The CSUN Center for Teaching and Learning is the research, collaboration, and professional development arm of the College of Education. Faculty from all of the various departments in the College of Education are conducting cutting edge research, in collaboration with K-12 teachers, administrators, and community members, to address the needs of schools.
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was established in the summer of 2002, thanks to a generous gift from the Eisner Foundation, the family foundation of Michael and Jane Eisner. Focused originally on neurodevelopment and how knowledge of those constructs can be taught to teachers and ultimately impact the way they teach and the way students learn, over the last few years the CTL has broadened its scope. Faculty and affiliates are now researching and analyzing multiple innovative approaches to teaching, counseling, educational therapy, administration, and professional development. Our Fellows are able to infuse their findings into pre-service classes within our teacher education programs, in-service professional development done in schools, and the research and assessments we continue to do and disseminate nationally. Like our university, the CTL shares the mission of being regionally focused and nationally recognized.
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The CTL faculty and affiliates are prolific authors. Their work is published in local forums like newspapers, magazines, and state publications, as well as nationally through peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and books. Click here to see a sample of the work of our Fellows.
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The CTL currently promotes four multi-departmental collaborative groups focused on specific innovative work. These “Core Projects” meet periodically to discuss their practices, analyze their research, and determine next steps. For more information on the various Research Groups, please go to the tab at the top of this page called “Research Groups”.