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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SDSU Working on 4-year Teacher Preparation Programs

Group of college students with a woman showing four fingers
Future teachers will soon spend less time and money to get a teaching credential in California.

That’s because San Diego State University and 16 other California State University (CSU) campuses have earned grants to develop four-year teacher preparation programs. SDSU expects to offer these programs for the first time in fall 2018.

SDSU was the only CSU campus which applied for and received three grants totaling almost $750,000 from the Integrated Program Grants from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sylvia Hernandez

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sylvia Hernandez
She’s a seasoned Credential Analyst with a cat that weighs over 20 pounds!  Learn more about Sylvia in this month’s edition of 7 Things You Didn’t Know About COE Faculty and Staff.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

COE Gets Nearly $1.3 Million for Math Readiness

Student working on mathematics
The College of Education has received $1.28 million to work with Sweetwater Union High School District to prepare more students in math using a new and innovative curriculum.

The School of Teacher Education applied for and received the 23-month grant from the California Department of Education's Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative, which aims to prepare students for placement into college-level courses in mathematics.

The funds will be used to develop a 12th grade discrete mathematics curriculum with Sweetwater schools.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mortar Board Honors COE Faculty

Mortar board pictured with Sarah Kahn, Patricia Lozada-Santone, Melinda McClure, and Tanis King Starck
SDSU’s Mortar Board chapter recognized several faculty members from the College of Education during the Fall 2016 semester.  These faculty members were honored at an appreciation dinner for making made significant contributions to the education and academic success of Mortar Board’s members.

Awarded COE faculty included:
  • Sarah Kahn, Lecturer, Counseling & School Psychology
  • Patricia Lozada-Santone, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
  • Melinda McClure, Lecturer, Special Education
  • Tanis King Starck, Assistant Dean of Special Projects

Read more about the award and event at SDSU Newscenter.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Alfaro Wins the Outstanding Latina in Higher Education Leadership National Award

Cristina Alfaro
Cristina Alfaro, Associate Professor in the Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) Department in the College of Education is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Latina in Higher Education Leadership National Award. This award was established nationwide for Latin@ faculty members who have continuously made a significant difference in leading programs and advocating for high-quality education for Latin@ students. The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) will honor Dr. Alfaro with this prestigious award during the AAHHE Awards Ceremony on March 11, 2017, at their annual conference to be held in Irvine, CA.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Two Students Attended Grad Prep Academy

Alejandro Arias and Oscar Duran
Two San Diego State University undergraduate students participated in an all-expense paid program at an Ivy League school.

Oscar Duran and Alejandro Arias attended the Grad Prep Academy, a University of Pennsylvania project that aims to prepare undergraduate scholars for graduate study and research-related careers in the field of education.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Student Leadership Spotlight: Andrés Nandho

Andrés Nandho
He wants to become a high school math teacher.

That’s why Andrés Nandho feels he is studying at the perfect institution: San Diego State University.

According to the U.S. News & World Report's 2016 ratings of Schools of Education, SDSU's College of Education is number one in San Diego County and among all California State Universities. Through the College of Education about 250 to 300 students earn teacher credentials every year and go on to teach in their communities.

“I decided to attend SDSU because of its warm and friendly atmosphere,” said Nandho, an astronomy major at SDSU. “The experience has been amazing.”