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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

CSUN Chosen for Chancellor's Office Diversity Initiative

October 29, 2020

CSU Chancellor's Office Learning Lab

In January, the MDECOE was selected as one of five CSU colleges of education to participate in the Chancellor’s Office Learning Lab for Improvement: CSU Educator Preparation Diversity Initiative. This is a collective of improvement-minded leaders to support system-wide goal of improving the diversity of teacher candidates completing CSU credential programs. Read more

StrengthUnited Supports Our Community Through Crisis

October 29, 2020

Stephanie Molen, with a representative from Forces of Nature Productions, picking up a donation of stuffed animals for children

StrengthUnited provides intervention, prevention, and outreach services to thousands of children, adults, and families throughout our community, and hundreds of CSUN students have received their undergraduate and graduate training there. When COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down, StrengthUnited quickly adapted in order to continue providing 24/7 crisis services, and expanded their work to meet the growing need and reduce factors known to contribute to abuse and maltreatment. Read more

Pete Goldschmidt Awarded Project Grant

October 29, 2020

Pete Goldschmidt

Dr. Pete Goldschmidt has received an award from the State of Mississippi for his project entitled, “Evaluating English Language Progress Models: The Sensitivity of Claims about Progress Across State Models” in the amount of $290,185. This award represents a significant accomplishment on his part and an important contribution to the University. Congratulations, Pete!

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