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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

CTL continues to provide Professional Development support to our community

October 28, 2020

Center for Teaching & Learning

During these unusual times, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) continues to support a wide variety of schools and programs to address their identified needs. Birmingham Community Charter, Roosevelt, and CHAMPS Arts high schools have all extended their contracts for the 2020/2021 academic year. Also, SIMPACT is now housed within the CTL. SIMPACT (www.csun.edu/simpact) is an award-winning mixed-reality simulation system designed to provide educators with a highly realistic virtual platform to practice skills around social work, counseling, teaching, conflict resolution, social-emotional learning and many other interpersonal interactions. Read more

Educational Leadership Alumni Publish New Book

October 28, 2020

Book cover of "High-Achieving Latino Students"

Dr. Jeremiah Gonzalez ‘07 (MA in Educational Leadership), Principal at Burbank Boulevard Elementary & Gifted Global Learning Magnet, and Dr. Veronica Ventura Gonzalez ’07 (MA in Educational Leadership), Assistant Principal at Vintage Magnet Elementary School, published a new book, High-Achieving Latino Students: Successful Pathways Toward College and Beyond (Information Age Publishing, 2020). Read more

The Bridge Project Receives Continuing Grant

October 28, 2020

Ideas that Work

The Office of Special Education Programs (U.S. Department of Education) has recently approved a continuation award to CSUN for the project entitled, “The Bridge Project: Bringing Early Childhood Special Educators and Behavior Interventionists Together Through Interdisciplinary Evidence Based Preparation to Serve Young Children with High-Intensity Needs” in the amount of $193,552 for Year 2020-2021. Read more

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