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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cadiero-Kaplan Returns to COE After State-Level Position

Dr. Cadiero-Kaplan
The California Department of Education held a celebration to recognize the three years of leadership that COE faculty member Dr. Karen Cadiero-Kaplan provided to the State on behalf of the 1.4 million English Learners in California.

In a state as diverse as California, English Learner education is an invaluable skill for today’s educators. More and more students each year who speak an alternate language at home arrive in California schools underprepared to learn in the same environment as native English speakers. Dr. Cadiero-Kaplan’s work helped to bring English Learners the proper support they required to succeed in school.

Four Alumni Win Teacher of the Year Titles

Teachers of the year candidates
Four former College of Education students have taken their teaching talents into the world, and are being recognized as the top-tier educators they are.

In memos sent out this past December, President Hirshman congratulated four College of Education alumni who received the Teacher of the Year award. Three of the teachers honored all teach in San Diego County, while a fourth was awarded the honor for the entire state of Hawaii.

Monday, March 23, 2015

COE Students Say 'Hola' to Avila

Buildings in Avila
After a brief hiatus from the College of Education’s offered coursework, the Spanish cultural experience returned in 2014 and continues this summer.

Offered to students who are looking to enrich their academic experience, the COE is proud to continue its course articulation and cultural experience with the Catholic University of Ávila, a city near the mountains located west of Madrid.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Counseling Professor Selected to SXSW Panel

SXSW Panel
The College of Education’s own Dr. Laura Owen is the latest faculty member to garner national attention with her selection to a panel on “Innovative Tools and Strategies to Access Higher Ed.” at this year’s South by Southwest Education Series. What started as a music festival in 1987 has since blossomed into an international destination for innovations in music, technology, and most recently in 2011, education.

COE Grad Program Among Nation’s Best

SDSU Rooftops
U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of graduate schools this week, naming four San Diego State University graduate programs among the nation’s best.

SDSU’s highest ranked graduate program was rehabilitation counseling, in the College of Education, which ranked No. 1 one in California and No. 10 in the nation. The rehabilitation counseling program trains students to help individuals with physical, emotional or mental health disabilities improve their quality of life, leading to greater levels of self-sufficiency.

Read more at SDSU NewsCenter

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

School Psychology Candidates Receive Research Fellowship

PSRF recipients
The School Psychology Program is proud to announce that two of our recently accepted applicants were awarded the Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship (PGRF). PGRF is a new university-wide competitive fellowship program designed to recruit non-resident graduate students who demonstrate outstanding potential for achievement in research or creative activity. The Fellowship waives non-resident tuition for one academic year.