Fatmana Kara Deniz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. Her research focuses on three main areas: (1) understanding teachers’ perceptions of cognitive autonomy-supportive teaching, (2) investigating evidence-based practices to support the development of cognitive autonomy skills for children/youth with and without disabilities and for whom English is not their first language, and (3) training teachers to use evidence-based practices to enhance student cognitive autonomy skills within the MTSS Framework. Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Hanreddy, who was nominated and selected to be the recipient of this year's CalTASH Robert Gaylord-Ross Memorial Award! This award is given to an outstanding scholar involved in conducting and disseminating research and in providing teacher training at the university level in the area of services and support for individuals with severe disabilities. Read more
Dr. Havaughnia Hayes-White; a proud alumna of California State University, Northridge (‘01, ‘07, ‘09, ‘15) is the first African American person/woman to preside over the California Department of Education (CDE) Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) in the Sacramento boardroom. Read more
We are excited to announce that, starting Fall 2022 we will be offering a new program!
The Education Specialist Program in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs (MME) is a dual credential program which culminates in an Education Specialist credential in two specializations: Mild/Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs. Read more
With a focus on literacy as a social justice issue, Renee Ziolkowska (Department of Elementary Education), and Vanessa Goodwin, Rachel Friedman Narr and Sue Sears (Department of Special Education) are working with faculty from UCLA, and other CSU campuses in the Los Angeles basin, to strengthen educational support for diverse students with a wide range of learning needs, including those with dyslexia. Read more
National Special Education Day is celebrated on December 2. In 1975, President Ford signed our nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Act. This law made public education available to all eligible children with disabilities across the nation and ensured that proper services were provided to those children. Read more
The Office of the Provost and the Campus Care Recovery Program, are excited to provide an opportunity for resilience and recovery from the stress that the last year has caused from the COVID pandemic and social unrest. Everyone is invited to join us on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm., for a live virtual presentation by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on Trauma Stewardship. Read more
Congratulations to our exemplary faculty for their recent awards and accomplishments: Greg Knotts, Wendy Murawski, Kim Goldberg Roth, Minsung Kwon, Vanessa Goodwin, Samantha Toews, Connie Wong, Will Garrow, and Dimpal Jain.
Congratulations to Greg Knotts for receiving the CSUN 2021 Distinguished Teaching, Counseling, or Librarianship Award, and Wendy Murawski for receiving the CSUN 2021 Preeminent Scholarly Publication Award! We are extremely proud of all of our exemplary faculty! Read more