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ACT-Residency Program

New opportunity for special education credential candidates to complete a 1-year residency program with a stipend of up to $15,000.  
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Welcoming Fatmana Kara Deniz

August 31, 2022

Fatmana Kara Deniz

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

Amy Hanreddy Wins CalTASH Robert Gaylord-Ross Memorial Award

August 31, 2022

Amy Hanreddy

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

The UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning: The Intersectionality of Literacy and Equity

December 7, 2021

UC/CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning

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

Celebrating National Special Education Day

November 30, 2021

The University Library

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

Trauma Stewardship with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

November 16, 2021

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

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 Accomplished Faculty

May 21, 2021

Congratulations
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.
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Greg Knotts and Wendy Murawski Win Faculty Awards

May 17, 2021

The University Library

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

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