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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

Accelerating to Virtual Instruction and Social Distancing for Students and Employees

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Alternate learning modalities have now been extended through the entirety of the spring semester. Effective as a soon as possible but no later than the end of day Friday, March 20, staff who are not directly instructed to work on campus in person should not come to campus. CSUN will maintain Student Housing and CSUN Dining under these emergency circumstances so long as there is a need to do so, but Student Housing residents who can are encouraged to explore alternate living arrangements. Commencement exercises, hooding ceremonies, and department/credential receptions have been postponed until after the pandemic crisis subsides. Read the full message from President Harrison

Join Our Alumni Chapter!

February 3, 2020

We invite you to join our new organization. Visit csun.edu/alumni/chapter/education.

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education invites you to join our new alumni chapter. If you received a degree or credential from our college, you are an alumni! Your dues would contribute to scholarships and provide funds for our Chapter to plan events and networking opportunities to benefit our members. Become a member.

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