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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

CRMSE Provides Stage for Global Sharing of Ideas

The Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), a joint College of Science and College of Education Center, has hosted numerous research presentations this past Fall semester, hosted by both graduate students as well as distinguished faculty from other schools.

Students with Disabilities 'Bridge the Gap'

The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education has adopted a new program that will prepare students with disabilities to join the workforce after they receive a college degree. Titled “Bridging the Gap from College to Careers,” the new curriculum was developed by a UC Berkeley professor and has been turned into a three-unit class at the College of Education.

The San Diego Union-Tribune recently featured the program detailing the different aspects of the curriculum.

Guatemala Excursion Emphasizes the Value of Distance Learning

San Diego State students and faculty are making a difference around the world, this time with a trip to Guatemala to assist in primary schools and to donate valuable computer equipment.

Ashley Details Her Journey from the Reservation to the Classroom

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Receiving an education is one of the most valuable experiences one can achieve in the United States today. But for Alyssa Bahdesbah Ashley, that experience means more than just earning a degree. Ashley, a graduate from the College of Education’s School Psychology department, grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona and was able to tell the inspiring story of her upbringing and education through the Pearson Education website. Visit the Pearson website to learn more about her story and her time spent at San Diego State.

Project SPOKES Works to Identify Needs of Special Educators

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Last Spring, the College of Education’s Improving Futures Fund awarded support to Project SPOKES—Sustaining evidence-based Practices of preK-22 Education Specialists—in order to allow new special education teachers to identify their needs.

Uline Recognized for Contributions to Learning Environments Research

Dr. Cynthia Uline, Professor Emeritus in the Educational Leadership department, has been formally recognized by the Association for Learning Environments for outstanding service and contributions to the Advanced Academy for Learning Spaces.

Counseling Alum Featued by UC Curriculum Integration Institute

Every month, the University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Institute features one of the extraordinary educators that have worked with the Institute as well as within the UCCI Faculty Exchange. The month of October saw San Diego State and College of Education alumna Tameka McGlawn as the featured faculty member.

COE Staff Honored with Milestone Service Awards

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The SDSU College of Education is proud to honor ten of its staff members for their milestone years of service in 2015.

COE Administration Schedules Academic Site Visits Throughout Semester

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In an effort to increase connections to the greater San Diego community, Dean Joseph F. Johnson and many other faculty and staff members within the College of Education have scheduled site visits to prominent locations of specialized education throughout the San Diego area.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Aquino-Sterling to Participate in the CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative

Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education, has been selected to serve as a Visiting Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

'Snack & Chat' Provides One-on-one Time with the Dean

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In an effort to make himself more available to students within the College of Education, Dean Joseph F. Johnson, Jr. has reserved multiple dates throughout the academic year to meet with students in a casual setting.

CBB Student Finds His Passion in College of Education

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In the summer of 2009, Brandon Williams was overwhelmed, scared, but excited to start his journey as a San Diego State University Aztec. Six years later, Williams is a graduate student at SDSU with quite the impressive resume under his belt.

Student Art Competition Returns for Second Year

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This fall the College of Education will host its annual Student Art Competition to help further youth interest in the arts, as well as reach out to the San Diego community.

Ruiz Makes a Splash in both Classroom and Community

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While students within the College of Education are often recognized for their academic accomplishments, one student is also making headlines through her endeavors both inside and outside the classroom.

New Textbook Allows Students to Evaluate CFD Policy

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Faculty in the College of Education know a thing or two when it comes to teaching, researching, presenting, and leading in the field of education. Therefore it makes perfect sense that Child and Family Development Professor Dr. Thomas Roberts has written and published a new textbook this year.

New Online Program Offers Certificate in Trauma

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In an effort to make the pursuit of higher education more convenient for those with busy schedules, the Department of Counseling and School Psychology is offering a new online certificate program. The Certificate in Mental Health Recovery and Trauma-informed Care primarily examines practices used to help people with mental illness and common applications of trauma-informed care in education, and community settings.

Dr. Hatch Awarded for Achievements by NACAC

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The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) rewarded Dr. Trish Hatch with its prestigious Excellence in Achievement award.

Dr. Evans Wins Award from National Council for the Social Studies

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The School of Teacher Education’s own Dr. Ron Evans has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award, a research award given by the National Council for the Social Studies.

$3.5m Grant Aims to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation Services Nationwide

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The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (ARPE), has been awarded a sizable research grant from the Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center.

Friday, October 30, 2015

SDSU Club Works to Create Cultural Competency

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There are dozens of resources for certain majors to get a head start in their career field of choice, but the Counseling and Social Change Club is one organization that can contribute to any career field a student chooses.

Founded in spring 2015, the Counseling and Social Change Club focuses on creating cultural competency and enforcing ideals based upon helping others in need.

Read more at The Daily Aztec

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Why Athletics Is An Integral Part of the Aztec Experience

SDSU President's Blog

SDSU Football Team
Something very special happened this past Friday night.  In a match-up of two teams undefeated in conference play,Aztec football players celebrate a score during the team's 48-14 victory over Utah State. our football team defeated a strong Utah State team, 48-14, in front of a crowd of 26,000 members of our community and a national TV audience.  Our team had faced significant challenges at the beginning of the season, and it was wonderful to see the team overcome these adversities.  While the game was a challenging one for our Utah State counterparts, they are a fine team and we know they also will rebound.  For us, we look forward to the remainder of the season, including our next home game – the Homecoming game against Wyoming on Nov. 14.

In many ways, our victory illustrated the best of college football.  Supported by our community, our players and coaches worked together, they persevered through adversity and their hard work and effort were rewarded.  It was great to hear our community’s pride in SDSU’s athletics’ achievements – the women’s soccer team won its fourth consecutive conference title on Sunday – as I traveled throughout the city this weekend.

Read President Hirshman's full blog post

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ARPE Faculty and Students Co-author Award-winning Article

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Faculty and students from the College of Education's Administration, Rehabilitation & Postsecondary Education (ARPE) department have been recognized for an award-winning article on social security/disability insurance (SSI/DI) beneficiaries that find employment.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ciccati Earns Monty For a Lifetime of Work and Service

The College of Education was represented well at this year’s Monty Awards banquet, as Dr. Samuel Ciccati was recognized for his philanthropy and community service.

CISP Finds New Home at SDSU

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The statewide office for the California International Studies Project (CISP) has found a new home in the SDSU College of Education.

New Certificate Helps Educators Develop Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies

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The College of Education has developed a Professional Certificate in Cultural Competence, narrowing the scope of diversity in today’s classrooms.

ARPE Cohort Provides Degrees to Pacific Island-Based Residents

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SDSU is continuing a long tradition of providing blended distance learning programs in remote Pacific Island settings.

Joint Doctorate Grads Find Work at CSU Campuses

In another classic example of the student becoming the teacher, three graduates of San Diego State’s Joint Doctoral Program in Education with Claremont Graduate University have found faculty positions on campuses within the California State University system.

Noyce Fellowship Program Aids Students in Math and Science

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Teachers in San Diego State’s Noyce Master Fellowship program worked to improve their craft over the summer with students from a local San Diego middle school.

Project CARES Scholars Continue to Make a Difference for Foster Youth

Dr. Tonika Duren Green was awarded a 1.25 million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to improve outcomes for foster youth. 

Student Leadership Spotlight: Michelle Ong

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Michelle Ong has had to wait longer than her four years of undergraduate work would suggest to get to where she is now.

Watch Student Leadership Spotlight: Michelle Ong on YouTube

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Invitation to Register - The Hourglass Model: a Webinar on Childhood Behavioral Treatment

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Two San Diego State Child and Family Development faculty members will be hosting an online webinar in which experts will provide their best information-gathering techniques during the study of young children.

Monday, September 28, 2015

COE Alumna Barnes Chosen as Cuyamaca College President

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Julianna Barnes, a former Community Based Block M.A. and Ed.D. in Community College Leadership student of the College of Education, was selected to serve as president of Cuyamaca College following a nationwide search.

Monday, August 24, 2015

CASH Symposium Aims to Continue Discussion of K-12 Construction

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School accessibility is a top priority in American education, and San Diego State’s National Center for the Twenty-first Century Schoolhouse (NC21) is taking steps to increase accessibility through school design and programming.

Nelson Combines Affinity for Art & Literature

Annika Nelson and her book illustrations
Annika Nelson’s two passions are art and books. Naturally, the Dual Language and English Learner Education master’s student decided to become an illustrator.

Kids’ Science Camp Makes Learning Fun for a Second Summer

Second annual Aztec Science Camp offers hands-on learning for kids in the community

Students at the SDSU Science Camp
By Chelsea Baer

Originally published in SDSU Newscenter August 01, 2014

During Aztec Science Camp, kids are “doing science the way science should be done,” said Sarah Atallah, the Camp Director of the program. For the second year, kids ages 6 to 13 are getting hands-on experience at the camp, hosted on San Diego State University’s campus.

Student Leadership Spotlight: Christian Castro

Christian Castro
Kind, loving, respectful, appreciative, leader, charismatic, outgoing, patient, spiritual. These are just a few of the terms that SDSU student Christian Castro uses to describe himself. However, former teachers and professors provide much higher praise for Castro.

New Faculty Focus: Special Education

Dr. Nicole Pyle
Please join us in welcoming our new faculty member from the Department of Special Education.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Faculty Focus: Dual Language and English Learner Education

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Please join us in welcoming our new faculty from the department of Dual Language and English Learner Education.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

New Faculty Focus: Counseling and School Psychology

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Please join us in welcoming our new faculty from the department of Counseling and School Psychology.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Faculty Focus: Child and Family Development

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Please join us in welcoming our new faculty from the department of Child and Family Development.

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Faculty Focus: Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education

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Please join us in welcoming our new faculty in the department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pedroza Calls It A Career After 37 Years At SDSU

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!