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Dean's Welcome to New and Continuing Credential and Degree Candidates

Welcome to the new school year; we hope that you have remained safe and well over the summer months. We are happy that all of our new and continuing credential and degree program candidates are joining us for a meaningful and successful course of study this 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 fully online synchronous 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 candidates, teachers, parents, and students; social justice and inclusive activities; and social-emotional wellness exercises... Read more

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

Oviatt Library

We are excited that you are interested in applying to our programs, and would like to assist you with the application process. Read more

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