community College District.