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CSUN Alumna Honored as California Teacher of the Year

December 5, 2017

Erin Oxford-Gilpin, David Kretschmer, and Shari Tarver Behring

Oxhorn-Gilpin ’05 (Liberal Studies/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential) started working with children when she was 14. Today, she’s a first- and second-grade teacher at Northlake Hills Elementary School, and a California Teacher of the Year. “She’s joining an elite group of five former teachers of the year from our college,” said Shari Tarver-Behring, interim dean of CSUN’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education. “The College of Education was incredibly supportive and guided me very well,” Oxhorn-Gilpin said. Read more on CSUN Today

Application Instructions

October 27, 2017

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Fourth-Annual Rally in the Valley to Be Held in the CSUN Matadome Will Showcase Robotics Projects of Elementary School Students

April 12, 2017

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California State University, Northridge Colleges of Engineering and Computer Science and Education will host the fourth-annual Rally in the Valley event on Saturday, May 6th in CSUN's Matadome. To date, over 14 schools are registered with almost 400 girls and boys to participate. The opening speaker for the program is expected to include CSUN's Dean Michael Spagna, among others from CSUN, LAUSD and the Los Angeles City Council. Read more

Kellogg Foundation Awards CSUN Grant to Tackle California’s Teacher Shortage

January 18, 2017

Students on Oviatt Library steps, photo by Lee Choo

CSUN has been awarded a three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a teacher-preparation project aimed at increasing the number of men — particularly African-Americans, Asians and Latinos — who want to work in elementary education. CSUN elementary education professors Shartriya Collier-Stewart and David Kretschmer are leading the Future Minority Male Teachers of California Project, which will eventually involve five other CSU campuses in urban settings across the state. Read more on CSUN Today

Spring 2017 Student Teaching Newsflash- EdTPA

October 12, 2016

CSUN edTPA Elementary Education

Planning on beginning Student Teaching in Spring 2017? The Department of Elementary Education will be transitioning to a new evaluation system, EdTPA.  This will replace the old PACT assessment. Read more

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