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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 selected as one of five CSUs in the 2019-2020 TeachingWorks CSU Campus Fellowship

February 12, 2020

TeachingWorks, University of Michigan

TeachingWorks, an organization at the University of Michigan, is focused on raising the quality of entry-level teaching by working with groups of teacher educators on five CSU campuses to support efforts to continue to develop practice-based, social-justice focused teacher preparation programs. Lead CSUN faculty member is Minsung Kwon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Elementary Education. Core CSUN faculty members are Dr. Joyce Burstein (EED), Dr. David Kretschmer (EED), Dr. Greg Knotts (EED), Dr. Jenn Wolfe (SED), and Dr. Zhen Chai (SPED). Read more

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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