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Michael Spagna, Dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of EducationGreetings from our faculty, staff, and students.

One simple message to kick off this year: California (and the nation) needs you!

NOW is the time to pursue a career in education.

Facing a significant teacher shortage, California needs highly motivated individuals to become teachers, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, Marriage Family Therapists, and Educational Therapists (to name a few of the professional degrees we offer here at CSUN).

And CSUN is THE place to receive your professional preparation. We promote equity and access. We pride ourselves on building and maintaining vibrant partnerships with local schools and agencies. We employ the latest evidence-based methodologies and practices. And we strive to facilitate student success--at all levels.

The past year has been a highly successful one for our graduates and faculty: Over 30% of the 2016 Teachers of the Year for the Los Angeles Unified School District earned a credential and/or master’s degree from our programs; we just received notice that one of our alums (Ms. Erica Rood), currently teaching at CHIME Charter School, received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; one of our undergraduate students (Ms. Wendy Palatino) in the Department of Deaf Studies was recognized as the 2016 Wolfson Scholar, the top award for a graduating senior; and two of our faculty in the College received the highest honors conferred by their peers here at CSUN, the 2016 Extraordinary Service Award (Dr. Charles Hanson), and the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award (Dr. Wendy Murawski).

As I started, now is the time to join us here at CSUN. (And to our faculty, staff, and continuing students: Welcome back to an exciting new Academic Year!)

Michael E. Spagna, Dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education