Welcome to the Michael D. Eisner College of Education!
Greetings from our faculty, staff, and students.
From our beginning as San Fernando Valley State College in 1958, to our official renaming as California State University, Northridge in 1972, we have always served the local community by preparing the highest quality professionals, including teachers, counselors, school psychologists, administrators, and marriage and family therapists, to name a few. We are extremely proud of our faculty, staff, and students; their collective efforts have positively impacted the lives of thousands of families throughout our region.
With an overarching commitment to innovation, we assert that our College is ultimately responsible for preparing ethical and caring professionals who value: academic excellence in the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills; using evidence to monitor and guide personal growth, determine impact of our programs, and inform ongoing program renewal; collaborative partnerships with community members—both internal and external to the University; learning about and addressing the varied strengths, interests, and needs of communities of diverse learners; and engaging in creative and reflective thinking and practice.
The 2012-2013 academic year promises further evidence of this standard of excellence: we welcome three (3) new faculty to our College, joining our Departments of Deaf Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and Secondary Education; and we will be graduating our third cohort of doctoral students in our educational leadership program.
I encourage you to visit with us on a regular basis—either online or in person—as we embark on fulfilling the University's mission of ensuring life-changing opportunities for our students and those they serve.
Michael E. Spagna, Dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education