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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

Want to Become a K-12 Administrator?

May 11, 2020

Oviatt Library

The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies offers the Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration/Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) – for those looking for careers in PK12 administration.

Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 MA/Preliminary Admin Services Credential

Please e-mail Mariel Noyes at mariel.noyes@csun.edu if you wish to receive an information packet for Fall 2020 admission. 

Deadline to apply extended through August 1, 2020.

LIVE ZOOM INFO Q&A SESSIONS

Wednesday, May 20th 4:30pm

Tuesday, June 23rd 4:30pm

RSVP at mariel.noyes@csun.edu for access to info session.  Read more

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

May 11, 2020

Graduates throwing their caps in the air in celebration

Congratulations to all of our Michael D. Eisner College of Education students for achieving your dreams this semester under extraordinary circumstances. We look forward to celebrating with you in person in the future!

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