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.
The Center for Teaching and Learning at the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, California State University Northridge (CSUN), continues to embrace and fulfill its mission of exploring innovative programs that impact the preparation of teachers and school related professionals. CTL Fellows and related associates have been engaged in efforts to improve the preparation of teachers and school related professionals across the continuum of professional development, tracking implemented changes from the admission to our programs to employment out in the schools to the impact on K-12 student achievement.
A growing list of external and internal innovators has contributed to our knowledge base and continues to transform our ongoing professional preparation efforts at CSUN. New explorations into transdisciplinary service delivery options and an interprofessional preparation curriculum have become areas of increased focus as the Center responds to increasingly complex learning needs of the surrounding community.
Explore the 4 areas through which the CTL's vision and mission are implemented in our various projects.