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Dean's Welcome to New and Continuing Credential and Degree Candidates

College of Education administrators, faculty and staff welcome students for virtual fall instruction with the goal to deliver transformative educational opportunities in a safe and responsible manner. We hope that you have remained safe and well over the summer months and that you are ready to join us for a meaningful and successful course of study in the new academic year!

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for our candidates, faculty, staff, K-12 partners, and our teaching/learning communities. California State University Northridge will remain virtual through the Fall 2020 semester, and all university lecture courses in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education will be held online this semester. Currently, the majority of the K-12 school districts in Southern California are reporting that they will begin the Fall 2020 semester in an online virtual format.  This means that candidates scheduled for student teaching or fieldwork in Fall 2020 will also begin their student teaching or fieldwork online. 

However, depending on the current local status of the pandemic, some K-12 school districts may reopen their campuses for in-person instruction mid-semester. If this occurs, all candidates will be expected to be physically present in the classroom where they are placed for student teaching or fieldwork. For candidates unable to participate in person, see the paragraph on deferred placement below. Although we must wait for direction from the governor, state and local health authorities, and a final approval from our university safety committee prior to implementation, we anticipate that our protocol will likely include the following... Read more

Resources for Michael D. Eisner College of Education Candidates

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, please remember that the Michael D. Eisner College of Education has many free resources that may help you during these challenging times. These include online learning resources for CSUN students; social justice and inclusive activities; and social-emotional wellness exercises... Read more

Distributing supplies to parents and kids in need

October 27, 2020

People in cars picking up supplies

On Saturday, October 17 the Family Focus Resource Center (FFRC) in collaboration with programs in the Teaching Learning & Counseling Consortium (TLCC) and the Child Development Institute (CDI) distributed PPE, diapers, Parent Notebooks, and Distance Learning Kits to families living in the San Fernando Valley. Before opening the gates of the CDI, cars lined up on adjacent streets. Once the gates opened a steady stream of over 170 cars passed through the distribution center. Read more

SIMPACT at NVRCC Virtual Event 10/27 @ 8 AM

October 26, 2020

NVRCC Special Event 10/27 8 am - 9:30 am, come learn about SIMPACT. Additional description in accompanying text

Come learn about the cutting edge mixed-reality technology available at CSUN that can be used in education, business, nursing, journalism, management, mental health, and so many other areas. Interact with an avatar and immerse yourself in a situation as you practice "real-world" skills in communication, collaboration, interpersonal relationships, sales, HR, leadership, and so much more. You need to see - and interact with - SIMPACT to believe this technology actually exists! Don't miss this FREE October Virtual Special Event from the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, 10/27 from 8 AM to 9:30 PM. Read more

T-CARE: Equity, Access, and Social Justice

October 22, 2020

Front page of the T-CARE: Equity, Access, and Social Justice

While the last special issue on ‘Teaching, learning and working in a virtual environment’ was clearly a timely topic, this special issue is even more clearly hitting a collective nerve. More articles were submitted for consideration than ever before. Authors in this issue share practical tips for recognizing and addressing equity issues related to technological access, how to ensure classroom management strategies are culturally sensitive, and how to combat ableism by teaching to social justice standards. Read more

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